MLB trade deadline: Latest buzz, news and analysis

It’s MLB deadline day and 4 p.m. ET is fast approaching. Stay up to date with the latest deals, rumors and analysis. 

Deadline day questions: Which big names could move today?

What else could happen in final 24 hours before the deadline

Jerry Crasnick’s trade buzz

Brian Dozier interest is “heating up,” according to a source. It’s becoming increasingly likely that the Twins will move the second baseman before today’s deadline.

Reliever Jake Diekman appears to be the Rangers player most likely to change teams in the next few hours as he’s the most active name in their trade discussions.

The Reds are still trying to find a trade partner for Matt Harvey, but are uncertain whether they’ll be able to get a deal done by the deadline.

There’s going to be a lot of Bryce Harper hysteria out there today, but the chances of him being moved by 4 p.m. are extremely remote, sources say. Update: Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said that they won’t trade Harper before Tuesday’s deadline.

The player to be named later in the Pirates-Rangers Keone Kela deal is a lower-tier prospect, sources say. Not of the same level as Taylor Hearn.

The Giants’ recent 3-8 stretch hasn’t pushed them any closer to sell mode — yet. “They do not think they’re out of it,” a source said (even though the standings suggest they’re pretty close). Sam Dyson and Will Smith could attract interest, but it’s a crowded relief market. 

Recent trades

The Indians addressed their biggest remaining hole by adding outfielder Leonys Martin in a deadline day deal with the Tigers. Detroit acquired shortstop prospect Willi Castro in the intradivision swap. From ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick: Martin is not the upgrade Cleveland fans were looking for, but this isn’t a great summer to be in the market for a CF. Cameron Maybin, Carlos Gomez and Travis Jankowski were among the other options out there.

 The Cardinals sent outfielder Tommy Pham to the Rays for three prospects in a surprise deadline day trade. 

Several deals were consummated Monday evening, the most noteworthy being the Astros’ acquiring Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna in exchange for former Houston closer Ken Giles and minor league pitchers Hector Perez and David Paulino. Osuna, 23, is eligible to pitch in the big leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. He will be eligible for the postseason.