NL West Rumor Mill: 7/30/13
Padres in on Kennedy?
Steve Gilbert of MLB.com says the Padres (Yes, the Padres) and the Angels are among the teams interested in Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy. However, Buster Olney of ESPN notes “probably won’t happen with SD.”
Dodgers New Front Runners for Wilson
Update: According Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Wilson’s deal with the Dodgers is a major league deal. Will be sent to minors on a rehab assignment.
According to Scott Miller of CBS Sports, Wilson has narrowed is decision down to about three or four teams and is in the “offer/counter-offer” stage at this point.
Giants’ Hunter Pence Gathering Interest
Rockies Interested in Cubs’ Gregg
Recently, interest in Cubs closer Kevin Gregg has been very quiet despite the expectation that he will be traded before tomorrow afternoon’s deadline. Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post reports, however, that the Rockies have had interest in the right-hander.
Dbacks Favorites to Land Peavy
– Starks also mentions that the Diamondbacks have made starter Ian Kennedy and closer J.J. Putz available in trades. One exec says the Dbacks “really want to move Kennedy all of a sudden,” apparently to clear money for another move. Trading Kennedy would allow Arizona to clear around $1.4MM.
Will keep updating throughout the day as more rumors and speculation pop-up. Stay tuned.