[Update] The Yankees are no longer in the Adam Dunn sweepstakes, and have now turned their attention to Lance Berkman. Richard Justice says the Rays are also interested in Berkman. Meanwhile, Jon Heyman says White Sox are trying to get Dunn without trading Edwin Jackson, but Bob Nightengale reports that Jackson is part of the package being offered to the Nationals.
[Update] Big League Stew reports (via Twitter)that the White Sox sent out an email to their fans announcing the Jackson trade and brings up a good question: “Would they do that if he’s destined for the Piazza-Marlins treatment (about to be flipped to another team)?” So maybe the Rays are still players for Adam Dunn.
[Update] Edwin Jackson has been traded again. This time he is going from the D-Backs to the White Sox. This is important to the Rays, because some believe Jackson could be dealt again, going to the Nationals for Adam Dunn. Of course, the Rays have been considered the favorites to land Dunn. [SI.com]
[9:30am] We have heard and read a lot of rumors involving the Rays. If there is a player that is going to be traded, the one name that makes the most sense on the big league roster is Wade Davis. He is also tonight’s scheduled starting pitcher. Therefore, even though the trade deadline is tomorrow, if Davis is going to be traded, it will likely happen today, prior to his start.
If any minor rumors hit the interwebs today, we will update this thread.