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Report: Reds Get Rolen From Blue Jays

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Reds have acquired Scott Rolen from the Blue Jays.

Rolen has a no-trade clause in his contract, but is expected to waive it in order to complete the deal.

Toronto will get third baseman Edwin Encarnacion and a minor leaguer from Cincinnati.

Via Twitter (Jon Heyman)

Rangers Bid For Halladay Appears Over

A major league source claims that the Rangers are "unlikely" to land Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay.

Texas is refusing to include left-hander Derek Holland in a package for Halladay, which is just one of the reasons that a deal doesn't appear imminent.

Halladay's remaining salary for 2009, roughly $4.75 million, and the pitcher's no-trade clause raised red flags as well, the source told FOX Sports.

Toronto was asking for Holland, Class AA first baseman Justin Smoak and two other top prospect from Texas.

Via FOX Sports

Red Sox Active In Talks For Halladay, Martinez And Gonzalez

The Red Sox won't land all three, but they are active in discussions about Roy Halladay, Victor Martinez and Adrian Gonzalez.

ESPN.com's Jayson Stark is reporting that the Red Sox "have pokers in the fire on all three of the big names."

Boston could look to get a third team involved in possible deals with the Indians and Padres.


Nolan Ryan Confirms Halladay Discussions

Club president Nolan Ryan confirmed Thursday night that the Rangers and the Blue Jays are having trade discussions about pitcher Roy Halladay, according .

"We've had discussions with them, yes," Ryan said after the Rangers' 7-1 victory over the Mariners. "Nothing has been done. It's been going on for a while and there have been names talked about. There hasn't been a deal struck and it's still premature to make a prediction whether it will happen."

Via MLB.com

Dodgers, Red Sox Emerge As Halladay Frontrunners

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have become the frontrunners to acquire Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay, according to baseball sources.

Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi has asked for as many as a half-dozen prospects in return for Halladay.

Starters Chad Billingsley and Clayton Kershaw have not been offered, and neither have any of the team?s starting position players.

Boston's offer includes top pitching prospect Clay Buchholz, as Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday. The Blue Jays also have been given the choice of reliever Justin Masterson, Triple-A pitcher Michael Bowden or Double-A first baseman Lars Anderson, with lesser prospects from the farm system filling out the Boston offer.

Via Yahoo!

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