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Padres trade rumors: Houston focused on Tyson Ross

The fire sale in San Diego may be starting very soon.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Houston may be getting close to a deal with the San Diego Padres for some pitching, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. As of last night the talks were "gaining steam", but that nothing was imminent. It appears that Tyson Ross is the guy that Houston is targeting.

With David Price and Cole Hamels off the board, Houston seems to be quickly shifting gears. If it isn't Ross, the Padres have other starting pitching available, including James Shields and Andrew Cashner.

In 127.2 innings this season, Ross has a 3.38 ERA, a 2.89 FIP, and a 9.66 K/9 ratio. He was taken out of his start last night after being hit with a ball on the thigh, but it doesn't appear to be anything serious. Today has gotten off to a quick start, and we're now waiting on Preller to get into the action.