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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. With Encarnacion out, Jays seek a bat

    Doug Mittler

    The Toronto Blue Jays learned Sunday that Edwin Encarnacion has a Grade II strain of his right quadriceps muscle, an injury that could take a couple of weeks to heal, if not longer. Jose Bautista, nursing a hamstring injury, made a rare start a...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  14. Links from around the rink: June 30

    Doug Mittler

    We are still one day away from the official start of free agency, but the reshuffling of NHL rosters is already underway. The new-look Vancouver Canucks got the ball rolling a few hours before Friday's draft, shipping Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim D...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  15. Could the D-backs shop Aaron Hill?

    Doug Mittler

    The Arizona Diamondbacks own the worst winning percentage in the National League, so it is no longer of question of if general manager Kevin Towers assumes the role of trade deadline seller, but when. Towers told Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizo...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  16. Angels still shopping after Grilli deal?

    Doug Mittler

    Even after swapping struggling closers on Friday night, the Los Angeles Angels may not be done dealing for bullpen help. The Angels sent Ernesto Frieri to the Pirates for Jason Grilli, hoping a change of scenery will allow the 37-year-old Grilli ...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  17. Trade targets for Dodgers' bullpen

    Doug Mittler

    Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti was rather candid Friday night of the need to bolster his bullpen with the trade deadline fast approaching. "I'd like to get our bullpen squared away, whether it's internally or externally," Colletti told the ...

    Blog | June 28, 2014