Posted: Wednesday March 28, 2007 9:44AM; Updated: Wednesday March 28, 2007 11:25AM
There is a lot of July talk again about the Red Sox trading Manny Ramirez, and the buzz becomes louder with Seattle considering moving free-agent-to-be Ichiro Suzuki.
The Orioles are considering a deal for Royals outfielder Reggie Sanders, according to a team source. The Royals have asked for pitchers Kurt Birkins or Brian Burres in return for Sanders.
The Mets on Tuesday inquired about the availability of Orioles reliever Todd Williams, according to a baseball source.
The Rockies expressed interest in recently optioned knuckleballer Charlie Haeger after watching him pitch three scoreless innings in a "B" game Sunday against them.
Byung-Hyun Kim's chance of going to the A's nosedived with Joe Kennedy's strong outing Tuesday.
The Phillies continue shopping for a late-inning reliever, eyeing Toronto and the White Sox for help.
The Rangers are expected to add right-hander Jamey Wright to the roster today, all but insuring he'll be on the club on opening day and the most likely fifth starter.
With prospect Ryan Braun waiting in the wings, the Brewers have no intention of exercising Corey Koskie's option. Koskie returned to Minnesota to continue physical therapy in an effort to recover from post-concussion syndrome. Manager Ned Yost said it was too frustrating for Koskie to remain with the team until the end of camp.
Carl Pavano completed his spring training without adding to the list of injuries that had sidelined him for 21 months. If he stays healthy, he is expected to be the Yankees' opening day starter.
Angels pitchers Jered Weaver and Bartolo Colon continued their strong comebacks from injury, appearing in games for the first time this spring.
Lastings Milledge's right hand contusion didn't improve yesterday. The Mets outfielder is still trying to make the team to start the season, but he said that he hasn't heard anything from the Mets about his status.
Mark Prior's start Wednesday will be his last in a Cubs uniform for quite a while. Manager Lou Piniella confirmed Tuesday that Wade Miller has sewn up the fifth starter's spot, leaving no room for Prior on the 25-man roster.
Coco Crisp has the backing of management, despite lingering questions because of an injury-plagued debut season in Boston and a slow start this spring.
Red Sox pitcher Matt Clement (recovering from shoulder surgery) will stay in Florida for a month or two. He's throwing from 60 feet now and will throw from 75 feet next week. He hopes to be pitching to hitters after the All-Star break.