Pence could be on the move
The Astros appear to be moving closer to trading All-Star right-fielder Hunter Pence, MLB.com has learned.
As of Thursday afternoon, at least six teams are involved in negotiations to acquire Pence, according to a person close to the situation. No deal is imminent, and Astros general manager Ed Wade declined to comment when reached by MLB.com.
KRIV-TV in Houston reported on its website Thursday the Reds, Phillies and Braves, along with three teams in the American League, are in the negotiations.
-- Brian McTaggart