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  2. High price tag for Soria?

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers are in free fall with 20 losses in their last 23 games, so general manager Jon Daniels appears willing to deal from his veteran crop of relievers. The Rangers are open to trading closer Joakim Soria, but are looking for two to th...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  3. Do the Dodgers need a backup shortstop?

    Doug Mittler

    Injuries have been a constant companion this season for Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who left Thursday's game against the Padres with a sore right shoulder that will likely keep him out of the starting lineup until after the All-Star break. W...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  4. Pirates seeking bullpen help?

    Doug Mittler

    With less than three weeks to go before the July 31 trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates would like to bolster the bullpen, reports Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review. The bullpen has been in flux all season. Mark Melancon took over as close...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  5. Marlon Byrd's no-trade teams

    Doug Mittler

    Don't be fooled by the current five-game winning streak. It is time for the Philadelphia Phillies to begin the turnover of the current roster, wrote ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney in Friday's column. Amid rumors that the team may be willing to p...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  6. Could Mariners make pitch for Price?

    Doug Mittler

    David Price has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Blue Jays, but the Rays insist the ace lefthander is simply ill and is not being held out because of an impending trade. Jake Odorizzi, who was scheduled to start Sunday, wi...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  7. The market for Cliff Lee

    Doug Mittler

    The opportunities for the Philadelphia Phillies to showcase Cliff Lee before a possible trade are dwindling to a precious few. Lee, sidelined since late May with elbow issues, was limited 24 pitches Sunday in a start for Class-A Clearwater, an out...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. Nats seeking a shortstop?

    Doug Mittler

    Unable to reach a long-term extension with Ian Desmond, the Washington Nationals reportedly are seeking a possible replacement. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports the Nats are "actively seeking" a young shortstop now that Desmond, a free agent...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  9. Will the Royals shop for a DH?

    Doug Mittler

    It has been a rough season for Royals' designated hitter Billy Butler, who was dropped to seventh in the batting order Monday night against the Rays. Butler owns a modest .266/.321/.342 slash line with two home runs, calling into question whether ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  10. Will Giants deal top prospect Crick?

    Doug Mittler

    Brian Sabean is not afraid to make a bold move. In recent years, the Giants general manager has engineered deals for - among others - Hunter Pence, Marco Scutaro and Carlos Beltran in the days leading up to the July 31 deadline. Sabean seems will...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  11. Possible trade fits for James Russell

    Doug Mittler

    The Chicago Cubs kicked off the July trade deadline sweepstakes with the blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland. Could another Cubs pitcher be the next to go? Peter Gammons tweeted Monday that the name of reliever James ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  12. What's next for John Buck?

    Doug Mittler

    The Seattle Mariners chose defense over offense by designating backup catcher John Buck for assignment in a surprising roster move late Monday night. Buck's departure clears the way for the promotion of Jesus Sucre, who has thrown out 50 percent ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  13. Twins to shop Kendrys Morales?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins have considered themselves legitimate postseason contenders (at least publicly), but 15 losses 22 games provided a sobering dose of reality. It could be time for the Twins to become sellers once the All-Star Game festivities concl...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  14. Bigger role for Watson in Pittsburgh?

    Doug Mittler

    The slow start to the season is now a fading memory for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have won 12 of 15 games after completing a weekend series sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. But the Bucs are still 4 1/2 games out of first place in the National L...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  15. Could Cuddyer still be trade bait?

    Doug Mittler

    The Colorado Rockies announced that Michael Cuddyer is scheduled for a follow-up MRI on his fractured shoulder July 21, a test that could determine if the veteran outfielder will play again this season. "If all is healed as expected, he'll begin h...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  16. Mariners want righty bat, won't overpay

    Doug Mittler

    The ripple effect of the Oakland Athletics' blockbuster deal for Jeff Samardzija could be felt up the Pacific Coast in Seattle, where keeping pace in the American League West is now a more difficult task for the Mariners. The A's deal is unlikely ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  17. The market for Uehara

    Doug Mittler

    Koji Uehara was not officially named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday, but manager John Farrell dropped a strong hint that the Red Sox closer will land a berth later this week when roster spots inevitably become available. But if Ueh...

    Blog | July 07, 2014