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AL East Notes: Rays arms, Orioles prospects

The latest news from around the American League East.

Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

A hot topic of the impending trade deadline has been the Tampa Bay Rays and their plethora of young arms that can be acquired for the right price. Names like Chris Archer, Matt Moore and Jake Odorizzi are just some of the names that have been floated around.

That being said, it appears as though the Rays are very comfortable with keeping all of these young, under control arms till the winter. That would allow them to talk to all 29 teams, instead of only talking to contending teams.

More from around the American League East:

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Baltimore 58-43 — GB

Toronto 57-45 1.5 GB

Boston 55-44 2.0 GB

NY Yankees 52-49 6.0 GB

Tampa Bay 39-61 18.5 GB