• According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, David Price's agent, Bo McKinnis, told him Price would not sign a long-term deal if he were traded to the Mariners. However, Price would consider signing an extension with other clubs, which he did not specify.
• Oakland GM Billy Beane complimented Andrew Friedman when he offered him as an example after noting: "You have some mid-market teams with some smart people running them."
• Joe Maddon was asked if he had a gut feeling regarding whether Price would be traded or not, and he likened the situation to last year when the Rays traded James Shields to the Royals.
"I really didn't think Shields was going anywhere, I did not," Maddon said. "So I don't know. ... You hear about all this stuff is going down, but it takes two to dance and you don't know how serious the other side is. And if they're not going to match up, it's ridiculous, don't do it. ... Of course, you have to get that great return if you're going to do it right now."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.