Around the Majors: Trade rumor

1) According to the Denver Post, the Rockies and Devil Rays are again having trade talks about Charles Johnson, with Johnson dropping his demand for a contract extension as a condition of waiving his no trade clause.

2) Dodgers P Darren Dreifort will have shoulder surgery on February 15. It will be his 4th surgery since September.

Dreifort is expected to miss the entire 2005 season. He has a 4.36 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and -26 RSAA in 274 games, including a 4.44 ERA/-2 RSAA in 60 games in 2004.

3) According to the NY Post, the Yankees are interested in free agent P Ramiro Mendoza.

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