July 25 Late Night Roundup

  • Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez suffered a fractured left hand on Tuesday and could miss at least four weeks. That led to speculation the team would look to address the situation with a trade, but general manager Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com that he isn’t targeting a deal for a third baseman. Eric Chavez and Jayson Nix will fill the hole instead.
  • Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Brewers have “officially become sellers.” That increases the likelihood of a trade involving ace pitcher Zack Greinke, who has drawn serious interest from several teams but hasn’t shown any in signing an extension with Milwaukee.  The Brewers also could deal third baseman Aramis Ramirez, reliever Francisco  Rodriguez, catcher George Kottaras and starter Randy Wolf.
  • Not satisfied with pulling off a trade for Hanley Ramirez and Randy Choate late Tuesday night, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti still will look for a starting pitcher and another bat, according to our own Ken Gurnick. The Cubs’ Ryan Dempster remains the team’s prime target.
  • Losing out on Ramirez didn’t end the A’s pursuit of an infielder, reported our own Jane Lee. The Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar, the Padres’ Chase Headley and the D-backs’ Stephen Drew could be among the remaining possibilities.
  • The Reds have “kicked the tires” on Twins center fielder Denard Span but are more likely to end up with the Phillies’ Shane Victorino or Juan Pierre, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.

— Andrew Simon


The Dodgers made a great move getting Ramirez and Choate. NOW, they need to fill their other 3 glaring holes: 1) Starting pitching; 2) First base; 3) Left Field. I see either Josh Johnson, Dempster, Greinke or Jason Vargas as their best bets for a SP; I see Bryan LaHair or Morneau as their best bets for a First baseman and I see Hunter Pence, Victorino or Cody Ross as their best bets in LF. Their tradeable big league assets are: Loney, Lindblom, and Rivera. Their most likely tradeable minor league assets are pitchers: Garrett Gould, Allen Webster, Ethan Martin, Chris Reed, Steven Ames, Chris Withrow, Stephen Fife and Josh Wall; position player minor leaguers would be: Joc Pederson, Scott Van Slyke, Tim Federowicz, Alex Castellanos, Bobby Coyle, Leon Landry, Brian Cavazos-Galvez, Blake Smith and Kyle Russell.

ichiro was a surprise too he is not going to tell you until a deal is done arod is a dh at best they need a third base man for the future did you notice he also seemed to be limping as he walked off the field

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