MLB Trade Deadline 2019 Rule Change Info

By Paul Shapiro
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Prior to this season, July 31 was known as the non-waiver trade deadline in MLB, and players could still be traded after that date as long as they cleared revocable trade waivers first.

This season is different, however, after an offseason rule change. July 31 will be the last day of the 2019 season that players can be traded from one MLB team to another.

What Time is MLB Trade Deadline?

The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline is at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 31. This is the first year that there is only one trade deadline since it was moved to July 31 back in the 1986 season.

Players can still be placed on outright waivers after July 31, but trades are no longer permitted after that date. If a player is claimed off waivers, nothing is exchanged for that player. And those players who are potentially claimed must be acquired by Aug. 31 in order to be on the 2019 postseason roster.

With the new trade deadline rule now in play, it's just good to know what will potentially go on within the next day and then over the next few months of the 2019 MLB season.

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