• Padres, Braves nearing Kemp-Olivera trade

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With less than 48 hours until Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the Padres and Braves are nearing a deal that would send outfielder Matt Kemp to Atlanta for infielder-outfielder Hector Olivera, sources familiar with the discussions said Saturday. The exchange of bad contracts likely will..." July 30

  • Nationals fill bullpen need by acquiring Pirates closer Mark Melancon

    Yahoo! Sports "The Washington Nationals have landed the bullpen piece they’ve been searching for at this year’s trade deadline. According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, the Nationals have a struck a deal to acquire Pittsburgh Pirates closer Mark Melancon. Rosenthal is also reporting that southpaw Felipe Rivero..." July 30

  • Royals' Billy Burns: Dealt to Royals

    CBS Sports "Burns was traded to the Royals on Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Burns represents an excellent organizational fit for the Royals as his speedy skill set should mesh well with manager Ned Yost's emphasis on defense and base running. " July 30

  • Orioles talking to Mariners about Wade Miley

    Today's Knuckleball "The Baltimore Orioles are taking a hard look at Seattle Mariners lefty Wade Miley, sources said. Baltimore has been seeking a starter, especially a left-handed one, for weeks, as it tries to hold on in the tough AL is afternoon with a loss at Toronto. The Mariners are talking to a few teams..." July 30

  • Braves contacted Yankees about McCann

    New York Post "The Yankees have had Brian McCann available in the trade market for weeks now, and the Braves have expressed interest in a reunion. But there are complications. 1. McCann has a full no-trade clause and consistently has expressed how much he loves playing for the Yankees. However, he does..." July 30

  • Mets offered Brewers d’Arnaud, two others for Lucroy

    Amazin' Avenue "The Mets have offered a three-player package headed by Travis d’Arnaud to the Brewers for fellow catcher Jonathan Lucroy, says Ken Rosenthal, who adds that the second player in the package is believed to be Brandon Nimmo or a comparable player. That the Mets are interested in acquiring Lucroy..." July 30

  • Oakland A’s Rich Hill goes on disabled list

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics put Rich Hill on the disabled list as he works to come back from blister issues. The move creates an active roster space for Saturday’s starter, Dillon Overton. Rich Hill’s DL stay can be backdated 10 days, so he will be eligible to be activated on Thursday, August..." July 30

  • White Sox could trade David Robertson

    Larry Brown Sports "Most of the trade rumors surrounding the Chicago White Sox have centered around Chris Sale, but he doesn’t sound like the only pitcher the team has on the market. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported Friday that closer David Robertson is very much available in a deal." July 30

  • Dodgers' 3-way deal nixed, still chasing big bat

    The Score "A three-team blockbuster trade involving the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, and a mystery team that had Jay Bruce heading to L.A. isn't happening, a source told ESPN's Jayson Stark. The Dodgers are still talking to the Reds, however, about the highly coveted Bruce, according to Stark,..." July 30

  • Indians, Rangers interested in Carlos Beltran

    MLB Daily Dish "Cleveland and Texas have discussed deals for outfielder Carlos Beltran with the Yankees, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman and MLB.com’s J.R. Sullivan. The Indians have also been linked to Jonathan Lucroy, and since adding catching depth appears to be their priority before the deadline,..." July 30

  • Yankees gauging interest in catcher Brian McCann

    Today's Knuckleball "The New York Yankees have gauged trade interest in catcher Brian McCann, sources tell Today’s Knuckleball, as they have excellent catching depth. The Yankees have yet to commit to a strict buy-or-sell mentality, but have plenty of options available to take over behind the plate should McCann..." July 30

  • Nats reportedly talking to Pirates about Mark Melancon

    Federal Baseball "Pittsburgh Pirates' closer Mark Melancon had a streak of 23-straight converted save opportunities snapped when Daniel Murphy, who'd been dealing with a hamstring injury, hit a two-out, two-strike pinch hit homer off the reliever back on July 17th. Dusty Baker told reporters after the game that..." July 30

  • Brewers “Not Anxious” To Deal Junior Guerra

    Brew Crew Ball "The #2016BrewersAce was at it again last night, tossing 8.2 masterful innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates while allowing one run on four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. Junior Guerra missed finishing the Brewers first complete game of 2016 (and first since Taylor Jungmann’s in July of..." July 30

  • Pence 'feels great,' rejoins Giants

    MLB.com "Giants manager Bruce Bochy said earlier this week that San Francisco had no plans of rushing Hunter Pence back before the team's homestand concluded. However, Pence's progress was "pretty dramatic" the past couple of days, and the 11-year veteran returned to the Giants clubhouse Friday and he..." July 30

  • Blue Jays 'working hard' to acquire starter

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly making a push to bolster their rotation ahead of Monday's trade deadline. One day after manager John Gibbons admitted his club is in talks with the Oakland Athletics regarding right-hander Rich Hill, ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Blue Jays are..." July 30

  • New York Mets skipper Terry Collins tells players to lighten up

    ESPN "New York Mets manager Terry Collins had a message for his players after Friday's 6-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies: Lighten up. After the Mets lost their third straight game, Collins held a rare meeting and implored his players to stop putting so much pressure on themselves. He even ordered..." July 30

  • Dodgers chairman: I don't think we're moving Puig

    Inside Socal "As trade rumors swirl around the Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, team chairman Mark Walter on Friday gave his own right fielder, Yasiel Puig, a vote of confidence. “I haven’t heard anything about moving Yasiel. Nothing,” Walter said. “I don’t think we want to. I think he’s..." July 30

  • Rangers out on Lucroy, targeting Norris

    The Score "The Texas Rangers have their sights on a new catcher. Sources told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that the Rangers "probably" won't be one of the teams in the mix for Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, and instead are talking to the San Diego Padres about Derek Norris'..." July 30

  • Phillies, Rangers in 'pretty deep' trade talks about Vince Velasquez

    CSN Philly "The Phillies lost, 2-1, to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. The big news from this game, however, was that Vince Velasquez might have made his last start with the Phillies. A major league source told CSNPhilly.com that the Phillies and Texas Rangers are “pretty deep” in trade discussions..." July 30

  • Mets continue pursuit of Jonathan Lucroy, Joe Smith, sources say

    Newsday "As the Mets sharpen their focus on trading for offensive help as well as a late-inning relief pitcher, they continue to push for the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy and the Angels’ Joe Smith, sources said Friday. With a handful of contenders vying for Lucroy, the righthanded-hitting catcher/first..." July 30

  • Mariners GM says Taijuan Walker will not be traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Unfortunately, it looks as though Walker, Texas Ranger will remain just a TV series for the foreseeable future. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said on Friday that the team will not be moving young right-hander Taijuan Walker at the trade deadline, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX..." July 30

  • Dodgers Among Teams In Talks On Jay Bruce; Yasiel Puig May Be Involved

    MLB Trade Rumors "7:36pm: The Rays appear to be the potential third team, per a Morosi tweet. Tampa Bay has been chatting with Los Angeles about scenarios that “could link up” with the talks between the Reds and Dodgers. 7:23pm: Talks between the Reds and Dodgers involving Bruce and Puig “didn’t materialize,”..." July 29

  • Yankees wouldn’t trade Andrew Miller for Nats gem Lucas Giolito

    New York Post "The Nationals are doubtful enough that Andrew Miller will be available or attainable with what they are willing to do that they have shifted their focus more strongly toward Kansas City’s Wade Davis and Pittsburgh’s Mark Melancon. The Nats badly wanted Aroldis Chapman, yet refused to include..." July 29

  • Nationals would trade Lucas Giolito to Yankees for Andrew Miller

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals might make the move everyone thinks they should make and acquire Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees for one of their top prospects, possibly Lucas Giolito. The 31-year-old left-handed Miller is one of the most sought after players at the deadline, and instantly..." July 29

  • Brewers received 'terrible' offer for Braun

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers are fielding some hits on outfielder Ryan Braun, but so far, they reportedly haven’t been offered anything that would compel them to move him. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball said that the Brewers had received one offer for the outfielder, but dismissed it as “terrible.”" July 29

  • John Gibbons says Blue Jays pursuing veteran lefty Rich Hill

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret the Toronto Blue Jays are actively seeking pitching help ahead of the upcoming MLB trade deadline. Manager John Gibbons confirmed to MLB Network Radio’s Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden Friday the team is targeting veteran lefty Rich Hill. Hill, 36, is 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA in 14 starts..." July 29

  • Dodgers, A's discussed Reddick, Hill trade

    ESPN "The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed a trade involving A's outfielder Josh Reddick and starting pitcher Rich Hill, according to ESPN's Buster Olney . The teams have talked about the Dodgers acquiring both players in one deal, in addition to separate trades for each,..." July 29

  • Mets interested in trading for Reds outfielder Jay Bruce

    New York Daily News "The Mets have reached out to the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce as they look to add offense and insurance in case of a prolonged absence by Yoenis Cespedes. Bruce, was linked to the Mets last year at the deadline as well, and ESPN reported a renewed interest in the outfielder in 2016. Two..." July 29

  • Giants among teams in the mix for Pirates closer Melancon

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants traded for speedy All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez on Thursday, but they might not be done as Sunday's July 31 trade deadline approaches. San Francisco is reportedly in the mix for Pirates closer Mark Melancon, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Indians and Nationals are..." July 29

  • Suzuki: 'I want to keep playing until I'm 50'

    ESPN "Ichiro Suzuki is just two hits away from becoming the 30th player in Major League Baseball to reach 3,000 hits -- and his will be one of the fastest journeys ever, just 16 years after winning rookie of the year and MVP in his debut MLB season. We recently sat down with the Miami outfielder, now..." July 29

  • Rays expected to deal Moore, Pearce

    The Score "It may just be the calm before the storm for the Tampa Bay Rays. Starting pitcher Matt Moore and utility man Steve Pearce are both growing increasingly likely to be dealt within the next 72 hours, sources told Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. A former All-Star in 2013, Moore has struggled at times..." July 29

  • MLB insiders skeptical Marlins’ go-for-it trade was worth it

    New York Post "The Marlins are going for it. Is that a good thing? They have every reason to try to make the playoffs this season, considering only the Mariners have gone longer (since 2001) without making the playoffs than the Marlins (since 2003). They have a terrific young nucleus playing well, highlighted..." July 29

  • Atlanta Braves receiving ‘strong’ interest on Jim Johnson

    Today's Knuckleball "Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jim Johnson is drawing “strong” trade interest, league sources tell Today’s Knuckleball. It’s unclear how close a deal is, but one source says that the Braves are “a phone call away with a couple of clubs.” Since coming off of the disabled list in June, Johnson has..." July 29

  • Padres deal Andrew Cashner, Colin Rea, Tayron Guerrero to Marlins for Jarred Cosart, Carter Capps and Josh Naylor

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have agreed to trade right-handers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Jarred Cosart, first-base prospect Josh Naylor and young arm Luis Castillo, a source confirmed on Friday. According to FoxSports.com, Marlins reliever Carter Capps and Padres pitching..." July 29

  • Carlos Beltran on Yankees: 'I want to stay here'

    USA Today "In a season where inertia has been a hinderance for the New York Yankees, one of their few bright spots has been the 39-year-old Carlos Beltran. He is, despite the nearly two decades on his record, still one of the more valuable players in baseball. He just made his ninth All-Star Game and owns..." July 29

  • A's likely to trade Sonny Gray before deadline

    Yardbarker "Teams in need of starting pitching probably should give Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics a call before Monday’s non-waiver deadline. There are no new specific deals linked to the A’s, but Oakland likely will trade right-hander Sonny Gray and “would definitely” deal left-hander Rich Hill..." July 29

  • Should the Pirates trade Mark Melancon?

    Bucs Dugout "Thanks, everyone, for your questions. Feel free to keep asking them. OzPirate18: Is the time right to trade Mark Melancon? Neftali Feliz or Tony Watson would do fine job closing. With the value of the qualifying offer increasing next season, he could walk for nothing. Just to be clear, it's..." July 29

  • Trading places? Rays' Steve Pearce hopes not

    Tampa Bay Times "Based on contract status and performance, INF Steve Pearce is considered the Rays player most likely to be traded by Monday's deadline for nonwaiver deals, with the Indians among several interested teams. But Pearce, a Lakeland native who joined the Rays on a one-year, $4.75 million deal,..." July 29

  • Indians, Red Sox and Mets still seeking Jonathan Lucroy trade

    SB Nation "The trade deadline has been quiet so far, but a lot of that has to do with the sheer number of teams still within believable distance of a postseason spot. As teams become more aware that they aren’t going to win in 2016, as competitors get more desperate and realize the teams they’re chasing or..." July 29

  • Orioles discussing Ramirez with Rays

    The Score "With Andrew Cashner reportedly on the move to Miami, the Baltimore Orioles appear to be getting creative in their efforts to bolster their beleaguered rotation. Sources told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick the Orioles have talked to the Tampa Bay Rays about acquiring right-handed reliever Erasmo Ramirez..." July 29

  • Twins announce bogus trades at Target Field

    Sportsnaut "Whoever was running the scoreboard at Target Field Thursday night must be wishing mulligans existed for real-world mistakes. During the Minnesota Twins game last night, the ticker on one of the smaller boards broke some major trades around MLB, except none of the were real." July 29

  • Cubs hiring new translator for Chapman

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs are in the process of hiring a new translator for Aroldis Chapman, sources said, trying to smooth things over after a rocky introduction to Chicago that left the superstar closer feeling frustrated by his portrayal in the media. Chapman told Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s Siera Santos..." July 29

  • Marlins eyeing Volquez, Shoemaker, Teheran

    Fish Stripes "As the Marlins continue searching for starting pitching help, the club has expressed interest in Edinson Volquez, Matt Shoemaker and Julio Teheran, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. The Marlins are hoping to add at least one starter in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline..." July 29

  • Rangers would deal Gallo, Profar for Sale

    The Score "For years, the Texas Rangers have resisted dealing star prospects Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo in order to bring in a big-name talent. Chris Sale might finally sway them to do it. The Rangers would reportedly be willing to include both Gallo and Profar in a trade for the Chicago White Sox..." July 29

  • Yankees taking offers on Miller

    Today's Knuckleball "There are continuing Andrew Miller rumors, but people around the league suggest they’d be surprised if the New York Yankees were to trade Miller. General manager Brian Cashman got his way in trading Aroldis Chapman, but higher-ups seem to believe they don’t want to risk diminishing their team..." July 29

  • Mariners’ Taijuan Walker drawing ‘strong interest’

    MLB Daily Dish "Seattle Mariners’ right-hander Taijuan Walker is drawing “strong interest” on the trade market, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The 23-year-old is slated to throw a bullpen session in front of scouts on Friday at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers are among the clubs that have..." July 29

  • MLB denies Angels' protest of Wednesday's game

    Orange County Register "Major League Baseball denied the Angels’ formal protest of their loss at Kansas City on Wednesday night. Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre ruled on the protest Thursday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia protested Kansas City’s 7-5 victory, claiming the Royals’ Raul Mondesi ran inside the line on..." July 29

  • Padres drawing interest in Jon Jay?

    ESPN "San Diego Padres center fielder Jon Jay has been on the disabled list since late June, but is reportedly garnering some trade interest. On Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported via Twitter that the Padres are "drawing interest in Jay," citing sources. Jay was placed on the 15-day DL on..." July 29

  • Boone Logan Drawing Interest From Multiple Teams, Including Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Multiple organizations have put in calls to the Rockies on southpaw Boone Logan, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com (links to Twitter). The Blue Jays are among the clubs to have inquired, according to the report. Logan has had quite an impressive campaign, though he’s best deployed as a pure..." July 29

  • Twins trade All-Star Eduardo Nunez to San Francisco

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins on Thursday traded their lone 2016 All-Star, infielder Eduardo Nunez, to the San Francisco Giants for lefthander Adalberto Mejia. Nunez stepped into the lineup because of injuries and took advantage of the opportunity, batting .296 with 12 home runs, 47 RBI and 27 stolen..." July 29