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Padres trade rumors: 'Still a good chance' Joaquin Benoit is traded

The latest on what the Padres will do at the trade deadline.

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After sending Huston Street to the Angels and Chase Headley to the Yankees, the Padres aren't done selling yet. According to a major league source, there is "still a good chance" that San Diego trades reliever Joaquin Benoit before the trade deadline, as the reliever market is expected to pick up in the near future.

Benoit has been linked to the Tigers, Pirates and Indians, but the Tigers are likely out on him after acquiring Joakim Soria from the Rangers. Pittsburgh has been especially aggressive in the bullpen market, and is definitely a destination to watch on Benoit.

Starter Ian Kennedy is less likely to be dealt, according to a source, who says that there is about a 50/50 chance of a trade. The Yankees and Orioles have been linked to Kennedy in recent weeks, with sources indicating that the Yankees were not being very aggressive in their pursuit as of last weekend.

The most likely Padre to be dealt is Chris Denorfia, who we reported is likely to be moved "sooner rather than later" and is drawing interest from the Mariners, Giants and Blue JaysJoel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mariners and Braves are the teams most interested in acquiring Denorfia, so a trade could get done in the very near future if one of those teams decides to be aggressive in their pursuit of the outfielder.