Jay Bruce and Others Possibly Moving to New Team as Deadline Approaches

Jay Bruce the right fielder for the Cincinnati Reds has been a possible player that will change teams as the trade deadline approaches.

Bruce had two disappointing seasons prior to this season. He currently has a batting average of .271. On Monday, he hit two home runs against San Francisco and hit No. 24 on the season Tuesday night. The National League All-Star now has 78 RBIs, which is tied for the lead in the NL.

Not only is he considered one of the best hitters that is available, but also he has a club option for next season of $13 million. No one is surprised that Cincinnati wants a top prospect for the right fielder.

News reports said that the Indians, Giants and Dodgers are among the interested teams in Bruce.

Andrew Cashner could be leaving the San Diego Padres. Talks are progressing for a trade that will move the right-hander from San Diego but where he would going is still unknown.

Rumors around the league have Cashner winding up with Toronto, Miami, Texas or even the Astros, as each of those teams have been involved with the pitcher in the past.

Cashner, who is 29, has a record this season of 4-7 with an ERA of 4.76 in his 16 starts for San Diego.

Cashner will be a free agent at the end of this season. He pitched very well a couple of seasons ago finishing 15-16 with an ERA of 2.87 in 45 starts across two seasons but since has become inconsistent.

Cashner turned in three strong starts in July, but has not pitched at the level many had thought he could.

New York has already moved Aroldis Chapman their closer but the Yankees might not yet be done with their dealing as they look to the future.

The Yankees are considering looking at both buying and selling players, and adding starting pitching.

The Yankees have a number of pieces they could sell which are highlighted by Carlos Beltran the veteran designated hitter and Andrew Miller the lefty out of the bullpen.

Beltran will be a free agent when the season ends and Miller is signed for two more years.

Miller is paid $9 million per season and could net a big deal in return if the Yankees keep him for two more seasons. The Yankees have a number of strong young players to build around in Didi Gregorius their shortstop, Starlin Castro at second base and Greg Bird their first baseman who is currently injured.

In addition, in the minors is Gary Sanchez a catcher and Aaron Judge an outfielder who are top prospects for the team.

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