Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are expected to send a young pitcher to the Dodgers who would immediately join their rotation.
That's if everything else works out in the reported deal that would send Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers. It's still unclear what the Braves would receive in return, or who that young pitcher going the other way would be. Talks appear to be gaining steam though, so stay tuned.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Brewers have discussed a deal involving Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores in exchange for Carlos Gomez.
Rosenthal again cautions that there are no indications that a deal between the two clubs is close, just that talks are ongoing. The Brewers a reportedly seeking a "top four" starter in return for Gomez, and with the Mets wealth of young pitching they certainly have the pieces to make a deal work. It just depends on what they are willing to give up.
Stephen Strasburg (oblique) allowed three runs on four hits over four innings in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.
The right-hander punched out five on the day while walking just one, throwing 44 of his 64 pitches for strikes. It's unclear if he'll need a second tune-up in the minor leagues, or if he'll now be cleared to rejoin the Nationals rotation.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Braves are the third time in the rumored deal that would send Mat Latos and Michael Morse from the Marlins to the Dodgers.
No details are yet known on what the Braves may be giving up or acquiring in the deal, but it sounds as though a third team was necessary to make all parts of the deal work. Expect further details to come out as the night moves along.
Pirates promoted top prospect Tyler Glasnow to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
The 21-year-old right-hander has dominated at every minor league stop and boasts a 2.50 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 88/21 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings between Low-A West Virginia and Double-A Altoona this season. At this rate, he could debut with the Pirates before seasons end.
Pat Venditte (shoulder) is scheduled to work back-to-back games on his minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Friday and Saturday.
If all goes well with each of those outings, he could then be cleared to rejoin the Athletics bullpen. Before landing on the disabled list, the 30-year-old switch-pitcher hurled 5 2/3 scoreless innings while registering a 0.53 WHIP and 4/2 K/BB ratio.
Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets are "pushing hard" to acquire Carlos Gomez from the Brewers.
The Mets are reportedly close to making a big trade for an outfielder, and Gomez would certainly be everything that they are looking for, a dynamic talent who is still relatively inexpensive and under team control through the 2016 season. Stay tuned, as the Mets appear poised to make some noise before the evening is through.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Justin Turner will miss a few more games due to the infection in his leg.
Turner was forced to sit out on Tuesday and Wednesday after a pimple in his leg became infected and required a trip to the emergency room. Look for Alberto Callaspo and Alex Guerrero to continue see additional playing time in his absence.