MLB trade rumor roundup: Red Sox out of Garza sweepstakes, Brewers relievers drawing interest

USA TODAY Sports

Recapping Thursday's trade rumor gossip.

Here's a recap off all the MLB trade rumors that circulated on Thursday:

Red Sox out of Garza sweepstakes?

The Boston Red Sox do not feel "desperate enough" to pay the steep price for Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza, and are "lukewarm" about making a deal, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The Red Sox still need of a starting pitcher, but hope that a healthy Clay Buchholz can give the team a boost. There are still a multiple teams interested in acquiring Garza, if the Cubs decide to move him.

Four teams interested in Brewers relievers

The Milwaukee Brewers have a number of teams interested in a trio of relievers; the Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers all have scouts in Milwaukee, reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. John Axford, Mike Gonzalez and Francisco Rodriguez are the bullpen arms drawing the most interest. The Brewers are shopping all three relievers, so each pitcher may have a new home before the trade deadline.

White Sox expecting 'high-end prospects' for Thornton

The Chicago White Sox are asking teams for "high-end prospects" in return for relief pitcher Matt Thornton, as the team hopes to improve their starting pitching and "talent up the middle," reports Comcast Sportsnet's Dan Hayes. Thornton is due the rest of his $5.5 million contract this season, and has a $1 million buyout for next year. Chicago may need to eat some of the money due to Thornton, or lower their expectations about his potential return.

Marlins 'not motivated' to move Ruggiano

The latest trade rumors surrounding the Miami Marlins involve outfielder Justin Ruggiano, but the team is "not motivated" to move the outfielder, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinal. Ruggiano leads the Marlins with 12 home runs, and is still under team control. The New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates are all searching for outfield depth, but may need to look elsewhere.

More from SB Nation:

Mets won't honor Native Americans to avoid offending Braves

Anna Benson was well-armed, still loves husband

Freddie Freeman, Steve Delabar win All-Star Final Vote

Brisbee: A photographic study of errors

Longread: Brooklyn’s field of broken dreams

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.