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Mets hitter Marlon Byrd holds on to his (Credit: AP)

Mets hitter Marlon Byrd holds on to his helmet as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning. (June 27, 2013)

MLB players who could be traded

Here are some of the names that could be swapping uniforms before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
By David Lennon

JAKE PEAVY, RHP, White Sox Began July on
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JAKE PEAVY, RHP, White Sox
Began July on DL with rib fracture, but if healthy before deadline, will be tempting to move. Career best 4.47 strikeout/walk ratio yet comes at significant cost, with close to $22 million left through 2014. |

CHASE UTLEY, 2B, Phillies Trading Utley isn’t easy.
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CHASE UTLEY, 2B, Phillies
Trading Utley isn’t easy. Been part of Philly’s core forever, and also can block 21 teams. But probably won’t stand in way of deal to contender, and with .835 OPS at his position, Utley might be worth gamble on knees for $7 million left before free agency. |

YOVANI GALLARDO, RHP, Brewers Already out of race,
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YOVANI GALLARDO, RHP, Brewers
Already out of race, Brewers could capitalize on market to shed nearly $15 million left on Gallardo through 2014. Change of scenery might even improve his performance (4.78 ERA, career-low 7.3 K/9). |

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MARLON BYRD, OF, Mets Tough call for Mets.
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MARLON BYRD, OF, Mets
Tough call for Mets. Byrd helping to keep them competitive, but 17 homers and .832 OPS makes him a valuable chip for team looking ahead to 2014. Especially a righthanded one. |

JUSTIN MORNEAU, 1B, Twins Once a Twin Cities
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JUSTIN MORNEAU, 1B, Twins
Once a Twin Cities cornerstone, worth more now as trade bait for rebuilding club, not the least of which is saving a portion of $7 million left on deal. Good fit for Yankee Stadium as an Overbay upgrade. |

MICHAEL YOUNG, 3B, Phillies The question the Phillies
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MICHAEL YOUNG, 3B, Phillies
The question the Phillies have to ask: Are they in or out? Barely within double-digits of the division-leading Braves as well as the wild card, feels like selling time. Young is due about $8 million, but .743 OPS ranks 12th at position. |

ALEX RIOS, OF, White Sox Another of Sox’s
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ALEX RIOS, OF, White Sox
Another of Sox’s many chips, Rios brings righthanded pop (.752 OPS) with significant price tag: nearly $20 million due through 2014. Numbers declining monthly, and one homer in June not really boosting value. |

JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, RHP, Yankees Clearly done in the
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JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, RHP, Yankees
Clearly done in the Bronx, Yankees can hope to get something on his way out – and Chamberlain has a month to make himself more attractive. Throwing in high 90s again, but 2.00 K/BB ratio and 4.97 ERA not instilling much confidence. |

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NATE SCHIERHOLTZ, OF, Cubs Another coveted Cub, Schierholtz
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NATE SCHIERHOLTZ, OF, Cubs
Another coveted Cub, Schierholtz has a slash of .274/.334/.523 and 14 homers in 285 at-bats, making him a relative bargain with only $1 million left on his one-year deal. |

ANDRE ETHIER, OF, Dodgers Could this be the
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ANDRE ETHIER, OF, Dodgers
Could this be the Mets’ midseason trade in looking to future? Only if LA eats some of the $76 million owed through 2017 to Ethier, who appears ready to leave (.265/.346/.396). Bit early in deal for change of scenery, but could be negotiated. |

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