Full Breakdown, Blueprint of the MLB Waiver-Trade Process

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Full Breakdown, Blueprint of the MLB Waiver-Trade Process
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Joe Blanton was part of the first waiver-trade this August, going to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Transactions in Major League Baseball can essentially occur at any time during the season, and the offseason as well.

The recent non-waiver trade deadline concluded on July 31, a time when any team can make a trade involving players on their 25-man rosters as well as minor league prospects, subject to approval by the MLB office.

However, for the more casual baseball fan, the waiver-trade period in the month of August is not as clear cut. Many questions arise from these particular transactions, and we at Bleacher Report are here to provide simple answers for those questions.

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