The 2016 non-waiver trade deadline falls on August 1 this year, meaning it's less than a week away now. We've already seen a handful of trades go down in recent weeks, most notably involving Aroldis Chapman, James Shields and Drew Pomeranz, and you can be sure many more are on the way.

To help you keep track of all the rumors and rumblings, we'll log the day's buzz right here, so make sure you check back often for the latest updates. Here's a look back at Wednesday's trade chatter.

And the leaders for Cashner are ...

Update: 11:54 p.m. ET

Padres right-hander and free agent-to-be Andrew Cashner is of course very likely to be moved before the deadline, and now we have some potential frontrunners. Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Marlins and Rangers are presently the teams with the best shot at landing Cashner.

As with all such matters, though, the situation is fluid. This season, the 29-year-old Cashner has pitched to an ERA+ of 82, which obviously isn't optimal. However, he's a hard thrower with success in the past, and deadline market for pitching is always overheated.

Marlins have more rotation targets

Update: 11:32 p.m. ET

The contending Marlins are of course looking to add a starting pitcher before the deadline, and to that end they've been linked with names like Jeremy Hellickson, Andrew Cashner, and Ivan Nova, among others. Now, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald adds three more to the list: Edinson Volquez of the Royals, Matt Shoemaker of the Angels, and Julio Teheran of the Braves. Teheran, though, may not be going anywhere.

Jon Jay on the move?

Update: 11:21 p.m. ET

Padres outfielder Jon Jay appears to be generating some trade interest, tweets Ken Rosenthal. He's on the disabled list with a broken forearm but still eligible to be dealt before Aug. 1. Jay, 31, is batting .296/.345/.407 this season, and he's capable of manning all three outfield positions.

Nationals still seek late-inning relief

Update: 8:49 p.m. ET

This isn't all too surprising, given what we've been hearing for weeks: Jon Heyman reports that Nationals are looking for back-end bullpen help. Heyman names David Robertson, Wade Davis and "many others."

'Strong interest' in Walker

Update: 8:47 p.m. ET

Mariners starter Taijuan Walker is hurt right now, but he's still drawing "strong interest," per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Nightengale further adds that Walker will throw a bullpen session -- during which scouts will be watching -- in Wrigley Field Friday (the Mariners are set to begin a series against the Cubs).

Walker is only 23, has immense upside and is under team control through 2020, so the Mariners would surely be asking for a ton in return.

Blue Jays looking at Logan

Update: 8:42 p.m. ET

The Blue Jays have "discussed" reliever Boone Logan with the Rockies, Jon Morosi of reports. It's no secret the Jays have been looking for relief help (along with something like 75 percent of the contenders), and Logan entered Thursday with a 2.48 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 34 strikeouts in 29 innings for Colorado. He'd be a nice get. Of course, do the Rockies want to sell? They could be within five games of a playoff spot after Thursday's action.

Mets back in on Lucroy?

Update: 7:58 p.m. ET

Not long ago, it seemed the Mets' apparent interest in Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was on the wane. Now, though, Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Mets have again reached out regarding Lucroy.

The Mets have indeed gotten poor production from the catcher position, and Lucroy when healthy is one of the best in the game today. In 2016, he's been healthy and productive at the plate. Since Lucroy is signed through 2017 on team-friendly terms, the price figures to be high. Rosenthal notes that nothing appears to be eminent.

D-Backs close to dealing Hudson?

Update: 4:26 p.m. ET

The Diamondbacks are getting close to trading Daniel Hudson, reports's Steve Gilbert. Bob Nightengale of USA Today says the deal is not expected to be completed today, however. Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears the Mets are not the team getting Hudson despite their recent interest. Hudson, an impending free agent, has a 6.08 ERA (71 ERA+) in 37 innings this season. He's struggled big time of late, allowing 25 runs on 26 hits and six walks in his last eight (!) innings.

SD looking to move Kemp

Update: 2:06 p.m. ET

According to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball, the Padres would like to trade Matt Kemp before the deadline, but it may not be possible. Kemp is hitting .259/.281/.488 (105 OPS+) with 23 home runs on the season, and he's whacked seven homers in 12 games since the All-Star break. San Diego owes Kemp $54.75 million from 2017-19.

NY will look at starting pitchers

Update: 2:00 p.m. ET

Believe it or not, the Mets will take a look at the starting pitching market prior to Monday's trade deadline, reports Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball. They're unlikely to target a big fish and figure to only make a move if they can land a clear upgrade over Logan Verrett on the cheap. Matt Harvey (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome) had season-ending surgery and both Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz are pitching with bone spurs in their elbows.

Not much interest in Braun

Update: 1:56 p.m. ET

Not surprisingly, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has not generated much trade interest, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball. Braun is having a fine season (137 OPS+), but he's also 32 and owed $80 million from 2017-20, plus there's the performance-enhancing drug stigma.

Texas still trying for top starters

Update: 1:50 p.m. ET

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Rangers are still trying to land a top starter such as Chris Sale. They're also staying on top of others like Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi, Andrew Cashner, and Matt Moore. Texas added Lucas Harrell in a trade with the Braves earlier this week, but that won't stop them from adding more rotation help.

Halos listening on Shoemaker, Santiago

Update: 1:46 p.m. ET

The Angels are indeed listening to offers on righty Matt Shoemaker and lefty Hector Santiago, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball. Reliever Joe Smith is drawing interest too. Shoemaker may be the best pitcher on the market. He has a 2.73 ERA with a 94/11 K/BB in 13 starts and 89 innings since reinventing himself as an extreme splitter pitcher. He can't become a free agent until after the 2020 season.

'Stros looking for lefty relievers

Update: 1:41 p.m. ET

With Tony Sipp having a down year, the Astros are calling around looking for left-handed relief help, reports Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball. Sipp has a 4.73 ERA (89 ERA+) in 26 2/3 innings and lefty batters are hammering him for a .322/.394/.542 (150 ERA+) batting line. He signed a three-year, $18 million contract over the winter. Sipp is currently the only southpaw in Houston's bullpen.

Several teams calling about Logan

Update: 1:36 p.m. ET

Several teams are calling the Rockies about lefty reliever Boone Logan, according to Jon Morosi of Logan, an impending free agent, has held left-handed hitters to a .147/.183/.235 (12 OPS+) batting line with a 36.1 percent strikeout rate so far this season. He could be a cheaper alternative to bigger names like Andrew Miller and Will Smith.

Atlanta may not be active?

Update: 1:32 p.m. ET

According to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball, the Braves may not be active at the trade deadline. Arodys Vizcaino's oblique injury has killed his market, and it seems unlikely anyone will meet their asking price for Julio Teheran. Spare part veterans Jeff Francoeur and Jim Johnson could generate some trade interest.

ChiSox pushing Robertson

Update: 1:25 p.m. ET

The White Sox are pushing closer David Robertson in trade talks, reports ESPN's Buster Olney. Robertson is owed about $30 million through 2018 and has the largest contract of all the high-end relievers on the trade market, though that figures to mean it won't cost as many prospects to get him. The 31-year-old has a 4.35 ERA (94 ERA+) in 41 1/3 innings.

'No chance' of Miller trade?

Update: 1:12 p.m. ET

One person connected to the Yankees told Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball there is "no chance" of an Andrew Miller trade. The asking price is considered "prohibitive" following the Aroldis Chapman deal, which netted the Yankees a larger than expected return. Unlike Chapman, an impending free agent, Miller is signed affordably through 2018.

Detroit scouting Phils

Update: 1:08 p.m. ET

According to's Jon Morosi, the Tigers continue to monitor the market for pitching help, and are scouting the Phillies. Morosi says the club doesn't have much payroll flexibility, so they continue to downplay the odds of a major trade. The Tigers come into Thursday only 2 1/2 games out of a Wild Card spot.

Yanks have called about Sale

Update: 11:32 a.m. ET

The Yankees have called the White Sox about Chris Sale multiple times, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball. They aren't necessarily the front-runners, but the ChiSox are sticking to their demand for five top prospects, and the Yankees just might have to pieces to get it done in the wake of the Aroldis Chapman trade.

KC pushing Kennedy with Davis?

Update: 10:51 a.m. ET

The Royals want to package Ian Kennedy with Wade Davis in a potential trade, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The team owes Kennedy $62.5 million from 2017-20 and they're looking to shed that commitment, the same way the Braves used Craig Kimbrel to dump Melvin Upton Jr.'s contract last year. Passan says the Dodgers are seen as a possible fit for a Kennedy/Davis trade, though Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the sense is Los Angeles ultimately wouldn't do it.

Cards looking to add a top closer

Update: 10:10 a.m. ET

According to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball, the Cardinals are looking to add a top closer before the trade deadline, and were looking to do so even before placing erstwhile closer Trevor Rosenthal on the DL earlier this week. Seung Hwan Oh has been fantastic, but like every other team, St. Louis wants to add high-end bullpen depth. Andrew Miller are Wade Davis are the big names. Heyman speculates Huston Street and Joe Smith could be targets as well.

O's trying hard for Cashner

Update: 10:06 a.m. ET

The Orioles are trying hard to land Andrew Cashner in at trade with the Padres, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rosenthal says the O's are not necessarily the front-runner at the moment. The Rangers and Marlins remain in the mix as well. It's worth noting the Orioles and Padres discussed a Ubaldo Jimenez for Melvin Upton Jr. swap recently, but things fell apart due to the financials.