The latest from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com..
- Rival GMs tell tell Heyman that the Angels have made left-hander C.J. Wilson available, causing some to wonder if they might be trying to set up a run at a bigger pitcher via free agency or trade. The Angels have suggested they aren’t inclined to eat any of his $18MM annual salary and it’s pretty hard to see a deal coming together if they stick to that position. If they’re able to move Wilson, however, that could open the door for the likes of James Shields or Max Scherzer.
- People familiar with Troy Tulowitzki’s thinking believe that he’d only have interest in leaving the Rockies for about a half-dozen clubs, writes Heyman. That list is believed to include the Yankees (who filled their shortstop need last week), Dodgers, Angels, Giants, possibly the Cardinals, and one or two others. Still, owner Dick Monfort has suggested to inquiring teams that 30-year-old is not available.
- The Braves have interest in Stephen Drew as a possibility at second base, according to Heyman. The Yankees, Mets and A’s are among other teams that have been tied to the 31-year-old, though the Bombers now seem less likely after acquiring Didi Gregorius.