MLB Rumors: Dodgers Showing Interest in Yu Darvish
The second half of the MLB season is underway and rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made with one week before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31.
As teams scramble to get a foothold of their positions in their respective divisions, injuries have already derailed some teams potential at a postseason berth.
So far, the White Sox appear to be the biggest sellers so far trading Jose Quintana to the Cubs and dealing Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to Yankees.
Check out the latest news and rumors from around the league.
Rumors and News
• The Dodgers have shown interest in trading for Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. (Jon Morosi, MLB.com)
• The Tigers and Cubs continue to have trade discussions with Alex Avila and Verlander being the focal point. (Jon Morosi, MLB.com)
• The Pirates are leaning against trading outfielder Andrew McCutchen, though team has given no indication about picking up his $14.5 million club option for 2018. (Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
• Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill says he doesn't expect to trade core players until ownership situation clears up. (Tim Healey, Sun Sentinel)
• No fewer than eight teams are now in the mix for Braves lefty Jamie Garcia after a deal with the Twins hit a snag. (Mark Feinsand, MLB.com)
• The Brewers have "expressed interest" in trading for Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler. (Buster Olney, ESPN.com)
• The Red Sox have been scouting Reds shortstop Zack Cozart. (Evan Drellich, CSNNE)
• The Braves traded pitcher Jaime Garcia and catcher Anthony Recker to the Twins for pitcher Huascar Ynoa. (Official)
• The Padres traded Trevor Cahill, Brandon Mauer and Ryan Buchter to the Royals for Matt Strahm, Travis Wood and minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz. (Official)
• The Red Sox are also scouting Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)
• The Rangers are “strongly leaning toward keeping Yu Darvish. (T.R. Sullivan, MLB.com)
• Marlins closer A.J. Ramos is drawing interest from the Nationals, Cubs and Rockies. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)
• The Brewers are falling out of the race for A’s starter Sonny Gray. (Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports)
• Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is likely headed to the disabled list with a back injury.
• Washington Nationals transferred outfielder Jayson Werth from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list with a eft foot contusion.
• Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is listed as day-to-day after leaving Sunday's start early with right forearm tightness.
• New York Yankees second baseman 2B Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Move is retroactive to July 22.
• Washington Nationals placed LF Chris Heisey on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain.
• Houston Astros placed third baseman Colin Moran on the 10-day disabled list with a facial fracture.