Saints shopping RB Pierre Thomas and WR Lance Moore to other teams, per sources, and even could be open to trading RB Darren Sproles also.
Wow. The Saints can't be thinking of blowing up their offense, can they? Moore is a Drew Brees favorite, but he's simply not a consistent threat. Sproles is a nice player to have, but the fact is that Thomas can catch the ball very well out of the bakcfield and he's about five times the all-around back that Sproles is. It will be interested to see what happens, especially in the backfield, since Mark Ingram finally showed some nice work late in the year. ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Indians recalled Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.
With the trade of Brandon Moss to the Cardinals the Indians have called up their once promising prospect Chisenhall to add some depth off the bench. Consistency has been Chisenhall's biggest issue during his stints in the majors as he flashes the ability that would make him a solid middle of the order bat but eventually expand his strike zone and ultimately rack up the strikeouts. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Joakim Soria has been traded to the Pirates.
The Pirates already have the NL saves leader in Mark Melancon so Soria figures to move into the setup role for the Pirates. As for the Tigers closer situation owners will have to wait for an official announcement but Alex Wilson has been their most effective reliever this season and could be first in line. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Brandon Beachy is scheduled to pitch Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Beachy's first stint with the Dodgers didn't fare too well this season, so he is going to head back to Triple-A and look to continue building arm strength in hope of regaining his form. The Dodgers have added two starting pitchers prior to the trade deadline, so barring injury, it doesn't appear that Beachy will be helping the big league club in a starting role anytime soon. Analysis: David Kerr