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When is MLB trade deadline? Rumors surround baseball world ahead of July 30

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Major League Baseball's annual trade deadline is Friday afternoon (July 30) at 4 p.m. ET with big names rumored to be involved in trade talks around the league.

With pennant races heating up, contenders will be looking to upgrade their squads while other clubs falling out contention could sell off assets to reload for the future.

There is no more waiver trade deadline in August, meaning that major leaguers cannot be traded after the July 30 deadline.

Some of the top players who could be traded include three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals and former MVP Kris Bryant of thee Chicago Cubs.

Here's what you need to know ahead of Friday's trade deadline:

A view of baseballs prior to a game in Miami.
A view of baseballs prior to a game in Miami.

When is the 2021 MLB trade deadline?

Baseball's trade deadline is on Friday, July 30 at 4 p.m. ET.

What time is the deadline?

4 p.m. ET – but deals are always made at the buzzer and may not be official until after the deadline.

What MLB players are in trade rumors?

Big names in MLB trade deadline rumors this month have included:

  • Kris Bryant, Cubs

  • Max Scherzer, Nationals

  • Craig Kimbrel, Cubs

  • Joey Gallo, Rangers

  • Jose Berrios, Twins

  • Kyle Gibson, Rangers

  • Javier Baez, Cubs

  • Starling Marte, Marlins

What players have already been traded?

Some of the notable deals that have taken place in recent weeks include:

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: When is MLB trade deadline? Time, rumors on deals ahead of Friday