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The action began to crank into high gear on Tuesday night, with less than 24 hours remaining before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, which comes at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Here’s where things stand going into the final day:
- The Red Sox made a bold move late on Tuesday night, landing veteran starting pitcher Jake Peavy in a three-way deal with the Tigers and White Sox, along with reliever Brayan Villareal. While the right-hander will bolster Boston’s rotation, Detroit’s acquisition of slick-fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias gives them insurance if Jhonny Peralta is served with a long suspension as part of MLB’s investigation into the Biogenesis case. Chicago, meanwhile, received young outfielder Avisail Garcia and a trio of prospects in the deal.
- The A’s acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Angels for former first-round pick Grant Green and plan to add the switch-hitter to their mix at second base. General manager Billy Beane said afterward that he was “not currently” involved in additional trade talks.
- The Indians added the left-handed arm they were seeking for their bullpen, nabbing veteran Marc Rzepczynski from the Cardinals for a Minor Leaguer. Rzepczynski had spent much of this season at Triple-A Memphis.
- St. Louis has been linked to some big names ahead of the Deadline and could be in the mix for a shortstop or starting pitcher, but GM John Mozeliak downplayed the likelihood of a trade. But with All-Star catcher Yadier Molina headed to the disabled list with a knee injury, it’s possible the club could be spurred to action.
- Astros right-hander Bud Norris continues to draw plenty of interest from contending teams.
- The Yankees are one of the clubs in pursuit of White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, although New York is one of six teams on his no-trade list.
- The Dodgers took a shot at bolstering their bullpen by signing former Giants closer Brian Wilson, but there might not be much else for GM Ned Colletti to do.
- The D-backs could part with right-hander Ian Kennedy, who started for Arizona on Tuesday.
- The Pirates seem likely to stand pat after grabbing the NL Central lead with a doubleheader sweep of the Cardinals on Tuesday.
– Andrew Simon
With no trade yet completed, right-hander Matt Garza arrived with the Cubs in Denver on Friday to open the second half. The Rangers remain the favorite to land the righty and, although no deal has been reported as of late Friday afternoon, MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan writes the Rangers would like to get one done in time for Garza to pitch on Saturday.
One of Texas’ biggest chips is third baseman Mike Olt, MLB.com’s 19th overall prospect. Here’s part of what he told MLB.com’s Mastesr Tesfatsion on Thursday night about the rumors:
“Whatever happens, I’m in a good spot. If Texas needs something, they’re going to do whatever they can to win a championship. They’re going to get it. If I’m part of that piece, then the next team I’ll have an opportunity to play there. That’s something that I look forward to if I get an opportunity like that. If not, then I’m in a good spot with Texas. I have to be up there and contribute and help them win.”
The Red Sox, thought by some to also be in the Garza derby, appear out because of their unwillingness to deal prospects, according to WEEI.com.
– The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo tweeted Friday the Red Sox have, however, scouted White Sox outfielder Alex Rios and Philadelphia infielder Michael Young.
– Cafardo also tweets the Red Sox and Yankees will have scouts watching Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez when he returns from the disabled list Monday.
– Along with the Red Sox, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports the Pirates also are looking at Rios and also could be interested in White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez.
– Finally, it appears the Tim Lincecum trade rumors can be put to rest. Giants general manager Brian Sabean said on his KNBR-AM radio show: “I expect Timmy to be in a Giant uniform. I find it hard to believe that he’d pitch elsewhere this year.”
– Cash Kruth