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2016 Trade Deadline Moved To August 1

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

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 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 and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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