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Report: Yanks won’t include Joba in a Haren trade

07.24.10 at 9:54 am ET
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Bob Klapisch of The Record tweeted that the Yankees will not include Joba Chamberlain in any potential trade for Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Dan Haren.

Earlier reports suggested the Yankees package for Haren would include Chamberlain along with minor-league pitchers Ivan Nova and Zach McAllister.

Chamberlain has struggled mightily in 2010, posting an ERA of 5.66 in 42 appearances out of the bullpen.

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Report: Paul’s first choice is Orlando

07.24.10 at 9:02 am ET
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According to a report by Chris Broussard of ESPN.com, the Orlando Magic have emerged as the preferred destination for New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul.

Paul is expected to meet with New Orleans brass early next week. The Hornets hope they can make a strong pitch to keep the All-Star, but sources told Broussard that Paul is “fully expected” to present a list of teams that he wishes to be traded to.

The Knicks, Mavericks and Trail Blazers –in addition to the Magic — are believed to be the teams on Paul’s list. The Magic have become the front-runner, sources told Broussard, because of the opportunity to play with center Dwight Howard.

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Yanks, D-Backs ‘not close’

07.23.10 at 6:33 pm ET
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On the same night that Dan Haren‘s teammates pranked the pitcher by cleaning out his locker, the Diamondbacks heavily disputed the idea that they were shipping their prized righty to New York.

“We are not close on a deal with the Yankees,” Diamondbacks president/CEO Derrick Hall told Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona on Friday night.

“And there are some other teams involved that have deals of at least equal value out there,” Magruder added. “I would not categorize the Yankees as a front-runner.”

Earlier in the day, a tweet from Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse indicated the Cardinals were out of the running for Haren and Both Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Bob Klapisch of NorthJersey.com believed the Yankees are in the lead for the right-hander.

Haren is 7-8 with a 4.60 ERA this season for Arizona.

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Gammons: DeJesus to Boston is ‘out the window’

07.23.10 at 4:23 pm ET
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Peter Gammons told The Big Show on Friday afternoon that a rumored David DeJesus-to-the-Red Sox deal is “out the window.” According to Gammons, the Kansas City outfielder, who injured his thumb crashing into the wall on a play against the Yankees in New York on Thursday night, will be out 4-to-6 weeks with the injury and will have surgery on Monday. It was believed that DeJesus had been one of the biggest outfield targets on the trade market, garnering interest from several contending teams, including the Red Sox. DeJesus was hitting .318 when he was injured.

To read more from Gammons’ interview, check the Full Count blog.

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Report: Rays ‘kicking the tires’ on Greinke

07.23.10 at 4:11 pm ET
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Multiple outlets are reporting that the Royals are willing to listen to inquiries about righthander Zack Greinke, with Bright House baseball writer Tom Krasniqi indicating that Tampa Bay is “kicking the tires” on the 26-year-old Greinke, who is the defending American League Cy Young Award winner. Greinke is 6-9 with a 3.59 ERA this season with Kansas City.

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Report: Haren must approve trade to Detroit or Minnesota

07.23.10 at 12:39 pm ET
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The Twins and Tigers had been rumored to be potential suitors for the services of Daimondbacks pitcher Dan Haren, but according to a clause in his contract, Haren must approve a trade to either team before a swap can be made, according to a report by FoxSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi. Haren can list 12 teams on his “no-trade list” and must agree to waive the clause if one of the 12 acquires him. Cincinatti and Tampa Bay are two other destinations on that list. Morosi notes that such clauses tend to be used as bargaining chips, and in the case of Haren, he may use it to get a team to pick up his $15.5 million club option for 2013.

Read More: Dan Haren, Trade deadline,

Reports: DeJesus officially on DL

07.23.10 at 12:24 pm ET
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Multiple reports have emerged that Royals outfielder David DeJesus was put on the 15-day disabled list after injuring his thumb in a collision with the outfield wall in Thursday’s game against the Yankees. DeJesus had been one of the biggest outfield targets on the trade market, garnering interest from several contending teams including the Red Sox. ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney tweeted that he could miss as little as two weeks or as many as six, depending on whether or not the thumb requires surgery. In either scenario, he will be out past the July 31 trading deadline.

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Report: Could Moyer’s injury force Phils to make a trade?

07.23.10 at 10:38 am ET
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It appears now that Jamie Moyer‘s elbow injury, which could put him on the shelf for the rest of the season, could force the Phillies to make a trade for a starting pitcher almost immediately. The injury is said to be worse than the elbow injury that has put J.A. Happ on the disabled list since April. The team had sent Kyle Kendrick down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley because they had claimed they had a trade in the works, and because of that move along with Moyer’s injury, the Phils now find themselves down two quality starting pitchers. Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt and Diamondbacks pitcher Dan Haren have both been listed as Phillies targets on the trade market.

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Report: St. Louis is Oswalt’s first choice

07.23.10 at 10:18 am ET
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If things went the way he wanted, Roy Oswalt would be in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform by August 1, according to a report by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This news from a source who says one team has talked to the Astros about acquiring the righty, who has a no-trade clause, and were told that he would prefer to play for the Cardinals over any other contender. Also, emerging from this report is Houston’s asking price for Oswalt. According to an NL executive, the Astros want “two top prospects, a third minor-league player, and a young player who is ‘major-league ready’” if they’re going to let go out of their star pitcher.

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Report: Haren likely to be dealt

07.23.10 at 10:06 am ET
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The Diamondbacks appear more and more likely by the day to trade starting pitcher Dan Haren, according to a report by the Arizona Republic. The report notes that just last week Arizona was planning to have Haren in their 2011 rotation, but those plans appear to be changing. The asking price for the ace, whose ERA is a run higher than a year ago but does have similar strikeout and walk totals, will be high though as the D’backs look to fill holes on their MLB roster rather than gather prospects for the future. The Yankees, Twins, Phillies and Cardinals have all been mentioned as teams interested in acquiring the righty.

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