MLB trade rumors: Latest news, buzz around potential deadline deals

Saturday July 25th, 2015

Major League Baseball's trade deadline (Friday, July 31 at 4 p.m. ET) is approaching quickly, which means it’s time to gather the latest rumors and buzz. Which players might be on the move? Which teams are looking to buy, and which teams are trying to sell?

Last week,'s Jay Jaffe rounded up a list of the best players who will likely be available at the trade deadline, including Cole Hamels of the Phillies, Aroldis Chapman of the Reds, Carlos Gomez of the Brewers and Justin Upton of the Padres.

July 27

• The Texas Rangers have entered the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, with reporting that the Dodgers and Rangers are the front runners to acquire Hamels. Tthe DodgersCubsRangersYankees and Giants have all expressed interest in trading for Hamels, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Hamels threw a no-hitter against the Cubs on Saturday afternoon.

• The New York Mets are switching focus before the trade deadline and seeking a late-inning bullpen arm rather than adding another bat, according to the New York Post. The Mets entered the trade deadline week tied for the worst team batting average in the majors and rank in the bottom third of MLB in four other offensive categories.

• The Kansas City Royals are showing interest in Miami Marlins infielder Martin Prado, reports FOX Sports. Kansas City has already acquired pitcher Johnny Cueto from the Cincinnati Reds.

• Cleveland Indians outfielder David Murphy is drawing trade interest from the Los Angeles Angels and other teams, reports FOX Sports.

July 25

• The Giants are interested in Tigers pitcher David Price, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports. However, according to Morosi, the talks have not been “substantive” because the Tigers haven't decided whether they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline.

• The Mets have asked the Rockies about shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but New York got the impression that Colorado is not interested in trading the all-star, Rosenthal reports.

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