Rumor roundup: 4 teams going after Price
Dodgers, Astros among clubs eyeing the 2012 Cy Young winner
It's already been an active trade season, and there could be more high-profile deals completed by Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. FOX Sports, in fact, reported late Wednesday that Detroit ace David Price could be on the move and is being pursued by at least four teams. Here are the latest reports.
• Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reported that the Dodgers, Blue Jays, Giants and Astros are all pursuing the prized left-hander. The Astros and Blue Jays have both already made big splashes this month, with Houston adding Scott Kazmir and Toronto making a blockbuster deal for Troy Tulowitzki.
Price, the 2012 American League Cy Young Award winner, was dealt to Detroit from Tampa Bay on July 31 of last season, and he could be shopped again ahead of becoming a free agent this winter. Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers' president and general manager, said Detroit has to try to switch gears.
"We look at it more as rebooting going into next year," Dombrowksi said Wednesday night.
Detroit could also move Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria, Rajai Davis and Alex Avila, marking the first time the Tigers have been sellers at the Trade Deadline in a decade. But Dombrowki said the Tigers have a solid foundation and he isn't in a rush to make a move for the sake of it.
"We'll only make a trade if we think it makes sense for us," Dombrowski said. "But it gives us a chance to maybe restock our club [after] some of the prospects that we traded away. [We can] get some people that will help us reboot and take it from there."
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports Tweeted on Thursday that the Blue Jays are making a big push for Price.
• The Dodgers, meanwhile, are close to making a couple moves of their own. MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reported Wednesday night that Los Angeles is about to acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse from the Marlins, and they may also add Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan from the Braves. Gurnick hinted on Twitter that this could be a precursor to a move for Price, with Wood as part of the bait.
• The Astros, involved in the Price sweepstakes, may be looking into alternatives. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday that the Astros are talking trade with San Diego about pitchers, a pursuit that could involve closer Craig Kimbrel or starters Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner.