FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics gave the Angels a flat "no" when they inquired on Josh Reddick.
MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez was the first to report of the Angels' interest in the outfielder. Rosenthal also notes that the Halos asked the A's about Ben Zobrist, as well. It appears that the A's aren't interested in dealing Reddick at this point, but it's certainly possible despite his reasonable contract.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs are expected to target Howie Kendrick over the offseason.
They'll have to free up the logjam on their infield first, which likely would involve trading Starling Castro. Rosenthal notes that the Dodgers could attempt to re-sign Kendrick, and the Yankees would be a possible landing spot, as well. Kendrick, who will turn 32 on Sunday, is batting .292/.342/.416 with seven homers and 36 RBI this season.
Yunel Escobar exited Monday's game versus the Reds with an undisclosed injury.
Escobar was seen stretching his legs a few times, so it appears to be something related to his lower half. The Nationals should provide an update on him later Monday.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers could attempt to trade Shin-Soo Choo.
Rosenthal says any deal involving Choo "almost certainly would need to wait until the offseason." The obstacles to dealing the outfielder are obvious, considering he's owed $102 million over the next five seasons and has just a .715 OPS in his one and a half seasons with the Rangers. Rosenthal notes that the Rangers desperately want to balance out their left-heavy lineup.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers could trade Wandy Rodriguez this month.
The club is due to get both Martin Perez (elbow) and Derek Holland (shoulder) back before long and they'll have to clear room in their rotation somehow. Rodriguez started out well with Texas but has stumbled of late and now holds a 4.23 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 14 starts. It obviously wouldn't cost much to get him.
Matt Holliday (quad) was unable to do any running and agility work on Monday because he's dealing with a virus.
The Cardinals told Holliday to stay at the team hotel in Chicago rather than come to the ballpark. Holliday is aiming to return for the weekend series in Pittsburgh, but it's possible the illness might push him back until after the All-Star break. The Cards should have more on his status Tuesday.
Mariners released INF/OF Willie Bloomquist.
Bloomquist cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and the M's have officially cut him loose. It's possible the 37-year-old will call it quits after 14 major league seasons.
Tim Lincecum (forearm) played catch on Monday.
It's the first time he's thrown since landing on the disabled list last week with a right forearm contusion. There's no timetable for Lincecum's return, and he seems likely to be moved to the bullpen once activated.