Pirates have shown interest in two Phillies pitchers, A.J. Burnett and Antonio Bastardo.
The Pirates are a team that reek of desperation to make the playoffs and courting these pitchers is a desperation move. There isn't real news here, until one of these teams actually makes a trade.ANALYST: Mark Kaplan
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons.
To borrow one from Adam Carolla: Sssssssssssssssssssssshocking. Gonzalez has managed just 717 plate appearances combined in the last two years, and fantasy owners are all too familiar with his health woes. When healthy in the last two seasons, he's struck out a fair bit more than he ever has before, so we can longer treat CarGo as a top option when healthy. There's definitely upside, but it's hard to imagine him reaching it. Analysis: Brett Talley