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Last call

• Roenicke said general manager Doug Melvin has been providing regular updates on trade talks and even solicited Roenicke's opinion.

"We've talked about what I think needs to stay here and help us in different areas, and who I'm OK with if there was a move," Roenicke said. "We get accused sometimes down here of worrying about tomorrow, and their job [in the front office] is to worry about next year and the year after. I understand that."

Melvin has been fielding calls on relievers, including John Axford, Jim Henderson and Francisco Rodriguez, and starting pitchers, including Yovani Gallardo. The deadline for teams to trade players without having to pass them through waivers is 3 p.m. CT on July 31.

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