Olney’s Latest: Bell, Washburn, Martinez

Buster Olney at ESPN with a few updates on trade chatter today:

  • The Padres are fielding all sorts of calls on Heath Bell. Of the dozen or so interested, the Marlins have probably been the most aggressive.
  • Talks have still gone on with the Red Sox about Adrian Gonzalez, but "no significant progress" has been made. The Pads will likely want Clay Buchholz among "four or five of the best and brightest" prospects in the Sox system.
  • The Mariners are listening to offers for Jarrod Washburn, but not dangling him. There are also indications they're trying to "reach an understanding" on a contract extension.
  • The Sox are definitely in the mix for Victor Martinez, but they're busy scouring the league for various needs.

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