2013 MLB Trade deadline rumors and updates
Check back here often for the latest who's getting dealt and who might get dealt by Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline.
Your Eye On Baseball bloggers will be here up until and beyond the 4 p.m. EST non-waiver trade deadline to update you on all the trades that will go down and even might go down before the bell rings ...
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Hold that thought! Looks like one more minor exchange got in before the sand ran out ...
Confirming C Drew Butera from Twins to Dodgers, first reported by @TBrownYahoo. Twins get a player to be named later— Scott Miller (@ScottMCBS) July 31, 2013
Nevermind. Looks like we're done:
there was a 3-way trade that didnt quite make it at the end. so no more deals from what i hear. #3way— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2013
Looks like we'll have one more move:
I'm told at least one trade was completed before the deadline. Stay tuned— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 31, 2013
We're five minutes past the deadline. Remember, we still might hear about trades within the next few minutes, as the 4:00 p.m. ET deadline is for paperwork to be filed with Major League Baseball by the clubs making a trade. For now, though, it appears we've seen an incredibly slow deadline day.
Hunter Pence is pleased he's staying put:
It's 4 pm. Pence just strutted through the clubhouse, both arms raised. Big smile.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) July 31, 2013
No Dioner Navarro for the Cardinals, as the Cubs wouldn't give him away to their rival:
The trade sending Bud Norris to the Orioles has been agreed to, reports Danny Knobler. Yes, the biggest thing going on 15 minutes before the deadline involves Bud Norris. Multiple reports indicate outfielder L.J. Hoes, pitcher Josh Hader and a competitive balance pick are going back to the Astros.
A trade sending Bud Norris to the Orioles is being finalized.
Bud Norris looks like he's closer to getting moved:
#orioles may be team most interested in much-discussed bud norris. dbacks in a bit. by 4, norris may be baseball's most famous bud— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2013
Hearing same thing as @Ken_Rosenthal: Some progress in O's-Astros talks for Bud Norris.— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 31, 2013
It's starting to look like the Pirates won't get their bat.
Trumbo VERY unlikely to happen, but #pirates are still trying to fill RF. looked at rios, byrd, many, many others.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2013
#pirates tried to make a play for mark trumbo— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2013
The Royals have acquired Justin Maxwell in a trade from the Astros, confirm Danny Knobler and Jon Heyman. Maxwell is hitting .302/.348/.488 against lefties this season, so he could spot start.
Pending free agent and potentially a guy who could benefit from a change in environment. His current home park is a bat fit for his pitching profile ...
The #Yankees getting offers now for Phil Hughes.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2013
This would be most interesting. Made possible by Yadier Molina's going on the DL earlier today ...
Not looking like Howie Kendrick is going anywhere before 4:00 ...
Sources: #Angels likely to keep Kendrick. Can’t find the right match for a starting pitcher. Could revisit in off-season.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013
According to CBSSports.com sources, the Ian Kennedy deal is done. Kennedy goes to the Padres, and in return the Diamondbacks get, most notably, lefty reliever Joe Thatcher. Our Scott Miller has more.
Potentially big development, as reported by our Scott Miller ...
Source: Michael Young will accept a trade to the Yankees.— Scott Miller (@ScottMCBS) July 31, 2013
Danny Knobler takes a look at the success of Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski's rare knack for getting deadline deals done.
So this would be something ...
With a little more than two hours to go until the deadline, join Mike Axisa for a chat about all of today's trade action:
Starting to sound like our first trade of the day may be taking shape ...
No surprise, but the Diamondbacks don't plan on being sellers ...
Towers told KTAR that possible deals would be done "with the idea that we still plan on being a contender here."— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) July 31, 2013
Tigers aren't playing around this year when it comes to that bullpen ...
Tigers have also been in contact with Blue Jays on bullpen arms. Tigers trying to add one more.— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 31, 2013
And speaking of Bud Norris ...
Astros have had some contact with Indians on Bud Norris. Not clear yet how strong the interest is.— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 31, 2013
Joel Sherman takes the temp on two names that have been bandied about ...
A source tells our Danny Knobler that an Ian Kennedy-to-the-Padres deal may come to pass ...
Although such a move would be highly unusual, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Twins outfielder Josh Willingham could still be moved even though he's presently on the disabled list.
Some informed speculation from ESPN's Buster Olney ...
I'd bet that if Michael Young changes his stance and agrees to OK to the Yankees, they'd move on him.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 2013
Our own Scott Miller takes a quick look at the demand for Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy, who could perhaps use a change of environment.
Here's Jon Heyman on the Mariners. In particular, there's a market shaping up for Michael Morse, Joe Saunders and Oliver Perez.
Regarding Alex Rios's Monday night injury ...
X-rays on Rios foot negative. He is day-to-day.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) July 31, 2013
Rios, of course, has been the subject of many a trade rumor.
As Danny notes, this one's not likely, but it would be quite a fetch for Rangers GM Jon Daniels if he could pull either of these deals off ...
Rangers have continued to ask about Encarnacion and Bautista, but still appears that Blue Jays won't trade either one.— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 31, 2013
Here's our Mr. Heyman on the trade market for Twins stalwart Justin Morneau, who's been struggling this season but who obviously has a strong track record.
Across parts of five major-league seasons, Padres righty Luke Gregerson boasts a 2.92 ERA, so this isn't especially surprising ...
Pirates and Red Sox two of the teams sniffing on Padres reliever Luke Gregerson.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 31, 2013
Sounds like the Giants might be in "soft sell" mode ...
#sfgiants feeling Javier Lopez goes by deadline, pretty much no shot they trade Lincecum or Pence— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2013
Royals have been rather quiet thus far, but ...
No guarantee it means anything as far as trade happening, but Royals have continued to scout Beckham/Rios this week.— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 31, 2013
This on pretty much says it all from the Cardinals' standpoint ...
In case you're entertaining any Carlos Gonzalez or Michael Cuddyer daydreams ...
#rockies still not trading cuddyer or CarGo. just checked, to be sure. cant really blame 'em.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2013
Our own Danny Knobler ...
Even after making 2 big trades last 2 days, Tigers may not be done. Still talking to Giants about LH Javier Lopez.— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) July 31, 2013
Lopez and Drew Smyly would make for a pretty devastating lefty tandem in the bullpen.
Our own Jon Heyman on Bud Norris ...
dbacks, pirates dont seem to be aggressively pursuing norris. chance stros keep him. not big impetus to move -- $3M salary— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2013
Heyman goes on to note that the Orioles haven't yet made an offer for Norris but that such a deal is still a possibility.
From Rosenthal ...
Normally, you'd like the chances of a right-handed contact hitter in Fenway, but Young hits such a high percentage of batted balls on the ground that he's particularly ill-suited to take advantage of the Green Monster. Not a great fit.
According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles remain interested in Astros right-hander Bud Norris. Assuming Cliff Lee is staying put, Norris may be the most intriguing starting pitcher left on the market, and the O's are still looking to bolster the rotation. Conveniently enough, Norris may face the Orioles tonight in Camden Yards.
The White Sox would love to unload OF Alex Rios, but ...
Unless you're desperate for help versus lefties, I'd be much more inclined to pursue Nate Schierholtz, particularly given the salary commitments involved.
By the looks of things, the Phillies are going to have a quiet deadline day. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the market for Cliff Lee looks pretty weak, as no team appears to be willing to meet Philly's steep asking price. Elsewhere, Heyman also reports that the Phillies are now talking contract extension with veteran second baseman Chase Utley. Utley was unlikely to be moved, but now it's even more of a long-shot.
The Rays, contrary to how they usually play it at the deadline, have already added Jesse Crain to the fold, and now comes word that they may not be done. Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays may be looking to add a bat at some point today.
More on the Cubs from Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com ...
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark with the dirty on the Padres' plans ...
One more to watch on deadline day: #Padres more likely to deal Thatcher than Gregerson. Saying no to all deals for any of their OFs— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 31, 2013
In case you missed it, our own Jon Heyman reported that the Cubs won't be trading right-hander Jeff Samardzija at this time and will instead angle to sign him to an extension or, failing that, move him over the winter.
As for who the Cubs will trade, outfielder Nate Schierholtz is very much in play.
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