MLB trade rumors: Latest news, buzz as deadline approaches
Major League Baseball is nearing the trade deadline, as teams have until Aug. 1 to acquire players for the stretch run or trade away veterans to prepare for the future.
Plenty of big names and big organizations are expected to be involved in the coming weeks. The Cubs, who struggled heading into the All-Star break, could be on the market for some pitching, dangling their young prospects as bait. The Yankees, meanwhile, could be sellers as they fall behind in the AL East race.
Some of the more recognizable names rumored amid the trade block include Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Jay Bruce and Jonathan Lucroy.
Follow this page to remain up-to-date on the latest rumors from around the league.
• Cleveland interested in Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy after Michael Brantley's right shoulder surgery. (Buster Olney, ESPN)
• The Rangers are still in talks with the Padres for Andrew Cashner. (Chris Cotillo, SB Nation)
• The Dodgers are open to trading rightfielder Yasiel Puig. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)
• Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says that rumors his team is interested in Rockies centerfielder Charlie Blackmon are not accurate. (Pete Medhurst, 106.7 the Fan)
• The Giants are looking to add bullpen help and are scouting pitchers from the Brewers and Yankees. (Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com)
• The Yankees are currently discussing trade scenarios for closer Aroldis Chapman with the Nationals, Rangers and Indians, among others. (Buster Olney, ESPN)
• The Indians are not interested in Reds rightfielder Jay Bruce, despite reports that say otherwise. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)
• The Rangers are looking to add a starting pitcher. However, teams have been asking for third baseman Joey Gallo or infielder Jurickson Profar in return, neither of whom Texas is willing to part with. (Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News)