Around the Majors: Kendall’s about to be traded

1) The Pirates and A’s are reportedly on the brink of a Jason Kendall for Mark Redman and Arthur Rhodes trade. Kendall would need to waive his no trade clause, which he said he would do to go to the A’s.

2) The Pirates traded OF J.D. Davis to the Nationals for OF Antonio Sucre.

Davis has -9 RCAA/.448 OPS in 53 career games, including a .171 SLG, .225 OBA, .396 OPS, -4 RCAA in a career high 25 games in 2004. He had recently been removed from the 40 roster when he was designated for assignment.

3) The Twins signed free agent C Mike Redmond to a 2 year, $1.8 million contract.

After 3 RCAA/.758 OPS and -6 RCAA/.614 OPS seasons, Redmond had a .341 SLG, .315 OBA, .656 OPS, -12 RCAA in 81 games. He’s spent his whole career with the Marlins and has a .710 career OPS, compared to his league average of .780, and -28 RCAA in 485 games.

4) According to the NY Daily News, the Sammy Sosa to the Mets trade talks are falling apart.

5) The Dodgers re-signed manager Jim Tracy to a 2 year contract.

6) The Indians re-signed free agent P Bob Wickman to a 1 year, $2.75 million contract.

After missing the 2003 season, due to Tommy John surgery, Wickman had a 4.25 ERA/1 RSAA in 30 games. He has a 3.70 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and 78 RSAA in 657 games.

7) The Whitesox signed free agent P Kevin Walker to a 1 year, $525,000 contract.

Walker has a 4.45 ERA/-4 RSAA in 113 career games, including a 16.20 ERA/-2 RSAA in 5 games with the 2004 Giants.

8) According to the Miami Herald, the Marlins have made an offer to free agent P Armando Benitez, with his agent saying he’s received “multiple firm offers.”

9) The Indians designated INF John McDonald for assignment.

After -14 RCAA/.614 OPS and -16 RCAA/.538 OPS seasons, McDonald had a .344 SLG, .237 OBA, .581 OPS, -8 RCAA in 66 games. He has a .577 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -42 RCAA in 285 games.

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