According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the cost to acquire Junior Guerra from the Brewers is higher than what the Marlins gave up for Andrew Cashner.
Given how well the 31-year-old has pitched this year, and the fact that he's under teamy control for another five years, it's certainly understandable. It looks likely that Guerra will remain in Milwaukee through the trade deadline.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports theta a "very real chance" that the White Sox trade closer David Robertson.
He notes the Rangers, Nationals and Indians as three clubs in need of bullpen help who could be interested. If he is moved, Nate Jones could move into the closer's role, making him a nice stash for those speculating on saves.
Daniel Murphy was pulled from Friday's game against the Giants when his leg tightneed up on him in the sixth inning.
It sounds like it's a minor issue and the club called his early exit precautionary. It wouldn't be terribly surprising to see him get an extra day of rest on Saturday however.
Kenta Maeda allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings on Friday but had to settle for a no-decision in the Dodgers' 9-7 victory over the Diamondbacks.
He struck out five batters without issuing any free passes. For the season he has a 3.23 ERA and has fanned exactly one batter per inning. With Clayton Kershaw hurting, the Dodgers are relying heavily on Maeda to lead them into the playoffs.
Zack Godley proved mortal on Friday, allowing three runs in six innings of work in Friday's no-decision effort.
He held the Dodgers to four base hits and two walks. He struck out four in the quality start. He now has an unattractive 5.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Next on tap is a tough matchup versus the Nationals.