Insider Only 1:05 p.m. The Latest Pirates Trade Deadline Buzz

Pirates still talking
Industry sources indicate the Rangers are the only serious suitor for Zach Duke at this time. They know what the Pirates are seeking and the ball is in their court, if they want to make a late run at Duke.
The Angels, Tigers held discussions with the Pirates this morning. The Tigers balked at the Pirates asking price and went into another direction.
The Angels are believed to be focusing on relief pitching and their pursuit of Duke is not believed to be serious.
With less than three hours until the 4:00 p.m. trade deadline, indications are Zach Duke is likely staying put.
Talks with Matt Capps are heating up.
The Pirates remain in discussions with the

Dodgers, Angels, Braves and the Yankees are still kicking the tires on Capps.
Discussions with the Dodgers have been described as serious. The Marlins have backed off for now and the Braves don’t appear to be a serious suitor.

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