After ankle troubles, Ruggiano had surgery and won’t be coming back in 2014.
Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs reportedly wanted cash and another player to make the swap. The Braves may push harder to get a deal done in the offseason.
Your second trade deadline is coming this weekend, plus other interesting bits.
Let’s dig on on the possible exchange of bad contracts. Which player would you rather have?
The price tag could be significant. If the Red Sox do land Castillo, will they start shopping other outfielders?
The slugging 23-year-old outfielder could be the next big name to follow.
Heading back to Boston would be a nice story, but Jon Heyman hears it’s unlikely.
A new report has the Tigers, Red Sox, and Giants as the final three teams on Castillo.
The price tag may have moved north of the comfort zone for all but two teams.
The Phillies are the favorite … and are not expected to get him. A decision could come soon.
Sometimes it seems as if the Cubs’ shortstop situation is discussed like a grab bag of options with which the Cubs can’t wait to part.
One report suggests that they could be, together with four other big market teams. The price tag could head north of $50 million.
At least one report indicates that the Cubs have considered moving Castro for pitching this offseason, and there will be more.
It’ll be fascinating to see where Castillo goes, and where the final price lands. (UPDATE: The Yankees, Tigers, and Red Sox might be most aggressive.)