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Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 Non-Waiver Trade Deadline Moved To Aug. 1

“And THE LORD said the Seventh Day is the Sabbath, and there shall be no trade deadline unto you.”

Because the typical non-waiver trade deadline of July 31 would have fallen on a Sunday this summer, Major League Baseball has pushed the deadline back 24 hours, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale (via Twitter). This year’s non-waiver trade deadline will come on Monday, Aug. 1 as a result of the switch. Nightengale doesn’t include a specific time, but it’ll presumably be the same 4pm ET. MLB.com’s Richard Justice explains that the league did not want the trade deadline to occur on a Sunday afternoon, when games were still being played (links to Twitter). The Aug. 1 switch will be in effect only for 2016, Justice notes.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 21, 2016 at 03:01 PM | 13 comment(s)
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