4:45 p.m. Eastern
-Pittsburgh “is motivated to move” starter Kevin Correia, according to Jerry Crasnick.
4:20 p.m. Eastern
-Josh Johnson would prefer to go to the Rangers, Angels or Dodgers, Jerry Crasnick reports.
-Ken Rosenthal: Oakland is looking for a 3B or a SS. Yunel Escobar and Stephen Drew are possibilities. *The Dodgers are looking at Ryan Dempster and another hitter like Shane Victorino or Hunter Pence.
3:30 p.m. Eastern
-The Dodgers are optimistic about acquiring Ryan Dempster, Jayson Stark reports.
-Minnesota will try to trade Carl Pavano and Matt Capps in August, Joel Sherman reports.
-The Yankees, A’s and Nationals are teams to watch for Marco Scutaro, according to Troy Renck.
-The Indians are looking to get longer-term pieces than Shane Victorino, Buster Olney says,
2:25 p.m. Eastern
-Jayson Stark: The Rangers, Angels, White Sox, Braves, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Dodgers and at least four other teams are interested in Zack Greinke. With Josh Johnson and James Shields likely staying, Francisco Liriano’s inconsistency and Ryan Dempster likely going to the Dodgers, Greinke is clearly the top choice. Texas, Chicago, Anaheim and Atlanta are likely the final four for Greinke. *Watch out for the Yankees and Marco Scutaro. *San Diego may want a “Mat Latos-like” package for Chase Headley. *Philadelphia wants a young setup man plus an OF or 3B for Shane Victorino. Setup men that have been addressed include Brad Lincoln of Pittsburgh, Wade Davis of the Rays, Cleveland’s Vinny Pestano and Cincinnati’s Logan Ondrusek. *Every Astro except Jose Altuve is available. *Cleveland and St. Louis are surprise teams interested in James Shields. *The Angels are looking for someone to take Vernon Wells.
1:45 p.m. Eastern
-Baltimore’s wish list, according to Jon Heyman: A starter like Francisco Liriano or Bartolo Colon and a hitter like Chase Headley, Placido Polanco or Brian LaHair. *The Angels, Blue Jays, Yankees and Red Sox also have interest in Liriano.
-Kansas City wants young pitchers close to the major leagues in exchange for Jonathan Broxton.
-The Mets released Miguel Batista.
12:55 p.m. Eastern
-Milwaukee designated George Kottaras for assignment, according to Tom Haudricourt, which means he’ll almost certainly be traded before the deadline.
-Danny Knobler confirms the Dodgers’ interest in James Shields.
12:40 p.m. Eastern
-Tampa Bay wants more than Peter Bourjos in return for James Shields, Jon Paul Morosi reports.
11:15 a.m. Eastern
-The Angels, Rangers and Dodgers are interested in James Shields, Danny Knobler reports. Anaheim would base a package around Peter Bourjos. Los Angeles still would like Ryan Dempster and Texas also has interest in Zack Greinke and Josh Johnson. *Knobler adds that Tampa Bay is willing to move any pitcher but David Price and Matt Moore.
-Jon Paul Morosi talked to a source who believes Greinke will be traded before Dempster.
9:05 a.m. Eastern
-Milwaukee is taking calls on Zack Greinke, Tom Haudricourt reports. The Rangers, Angels and Braves are the clubs showing the most interest. Randy Wolf, Francisco Rodriguez and George Kottaras are also available. The Brewers would have to be “bowled over” by an offer to trade Corey Hart or Aramis Ramirez. Milwaukee likes prospects Martin Perez and Justin Grimm. Atlanta could offer Mike Minor, Randall Delgado or Julio Teheran, while the Angels could offer Garrett Richards, Peter Bourjos or CJ Cron. The White Sox, Orioles, Dodgers, Nationals, Blue Jays and Red Sox are other outside suitors. *Milwaukee wants young pitchers in return for Greinke, but Jon Heyman says they could be aiming too high. They reportedly asked Baltimore about top SS prospect Manny Machado.
-With leverage lost, the Cubs have told team they’ll allow a window for teams interested in Ryan Dempster to negotiate a contract extension, Tim Brown reports.
-Cincinnati has interest in Denard Span, who could bring back a couple of prospects to Minnesota.
-Tampa Bay probably won’t move James Shields, Jayson Stark reports.
-San Diego is trying to re-sign Huston Street, Jon Heyman reports.
4:45 p.m. Eastern