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Follow along as trade deadline nears

The 4 p.m. ET MLB trade deadline will soon be upon us. Which teams will make one more bold splash before it is too late?

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ESPN's MLB trade deadline show

Who were the winners? Who were the losers? David Schoenfield and Jerry Crasnick recap the MLB trade deadline today at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Friday frenzy: Ten things to watch for

Everyone is still predicting a busy MLB trade deadline. Here are 10 developments to watch for, including the Yankees' search for a starter.

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Twins get bullpen help, add Jepsen from Rays

The Minnesota Twins got some much-needed help for their beleaguered bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of minor league pitching pro

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Wilmer Flores moving on from trade drama

Wilmer Flores spoke to reporters following the New York Mets' loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, reflecting on the events of the night before.

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MJ backboard, Mantle card sold at auction

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Sarris: Closers-in-waiting to target in fantasy

Looking at the factors that determine when a closer will lose his job, Eno Sarris identifies 10 such players in MLB, as well as which of their teammates will ascend to the role.

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Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes

New York solves its left field issue by trading for Cespedes, per ESPN and multiple reports. Cespedes, a solid defender, has a .829 OPS this season, compared to Mets left fielders' .710 OPS (18th in MLB). The trade came minutes before the deadline.

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Ben Revere traded to Toronto

By adding Revere, the Blue Jays' powerful offense fills its only void: a true leadoff hitter. Revere has hit .298 with 24 steals as the Phillies' primary leadoff hitter this year.

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What a hairy good time

The Bowie Baysox, the Orioles' Double-A affiliate, held a "Back Hair Appreciation Night" on Thursday. Featured? A free waxing station, a Hairy Wall of Fame and free admission if a number was shaved into your back. Good times. 'Ohhh, Kelly Clarkson'?

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Houston Astros @astros

#Astros have activated OF Carlos Gomez (#30) for tonight’s game and will activate RHP Mike Fiers (#54) prior to tomorrow’s game.

Jay Bruce not in Reds lineup

Bruce's omission is intriguing because he's been the center of trade rumors. Jason Bourgeois fills in for the Reds, who play the Pirates at 7:10 p.m. ET.

BBTN: Trade deadline edition, 3:30 p.m. ET

The Baseball Tonight crew preps you for the remaining 30 minutes before the deadline and discusses all the trades thus far. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Hearing #Rangers likely to hang onto Yovani Gallardo before the deadline. They've said all along they'd take the draft pick if they had to

Glanville: Revere brings reckless abandon

Said Doug Glanville on what the LF would bring to the Blue Jays (as reported by MLB's Phillies reporter): "His hair is on fire, shoes are on fire. That's his game, and you're looking for a high-energy guy, that's Ben Revere's game."

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Friday trade deadline highlights ... so far

  • Marlins SP Dan Haren to Cubs
  • Phillies OF Ben Revere to Blue Jays
  • Brewers OF Gerardo Parra to Orioles
  • Rays RP Kevin Jepsen to Twins

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Haren went 5.2 against ths Cubs on June 3. Gave up 3 R on 6 H and 2 BB. Got the win. J. Lake homered off him

With hour remaining, Padres are quiet

Enticing trade pieces such as Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel and James Shields have made San Diego the favorite to be the most active team today. Nothing so far, though, as the 4 p.m. ET deadline nears.

The Blue Jays' busy trade deadline

Toronto has traded for the four players below... and an hour still remains.

  • SS Troy Tulowitzki
  • RP LaTroy Hawkins
  • SP David Price
  • OF Ben Revere (according to MLB's Phillies reporter)

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