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Baltimore and San Diego are discussing a trade that would send Melvin Upton to the Orioles:
Over 90 games this season, Upton is batting .260/.309/.448 with 16 home runs and 44 RBIs. He is batting .259 since joining the Padres and is a career .245 hitter known for his power.
Baltimore, already without Hyun Soo Kim, recently placed Joey Rickard on the disabled list and could be searching for outfield help as a result.
After improving their bullpen, the Cubs have expressed interest in Josh Reddick.
The White Sox are fielding offers for Chris Sale, but it seems a deal is rather unlikely.
Arizona has struggled this season, and Chip Hale might be fired as a result.
Look, I don’t know much about Chip Hale as a manager, but I know he was highly regarded when he took the job at the start of 2015. He had paid his dues as a minor league manager and as a major league coach. He was respected around the game. Here’s what I do know: What has happened to the Diamondbacks in 2016 is not his fault and to fire him now would be an injustice.
New York is seeking relief help and is interested in Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress.
Jeremy Hellickson isn’t the only Phillies player drawing interest before the deadline.
Bad news for Baltimore’s outfield:
Rickard out 4-6 weeks. No surgery.— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) July 23, 2016
Atlanta signed another catcher:
Source: Braves signing catcher Michael McKenry to minor-league deal.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 23, 2016
A Melvin Upton trade is coming:
Sources: Padres are telling teams they're getting close to dealing Melvin Upton Jr. May ultimately be posturing, but that's their tack now.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 23, 2016
Washington wants a top reliever, but not at the expense of a top prospect:
Best Nats trade info: They want in on Chapman. Others very interested. Won't give up Giolito, Turner, Robles, Lopez.— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) July 22, 2016
Miami is seeking left-handed relief help:
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