Deadline roundup: Red Sox players in demand

Deadline roundup: Red Sox players in demand

The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline is coming up quickly, as contenders look to bolster their squads for a potential run at October.

From now until the Deadline, we'll be checking in on the trade news around baseball, with help from's reporters. The countdown is underway.

Peavy headed West: Jake Peavy's name has dominated trade talk the past few weeks, and on Saturday, things finally came to a head. The Red Sox sent Peavy to the Giants in exchange for pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree. The Giants also received cash considerations as part of the deal.

The move will bolster a Giants starting rotation that is currently without the services of Matt Cain. The right-hander is sidelined indefinitely with inflammation in his right elbow. It will also help San Francisco in its fight against the Dodgers for the top spot in the National League West.

Peavy is no stranger to the division. Finding more success in the NL during his career, Peavy went 92-68 with a 3.29 ERA in eight seasons with the Padres. While the right-hander went 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA with Boston, allowing an American League-high 20 home runs, he had the lowest amount of run support on the team.

Kemp unlikely to be moved: While plenty of teams have shown interest in Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, including the Red Sox and Mariners, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports the Dodgers aren't anywhere close to a deal and are unlikely to trade him.

The relationship between the team and Kemp remains strained even as Kemp's playing time and numbers improve. One of the biggest issues with Kemp, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, is his less than "smooth" relationship with field staff.

More moves for Boston? As the Red Sox slide continues, it looks like more than just Peavy could be on the move. ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports that the team is considering other trades.

The Dodgers have touched base with the Red Sox regarding Jon Lester, Edes writes, although the talks haven't gone above ground level. Lester talked about the potential of being traded after Boston's 6-4 loss to the Rays on Friday, saying he'd have "no hard feelings".

Left-handed fireballer Andrew Miller has also garnered interest from teams, while the Royals have turned their attention to left fielder Jonny Gomes.

Meanwhile, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Mike Carp has requested a trade. Unhappy with his lack of playing time, Carp spoke with team officials soon after the All-Star break.

Stanton staying in South Beach: It's less than a week from the Trade Deadline, and Giancarlo Stanton still remains unavailable.'s Joe Frisaro writes that clubs continue to contact Miami, but are all hearing the same thing.

In the middle of a successful road trip, the Marlins have turned into a potential buyer at the Deadline. Miami entered play Saturday 7 1/2 games behind the Nationals for the top spot in the NL East.

A starting pitcher is on the team's wish list, but that could change if Brad Hand and Jacob Turner continue to progress. Hand threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Astros on Friday. Turner starts on Sunday in Houston.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.