And both the Marlins and Tigers, respectively, are willing to engage in trade discussions involving the superstars after they cleared trade waivers this month, sources say. Stanton was the more recent of the two to clear trade waivers, as first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, and sources say trade talks involving him have yet to become serious. Stanton's contract will be the biggest impediment; he is owed $295 million from 2018-27, unless he opts out of the deal following the '20 season.
• When will Ohtani pitch again in a top-level Nippon Professional Baseball game, something he's done only once this season? • Does Ohtani still intend to come to Major League Baseball in 2018, despite an injury-plagued year for him and disappointing season for the Fighters? Ohtani, who has expressed interest in pitching and hitting in Major League Baseball, has resumed his usual role as the Fighters' designated hitter and cleanup batter, even as there's no timetable for him to return to the mound.
But the Collective Bargaining Agreement offers several solutions -- if the Astros, Tigers and Verlander are sufficiently motivated. If Verlander is unsure about staying in Houston until his contract expires in 2019, he could insist on adding an opt-out clause to the contract following this season -- or 2018 -- as a condition of waiving the no-trade protection. The CBA's language allows Verlander to do so, according to sources with close knowledge of the document.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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