Sources tell ESPN's Adam Rubin that the Mets are more likely to acquire a reliever than a starting pitcher at the trade deadline.
Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Ryan Buchter is "seemingly in line for the closer role" with the Padres following the trade of Fernando Rodney.
After taking over with the Padres down 7-3 in the ninth, Ryan Buchter was lit up for five runs in one-third of an inning by the Orioles on Wednesday.
Padres manager Andy Green said Ryan Buchter will serve as the primary setup man for closer Fernando Rodney.
With Fernando Rodney unavailable, Ryan Buchter worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers on Thursday for his first save.
Padres purchased the contract of LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A El Paso.
Padres signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.
Cubs signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.
Dodgers released LHP Ryan Buchter.
Dodgers signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract.
Braves sent LHP Ryan Buchter outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves optioned LHP Ryan Buchter to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves recalled LHP Ryan Buchter from Triple-A Gwinnett.