ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays manager Joe Maddon said before Tuesday's game he hadn't heard anything more from the front office about any potential trades.
Recent rumors have Tampa Bay taking interest in Washington slugger Adam Dunn and outfielder Josh Willingham, and one report said the Royals were interested in acquiring Rays Minor Leaguer Jake McGee, a pitcher with Double-A Montgomery, for outfielder David DeJesus before his injury. According to a CBS report, the Nationals were offering Dunn, but they wanted a Major League-ready starter -- namely Matt Garza.
Even before Garza threw the first no-hitter in franchise history Monday night, that deal seemed unlikely to go through, and as of Tuesday afternoon, Andrew Friedman, the Rays' executive vice president of baseball operations, had not informed Maddon of any transactions.
"Nothing new," Maddon said. "Andrew was going to come down and see me, but he did not. He's hunkered down up there."
Friedman said Monday that the Rays were still aggressively pursuing trades for meaningful impact players as Saturday's Trade Deadline approaches, whether they are two-month rentals or potential multiyear investments.
"There are some that we're looking at that we'd control short-term and some that we'd control longer," Friedman said. "Obviously it just gets into the type of player, what you're giving up -- all those things factor in. We're open-minded to either."
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