MLB Rumors: 3 Pitchers Who Will Be Traded

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is around the corner and there's already been some movement around the league. GM's of contending teams are trying to find the missing piece and while there's been a number of players rumored to be getting shopped around, only a few will actually be traded. Let's examine three pitchers who will be traded before the deadline:

Luis Castillo

The number one name on the pitching market, Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds is expected to be changing teams in the very near future. The 29-year-old is arbitration eligible through next season and comes with a little bit of team control. Castillo has been solid this season, being named to an all-star team and posting a career-best 2.86 ERA. 
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There's a number of teams looking to add a stud pitcher including the New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, so expect to see a bidding war over the next couple of days.

Frankie Montas

The Oakland A's have been brutal this season and look for the team to cash in on starter Frankie Montas. Any team looking for depth could use Montas as he's posted a 3.18 ERA and 109 strikeouts in 104 innings. Some teams won't be willing to pay the price to add Montas as there's been some concern over his shoulder health, however the expectation is Oakland moves him. If a team needs swing-and-miss stuff, Montas is their guy as he comes with an arsenal of weapons. The Toronto Blue Jays are a team to watch in these sweepstakes.

Martin Perez

The Texas Rangers southpaw is a pending free agent who is expected to be dealt. His career season has skyrocketed his trade value and the Rangers wouldn't be very smart if they decided not to cash in here. So far this season Perez is 8-2 with a 2.59 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. 
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Look for the Astros, Blue Jays, Braves and Dodgers to have interest in the lefthander.

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