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2016 Trade Deadline Moved To August 1

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For the 2016 MLB Season, the trade deadline will not take place on July 31 but, on August 1  at 4:00pm for the first and only time according to MLB.com.

Since this is a leap year, July 31 will fall on a Sunday so, Commissioner Rob Manfred has made the move for the deadline to August 1, which is a Monday.

Sunday, July 31 has fifteen games scheduled for play, starting at 1:00pm in the afternoon and continuing throughout the day. On Monday, August 1 there will only be eight games played and they will all be taking place at night after the 4pm trade deadline.

Although this is just a one season change, it’s worth noting that an entire weekend worth of games will be played before the deadline will take place.

Now, there’s no saying that a one day extension will make a big difference, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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