The latest news, rumors, and updates around MLB --
- The Pirates acquired minor-league RHP Steven Jackson from the Reds for a player to be named later.
- Jayson Stark writes that the Padres appear to be "gearing up to jump the market by being the first on their block to sell attractive pieces like Heath Bell and Ryan Ludwick."
- Buster Olney tweets that the Phillies are asking around for bullpen help, and one name to keep an eye on is the Padres' Heath Bell.
- Braves OF Joe Mather opted for free agency after clearing waivers.