Things were pretty quiet today on the Pirates’ trade front as tomorrow afternoon will mark the deadline players can be traded without clearing waivers.
– The Indians are very unlikely to deal Shin-Soo Choo. The Pirates were among the teams interested in the right fielder, but reports are that they would have to trade Starling Marte to complete a deal, and Huntington balked at that idea.
– Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Pirates don’t seem to be very alive in talks about Phillies’ outfielder Shane Victorino. Apparently the Phillies aren’t shopping Victorino as hard as they are Hunter Pence, either.