Phillies trade rumors: Five trade targets for August waiver trade deadline

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CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 3: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians in game two of a doubleheader at Progressive Field on May 3, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 3: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians in game two of a doubleheader at Progressive Field on May 3, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OH – MAY 3: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians in game two of a doubleheader at Progressive Field on May 3, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Phillies could still wind up making a few moves in August before the waiver trade deadline. Here are five players they could pursue.

The Phillies were quite active as the non-waiver trade period closed Tuesday afternoon. They made two moves, acquiring Wilson Ramos from the Rays and Aaron Loup from the Blue Jays. Neither cost much in terms of prospect talent and should help the team in their playoff push.

Even though the main trade deadline has passed, more moves could still be made in August. Trades can still be made until Aug. 31, but the player(s) being traded have to pass through waivers first. Major trades still happen during this time; for example, the Astros picked up Justin Verlander just minutes before the waiver deadline last year.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at five players who could be trade targets for the Phillies during August.

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