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MLB trade rumors: Shohei Ohtani will stay with Angels until deadline, but Yankees, Padres made 'serious' offer

The 2022 MLB trade deadline is Tuesday (August 2) at 6:00 PM ET, giving teams 36 hours to address their needs and improve their rosters for a stretch run. less than We’ve already seen some big name deals, but surely more are on the way.

Here are the rumors of the Monday trading deadline.

Angels will keep Ohtani despite Yankees’ ‘serious’ interest, details

The Yankees, Padres and White Sox were among the teams that recently made inquiries about Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, but the Angels won’t move him ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, according to Jon Heyman. decided to Heyman says those teams have made “serious” offers for his incumbent AL MVP.

Heyman says Angels owner Arte Moreno doesn’t want Ohtani to be traded, even if he could qualify for free agency after next season. Elaborating on why Moreno could be the biggest hurdle to Ohtani’s trade, he wrote:

It’s easy to see why Moreno would fight back. He has spent a lot of money on the Angels over the years without much in return. The Angels have changed players, managers and general managers without much success. Moreno remains the same. At some point, being the constant face of failure must affect one’s ego. I will admit that I never found a way to make a winner, despite the fact that

The Yankees then made another move, acquiring reliever Scott Efros from the Cubs in exchange for pitching prospects.

The Guardians entered Monday with a 52-49 record, 1.5 games behind the final wild card spot in the American League. They contacted track and field catcher Sean Murphy to discuss at least a plate upgrade.

CBS Sports ranked Murphy as one of the best players that could be acquired this summer, stating:

Murphy will remain under the team’s control until the 2025 season, but the A’s have some reason to move him more than necessary. For one, the Shea Langeliers are ready and waiting in Triple-A. Alternatively, if you want to simplify your roster and cut costs, you can go all-in. Whenever the A’s get serious about Murphy’s move, he’ll be a hot commodity.He has his 1,000-plus plate appearances in the big leagues, is an above-average hitter, and his stick seems to have more power than is recognized in-game. Earlier this season, he hit 114 mph. That puts him in the neighborhood of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.The kicker is that Murphy doesn’t have to hit as much as he has to be a valuable player. He’s a great defender, performing well in all the categories that matter most: framing, throwing and staff handling. He offers all kinds of offensive value, not to mention excellent offensive value for the backstop, which makes him a great asset.

According to Meisel, Oakland insist they are in no hurry to move Murphy because he has dominated the team for years. increase.

Astros interested in Che, Vazquez

The Astros have one of the safest division leads in baseball. That hasn’t stopped them from pursuing upgrades at first base and catcher. reported to be interested in both.

Choi, who became a free agent after the 2023 season, has a .257/.355/.415 (125 OPS+) thrashline in 75 games. Given that the Rays are now his second wild card his team in the AL and may use the offense, it’s unclear how serious the Rays are taking his transfer.

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A free agent at the end of the season, Vazquez has batted .282/.327/.432 (108 OPS+) in the first 84 games of the season. He’s also traditionally known as an above-average defender, but according to Statcast’s framing his metrics, he’s been below par this season for whatever it’s worth.

The Astros are also known to be interested in Nationals first baseman Josh Bell and Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras.