MLB Trade Rumors: Drew Storen Stays With Nationals As Trade Deadline Passes

The MLB trade deadline has passed, and Drew Storen is still with the Washington Nationals. Despite a flood of MLB trade rumors suggesting he may be on the move in a deal for Minnesota Twins center fielder Denard Span, Storen will stay with the Nationals. No Minnesota Twins trades will be announced after the deadline passed at 4 p.m., according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Earlier in the day, it appeared the two teams were closing in on a deal, with Span and Storen as the headliners. However, according to CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman, talks broke down when Minnesota Twins general manager Bill Smith asked for more players.

The sticking point, according to sources familiar with the discussions: Twins GM Bill Smith wanted more players in addition to Storen included in the trade, while Rizzo was willing to deal the 23-year-old closer only if he got more than Span in return.

The Nationals will conclude a busy trade deadline with a non-trade, one day after dealing Jason Marquis to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Jerry Hairston to the Milwaukee Brewers.

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