For this year only, Trade Deadline to be Aug. 1

Adjustment made because July 31 falls on a Sunday

January 21st, 2016

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.
Manfred talks current, future policy changes
Speaking to the media at the Owners' Meetings in Coral Gables, Fla., Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the change and stressed that it will only be a one-year adjustment.