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Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesIf you weren't following baseball Twitter every hour on Monday Jeremy Hellickson Jersey , the chances are you missed some notable news and rumors.A host of transactions went down. Cincinnati Reds slugger Adam Duvall is now an Atlanta Brave. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim second baseman Ian Kinsler joined the Boston Red Sox, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and The Athletic. Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was traded to the Houston Astros, and Minnesota Twins starter Lance Lynn headed east to join the New York Yankees.All of that news doesn't include the trade rumors that flew in on Monday. Here's a look at the latest surrounding some big names.Bryce HarperPer Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post,the Washington Nationals haven't closed the door on trading superstar right fielder Bryce Harper prior to the non-waiver trade deadline of Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET:Chelsea Janes chelsea_janesSo I now get the sense from people around the team that as of mid-afternoon, Nationals had not ruled out trading Harper. Unclear if that means they鈥檙e just doing due diligence on offers or soliciting them. Makes they would do the former, at least to some extent. bYIuPG86LVChelsea Janes chelsea_janesThe gap between picking up the phone just in case and actively negotiating is wide, and I don鈥檛 have any confirmation they鈥檝e bridged that. But it still seems (at least for now) that everything is on the table, which is informative in itself. YNDhdcdIR9Marc Feinsand of MLB.com reported that Harper was "available":Mark Feinsand FeinsandAccording to a source, the Nationals are making it known to other teams that Bryce Harper is indeed available.Rosenthal also noted similar sentiments to Janes and Feinsand, and quoted an executive's take on the matter:Ken Rosenthal Ken_RosenthalSources confirm: #Nationals sending 鈥渇eelers鈥?out on Bryce Harper. 鈥淚鈥檇 be shocked if they do it http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-caleb-joseph-jersey ,鈥?one rival exec says. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e seeing if someone wants to go crazy.鈥?First with the news that Harper was available: chelsea_janes and Feinsand.Finally,Jon Morosi of Fox Sports and the MLB Network named one team in talks regarding a Harper deal:"The [Cleveland] Indians and Nationals have communicated recently regarding a possibleBryce Harpertrade, sources told MLB.com on Monday, but the discussions have yet to gather momentum."Harper is set to become a free agent after the year is over, and it's possible the Nats look to move the six-time All-Star so they don't risk losing him for nothing in the offseason.Furthermore, the Nats are 52-52 and in third place in the National League East. While Harper makes the team better, it's possible that Washington, which has lost in the National League Division Series four times this decade, could move the superstar in exchange for a package it can't refuse.Or the Nats can simply buckle down, push for the playoffs and hope to re-sign Harper in the offseason.Regardless Roberto Alomar Jersey , Washington needs to make a decision quickly. Andrew McCutchenAndrew McCutchen's stay in San Francisco may not last long, as it looks like numerous teams are interested in the 2013 National League MVP.Per Jon Morosi, three teams could be in the mix:Jon Morosi jonmorosiSources: #Yankees, #Phillies, #Indians have shown interest in Andrew McCutchen, as #SFGiants consider deals involving their pending free agents. MLB MLBNetworkMcCutchen spent the first nine years of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates before being traded to the Giants in January this year. He's had a decent year at the dish, hitting 10 home runs alongside 43 RBI and a .760 OPS.He hasn't fared particularly well in the field during his career (-6.1 defensive WAR, per Baseball Reference), but teams would largely be getting him for his bat and remarkable durability (since his first full season in 2010, McCutchen has never missed more than 16 games).San Francisco is below .500 and looking up at three teams in the NL West http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-dustin-pedroia-jersey , so it might look to trade away some veterans for prospects that could help re-stock a farm system that Joel Reuter of Bleacher Report ranked just 26th in June.On the opposite side of a deal, the Cleveland Indians make the most sense out of the teams mentioned. The Tribe have a big need for an outfielder given the litany of injuries Cleveland outfielders have suffered during this season, so McCutchen could lock down a spot as the team enters the stretch run.Chris ArcherThe No. 1 starting pitcher left on the trading block is the Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Archer. While a host of teams are after him, it's unclear as to whether Tampa will deal him at this time.Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Timeshas the latest:"Chris Archer has been and will be the main topic of conversation, with the Rays sorting through interest from around a dozen teams and now asking for final offers, which they could spend all night reviewing."The Braves, Cardinals, Dodgers, Padres and Yankees are considered the most interested teams and would seem to have the young talent to match up. Other teams that have been mentioned include the A's, Astros Babe Ruth Jersey , Brewers, Phillies and Pirates."The 29-year-old Archer has a career 3.45 xFIP and 25.7 percent strikeout rate, per FanGraphs, so it's easy to see why he's so coveted. At his best, Archer can be a staff ace that anchors a rotation.Given how many teams could be involved, this looks like a situation where the Rays could say deal or no deal in the final hour. It's also possible a team presses the panic button and gives Tampa Bay an offer it can't refuse. Some playoff contenders have had starting-pitching struggles this year, such as the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs.The market to deal Archer is clearly there, but given his skill set plus the fact that he is under team control through 2021, it would likely take a sizable haul to land him. The Texas Rangershired Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward as their manager Friday, according toUSA TodaySports' Bob Nightengale.MLB Network's Jon Morosi confirmed the news.According to the Dodgers'official website http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-david-ortiz-jersey , Woodward spent the past three seasons as the team's third-base and infield coach. He previously spent three years with the Seattle Mariners organization, serving as the franchise'sminor league infield coordinator in 2013 before being named the infield coach the following season and the first-base coach in 2015.Woodward does not have any big league managerial experience, but he was New Zealand's skipper for the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifying games in 2016.As he was up forthe New York Yankees' job last year, the former MLB infielder explained why he felt he was a good candidate:MLB.com'sT.R. Sullivanreported Thursday that Woodward was one of 11 known candidates to interview for the Rangers' vacancy. Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi and ex-Mariners skipperDon Wakamatsu also interviewed.Woodward spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors, playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Mets, the Atlanta Braves, Seattle and the Boston Red Sox.