• 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

  • Report: Mets, Brewers re-engaged in talks about Lucroy

    The Score "With interest intensifying for Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, the New York Mets have been invited back in the ring. The Brewers have re-engaged in trade talks with the Mets regarding the two-time All-Star, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. There is no indication, however,..." July 28

  • Report: Diamondbacks drawing interest in Shelby Miller, Daniel Hudson

    Larry Brown Sports "How does that old saying go about one man’s trash, another man’s treasure? According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Thursday, the Arizona Diamondbacks are drawing serious interest in right-handers Shelby Miller and Daniel Hudson. Miller, 25, has been a certified..." July 28

  • Despite blister, interest in Rich Hill remains

    MLB Daily Dish "The Orioles, Red Sox, and Dodgers have all been linked to A’s starter Rich Hill, the 36-year-old pitcher who, before making four starts in 2015, hadn’t made a start since 2009. His 2.25 ERA through 76 IP this season, along with 10.7 SO/9 and 0.2 HR/9, have made him a commodity in this..." July 28

  • Report: Yankees taking offers on Miller

    The Score "The New York Yankees won't say they're selling, but it feels like they're inching towards more deals. General manager Brian Cashman is reportedly taking offers for highly coveted closer Andrew Miller, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Following Monday's trade of Aroldis Chapman to the..." July 28

  • Reds waiting for teams to get serious about Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It was six days until the Aug. 1 trade deadline when Walt Jocketty sat down with a pair of reporters before Wednesday’s win over the San Francisco Giants. The the Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations didn’t have much new to report. The interest in right fielder Jay Bruce remained..." July 28

  • Yankees called White Sox about Sale

    Today's Knuckleball "With the New York Yankees’ smart trade to land a quartet of young players for 105-mph-throwing rental reliever Aroldis Chapman, some people around the game are now speculating that the Yankees could surprise folks by reversing course and seriously jumping into the Chris Sale sweepstakes as a major..." July 28

  • Jose Bautista, Nationals rumour ‘makes zero sense

    Sportsnet "Jose Bautista‘s future with the Toronto Blue Jays remains up in the air, but it remains extremely unlikely the club moves the pending free agent before the Aug 1. non-waiver trade deadline. A report surfaced Wednesday night from Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post that the Washington Nationals..." July 28

  • Chris Sale returns to White Sox after suspension

    ESPN "When White Sox ace Chris Sale returns to his team Thursday to face the crosstown Cubs at Wrigley Field, he'll find a clubhouse a little happier than the one he left. Sale hasn't been allowed around his teammates during his five-day suspension, instead staying home to prepare for Thursday's..." July 28

  • Fan says Joey Votto ruthlessly rejected young fan who asked for his batting gloves

    Fox Sports "The Cincinnati Reds capped their series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with a 2-1 win on a night Madison Bumgarner pitched eight strong innings, and Reds star first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-4 at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. During the game, a young fan..." July 28

  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Yahoo! Sports "Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time. The Rangers pulled some strings and Gallo received a..." July 28

  • Clayton Kershaw's Wife -- 'It's Killing Him to Sit On Sidelines'

    TMZ "No one knows Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw better than his wife, Ellen -- who tells TMZ Sports the injured pitcher is "giving it everything he has" to get back in the rotation THIS season. Ellen -- along with several other Dodger wives and girlfriends -- was at the Downtown Women's Center..." July 28

  • Astros reportedly surveying market for catcher upgrade

    Larry Brown Sports "For the Houston Astros to take the next step in contending for a title, the answer may ultimately wind up coming from behind the dish. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Astros are surveying the market for an upgrade at the catcher position and have been..." July 28

  • Orioles trying hard to get Cashner

    Mass Live "The Red Sox aren't the only ones in the American League East looking to bolster their rotation. According to FoxSports Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles are among the teams vying for San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner. Though the Orioles may not be the frontrunner, Rosenthal says they are..." July 28

  • Royals Look to Trade Davis and Kennedy, Extend Hosmer

    Royals Blue "It was announced by Jeff Passan on twitter that the Royals are looking to potentially deal Wade Davis as part of a package deal including starting pitcher Ian Kennedy. Davis is under team control for the 2017 season with a $10 million club option, while Ian Kennedy is under contract at least..." July 28

  • Dodgers reportedly interested in Royals closer Wade Davis

    Today's Knuckleball "Although the Dodgers have one of the best closers in the game in Kenley Jansen and, by ERA, the top bullpen in the NL (3.01), Wade Davis is someone who interests the Dodgers. He’s even more appealing to Los Angeles than Aroldis Chapman, and for more reasons than just the former’s spotless..." July 28

  • Mariners have interest in Reds’ Jay Bruce

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are among the teams that have contacted the Reds about outfielder Jay Bruce. The Mariners enter play Wednesday 51-48, six games out of first place in the AL West and 4.5 games out of the second AL Wild Card slot. Adding an impact bat like Bruce could..." July 28

  • Marlins 'desperate' to add starting pitching

    The Score "The Miami Marlins are reportedly leaving no stone left unturned in their search for a starter. Miami is "desperate" to add a starting pitcher, a rival executive told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, but the club is finding a possible acquisition difficult due to a lack of prospect talent." July 28

  • Lucroy market heating up, Tigers involved

    CBS Sports "The Tigers are among the teams that have talked to the Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Detroit may not have the farm system depth to swing a trade for Lucroy, but you can't blame them for trying. James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have combined to..." July 28

  • Cubs, A's have discussed Reddick

    The Score "Having already improved their bullpen this week, adding Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery in separate trades, the division-leading Chicago Cubs are now keen to upgrade their outfield, too, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Specifically, the Cubs have had trade discussions with the Oakland..." July 28

  • Blue Jays to sign veteran catcher Erik Kratz to minor-league deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are adding some needed catching depth by agreeing to a minor-league deal with veteran Erik Kratz, an industry source told Sportsnet. Kratz, who played for the Blue Jays in 2014, is expected to join the triple-A Buffalo Bisons Thursday and provide protection at a position..." July 28

  • The Cardinals are looking for a top reliever

    Today's Knuckleball "The St. Louis Cardinals are a surprise new entry in the relief market. Even before former closer Trevor Rosenthal went on the disabled list, the Cardinals were looking around for back-end relief help. Seung-hwan Oh, aka The Final Boss, has done a terrific job. But Trevor Rosenthal’s slump and..." July 28

  • Marlins president: Gordon needs to ask forgiveness from clubhouse

    MLB.com "The Marlins are prepared to welcome Dee Gordon back to their roster on Thursday. Gordon's 80-game suspension is coming to an end, and the 2015 National League batting champion will be reinstated in time for Miami's series opener against the Cardinals. Gordon was suspended on April 28 for being..." July 28