MLB: Rangers interested in Zach Duke

 

Updated Pirates Trade Deadline Chart – new updates on Capps and Sanchez Marc DelPiano, special assistant to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, created a minor stir Thursday night when he showed up at Safeco Field in Seattle for the opener of a four-game series between the Mariners and Texas Rangers. Both teams are potential trade partners as the Mariners are again interested in trading for Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez and shortstop Jack Wilson. The Rangers, meanwhile, would like to trade for one of the Pirates’ left-handed starting pitchers, Zach Duke or Paul Maholm, according to TIOPS baseball Insider John Perrotto. Of the two, the Rangers appear to be eyeing pitcher Zach Duke. The Rangers were among four teams to have scouts in attendance Friday night as Duke pitched a complete game against the defending champs. Duke 8-8, 3.28 era, is having his best season since his rookie year whenRead More »

Pirates trade winds heating up

 

Mariners, Rangers become potential trade partners By John Perrotto – Marc DelPiano, special assistant to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, created a minor stir Thursday night when he showed up at Safeco Field in Seattle for the opener of a four-game series between the Mariners and Texas Rangers. Both teams are potential trade partners as the Mariners are again interested in trading for Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez and shortstop Jack Wilson. The Rangers, meanwhile, would like to trade for one of the Pirates’ left-handed starting pitchers, Zach Duke or Paul Maholm. The Mariners, though, seem like a more logical match for the Pirates.