Around the Majors: Trade rumorby Lee Sinins
February 02, 2005
1) According to the Arizona Republic, one of the Diamondbacks's general partners says a trade for a CF could be made today, with the paper reporting that Eric Byrnes and Mike Cameron are the candidates.
2) According to the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles are still interested in Diamondbacks P Javier Vazquez, but the Diamondbacks aren't interested in talking about him.
3) The Devil Rays re-signed P Jesus Colome to a 1 year, $600,000 contract, to avoid salary arbitration.
After 8.27 ERA/-17 RSAA and 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Colome had a 3.27 ERA/5 RSAA in 33 games. He has a 4.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -6 RSAA in 149 games.
4) The Redsox nonroster invitees to spring training--1B Dave McCarty, INFs Dave Berg, Tim Hummel and Kenny Perez, OFs Chip Ambres, George Lombard, Billy McMillon, and Simon Pond, Cs Jeff Bailey and Shawn Wooten and Ps Josias Manzanillo, Jeremi Gonzalez, Scott Cassidy, Jack Cressend, Kris Wilson and Jason Kershner.
5) The Orioles signed P Horacio Estrada to a minor league contract.
Estrada, who hasn't appeared in the majors since 2001, has a 7.50 ERA/-11 RSAA in 15 career games.
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