Washington Nationals: Five more players who could be traded in August

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After the Washington Nationals decided to trade away Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams on Tuesday afternoon, who else could be on the move this month.

The Washington Nationals managed to stun parts of the baseball world on Tuesday. They struck a deal with the Chicago Cubs for Daniel Murphy and also traded Matt Adams to St. Louis Cardinals.

Murphy was shipped to the north side of Chicago, who he’d been a menace too throughout his career. In the Nationals acquired infield prospect Andruw Monasterio and a player to be named later, or cash considerations.

It was not a particularly grand haul for arguably one of the best hitters in the National League. However, with only a month and a half left of the season, that’s about as much as could be expected.

Adams, on the other hand, was dealt back to his former team in the Cardinals for cash considerations only. He had been a fantastic addition to the team, but again, with such little time left on his contract, that’s about as much as can be expected.

Now the front office has signaled its intent to focus on 2019 and beyond, who else could be moved before this month is out?

One name who definitely won’t be traded is Bryce Harper. He was claimed on waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, but a trade couldn’t be worked out. Therefore the Nats pulled Harper back from waivers and can’t put him on again, so he’ll be playing this season out in D.C.

Aside from Harper, there are still several pending free agents who could be traded elsewhere. We take a look at some of those players here, and some potential fits on contenders.

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