- Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted out today that the Reds are drawing interest from several teams on righty Edinson Volquez. The Dominican native is 5-4 with a 5.93 ERA in 16 starts with the big club this year, although he's currently pitching in the minors with Triple-A Louisville.
- One source close to the Rockies told Jon Morosi of Fox Sports that the chance of Ubaldo Jimenez being dealt is 50/50. Also, Cincinnati was among five other teams scouting his start yesterday versus the Diamondbacks according to SI's Jon Heyman.
- A new name on the trade market has been linked to the Redlegs today in the personnel of the Rays B.J. Upton. This according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
- The Reds are still in the mix - as are several teams - in acquiring coveted Padres closer Heath Bell according to ESPN's Jayson Stark.
- Stark also writes that one executive he spoke to hinted of the possibility of a dark horse like the Reds or Brewers landing Mets OF Carlos Beltran. He also reports that Tampa Bay is no longer likely to trade ace James Shields.