4 MLB All-Stars Who Could Get Moved Ahead of the July 31 Trade Deadline

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21:  Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Coming out of the MLB All-Star break, the focus is now on the July 31 Trade Deadline. There are lots of rumors swirling around the league, and some include a few of the All-Stars that played in Cleveland on Tuesday night.

These are four 2019 MLB All-Stars that could get traded ahead of the MLB Trade Deadline.

1. Marcus Stroman, SP, Toronto Blue Jays

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 23: Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 23, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
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The rumors about where Marcus Stroman could be traded have been going on for some time now, with a move seeming almost inevitable. The 28-year-old just made his first All-Star team and has been solid this season, pitching a 3.18 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. With another year of arbitration left on his contract, Stroman can be more than a short-term rental for a team looking add to its pitching staff.

2. Shane Greene, RP, Detroit Tigers

CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 09: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers participates in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Shane Greene has bounced back from a poor showing last season to record a 1.09 ERA with a 0.88 WHIP along with 22 saves in 2019. Much like Stroman, there is another year of arbitration left on Greene's contract, making him a seemingly more appetizing trade chip this season. If the Tigers make Greene available, he's arguably the top closer in the trade market.

3. Will Smith, RP, San Fransisco Giants

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 05: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 5, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Giants won 6-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Will Smith has been a great closer for the 41-48 Giants this season, pitching to a 1.98 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP. He's also a perfect 23-for-23 in save chances in 2019. Playing on an expiring contract, the left-hander will likely be changing uniforms before the end of July.

4. Mike Minor, SP, Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 20: Mike Minor #23 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the \top of the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Sitting at 48-42, the Rangers may look to sell. And first-time All-Star Mike Minor would be a hot commodity, if they chose to do so. With an 8-4 record, a 2.54 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 117 innings pitched, Minor has been one of the best starters in the Majors this season. He'd take quite a haul in a deal as he's owed just $9.83 million next season, a bargain for an All-Star pitcher that's under control for another year. Lots of playoff contenders should come calling for Minor's services over the next few weeks.

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