Teams can still make deals after July 31, but a player must clear waivers in order to be traded. Here are five likely candidates.
Bret Boone, 2B, Mariners
Rebuilding Seattle is willing to deal him, but his low average (.250) and hefty contract (he's close to vesting for 2005 at $9 million) have lowered his value.
JASON KENDALL, C, Pirates
Pittsburgh would be happy to unload the $35 million remaining on Kendall's contract; after dealing away Paul Lo Duca, the Dodgers need a catcher.
CORY LIDLE, RHP, Reds
Reasonably priced starters rarely clear waivers, but Lidle, who could become a free agent after the season, might. Lidle struggled in July (7.76 ERA) but has postseason experience.
UGUETH URBINA, RHP, Tigers
Urbina, who saved four postseason games for the Marlins last fall, is one of the few established closers on the market.
LARRY WALKER, RF, Rockies
Since returning from a groin injury on June 22, Walker was hitting .323 with six homers. Last week Walker, who is making $12.5 million this year, reportedly snubbed trades to the Marlins and the Rangers, but he has said he'd consider going to another contender.