The Indians and Blue Jays are under way in Toronto, and Jose Bautista is playing. That means that as of now, there's nothing close on a trade. If there were an agreement even in principle, Toronto would pull him as a precaution.
The Jays were reportedly asking for major leaguers in return for baseball's home run leader, but apparently nobody has blinked -- yet. Bautista has hit a club-record 11 homers in July, and is batting .397 with seven homers and 23 RBI since the All-Star break. He's more valuable right now than he'll ever be, and the Jays would be best off accepting the best deal on the table in the next two hours.
-- David Andriesen
For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter.