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MLB trade rumors 2024: Latest on Kenley Jansen, Willy Adames and Orioles, Brewers, Red Sox trade plans

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The 2024 Major League Baseball season is closing in and with that comes a lot of MLB trade rumors with some of the best players in baseball potentially on the move. Sportsnaut will keep you updated with all the latest MLB rumors from now through the trade deadline.

While the MLB rumor mill is relatively quiet in spring training, there is still some buzz around the league about potential trade candidates and what teams are looking for. Bookmark this page, as we’ll provide updates from now through the 2024 MLB trade deadline.

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2024 MLB rumors: Latest buzz entering spring training

Milwaukee Brewers plans with Willy Adames, Devin Williams

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After parting ways with Brandon Woodruff and then trading Corbin Burnes to the Baltimore Orioles, many assumed a mini-firesale was looming for the Milwaukee Brewers. Unsurprisingly, clubs called Milwaukee about standout infielder Willy Adames and All-Star reliever Devin Williams.

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However, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the Brewers aren’t shopping either player. While it is believed that could change closer to the 2024 trade deadline in July if Milwaukee isn’t winning the NL Central, for now, Adames and Williams will likely be staying in Brewers’ uniforms. However, we’d expect MLB rumors to pick up in June regarding the two since Williams and Adames are on expiring contracts.

Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres discussing MLB trade

The San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox have both shed significant payroll this past offseason, with San Diego trading All-Star outfielder Juan Soto and Boston dealing both starting pitcher Chris Sale and outfielder Alex Verdugo. Now, the two clubs appear to be exploring a potential deal together.

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According to Robert Murray of Fansided, the Red Sox and Padres have held exploratory discussions on a deal that would send outfielder Jarren Duran to San Diego. With the departure of Trent Grisham and Soto this winter, the Padres are in desperate need of outfield depth. Boston has floated Duran in MLB trade rumors for over a month and the two sides could revisit talks later this spring.

Kenley Jansen generating significant trade interest

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The Red Sox seem fully committed to taking apart pieces of their roster in 2024. Having already moved on from Sale and Verdugo, another All-Star talent is being floated in MLB trade rumors. According to the NY Post’s Jon Heyman, Boston is still “fielding offers” for closer Kenley Jansen.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were one of the teams linked to Jansen, with a belief that a return to Los Angeles would allow him to serve as a set-up man for Evan Phillips. However, recent signings of Justin Wilson and Ryan Brasier could change that. Even if the Dodgers are out on Jansen, Heyman notes that the Padres and Philadelphia Phillies are among the clubs that have reached out to Boston with interest.

Baltimore Orioles exploring trade market for pitching

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After the Baltimore Orioles acquired Corbin Burnes from the Brewers, they received rave reviews with many believing the Orioles had one of the best rotations in baseball. All of that excitement died down at the start of spring training when Baltimore announced Kyle Bradish (UCL sprain) would be placed on the injured list before Opening Day while John Means (elbow soreness) is being brought along slowly.

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Suddenly, the club’s pitching depth dried up and there are now long-term concerns for the Orioles rotation because of the major risks of elbow injuries. In the wake of the injury news, Jon Heyman reports that Baltimore is now back in the market for starting pitching. As of now, they haven’t checked back in on ace Dylan Cease, who the Chicago White Sox intend to keep through July. However, the depth in the Orioles farm system means they do have the resources to acquire another front-line starter or, more likely, pitching depth for the back of their rotation.

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MLB trade rumors FAQ

When is the MLB trade deadline?

The 2024 MLB trade deadline is on July 30 at 6 PM ET.. Major League Baseball adopted a movable trade deadline in the last CBA, allowing the league to choose a date that is most effective for teams and benefits the league from a marketing perspective. The 2023 MLB trade deadline was on August 1 and the 2022 MLB trade deadline was on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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Can MLB teams make trades?

MLB teams are allowed to make trades until the deadline on July 30 at 6 PM ET.

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