Injuries could increase deadline activity
July, 25, 2010
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com
There is a lot of talk going on right now between teams, a lot of conversation about a lot of players, one GM said Saturday night. While there could be a flurry of trades before the July 31 deadline, a lot of what is being talked about is being shaped by injuries.
1. The Detroit Tigers' primary focus had seemed to be acquiring a starting pitcher, and they have had conversations with the Arizona Diamondbacks about Dan Haren and with the Chicago Cubs about Ted Lilly. But then, in what appeared to be a benign slide, Magglio Ordonez broke his ankle -- and a few innings later, Carlos Guillen strained a calf. As manager Jim Leyland said, the Tigers will have to revamp everything.