4 MLB All-Stars Most Likely to Be Moved Before the Trade Deadline

Dan Israeli
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With the 2019 MLB All-Star Game just days away, there are surely several teams across the league looking beyond to the July 31 trade deadline. Buyers and sellers are already starting to shake out, and there are a number of former All-Stars rumored to be headed to new teams once the deadline dust settles.

Here are four players who could be changing teams after the 90th Annual Midsummer Classic is played on Tuesday, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

4. Pablo Sandoval, 1B/3B, San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants' lineup has resembled the Island of Misfit Toys lately, as the team has cobbled together a roster of older veterans vying for at-bats. One such player is Pablo Sandoval, who made two All-Star teams as a Giants player in 2011 and 2012. Sandoval is having a surprisingly productive season, hitting .288 with 11 homers and 33 RBI in 177 at-bats. The Kung Fu Panda could be on a solid fit on a team in need of a corner infield bat heading into the dog days of summer.

3. Dee Gordon, OF, Seattle Mariners

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Dee Gordon is a trade candidate, mainly because he is on a team that has already begun its fire sale of veteran players. The Seattle Mariners have dealt Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnación, and Gordon is likely the next former All-Star to go. A two-time All-Star (2014 and 2015), Gordon is a versatile position player (he can play second base or outfield) who still has wheels. He has 15 steals in 17 attempts and could provide lots of potential playoff teams with the speed they need.

2. Todd Frazier, 3B, New York Mets

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Todd Frazier is another veteran corner infielder swinging a hot bat of late, hitting eight homers and 23 RBI in the month of June alone. He's a solid defender at third base, and if he keeps swinging the bat like this, there should be no shortage of teams inquiring about his services. The New York Mets are likely to be sellers, as they're 12.5 games back in the NL East coming into play Sunday, and Frazier will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

1. Adam Jones, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

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It took a while for Adam Jones to latch onto a team this season, but the veteran signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks during Spring Training and has provided steady production in the desert ever since. Jones, a five-time All-Star, has 13 home runs on the season and also helps out with the leather, being a four-time Gold Glove winner. He should be of interest to outfield-needy teams looking for a veteran bat to add to the middle of their lineup as they head toward the postseason.

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