Latest on market for outfielders not named Marlon Byrd

Alex RiosIn early July, Sandy Alderson talked to WFAN about contacting teams looking to acquire hitters, under contract beyond next season, who would add offense, but not cost top prospects.


10:00 pm: The Pirates remain interested in Nate Schierholtz (Bruce Levine, ESPNChicago). Its more than likely Schierholtz gets moved before the deadline (Olney, ESPN) as he is now considered the most likely player to be moved by the Cubs (Rogers, ESPN Chicago).

7:20 pm: The Yankees have interest in White Sox OF Alex Rios (Merkin, MLB.com) or not (Olney, ESPN). In either case, he said he might reject the deal (ESPN.com). The White Sox may (Kaplan, CSN Chicago) or may not (Heyman, CBS Sports) be getting close on a deal that sends Rios to the Pirates.

6:11 pm: The Brewers are not going to trade OF Norichika Aoki, says the team’s GM (Haudricort, Journal-Sentinel).

4:15 pm: Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton remains unavailable, a team executive said (Morosi, FoxSports). The Red Sox will do whatever it takes to acquire Stanton (Frisaro, MLB.com). However, there is still no indication the Marlins intend to move him before Wednesday’s deadline (MLB Trade Rumors).