MLB trade deadline: Players who could move
Norris, Rios, Morneau drawing interest; Bautista available?
There were no baseball trades to report from Wednesday morning as the minutes ticked toward the non-waiver deadline at 4 p.m.
Starting pitcher Jake Peavy, one of the most talked about players to potentially move, was dealt by the Chicago White Sox to Boston on Tuesday night in a three-team deal with Detroit the other club.
Houston’s Bud Norris, who was scratched from his scheduled start at Baltimore on Tuesday, is said to be drawing a lot of interest while Philadelphia Phillies ace left-hander Cliff Lee is expected to stay put, especially if general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn't drop of his price of three prospects. Lee also has $70 million US remaining on his contract.
As far as hitters, Phillies third baseman Michael Young, White Sox right-fielder Alex Rios and Canadian first baseman Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins could be moved Wednesday. Several media outlets reported Wednesday morning that Young is willing to waive his no-trade clause to play for Boston. Previously, the Texas Rangers were said to be the only team he would join.
Could there be a shocking trade possibility out there, like the Toronto Blue Jays dealing right-fielder Jose Bautista (back to Pittsburgh) or Colorado peddling outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who was hitting .331 through Tuesday?
In 2011, Cleveland surprised many by acquiring starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez from Colorado for four minor leaguers. And in 2007, Texas shocked the baseball world by shipping first baseman Mark Teixeira to the Atlanta Braves for four minor leaguers: shortstop Elvis Andrus and pitchers Matt Harrison, Neftali Felix and Beau Jones.
The gallery above features 10 players who could be on the move before Thursday.