Around the Majors: Rumors

1) According to the Boston Herald, Jason Varitek, whose agent is Scott Boras, is looking for a 5 year contract, with a no trade clause.

2) According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the Redsox and A’s are interested in Padres CF Jay Payton.

3) The Braves will reportedly shop CF Andruw Jones around.

4) According to the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles would like to acquire a couple of starting pitchers.

5) According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies are interested in Ps Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe.

6) According to the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers are interested in Pavano.

7) According to the Denver Post, there are 6 teams who are interested in Rockies P Shawn Chacon, including the Phillies, Rangers, Cubs and Expos.

8) The Phillies released P Eric Junge.

Junge had a 2.21 ERA/3 RSAA in 10 games in 2002-03.

9) The Expos added 1B Larry Broadway and Ps Michael Hinckley, Darrell Rasner, Josh Karp and Danny Rueckel to the 40 man roster.

10) The Redsox claimed P Billy Traber off waivers from the Indians.

Traber, who missed the entire 2004 season after having Tommy John surgery, had a 5.24 ERA/-13 RSAA in 33 games (18 starts) in 2003.

11) The Yankees named Joe Girardi bench coach.

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