MLB trade rumors roundup: Reds' relievers drawing interest, Blue Jays lower asking price on J.A. Happ
The 2018 non-waiver trade is less than one week away now, so, between now and then we here are CBS Sports are going to provide a daily — and constantly updated — roundup of the latest trade rumors. We’re also tracking all trades made, big and small, in our trade tracker. And in case you missed it, .
Now for Wednesday’s rumors:
Contenders want Reds’ arms
The Reds could have themselves a busy trade deadline.
Everyone expects them to deal Matt Harvey, but it’s possible they end up moving a few relievers, too. According to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi, the Reds are taking calls on Raisel Iglesias, Amir Garrett, David Hernandez, and Jared Hughes:
Sources say the Rockies, Red Sox, Braves and Phillies are among the teams that have checked with the Reds on a late-inning bullpen group that includes Raisel Iglesias, Amir Garrett, David Hernandez and Jared Hughes.
Morosi notes that the Reds aren’t interested in moving Garrett, but that the others are in play. On a related note, Garrett offers the most remaining team control.
Red Sox add Eovaldi
Jays lower ask on Happ
The Blue Jays continue to shop around a number of veterans, and it seems like they’re getting more serious about making a move.
According to SNY’s Andy Martino, the Jays have lowered their asking price on left-handed starter J.A. Happ. Previously, the Jays had been asking for one of teams’ top three prospects:
It’s not clear what the Jays are asking for now, but it makes sense as part of the negotiation process.
Happ, by the way, could be the best starter moved at the deadline. Despite some recent struggles, he has an established track record as an above-average starter. The Yankees are the team most commonly tied to him.
Astros won’t move top prospects
The Astros aren’t expected to make too much noise at the deadline — they just don’t have much in the way of roster holes to fill. And, as a result, they aren’t likely to move any of their top prospects, per Jayson Stark of The Athletic: