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5 MLB Contenders Still Desperate for a Waiver-Trade Upgrade
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The Pirates weren't quite satisfied with their roster so they traded for Marlon Byrd on Tuesday.

Nine American League teams are still fighting it out for five playoff spots. Anything can happen. Nothing is close to being set in stone. Over in the National League, however, the Dodgers and Braves have all but wrapped up playoff spots while three National League central teams have a pretty good grasp on the others.

Those three—the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds—are still fighting it out for the division title while still trying to not lose focus of two teams within striking distance of the wild-card spots. The D-backs were six games back coming into today, while the Nationals were eight games out. 

The Bucs already made a big move, acquiring right fielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the Mets today, per ESPN's Adam Rubin. Here are five other teams that should follow suit and upgrade their rosters through a waiver trade.

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