Ken Rosenthal reports that Texas will trade 1B Mark Teixeira and LHP Ron Mahay to Atlanta for C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Class A shortstop Elvis Andrus and two pitching prospects.
I would have liked to see Teixeira in Boston, but the offensive upgrade from Youkilis or Lowell was not enough to part with two of the only three propsects opposing terms are asking for: Clay Buccholz, Jacoby Ellsbury or Jon Lester. The silver lining here is that Brian Cashman feels the same way about the Yankees' pitching prospects.
Another report has Texas asking for Milk Dud in exchange for Eric Gagne and Cashman saying No. ... ESPN's Jayson Stark says the Royals may offer Octavio Dotel to the Red Sox "for someone like outfielder David Murphy".