The latest out of the National League East..
- Mets assistant GM John Ricco says the club is still in the market for a reliever and backup catcher, and projects the Mets making a "small" move before the trade deadline, tweets Mike Puma of the New York Post.
- Several Nationals officials have made the trip with the club to Milwaukee as the deadline nears, writes Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. While it would seem that the Nats are in need of an infielder, Washington manager Davey Johnson believes that the club can fill the gap internally.
- New Dodgers reliever Randy Choate says that it's unfair of Marlins players to blame Hanley Ramirez for the team's struggles thus far, writes Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. The left-hander was sent to Los Angeles along with Ramirez this week.