MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that if the Braves trade for a top starter, Chris Archer is the "most likely" target.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Pedro Alvarez is on the Red Sox' radar.
Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates are willing to eat some of Antonio Bastardo's $6.5 million salary in a trade.
Braves signed LHP Jacob Lindgren to a one-year contract.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Braves have "made clear" that Dansby Swanson is "untouchable" in trade talks for Chris Sale.