Astros Will Not Trade Valverde

7:30pm: Ed Wade assured reporters today that Valverde will not be traded.

11:04am: According to Ken Rosenthal, the Astros are willing to trade Miguel Tejada.  Teams are interested in him as a shortstop and third baseman.  Rosenthal figures the Twins, Dodgers, Giants, and Angels could be matches.  He adds that the Astros realize they’d have to eat some of Tejada’s $13MM for ’09.  Richard Justice figures it’d require eating at least half.

Rosenthal says the Astros are not inclined to trade closer Jose Valverde. And Justice figures Ty Wigginton could be tough to move as his salary climbs toward $10MM.

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