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Clubs Have Informed A's Which Prospects They'll Deal For Sonny Gray

Jul 27, 2017 8:28 AM

Rival clubs believe most interested teams have informed the Oakland Athletics which centerpieces they're willing to part with in a trade for Sonny Gray.

The New York Yankees are still believed to be the front-runners to acquire Gray. The Athletics are expected to deal the right-hander before his scheduled start on Sunday.

The Washington Nationals and Seattle Mariners have also shown interest in Gray lately.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Won't Overpay For Pitching At Deadline

Jul 27, 2017 8:22 AM

The Houston Astros would like to upgrade their pitching staff, but Jeff Luhnow says the club won't overpay to do so ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

"We're not going to overpay dramatically, because we're not in a situation where we have to," Luhnow said. "We have a pretty good team, and if we can improve it without giving up too much of our future, we will."

The Astros are 67-33 with a 17-game lead over the second-place Seattle Mariners in the American League West.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jeff Samardzija Unlikely To Waive No-Trade Clause

Jul 27, 2017 8:35 AM

Jeff Samardzija's contract gives him the ability to block a trade to all but eight teams and he's not expected to waive that clause.

The San Francisco Giants can trade Samardzija to the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals without his consent.

Samardzija signed a five-year, $90 million deal with the Giants before the 2016 season.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Acquire Pat Neshek From Phillies

Jul 27, 2017 8:17 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Pat Neshek to the Colorado Rockies for three minor league players.

Philadelphia received shortstop Jose Gomez and right-handers Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer in the deal.

Neshek goes from the 35-64 Phillies to the 58-44 Rockies, who are in the thick of the playoff race.

"It's exciting," Neshek said. "You jump right into a playoff race. That's a great team with a great offense.

"It's bittersweet, too. I enjoyed my time here. These guys are some of the better guys I've played with, and this is one of my favorite places I've been. There's a lot of emotion."

Colorado's bullpen ranks 25th in the majors with a 4.53 ERA.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Braves Sending Dansby Swanson To Triple-A

Jul 27, 2017 8:12 AM

The Atlanta Braves plan to demote Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, according to a report.

The slumping rookie is hitting .213/.287/.312 this season.

Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, made his Major League debut in 2016 and hit .302 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 38 games last season.

ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor

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Athletics Seek Young Center Fielder In Gray Trade

Jul 26, 2017 7:44 AM

The Oakland Athletics are expected to trade Sonny Gray this month and in return they would like to acquire a young center fielder, according to a report.

The New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs, who have been linked to Gray, all have young center fielders to offer the Athletics in a deal.

Gray, 27, has a 3.43 ERA, 3.24 FIP and 94 strikeouts in 97 innings this season.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Could Promote Amed Rosario After Trade Deadline

Jul 26, 2017 7:37 AM

The New York Mets could call up top prospect Amed Rosario after the trade deadline, according to a report.

Rosario, 21, was recently named the No. 2 prospect in baseball by MLB.com and the No. 5 prospect by Baseball America.

He is hitting .329/.367/.473 with 18 doubles, seven home runs, and 17 steals in 88 Triple-A games.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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Rockies Interested In Catcher, Bullen Upgrades

Jul 26, 2017 7:33 AM

The Colorado Rockies are looking for upgrades at catcher and in the bullpen.

Colorado has interest in Jonathan Lucroy of the Texas Rangers, as well as Kurt Suzuki (Atlanta Braves) and Alex Avila (Detroit Tigers).

Avila, Lucroy and Suzuki will all be free agents at the end of the season.

The Rockies have also scouted Detroit's Justin Wilson as they look for relief help.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Exploring Package Trade Scenarios

Jul 26, 2017 7:28 AM

The Detroit Tigers have several players known to be available via trade and are reportedly exploring scenarios involving multiple players as a way to clear salary.

The Tigers have attempted to include Ian Kinsler in trade talks with the Milwaukee Brewers for Justin Wilson.

Alex Avila is also a likely trade candidate, while Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez are reportedly being shopped as well.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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Astros, Yankees Leading Race To Acquire Sonny Gray

Jul 26, 2017 7:22 AM

At least seven Major League teams had scouts to watch Sonny Gray pitch on Tuesday night.

The New York Yankees are reportedly "making a strong push" to complete a trade with the Oakland Athletics for Gray, while the Houston Astros are "one of the frontrunners."

The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals all had scouts watching the right-hander.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Trade Anthony Swarzak To Brewers
The Brewers have acquired Anthony Swarzak from the White Sox for prospect Ryan Cordell.

ESPN

Red Sox Acquire Eduardo Nunez From Giants
The Red Sox will send two pitching prospects to the Giants in exchange for third baseman Eduardo Nunez.

ESPN.com

Brewers 'Fading' In Pursuit Of Trade For Sonny Gray
The report doesn't indicate whether Milwaukee's stance is a result of their own decision or the rise of another suitor.

Ken Rosenthal

Rangers Now Leaning Towards Keeping Yu Darvish
The Rangers are currently leaning towards keeping Yu Darvish as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Braves Trade Jaime Garcia To Twins For Prospect
The Braves have traded Jaime Garcia to the Twins for minor league right-hander Huascar Ynoa.

ESPN

Clayton Kershaw Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks
Clayton Kershaw is expected to miss four to six weeks based on an initial diagnosis of his injured back, a source has confirmed.

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Royals Acquire Trevor Cahill, Relievers From Padres
The Royals have acquired Trevor Cahill, Brandon Morrow and Ryan Buchter from the Padres in exchange for pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, minor league infielder Esteury Ruiz and cash.

Associated Press

Blue Jays' Front Office Split On Deadline Approach
The Blue Jays are split internally on whether they should sell off parts or stand pat prior to the non-waiver trade deadline.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Red Sox Have Scouted Zack Cozart
The Red Sox have some interest in trading for Zack Cozart of the Reds.

Evan Drellich/CSNNE

Melky Cabrera Wants To Remain With White Sox
If Melky Cabrera has his way, he'll finish out the season with the White Sox.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Dodgers Have 'Strong Interest' In Yu Darvish
The Dodgers were among the teams that scouted Yu Darvish's start against the Rays on Friday.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Marlins Won't Trade Off Core Pieces
The Marlins have no plans to sell off some of their most valued assets before the July 31 trade deadline, according to club president Michael Hill.

ESPN

Zach Britton Sets AL Record With 55th Straight Save
O's closer Zach Britton blanked the Astros in the ninth inning on Sunday.

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Red Sox Decide To Promote Rafael Devers
The Red Sox announced on Sunday that rookie third baseman Rafael Devers will join the team on Monday in Seattle.

ESPN.com

Stephen Strasburg Leaves Game With Arm Stiffness
The Nationals removed Stephen Strasburg from the game as a precaution and would be evaluated after the teams return to Washington.

ESPN.com

Clayton Kershaw Likely Headed To DL
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is experiencing tightness on the right side of his lower back.

ESPN.com

Astros Place Colin Moran On DL With Facial Fracture
Colin Moran fouled an inside pitch straight up and into the area near his left eye on Saturday.

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Starlin Castro Headed Back To DL
Yanks second baseman Starlin Castro has suffered another injury to his right hamstring.

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Pablo Sandoval Returns To Giants, Plays For Single-A San Jose
Pablo Sandoval served as a DH, going 1-for-4 for Class-A San Jose on Saturday night.

ESPN.com

Rays Acquire Sergio Romo From Dodgers
The Dodgers had designated Sergio Romo for assignment on Thursday.

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