One name is likely going to be off the trading block due to an injury. San Diego Padres outfielder Jon Jay is headed to the DL with a broken forearm. Stay tuned to find out how long the time table looks for Jay’s return.
The San Francisco Giants are reportedly interested in the Los Angeles Angels veteran infielder Yunel Escobar, says Jerry Crasnick via Twitter.
Escobar is currently hitting .310 with 3 homers and 20 RBI. He’s also been out of the lineup for a few days due to a bone bruise on his left knee. The Angels are hoping he can avoid a trip to the DL. Giants 3rd baseman Matt Duffy is currently on the DL, but isn’t expected to be our long-term. Escobar could then be moved around in a utility infielder role.
Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick will be a free agent at the end of the season. This makes him a good fit for the Giants says Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
‘The Giants, meanwhile, are on the lookout for an outfielder and they tend to trade for players they can then sign long-term. Reddick would fit the bill in many ways, including the fact he has spent five years in the Bay Area and might be open to remaining; his fun-loving personality would fit in well with the Giants’ clubhouse, too.’
Reddick is being activated today back from his stint on the DL with a broken thumb. Prior to being placed on the DL, Reddick was hitting .322 with 5 homers and 18 RBI.
Athletics are also drawing trade interest in pitcher Sean Doolittle. Doolittle’s interest is likely going to rise if the New York Yankees decide to keep Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, says Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Doolittle currently has a 2.93 ERA, 4 saves, 35 strikeouts and a 1.04 WHIP.