This is a leap year, and for Major League Baseball, it will mean a one-day leap in the annual non-waiver Trade Deadline.
The non-waiver Trade Deadline this season will be moved to Aug. 1 from the traditional July 31 -- which in 2016 falls on a Sunday. The deadline is 4 p.m. ET, and on July 31, there are seven games scheduled to begin between 1-1:30, five between 2-3:30 and three at 4. There are only eight games on Aug. 1, all of which are night games.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.