The MLB trade deadline is rapidly approaching and it is more evident than ever with the increased flood of rumors and reports around the league. The latest report to surface involves Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy, who is reportedly being checked out by the Seattle Mariners.
From Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports:
#Mariners had high-level scouts at Peavy start yesterday and Brewers-Padres all week, the sort of thing a “buyer” would be expeced to do.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 26, 2013
It is a bit curious that the Mariners are even considering being buyers at the trade deadline with their team being 10 games back from first place and 7.5 games out of the Wild Card race, but perhaps they have a larger plan in place.
We will continue to keep you updated with the latest news and rumors around Major League Baseball as we approach the trade deadline, so be sure to check back in with FanSided.com.