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White Sox Trade Peter Bourjos To Rays

Mar 28, 2017 8:06 AM

The Chicago White Sox have traded Peter Bourjos to the Tampa Bay Rays, according to multiple reports.

The deal opens up a spot for prospect Jacob May on Chicago's Major League roster.

The reports have cash considerations heading to the White Sox.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Astros, Braves, Pirates Interested In Jose Quintana

Mar 22, 2017 8:13 AM

Jose Quintana continues to be mentioned in trade rumors as Opening Day approaches.

The Chicago White Sox are committed to rebuilding, but will only move Quintana for the right package.

The Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to the left-hander as of late.

Quintana is owed $15.85 million in total over the next two seasons and two more club options at $10.5 million apiece that add up to four years at $36.85 million.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Diamondbacks Willing To Listen To Offers For Nick Ahmed

Mar 17, 2017 4:07 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are willing to trade Nick Ahmed if a trade surfaces.

The club added Ketel Marte and Daniel Descalso to their infield this offseason and Ildemaro Vargas has emerged as an option this spring as well.

The San Diego Padres reportedly have had interest in Ahmed in the past.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Rays Have Had Conversations About Adding Derek Norris

Mar 15, 2017 8:26 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays "continue to have conversations" about adding Derek Norris, who was placed on waivers by the Washington Nationals over the weekend.

Washington was known to be shopping Norris after the signing of Matt Wieters, but couldn't find anyone willing to take on his $4.2 million salary.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

White Sox Continue To Scout Yankees For Potential Jose Quintana Trade

Mar 13, 2017 7:54 AM

The Chicago White Sox continue to scout members of the New York Yankees farm system for a potential trade.

New York has been linked to Chicago's Jose Quintana for a majority of the offseason.

The Yankees have some organizational depth at both first base and shortstop.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Royals Prepared For Fire Sale If They Don't Contend

Mar 13, 2017 7:41 AM

Dayton Moore has informed outside executives that if the Kansas City Royals aren't contending in July, they'll hold a fire sale including core position players Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.

"We would have to consider it [a fire sale] if things do not go right," Moore said.

The New York Mets, for example, are expected to pursue Cain if things don't work out in center field with Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares. Moustakas could also be a target if there are issues at third base related to David Wright's health.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Willing To Listen To Offers For Rob Refsnyder

Mar 6, 2017 7:35 AM

The New York Yankees are making it known that they are willing to accept trade offers for Rob Refsnyder, according to a report.

Refsnyder was seen as a potential long-term solution at second base, but the Yankees acquired Starlin Castro last offseason which made Refsnyder a utility man.

The 26-year-old was a fifth round pick in 2012.

George A. King III/New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mets, Tigers Never Seriously Discussed Conforto, Martinez Swap

Mar 2, 2017 7:13 AM

Reports surfaced during the offseason that the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers discussed a swap involving Michael Conforto and J.D. Martinez, but that doesn't appear to have been the case.

A source told Anthony DiComo of "emphatically" that the notion was not seriously discussed at all.

The Mets did, however, touch base with the Tigers regarding Martinez prior to re-signing Yoenis Cespedes.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Tags: New York Mets, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Clubs Still Expressing Trade Interest In Jose Quintana

Feb 27, 2017 10:30 AM

Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors for much of the offseason and clubs remain interested in the Chicago White Sox left-hander.

The Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees remain interested. The White Sox are focused on getting quality prospects in return, not necessarily quantity.

"As we sit here right now, it's more a function of continuing on the conversations we have had," Rick Hahn said earlier in the week. "We will see if we can build off of those."

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Nationals Trying To Trade Derek Norris

Feb 24, 2017 6:48 AM

The Washington Nationals are looking to trade Derek Norris, according to other clubs.

Washington lost Wilson Ramos in free agency, but signed Matt Wieters recently and he figures to serve as the primary catcher.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

White Sox Want Pedro Severino From Nationals In David Robertson Trade
The White Sox would trade David Robertson to the Nationals and maybe even eat some of his salary if they receive Pedro Severino in return, according to a report.

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Andrew Benintendi Thought He'd Be Part Of Trade For Chris Sale
When Andrew Benintendi first heard news that the Red Sox would trade for Chris Sale, he worried that he'd be sent packing to the White Sox.

Ian Browne/MLB

Nationals Were Close To Acquiring David Robertson From White Sox
However, a Nationals official now says the two sides are in a stalemate and no deal is imminent.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Reds Agree To Trade Phillips To Braves
The Reds will receive pitchers Andrew McKirahan and Carlos Portuondo from the Braves in exchange for Brandon Phillips.

Braves, Reds Talking Brandon Phillips Trade
The Braves are reportedly nearing a trade to acquire Brandon Phillips from the Reds.

Cubs Lack 'Impact Starters' At Minor League Level
The Cubs are flying high after winning the World Series, but they are well aware of potential holes in their farm system.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Yankees Made Starlin Castro Available In Trade Talks
The Yankees have explored trades for a number of veterans, including Starlin Castro, according to a report.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Cubs Acquire Eddie Butler From Rockies For James Farris
Eddie Butler, a 2012 supplemental first-round pick, could be another option for Chicago's starting rotation.

Carrie Muskat/MLB

Rangers Have 'Increased Pursuit' Of Trade For Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana logged 208 innings as an All-Star last season with a 3.20 ERA, 181 strikeouts and 1.163 WHIP.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Rays Have Inquired With Rangers About Jurickson Profar
The Rays have at least checked with the Rangers about the availability of Jurickson Profar, according to two sources.

Evan Grant/Dallas News

Indians Acquire Carlos Frias From Dodgers For Cash
Carlos Frias has gone 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 33 games over the past three seasons for the Dodgers.

Associated Press

Yasiel Puig Hopes To Stay With Dodgers
Yasiel Puig took ownership Saturday of the issues that got him sent to the minor leagues last season for the first time since he made his major league debut in June of 2013.

Rays Looking For Bat After Trading Logan Forsythe
The Rays would like to add a hitter after dealing Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cubs Still Looking To Add Depth To Starting Rotation
The Cubs, looking to defend their World Series title, want to add depth to their starting rotation heading into the 2017 season.

Mike Petriello/MLB

Yankees Wouldn't Give Up Gary Sanchez In Trade For Chris Sale
Brian Cashman knew the White Sox wanted a lot in a trade for Chris Sale and the Yankees weren't willing to part with potential superstar Gary Sanchez.

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Astros Likely Done Making Significant Additions
The Astros have been connected to big-name starting pitchers such as Chris Archer, Sonny Gray and Jose Quintana in trade rumors, but Jeff Luhnow has effectively shut those down.

Jake Kaplan/Houston Chronicle

Dodgers Casting Wide Net In Search Of Second Baseman
The Dodgers continue to search for a second baseman and have begun to search beyond a trade with the Twins for Brian Dozier.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Marlins Acquire Dan Straily From Reds
Miami will send right-handed pitching prospects Luis Castillo, Austin Brice and minor league outfielder Isaiah White to Cincinnati.


Astros Remain In Contact With A's On Sonny Gray
The Astros continue to look for upgrades in their starting rotation and have been in contact with the Athletics regarding Sonny Gray.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Teams Increasing Trade Offers For Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors since the early part of November and recently opposing clubs have been sweetening their trade offers for the right-hander.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago