Earlier today there was a report from Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times that the Pirates inquired on Mark Trumbo and might be willing to part with a young starting pitcher.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 31, 2013
It seems that those talks have gone nowhere. Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates tried to make a play for Trumbo, which doesn’t sound like there’s any possibility of a deal.
#pirates tried to make a play for mark trumbo
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2013
Jim Bowden says the Angels had no interest in dealing Trumbo.
Angels had no interest in a Trumbo deal with Pittsburgh…NO INTEREST
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) July 31, 2013
Rob Biertempfel says the interest got very little traction.
— Rob Biertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) July 31, 2013
So this is pretty much a non-rumor, but if you were wondering about Trumbo, that’s it. Not going to happen, since the Angels don’t seem to want to deal him.