Which teams are expected to buy and sell at the deadline, and which players could be on the move?
Major League Baseball’s July 31 trade deadline is approaching quickly, meaning it’s time to gather the latest rumors and buzz. Which players might be on the move? Which teams are looking to buy are sell?
SI’s Cliff Corcoran ran through the expected American League buyers and sellers at the deadline; he sees the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles and others as teams looking to buy, while the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox are among the teams that could be sellers.
In the National League, Jay Jaffe sees the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and others among the buyers, while the Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies could be selling.
Below are the latest MLB rumors—check back often for the latest scoops.
• The Marlins have traded pitcher Grant Dayton to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Chris Reed, the teams announced. Miami assigned Reed to Triple A.
• Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post writes that he doesn't think the Rockies will deal All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but that players including outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon, catcher/first baseman Wilin Rosario and reliever John Axford could be on the move. Tulowitzki was asked about trade rumors recently and said his job is to be a Rockie.
• The Mariners are “taking a hard look” at veteran reliever Jason Frasor, Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reports. Frasor was designated for assignment by the Royals earlier this month and elected to become a free agent after passing through waivers.
• The Boston Red Sox are also among the teams interested in Frasor, reports WEEI.com's John Tomasi.
• The trade market for Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto continues to heat up, as the Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, and Kansas City Royals have been the most aggressive in their attempts to acquire him, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
• An AL executive told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that the David Price situation should be watched. “I don’t think he’s going back [to Detroit]. The Tigers need to revamp their farm system, so it’s not cut and dried that they won’t entertain a package for him,” the executive said.