MLB Rumors: 3 Under-The-Radar Trade Possibilities

The trade deadline is less than four weeks away, and trade talks are percolating. We've all heard the names Willson Contreras, Luis Castillo and Frankie Montas. The most likely to be traded. But what about some of the lesser names that could be on the move, that can still have an impact on a new team? 

Here now, three of those under-the-radar trade possibilities:

Colorado Rockies: José Iglesias

After spending his first seven years in the majors split between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, the now 11-year veteran shortstop is now on his 6th different team since 2018. He's always been an elite defensive shortstop, though now at 32, he can more aptly be thought of as reliable. He's hitting .289 with a .332 on-base, both marks slightly above his career norms. Certainly, some contending team could use a steady hand at the plate and in the field at shortstop. He's on a one-year expiring $5M contract. 

Los Angeles Angels: Jo Adell

Will the Angels be buyers or sellers? That is the big question. They're currently 7 games out of the last Wild Card spot, but they do have close-to-MVP level Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. So what to do? Perhaps it's time get something back for former first-round pick Jo Adell. He’s been a top prospect for years, but somehow just hasn't been able to find his footing with the Angels in several attempts. Maybe it's time to cut bait and offer him a new start, and bring in someone fresh. 

Miami Marlins: Jesús Aguilar

Another useful player on an expiring contract, Aguilar can provide plenty of power for a contender, either in a part-time role or as a full-timer at first base or DH. The Marlins find themselves three games back of the last Wild Card spot in the NL, and it's unclear whether they consider themselves playoff-ready. Aguilar was an All-Star in 2018, hitting 35 HR for the Milwaukee Brewers; this year, he's at 10 homers and 35 RBIs. 

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