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MLB Injury News:
While the Tampa Bay Rays are willing to listen to trade
offers for several of their starting pitchers, they would need to be “overwhelmed”
to trade either right-hander James Shields or left-hander David Price, reports
Jayson Stark of ESPN.
"Oh, they're open to
it," said an official of one team that checked in with the Rays.
"They're open to being overwhelmed."
Stark compared the chances of the Rays trading Shields or
Price to the odds of the tight-budgeted club signing top free agent starter
When teams ask about Shields’ availability, they are
reportedly told they’d need to offer something in the neighborhood of the five-player
package the Rays received from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Matt Garza. Stark
adds that it might take “double that” to pry Price from Tampa Bay.
All things considered, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson
remains “a much more likely candidate to call a moving van,” accor...
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From Jayson Stark:If free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda pitches in the United States next season, it apparently will be for the New York Yankees.
The Yankees are now "very confident" they're going to sign the 37-year-old Kuroda, and believe he will either pitch for them or return to Japan, say agents and clubs that have spoken with them. Meanwhile, other teams...
Jayson Stark of ESPN is hearing from several clubs who are telling him they don’t believe that R.A. Dickey is really on the market — yet.
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