ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 24: Jeff Niemann #34 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the game on September 24, 2011 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Charles Sonnenblick/Getty Images)
Here are some news, notes, rumors and links from around the American League east division. Take a look below.
- Britt Ghiroli from MLB.com says that the Baltimore Orioles are involved in at least three currently active trade talks around the MLB.
- Ghiroli also says that the Orioles top priority is relief pitching, but if they get Kyle McLellan they might use him in some starting capacity.
- Marc Topkin from the Tampa Bay Times says that the Tampa Bay Rays could look to trade Jeff Niemann for a catcher like Geovanny Soto or Kurt Suzuki.
- Peter Gammons from MLB Network lists potential candidates for Roy Oswalt and does not mention the Boston Red Sox who had made an offer for him.
- Marc Normandin from Over the Monster, SBNation's Boston Red Sox blog, takes a look at how right handed pitcher John Maine could help the Red Sox bullpen after the signing was scoffed at.