Olney On Rafael Soriano, Crisp, Harden

Rumor nuggets from ESPN's Buster Olney, in his morning blog post…

  • Olney writes of indications that Rafael Soriano will request a trade from the Braves, as GM Frank Wren suggested before the player accepted arbitration.  J.C. Bradbury credits Soriano's agent Peter Greenberg for finding a way around draft pick compensation.  MLB.com's Mark Bowman does not think it will be difficult to trade Soriano, though Joel Sherman tweets that the Yankees are not interested.
  • Olney has about six teams seriously interested in center fielder Coco Crisp, with a $3-4MM price range being bandied about.
  • The Red Sox "do not have serious interest in Rich Harden," Olney reports.

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