Trade candidates, list of deals and more as MLB trade deadline nears

Trade candidates, list of deals and more as MLB trade deadline nears originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The MLB trade deadline madness got started days in advance.

Max Scherzer, Jordan Hicks, Lucas Giolito, Randal Grichuk, C.J. Cron, Jordan Montgomery, David Robertson, Lance Lynn and Kendall Graveman are among the names who have already changed teams. And the movement of players hasn't been the only notable action in the leadup to the deadline, either.

The Los Angeles Angels took AL MVP favorite Shohei Ohtani off the market, while the St. Louis Cardinals revealed Nolan Arenado was staying put. Meanwhile, teams that looked like potential sellers a couple of weeks ago, like the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres, may have played their way into being buyers.

So, what other big names could we see moved? With the trade deadline fast approaching, here's everything you need to know:

When is the MLB trade deadline for 2023?

The 2023 trade deadline falls on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

What time is the 2023 MLB trade deadline?

The deadline is set for 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Can trades still happen after the MLB trade deadline?

Once the deadline passes, teams are not allowed to make any more trades.

List of MLB trade deadline deals so far

Here's an updated look at the trades that have happened in the week leading up to the deadline (trade details via

  • Padres reportedly acquire RHP Scott Barlow from Royals

  • Marlins reportedly acquire LHP Ryan Weathers from Padres for 1B Garrett Cooper and RHP Sean Reynolds

  • Red Sox reportedly acquire INF Luis Urias from Brewers

  • Angels reportedly acquire RHP Dominic Leone from Mets for SS Jeremiah Jackson

  • Dodgers reportedly acquire LHP Ryan Yarbrough from Royals

  • Marlins reportedly acquire 1B Josh Bell from Guardians for INF Jean Segura and INF Kahlil Watson

  • Orioles reportedly acquire RHP Jack Flaherty from Cardinals

  • Yankees reportedly acquire RHP Keynan Middleton from White Sox

  • Diamondbacks reportedly acquire OF Tommy Pham from Mets for SS Jeremy Rodriguez

  • Rangers reportedly acquire C Austin Hedges from Pirates for international bonus pool money

  • White Sox acquire RHP Luis Patiño from Rays for cash

  • Marlins acquire 3B Jake Burger from White Sox for LHP Jake Eder

  • Brewers acquire LHP Andrew Chafin from Diamondbacks

  • Mariners acquire Eduard Bazardo from Orioles for Logan Rinehart

  • Phillies acquire RHP Michael Lorenzen from Tigers for INF Hao-Yu Lee

  • Astros acquire RHP Justin Verlander from Mets for OF Drew Gilbert and OF Ryan Clifford

  • Padres acquire LHP Rich Hill and 1B Ji Man Choi from Pirates for LHP Jackson Wolf, OF Estuar Suero and 1B Alfonso Rivas

  • Blue Jays acquire SS Paul DeJong and cash from Cardinals for RHP Matt Svanson

  • Rockies acquire LHP Justin Bruihl from Dodgers for cash considerations

  • Braves acquire LHP Brad Hand from Rockies for RHP Alec Barger

  • Rays acquire RHP Adrian Sampson and RHP Manuel Rodríguez from Cubs for RHP Josh Roberson

  • Royals acquire LHP Tucker Davidson from Angels for cash considerations

  • Diamondbacks acquire 3B Jace Peterson from A's for RHP Chad Patrick

  • Reds acquire LHP Sam Moll from A's for RHP Joe Boyle

  • Cubs acquire RHP Jose Cuas from Royals for OF Nelson Velázquez

  • Giants acquire OF AJ Pollock and UTIL Mark Mathias from Mariners for PTBNL

  • Cubs acquire 3B Jeimer Candelario from Nationals for LHP DJ Herz and SS Kevin Made

  • Brewers acquire OF Mark Canha from Mets for RHP Justin Jarvis

  • Diamondbacks acquire RHP Paul Sewald from Mariners for INF Josh Rojas, OF/1B Dominic Canzone and INF Ryan Bliss

  • Rays acquire RHP Aaron Civale from Guardians for 1B Kyle Manzardo

  • Angels acquire 1B C.J. Cron and OF Randal Grichuk from Rockies for RHP Jake Madden and LHP Mason Albright

  • Braves acquire INF Nicky Lopez from Royals for LHP Taylor Hearn

  • Rangers acquire LHP Jordan Montgomery and RHP Chris Stratton from Cardinals for SS Thomas Saggese, RHP Tekoah Roby and LHP John King

  • Blue Jays acquire RHP Jordan Hicks from Cardinals for RHPs Sem Robberse and Adam Kloffenstein

  • Rangers acquire RHP Max Scherzer from Mets for INF Luisangel Acuna

  • Astros acquire RHP Kendall Graveman from White Sox for C Korey Lee

  • Dodgers acquire RHP Lance Lynn and RHP Joe Kelly from White Sox for RHP Nick Nastrini, RHP Jordan Leasure and OF Trayce Thompson

  • Marlins acquire RHP David Roberston from Mets for INF Marco Vargas and C Ronald Hernandez

  • Brewers acquire 1B Carlos Santana from Pirates for SS Jhonny Severino

  • Angels acquire RHPs Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López from White Sox for LHP Ky Bush and C Edgar Quero

  • Dodgers acquire SS Amed Rosario from Guardians for RHP Noah Syndergaard and cash

  • Marlins acquire RHP Jorge López from Twins for RHP Dylan Floro

  • Mariners acquire RHP Trent Thornton from Blue Jays for SS Mason McCoy

  • Red Sox acquire RHP Mauricio Llovera from Giants for RHP Marques Johnson

  • Dodgers acquire SS Kiké Hernández from Red Sox for RHP Nick Robertson and RHP Justin Hagenman

Who are the best trade targets at the 2023 MLB trade deadline?

Here's a look at some of the best remaining trade candidates (*=free agent this offseason, all stats through July 30):

Tim Anderson, SS, White Sox

A team acquiring Anderson would be betting on his overall body of work rather than his 2023 performance. The 2019 AL batting champ hit above .300 in each of the last four seasons but is down all the way to .245 in 2023. Anderson, 30, has a $14 million club option for 2024.

David Bednar, RHP, Pirates

An All-Star for the second straight season, Bednar has posted a 1.27 ERA and 21 saves over 41 appearances. Given that the 28-year-old closer is under club control for three more seasons beyond this one, prying him away from Pittsburgh likely won't be easy.

Elias Diaz, C, Rockies

As a catcher with 10 home runs and a .753 OPS, the 32-year-old Diaz could be in high demand. The 2023 All-Star Game MVP is also under contract for just $6 million in 2024.

Adam Duvall*, OF, Red Sox

The Red Sox reportedly aren't interested in dealing Justin Turner, but could they use a pending free agent in Duvall to help shore up other areas? Duvall has turned it around following a down 2022 season, hitting .261/.329/.542 through 44 games. The 34-year-old was sidelined for two months with a fractured wrist.

Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Cardinals

While the Cardinals aren't trading Arenado, could their other All-Star veteran still potentially be moved? Goldschmidt is closer to free agency than Arenado, as the 2022 NL MVP's deal expires after next season. Goldy, 35, is due $26 million in 2024.

Josh Hader*, LHP, Padres

The Padres remain the most interesting team to watch heading into the deadline. They're five games out of a wild card spot, but is that enough for them to stand pat at the least? If not, then Hader, a pending free agent, is their most obvious trade candidate. The three-time NL Reliever of the Year is enjoying the best season of his career with a 0.90 ERA and 25 saves.

Andrew McCutchen*, OF, Pirates

McCutchen may not be the same player he was during his first stint in Pittsburgh, but the 2013 NL MVP is showing he can still produce at age 36. He's hitting .257/.380/.399 with 10 homers and 28 RBIs.

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP, Tigers (10-team no-trade clause)

E-Rod is having a career year in the Motor City, boasting a 2.95 ERA over 88.1 innings and 15 starts. The 30-year-old southpaw has the ability to opt out of the remaining three years and $49 million remaining on his contract after this season.

Brent Rooker, OF, Athletics

Rooker was playing in the 2023 All-Star Game less than a year after being designated for assignment by the Royals. In a breakout season, the 28-year-old is hitting .248/.341/.476 with 17 dingers and 47 RBIs. The A's might be able to fetch a substantial haul for Rooker, who is under club contract for four more seasons beyond 2023.

Juan Soto, OF, Padres

Could Soto and Hader be moved for a second straight deadline? No, Soto isn't a pending free agent like Hader. But if the Padres aren't very confident in their ability to re-sign Soto, then dealing him now would hypothetically be at peak value with 1.5 seasons left on his contract.