Knobler On Rodriguez, Sanchez, Infante

The latest notes and rumors from Danny Knobler of…

  • The Brewers hoped to market Francisco Rodriguez to teams seeking bullpen help, but that may be difficult given the right-hander’s recent struggles and $8MM salary. "Good luck to them," one scout told Knobler.
  • The Tigers view Anibal Sanchez as a true rental player, Knobler writes (all Twitter links). They see the right-hander as a middle-of-the-rotation starter, but felt they didn’t have a strong chance of acquiring a true top-of-the-rotation starter this summer. The Tigers proposed the trade for Sanchez and Omar Infante last week.
  • It now appears likely that trade candidate Edinson Volquez will stay in San Diego, Jon Heyman of reports. The Padres intend to keep Volquez, who drew trade interest this summer, according to Heyman.