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If you're Dan Duquette, it's the most wonderful time of the year. The deadline to add Rule 5 draft eligible players to the 40 man roster is 11:59. Players left unprotected may be selected in the Rule 5 draft. This means there may be a little action to be had before the deadline with teams looking to clear space on their rosters.

40-man roster decisions impact Rule 5 Draft | MLB.com
Everything you need to know about tonight;s deadline.

Dodgers aggressively pursuing Darren O'Day - MLB Daily Dish
I hear they're also dangling a lifetime supply of solowheels.

Could Wei-Yin Chen be the next Zack Greinke for the Dodgers?
Let's face it: the Dodgers are in on everyone.

Camden Depot: Getting Rid Of Gausman Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Uh, yes...the latter.

Chris Davis: A Risk in Free Agency | FanGraphs Baseball
He's a big guy and he's good with knots.

On this day in 2012, the Orioles traded cult hero Robert Andino for Trayvon Robinson.

Former O's farmhand, pitcher and coach Herm Starette turns 77 today. Starette also advised Dan Duquette during his time in the brewers organization. Don Leppert and Jo Jo Reyes also celebrate birthdays today.