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ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that Tyson Ross has become the Blue Jays' "top trade target."

The issue, however, is how eager the Padres are to move him given his skill level and the fact that he's under team control through 2017. San Diego is also listening on James Shields, Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy and they'd surely prefer to trade any of those three over Ross. The Jays have also been connected to Jeff Samardzija, Mike Leake and others.
Jul 29 - 3:45 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Astros are "monitoring the relief market" and have discussed Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit and Francisco Rodriguez.

It doesn't sound like they're close to anything, but it appears the Astros are interested in adding to what has been a very good bullpen. Of the three aforementioned relievers, only Benoit could be a free agent after the season (he has an $8 million club option for 2016).

James Shields allowed three runs in seven innings, taking a loss on Tuesday versus the Mets.

Shields allowed a two-run home run to Lucas Duda in the first inning, then got his act together and kept the Mets scoreless the rest of the way. He took the mound to begin the eighth, but allowed a leadoff double to Juan Lagares before being lifted. Shawn Kelly then allowed a two-run home run to Curtis Granderson. Shields yielded seven hits overall, walked none, and struck out four. A candidate to be moved by the July 31 trade deadline, the right-hander has a 3.77 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 148/47 K/BB ratio over 133 2/3 innings. He'll match up with the Marlins in Miami next.
Jul 28 - 9:41 PM

Wil Myers (wrist) won't take swings for the next 5-6 days.

But the good news is that his lingering wrist discomfort is just a part of some general soreness that is expected after any procedure. Myers underwent went wrist surgery in mid-June and is out indefinitely. He was supposed to be back in mid-August.
Jul 28 - 4:47 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, some teams believe James Shields would go unclaimed on waivers in August.

The reason being is that Shields still three years and $65 million on his contract. While the veteran right-hander could be traded by Friday's trade deadline, a deal could still happen in August.
Jul 28 - 10:52 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Craig Kimbrel's name "has at least surfaced" in the Padres' trade talks with the Yankees.

As Heyman notes, it's hard to see a fit given that the Yankees already have a dynamic 1-2 punch with Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller at the back-end of their bullpen. They would seem likelier to add one of the starters the Padres are shopping, with Heyman saying the Bombers "are investigating most starters and relievers on the market."
Jul 27 - 11:18 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "hottest" on Craig Kimbrel.

The Nats have also been linked to Aroldis Chapman, as they appear determined to land an elite closer despite Drew Storen's fine season. Rosenthal adds that the Padres asked for Trea Turner (who they traded to Washington over the winter) from the Nationals in trade talks but were told it wouldn't happen.
Jul 27 - 10:35 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Tyson Ross has been the "focus" of the Cubs' trade talks with the Padres.

The Padres appear willing to trade anyone from their rotation, but Ross would probably be the least likely to be dealt since he's under team control through 2017. The Cubs have also expressed interest in Ian Kennedy and there's been some speculation that they could consider James Shields.
Jul 27 - 10:03 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs are interested in Will Venable.

They would probably be viewing Venable as more of a fourth outfielder, although he could get a good amount of playing time in left field. Venable is slated to hit free agency this winter.
Jul 27 - 6:36 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Orioles and Padres have discussed a trade that would send Justin Upton to Baltimore.

The O's have been one of the clubs connected to Upton previously. However, Stark also notes that the deal could be expanded to include Andrew Cashner or Tyson Ross. It's unclear at this point how close something might be to getting done. The Orioles have been mentioned as a possible seller, but they sit just 3.5 games out of a Wild Card spot and this rumor would seem to indicate that they have no plans to give up on a playoff run.
Jul 27 - 4:19 PM

Tyson Ross has drawn interest from the Blue Jays, Astros, Dodgers, and Rangers, reports CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Heyman calls Ross "an extremely popular man on the trade market," and rightly so. The 28-year-old right-hander is under contractual control through 2017 and boasts a 3.05 ERA and 9.2 K/9 in 318 1/3 innings since the beginning of the 2014 season. It's going to take a big return for the Padres to give him up, but it does sound like they're listening.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 1:18 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres are shopping Jedd Gyorko "hard."

Gyorko is batting just .212/.279/.333 in 652 plate appearances since the beginning of the 2014 season. That's right around the time he signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Padres coming off a 2013 campaign in which he tallied 23 home runs and 63 RBI. The 26-year-old second baseman probably isn't going to draw much interest on his own, but maybe the Friars can throw him into a package with one of their more attractive trade chips.
Jul 27 - 10:05 AM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Nationals and Blue Jays are among the teams looking into acquiring Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Washington and Toronto have also been linked to Jonathan Papelbon and Aroldis Chapman. It's a market flush with late-inning relief help, with Tyler Clippard, Francisco Rodriguez, and Jim Johnson also being dangled publicly ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Kimbrel has been his usual dominant self after a shaky first few months in a Padres uniform, boasting a 2.75 ERA and 55/15 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 total innings along with 29 saves.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 9:22 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Padres are pushing hard to deal some of their large contracts before the trade deadline.

The team is already likely to move impending free agents Justin Upton, Will Venable and Ian Kennedy, but according to league sources they're trying everything they can to move James Shields, Andrew Cashner and Craig Kimbrel as well. Look for A.J. Preller to be a very busy man this week.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 10:35 PM

Justin Upton clobbered his 16th home run of the season on Sunday, powering the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Marlins.

Upton got the scoring started with his solo blast off Marlins starter Mat Latos in the second inning. He also singled and walked in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3, raising his season slash to .251/.330/.429 to go along with 16 homers and 50 RBI.
Jul 26 - 7:02 PM


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