Monday and Tuesday don’t produce any early action, although that will allow fans more time to focus on the inevitable flurry of trade rumours as we count down to the non-waiver trade deadline at 21.00 BST (4 p.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday.
You can be sure that the players traded, and maybe a couple that were not, will be a talking point throughout the six early games on Wednesday, with the Dodgers in particularly being a team heavily linked with making another splash or two.
There are only nine MLB games in total on Thursday, two of which are being played during the day time. BBC 5 live Sports Extra will provide coverage of the game between the Mets and Giants, no doubt providing plenty of reaction to the trade news as well.
We then have a rare Friday day-game from Washington, as the Marlins and Nationals stage a double-header with the first game due to begin at 21.05 BST. Josh Johnson’s normal rotation spot would see him in line to start this game; however there’s a chance that he may no longer be a Marlin by the time the game comes around.
All times are in BST.
Monday 30 July
No early games
Tuesday 31 July
No early games
Wednesday 1 August
18.05. Baltimore at NY Yankees (Britton – Hughes)
18.10. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota (Peavy – Diamond) *ESPN America
19.10. Houston at Milwaukee (Lyles – Fiers)
19.20. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Karstens – Wood)
20.10. Arizona at LA Dodgers (Collmenter – Fife)
20.35. Tampa Bay at Oakland (Cobb – Parker)
Thursday 2 August
17.35. San Diego at Cincinnati (Ohlendorf – Cueto)
20.45. NY Mets at San Francisco (Young – Zito) *BBC 5 Live Sports Extra, ESPN America
Friday 3 August
21.05. Miami at Washington (Johnson – Zimmermann)
All of these games are available to watch live via the MLB.TV subscription at MLB.com. The early games being shown on ESPN America are highlighted above, while the full ESPN/ESPN America schedule can be found on their website. BBC 5 Live Sports Extra can be found on digital radio, digital TV and on the BBC.co.uk website (coverage on the website is only available to UK residents). The complete schedule for this week’s MLB games can be found on MLB.com.