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MLB Network Got Fooled By Fake Twitter Account

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 13: Pitcher David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays smiles on the mound during the eighth inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 13, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) | Brian Blanco via Getty Images

It's easy to get caught up with Twitter and the avalanche of information that gets reported on the day of the MLB trade deadline. But, as the MLB Network was reminded on Thursday, the trade deadline is a time where fake reporter Twitter accounts come out to wreak havoc.

Shortly after the blockbuster trade between the A's and Red Sox was reported, the MLB Network relayed a tweet from an account pretending to be Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The fake account had some enormous fake news, tweeting that the Detroit Tigers were about to make a deal with Tampa Bay for ace David Price.

The real Ken Rosenthal was quick to shoot down the fake report.

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