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Nationals Acquire Papelbon From Phillies

Jul 28, 2015 5:57 PM

The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a trade that will send Jonathan Papelbon to the nation's capital.

Under the terms of the agreement, Papelbon will close for the Nationals and be signed through 2016, according to a source.

It is also being reported that Papelbon will take less money to leave the Phillies and that Washington will send a Double-A pitcher to Philadelphia as part of the deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jays, Rockies Began Discussing Tulowitzki During Offseason

Jul 28, 2015 11:11 AM

While the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays came as a surprise, it may have been in the making for quite some time.

According to sources, the Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies began discussing a possible Tulowitzki trade during this past offseason.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers 'Prioritizing' Cole Hamels

Jul 28, 2015 4:55 PM

As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the Los Angeles Dodgers have made Cole Hamels their top target, according to a report.

The Dodgers want to exhaust all possibilities in talks with the Philadelphia Phillies before they move onto a secondary target like Yovani Gallardo.

Los Angeles still insists they won't move top prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Philles Want 'Best' Offers For Hamels By Wednesday

Jul 28, 2015 12:31 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies are telling interested teams that they want "best" offers for Cole Hamels by Wednesday, according to sources.

Philadelphia has been connected to a long list of teams -- the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Won't Pay Portion Of Tulowitzki's Contract In Trade

Jul 28, 2015 6:57 AM

No money is changing hands between the Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays other than the differences in the contracts involved in the Troy Tulowitzki trade.

Tulowitzki picks up a $2 million assignment bonus and a full no-trade clause by virtue of being dealt. He is owed $20 million annually through 2019 and $14 million in 2020. His deal has a team option ($4 million buyout) for 2021 at $15 million.

Jose Reyes, sent to the Rockies along with young right-handers Jeff Hoffman and Miguel Castro, is set to make $22 million annually through 2017. His contract has a $22 million club option for 2018 with a $4 million buyout.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians Acquire David Murphy, David DeJesus

Jul 28, 2015 8:32 PM

The Los Angeles Angels acquired a pair of outfielders in David Murphy and David DeJesus on Tuesday afternoon.

Los Angeles acquired DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-hander Eduar Lopez just minutes after it was reported that the Cleveland Indians sent Murphy to the Angels for infielder Eric Stamets.

The Angels have now acquired three outfielders, including Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox on Monday, this week.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Discussing Aroldis Chapman With Reds

Jul 28, 2015 8:28 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a trade for Aroldis Chapman with the Cincinnati Reds.

"I'm going to go down that path and see where it takes us," Dave Stewart told

Cincinnati has reportedly placed a huge asking price on the closer.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Rockies Expected To Trade Carlos Gonzalez During Offseason

Jul 28, 2015 4:01 PM

The Colorado Rockies are more likely to trade Carlos Gonzalez this winter than this week, according to a source.

Colorado is believed to be more willing to part with the outfielder now that they've moved Troy Tulowitzki.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers Placing High Price On Carlos Gomez

Jul 28, 2015 3:55 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers seem unlikely to trade Carlos Gomez this week.

"I don't think Milwaukee is really looking to trade Gomez," an executive said. "Price is very high. I think they're hoping to get blown away."

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Royals Acquire Zobrist From A's

Jul 28, 2015 2:33 PM

The Kansas City Royals have acquired Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics, according to a source.

Reports are indicating that Oakland will receive Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks from Kansas City.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Have Mike Leake On Radar
If the Tigers determine they can remain in the American League Wild Card race, they have eyes on Mike Leake.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

A's 'Deep' In Talks On Ben Zobrist Trade
Ben Zobrist, who is expected to be dealt before Friday's non-waiver deadline, could be moved very soon.

Jane Lee/MLB

Marlins Confident They'll Trade Mat Latos
The market for Mat Latos is "coming into focus," according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Source: Phillies Will Trade Jonathan Papelbon
The Phillies will grant Jonathan Papelbon's wish and trade the reliever this week, according to a source.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies
St. Louis could have played Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Rockies Prepared To Trade Carlos Gonzalez
The Rockies plan to shop Carlos Gonzalez after trading Troy Tulowitzki.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Sources: Nationals Making Progress On Deal For Papelbon
Jonathan Papelbon, who has been vocal about wanting a trade from the Phillies, has said that he will only approve a trade if he can close for his new team.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Rangers Appear To Be Front-Runners For Hamels
The Rangers are believed to be the front-runners to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies, according to the perception of those in the industry.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Mets Have No Interest In Bringing Jose Reyes Back
Jose Reyes was traded to the Rockies as part of the package for Troy Tulowitzki late Monday night and reports indicate that the shortstop could be on the move again.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays Working On Trade For Starter; Ian Kennedy An Option
The Blue Jays are currently working on a trade for a starting pitcher.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Teams Believe James Shields Would Go Unclaimed On Waivers
The Padres aren't finding it easy to trade James Shields, who they signed this past offseason.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Sources: Giants Making Push For Cole Hamels
The Phillies aren't sure whether the Giants have enough to offer for the left-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers Open To Moving Puig For Right Price
The Dodgers have let teams know that Yasiel Puig could be had "in the right deal," according to a report.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Phillies, Rangers Discuss Prospects That Could Make Up Hamels Deal
Not all the names would be included in a potential trade, but catcher Jorge Alfaro, right-handers Chi Chi Rodriguez and Jose Ortiz and outfielders Nick Williams and Lewis Brinson have all come up in t

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

White Sox Waiting To Decide On Jeff Samardzija Trade
It was reported on Monday that the Blue Jays have shown the most interest in the right-hander of any club.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Craig Kimbrel Linked To Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals, Yankees
The Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals and Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in trading for Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rockies Don't Have Deal In Place To Move Jose Reyes Elsewhere
The Rockies don't currently have another trade in place to move Jose Reyes, who they acquired from the Blue Jays as part of the Troy Tulowitzki swap.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Mariners Think Fernando Rodney Is Tipping Pitches
The Seattle Mariners believe Fernando Rodney is tipping his pitches, part of what has led to his struggles on the mound.

Associated Press

Rockies Trade Troy Tulowitzki To Blue Jays For Jose Reyes
Troy Tulowitzki is owed $113.7M through 2020, and would receive a $2M bonus for being traded.

Astros Reportedly Making 'Big Push' For Cole Hamels
Despite acquiring Scott Kazmir last week, the Astros are still pursuing Cole Hamels in a trade with the Phillies.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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