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Nats, Twins Can't Reach Deal For Span
The Nationals wanted to acquire center fielder Denard Span from the Twins, but the two clubs couldn't come to an agreement by Sunday afternoon's trade deadline. Minnesota was interested in landing Washington closer Drew Storen as part of the deal.
Astros Done Making Deals
The Astros are telling teams that they are done making trades. That means the likes of Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Myers, Jason Michaels and Carlos Lee will remain in Houston.
Red Sox Land Bedard In Three-Team Deal
The Red Sox have reportedly acquired left-hander Erik Bedard from the Mariners in a three-team deal. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, the Dodgers were the third party.
Pittsburgh Acquires Ludwick From Padres
The Pirates have acquired outfielder Ryan Ludwick in a deadline deal with the Padres, according to a report. San Diego will receive a player to be named later.
Toronto Or Nowhere For Wandy?
Jayson Stark of ESPN.com is reporting that the Blue Jays appear to be the only team remaining in talks with the Astros for left-hander Wandy Rodriguez. The Yankees have dropped out of talks with Houston. Nothing is close currently, according to teams that have spoken to the Astros.
Phillies Still In On Heath Bell
The Phillies are still in the race to acquire reliever Heath Bell from the Padres as the trade deadline approaches.
Yankees Won't Deal For Wandy Rodriguez
The Yankees are officially out of the running to acquire left-hander Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Stark writes that if Rodriguez is dealt, the Blue Jays appear to be the leaders.
Angels Have 'Minimal Interest' In Bell
According to a source, the Angels have "minimal interest" in Padres reliever Heath Bell.
Blue Jays Targeting Chris Iannetta
The Blue Jays are pursuing Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta. Andrew Baggarly tweets that acquiring Iannetta could be a "precursor to flip Jose Molina to the Giants."
Twins, Nationals Still Discussing Span Deal
The Twins are still discussing a potential trade with the Nationals that would send outfielder Denard Span to Washington. The deal is "no closer [to happening] than any other day," a major league official said. According to various reports, the Twins have insisted on getting Washington closer Drew Storen for Span, while the Nationals have been offering setup man Tyler Clippard. The Twins also were reportedly targeting Nationals center field prospect Roger Bernadina and second base prospect Stephen Lombardozzi.
Boston's Deal For Harden Falls Through
It's still possible that the Red Sox and Athletics could work out a deal on Sunday.
Yankees Looking At Heath Bell
New York has been looking for relievers for the stretch run.
Pirates, Indians Still In Race For Ludwick
The Padres could trade Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.
Red Sox Nearing Deal For Harden
Oakland would receive Boston prospect Lars Anderson and a player to be named.
Kuroda Will Remain With Dodgers
There has been speculation for weeks that Hiroki Kuroda, who has a no-trade clause, would be traded before Sunday's deadline.
Indians, Rockies Close To Deal As Jimenez Is Pulled
The Indians appear to have acquired Ubaldo Jimenez from the Rockies for at least three prospects.
Rockies Have Scout Watching Ivan Nova
The Rockies and Yankees have been discussing Ubaldo Jimenez for quite some time.
Kuroda Open To Rangers, Red Sox And Yankees
Texas has been pushing hard for the right-hander.
Phillies Asked About Jim Thome
Philadelphia would like to add another hitter to their lineup.
White Sox Want A Lot For Quentin
Atlanta would love to acquire Carlos Quentin, but they are not optimistic about making a deal.
Braves Pushing Hard For Bourn
Atlanta missed out on Carlos Beltran and Hunter Pence.
Twins Want Bernadina In Span Deal
Minnesota and Washington have been discussing a deal with Denard Span and closer Drew Storen as the framework for a few days.
Tigers Trade For Fister, Pauley
Detroit acquired a pair of right-handed pitchers for their playoff push.
Cardinals Close To Deal For Furcal
Rafael Furcal would have to approve a trade to St. Louis.
Less Than 50 Percent Chance Jimenez Is Dealt?
The Yankees and Red Sox are the most likely teams for Ubaldo Jimenez.
Seeking Shortstop, Cards Ask About Furcal
Rafael Furcal has a limited no-trade clause that would have to be taken into consideration.
Pirates Eyeing Deal For Kubel
The Pirates want to add offensive prior to the trade deadline.
Aramis Ramirez Backs Away From Trade Talk
Aramis Ramirez has spoken with Cubs general manager Jim Hendry about his intent to remain with the team.
Teams Waiting For Rockies To Lower Price On Jimenez
A host of teams are interested in Ubaldo Jimenez leading up to Sunday's non-waiver deadline.