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MLB trade deadline live: Tracking the latest rumors, news and deals

MLB trade deadline live: Tracking the latest rumors, news and deals

MLB trade deadline day is upon us, and if Tuesday night was any indication, things could get interesting.

We already saw one surprise trade, as the Cleveland Indians shipped pitcher Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds for a package including outfielder Yasiel Puig -- who inserted himself into a wild brawl as the deal went down.

There are plenty more big names available and questions to be answered for teams like the Boston Red Sox, who reportedly are pursuing a reliever but may stop short of landing New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz.

The official deadline is Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, and with no waiver period to follow, this is the last chance teams have to make moves before the playoffs.

We've got you covered below with the latest trade deadline rumblings, which we'll update throughout the day as deals come through. (All times Eastern.)

4:20 p.m.: We're still not done! The Minnesota Twins reportedly have acquired a possible Red Sox relief target in Sam Dyson, while Scooter Gennett is headed to the Giants.

4:15 p.m.: The Houston Astros just landed one of the best pitchers in baseball in Zack Greinke.

Oh, and they're also adding Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini.

4:10 p.m.: It won't be a wholly uneventful trade deadline, as some pretty big moves are coming down after the 4 p.m. buzzer.

4:07 p.m.: Hey, the Yankees made a move!

4:05 p.m.: The Red Sox aren't the only team staying quiet, it seems. Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler and Felipe Vazquez reportely all are staying put.

3:51 p.m.: It looks like it'll be a quiet deadline day for Dave Dombrowski. 

3:42 p.m.: Another former Red Sox reliever is on the move, per ESPN's Buster Olney.

3:15 p.m.: The Atlanta Braves are closing in on top bullpen target Shane Greene, per Ken Rosenthal.

2:45 p.m.: Could Zack Wheeler be headed to an AL contender?

2:30 p.m.: The Oakland Athletics, currently clinging to an AL Wild Card spot, have bolstered their rotation.

2:28 p.m.: Former Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz reportedly is headed to the Brewers.

2:15 p.m.: The deals are starting to come in, as the Nationals also added former Red Sox reliever Roenis Elias, per Joel Sherman of the New York post.

1:56 p.m.: One Red Sox target is off the board, as the Washington Nationals have added to their bullpen depth by trading for Blue Jays righty Daniel Hudson.

1:50 p.m.: The Yankees reportedly are still in on some very big names.

1:09 p.m.: Another AL contender is making some minor moves before the deadline, as the Astros have added catcher Martin Maldonado from the Cubs, sending utilityman Tony Kemp to Chicago.

12:25 p.m.: The Rays bolstered their offense by trading for first baseman Jesus Aguilar from the Brewers. Aguilar hit 35 home runs last season for Milwaukee and participated in the Home Run Derby, but he's batting just .225 this season. He has heated up recently, batting .298 with a .921 OPS this month.

12 p.m.: The Red Sox are "intrigued" by Giants All-Star closer Will Smith, according to The Boston Sports Journal's Sean McAdam -- but may be scared off by his price tag.

11:47 a.m.: Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler, meanwhile, is very much on the trade market, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

11:20 a.m.: Looks like Noah Syndergaard is, in fact, staying put.

11:02 a.m.: It's possible Mets ace Noah Syndergaard stays put today, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

11 a.m.: Another interesting tidbit from Ken Rosenthal's notebook: He spoke to an executive who wondered if the Yankees might get "shut out" at the deadline.

USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale also reports New York isn't close to landing a starter as of Wednesday morning:

8:53 a.m.: Edwin Diaz blew another save for the Mets on Tuesday night, and the Red Sox apparently are wary of his recent struggles.

8:45 a.m.: The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal has the latest on Boston's quest to find a reliever in his Wednesday morning notebook:

The Red Sox also are casting a wide net for relievers – they are looking at Andrew Chafin, according to Sean McAdam of the Boston Sports Journal, and according to sources also have asked about (Toronto Blue Jays reliever Daniel) Hudson.

Per Rosenthal, Hudson also is on the Washington Nationals' wishlist.

8:40 a.m.: The Red Sox are one of the eight teams on Madison Bumgarner's no-trade list, although they're unlikely to pursue the Giants ace.

7:30 a.m.: All-Star Padres closer Kirby Yates is a potential option for the Red Sox ... unless San Diego decides to keep him.

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MLB Rumors: RHP Sergio Romo drawing interest from Red Sox

MLB Rumors: RHP Sergio Romo drawing interest from Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox reportedly have their eye on a veteran reliever in free agency.

Right-hander Sergio Romo is drawing significant interest from multiple teams including Boston, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. A deal is expected to get done during the Winter Meetings this week.

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Romo played for the Rays in 2017 and 2018 when new Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom was in the Tampa Bay front office. The 36-year-old was used as an "opener" in five games during that '18 campaign.

Last season with the Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins, Romo tallied 20 saves and posted a 3.43 ERA in appearances.

For his 12-year career, Romo boasts a 2.92 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He was a World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants in 2012 and an All-Star in 2013.

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MLB Rumors: Former Red Sox OF Daniel Nava pitching comeback, trying to beat odds again

MLB Rumors: Former Red Sox OF Daniel Nava pitching comeback, trying to beat odds again

SAN DIEGO — Daniel Nava is no stranger to long odds.

The Red Sox famously bought the former college equipment manager, sight-unseen, for a dollar out of independent ball in 2008. The late bloomer then bashed his way to the big leagues two years later at age 27, launching a grand slam in the first pitch of his first at-bat before playing a key supporting role in the 2013 title.

Now closing in on his 37th birthday, Nava hasn't appeared in the majors since 2017 with the Phillies. He signed with the Pirates in 2018, but a back injury necessitated surgery, which led to an infection, and he ended up spending 18 months on the sidelines.

He made a comeback with the Kansas City T-Bones of the independent American Association last year, hitting .288 in 71 games. That was enough to convince him he's not done, and so this week he's wandering the halls of the Manchester Grand Hyatt at baseball's winter meetings like any other job seeker, albeit one with seven years of service time and a World Series ring.

"It's a funny turn of events to bring it almost full circle to where you're doing the same thing you did at the start," Nava told NBC Sports Boston. "I remember when I sat in (Mike) Hazen's office (in 2008) and he more or less said, 'Why should we keep you?' I had to sell myself on the spot. Fortunately, I don't think it mattered what I said, because they were going to give me a shot. That's what I'm hoping for right now, is just a shot again. It's not like I haven't been here before."

Nava carved out a solid career with the Red Sox, especially given where he started. The 5-10, 195-pound switch hitter spent parts of five seasons in Boston, delivering some memorable hits along the way. In addition to the grand slam off of Philly's Joe Blanton in his debut, he also blasted the game-winning homer vs. the Royals in the emotionally charged return to Fenway after the Marathon bombings in 2013.

"No one saw that team coming," Nava said. "We knew how good we were in that clubhouse, but I don't think anyone outside that clubhouse, especially after that previous season, saw it. We knew we had something special."

Nava said he's fully recovered from the discectomy that sidelined him for all of 2018 and half of 2019. He might have retired to his offseason home in Nashville, but those 71 games of independent ball convinced him otherwise.

"I wanted to see if A, I could still do it, and then B, would a team be interested in me?" Nava said. "A was possible, and now B is what I'm here to trying to see — if I can get one more final look, one more shot."

He's representing himself on this mission alongside fellow independent leaguer Shawn O'Malley, a Kansas City resident and 31-year-old former utilityman with the Angels and Mariners who hustled to San Diego directly from a wedding two hours outside Atlanta to pitch a comeback of his own.

"I do have an agent," Nava said. "But I need to do this in person, so teams can see that physically I'm not dead."

Nava said he has reached out via text to contacts in multiple organizations, including the Red Sox. As if on cue, a member of the team's video staff stopped Nava in the lobby to wish him well.

"More or less text communication, nothing face to face," he said. "Obviously a return back to where everything started would be meaningful, but I understand how this business works."

And to that end, he's willing to start all over in the minors, if that's what it takes, and bring this journey full circle.

"I want a shot," he said. "And I'll take whatever — and I mean whatever — I can get. I'm not going to be a veteran who says, 'How dare I go to the minor leagues?' Having been in a position like this so many years ago, it brings me back to that point of just having a hunger and a desire to want to play, and that's where I'm at right now."