Baseball's second trade deadline is approaching quickly, and several teams are still looking to unload players, many with big contracts, that they do not see as key pieces for their future. Here are several bigger names that could still be on the move.
There have been plenty of rumors about the Phillies second baseman being on the move this month, even if the latest reports are that he won't be going anywhere. Utley is hitting just .213/.282/.332 with five home runs in 244 at bats for the Phillies, but brings with him a track record of success and postseason experience. He can also play second base, first base, or DH for an AL team. However, the 36-year-old has three more vesting options on his contract at $15 million each which is not something Philadelphia wants on its books as it undergoes a rebuild.
Reyes went to the Rockies as part of the Troy Tulowitzki trade in order to help offset the financial burden for the Blue Jays and to clear a spot in the lineup for Tulowitzki. However, the 32-year-old does not appear to be a part of Colorado's long-term plans, as the Rockies have middle infield prospects Cristhian Adames and Trevor Story waiting in the wings at Triple-A. Reyes could provide speed and production at the plate for any contender lacking at shortstop.
Another veteran with postseason experience, Garza has struggled for Milwaukee this season, with a 4.98 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP in 135⅔ innings this season. That production marks a sharp drop from 2014, when Garza had a 3.64 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Garza is set to make $38 million over the next three seasons, which could be a very good price if he can return to his pre-2015 form.