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Four Teams After Washington's Gonzalez

Mar 28, 2011 6:27 AM

There are four teams with serious interest in Nationals infielder Alberto Gonzalez. The Athletics, Astros, Braves and Padres are all looking at Gonzalez, who has had an impressive spring.

William Ladson (via Twitter)

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Rays Deal Inglett To Astros

Mar 27, 2011 4:44 PM

The Rays have traded infielder Joe Inglett to the Astros. Inglett was baseball's best pinch hitter last season. Tampa Bay will receive cash and a player to be named as compensation. The Astros will use the final few days of spring training to look at him as a potential left-handed bat off the bench.

Associated Press

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Cubs Looking To Trade Silva

Mar 27, 2011 11:46 AM

The Cubs are looking to trade pitcher Carlos Silva, who says the team misled him about his role this spring. Silva also threw new pitching coach Mark Riggins under the bus for the way Riggins told him he wouldn't make the team. "It's very clear they knew what they were doing," said Silva, who thought it was "weird" last week when the Cubs scheduled him to back up Carlos Zambrano with a three-inning relief outing. "I was like, 'Something's going on. Maybe they know who's going to be the fifth starter.' . . . Don't say people are competing for a spot because it wasn't true. Nobody was competing for a spot. They already [had] their rotation decided. It was very clear." The team's version of events is far different, with more than one member of the organization using the word "delusional" to describe Silva's perspective.

Chicago Sun-Times

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Brewers Acquire Morgan From Nationals

Mar 27, 2011 11:29 AM

The Brewers have acquired speedy outfielder Nyjer Morgan in a trade with the Nationals. Washington will get minor league infielder Cutter Dykstra and cash from Milwaukee. Morgan stole 34 bases for the Nationals last season despite a .319 on-base percentage. Dykstra is the son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra.

Associated Press

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Asking Price For Michael Young May Be Dropping

Mar 22, 2011 6:18 AM

The Rangers are still asking for top-end prospects in a deal for third baseman Michael Young and they still haven't found a taker. Texas continues to make calls and they now are willing to eat about half of the $48 million he's owed over the remainder of his contract.

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Reds Happy With Surplus Of Catchers

Mar 16, 2011 1:18 PM

The Reds have a number of capable catchers, but they aren't necessarily looking to move any of them. They recently locked up Ryan Hanigan with a long-term extension and Cincinnati also has Ramon Hernandez, prospect Devin Mesoraco, veteran Corky Miller at Triple-A and last year's top pick Yasmani Grandal at Double-A. Teams have been calling about the seeming surplus. "It's a strength for us," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "I really don't want to take away from a strength. It can be very fragile."

Cincinnati Enquirer

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Davis Wants Trade If Rangers Don't Have Room For Him

Mar 15, 2011 4:08 PM

Chris Davis wants the Rangers to trade him if they don't have room for him on their major-league roster. "I just want to be in the big leagues, whether it's here or somewhere else," Davis said. "In all fairness, I've done everything the Rangers have asked me to do. I've been a good sport about it. I've had a smile on my face and a good attitude about it. When it comes down to it, the fair thing to do is to give me a shot either here or somewhere else." Davis, who turns 25 on Thursday, has sparked interest from other teams. He understands that he may have to begin the season at the Triple-A level. "I'm fighting for a job, whether it's with this team or another organization," Davis said. "My job every day is to go out there and open a pair of eyes and make somebody say, 'Hey, maybe we could use Chris Davis on our team.' I think I've been doing a pretty good job of that lately."

ESPN.com

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White Sox Open To Dealing Teahen

Mar 15, 2011 6:52 AM

The White Sox are open to trading Mark Teahen rather than making him a high-priced utility-man to begin the 2011 season. Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen thinks he can find 350 at-bats for Teahen as a reserve, but he is guaranteed $4.75 million this season and $5.5 million in 2012.

FOX Sports

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Phillies Aren't Looking For Infielder

Mar 13, 2011 5:06 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. insists that the team isn't looking to acquire an infielder to help provide depth. All-Star second baseman Chase Utley has been dealing with knee issues this spring. "Those rumors about us acquiring a 3rd baseman or 2nd baseman...They're all B.S.," Amaro Jr. said.

Holden Kushner/106.7 Fan (D.C.)

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Silva Being Scouted By Nats, Yankees

Mar 13, 2011 10:56 AM

Carlos Silva is trying to earn a rotation spot with the Cubs, but this spring appears to also have served as an audition for other clubs. Numerous scouts, including three from the Nationals, watched Silva pitch against the Reds on Saturday. In addition to the Nationals, the Yankees have been following Silva this spring, according to sources.

ESPN.com

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Dice-K Among Those Boston Willing To Trade
The Red Sox would also listen to offers for Tim Wakefield, Mike Cameron, Darnell McDonald and Marco Scutaro.

Gordon Edes/ESPN.com

D-Backs, Rangers Discussed Young Again
The Rangers wanted a lot from the Diamondbacks for Michael Young.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Jays Scouting Minnesota's Slowey
Toronto could offer up relievers in a trade for Kevin Slowey.

Joe Christensen/Star Tribune

Mariners Won't Trade King Felix
Seattle won't even discuss Felix Hernandez.

Jon Heyman/Sports Illustrated

Yankees May Keep Eye On Brett Myers
Brett Myers will make $11 million in 2011.

New York Post

Doumit Trade Talks Slow Down
Pittsburgh was aggressively looking to trade Ryan Doumit.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nats Looking At Houston's Flores
Washington is believed to be open to dealing Jesus Flores.

MLB.com

Carpenter Clarifies Trade Remarks
Chris Carpenter said recently that he would waive his no-trade clause if the Cardinals wanted to move him.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch