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Notable Trades In The Month Of June

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

I've done a version of this post in each of the last two years, both times in late May. We're already through nearly half of the month of June, but that doesn't mean we can't still take stock of the recent history of swaps in the month before primary deadline season begins. Most major swaps occur in July, of course, and most of those occur toward the end of the month.
The biggest “early” deadline deal of recent memory - the 2014 swap that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs to the Athletics in exchange for Addison Russell , Billy McKinney , and Dan Straily - didn't go through until the 4th of July. Likewise, the equally important deal from the year prior - in which the Cubs nabbed Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop from the Orioles for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger - was reached on July 2nd.
That's not to say that nothing of consequence occurs in June; indeed, as covered below, there's already been some dealing this year. Here are some of the most notable deals that came together in the month...

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