Trade deadline roundup: A's send Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld; David Price trade talks reportedly intensify

July 31, 2014 - 8:32 am
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In a move that was overshadowed by the Red Sox' trade of Jon Lester to the Athletics, the Twins acquired left-handed starter Tommy Milone from Oakland in exchange for New Hampshire native Sam Fuld. Milone, a 27-year-old lefty, lost his spot in the A's rotation when the team acquired the services of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. Milone recently asked to be traded to a team where he would have the opportunity to start. Before the trade, Milone was in Triple-A, where he was 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA in four starts. In the majors in 2014, Milone is 6-3 with a 3.35 ERA. In his career, Milone is 32-22 with a 3.84 ERA in parts of four seasons in the big leagues. The 32-year-old Fuld hit .274/.370/.354 with one home run, 12 stolen bases in 43 games with the Twins this year. Fuld started the year with Oakland but was claimed off of waivers by the Twins in April. Fuld likely will be a part of an outfield platoon with Jonny Gomes for the A's. -- Talks on David Price have intensified since Lester was dealt, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

-- The Red Sox are fielding a lot of offers for lefty Andrew Miller, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. -- The Royals, who are looking for starting pitching, are said to be asking about Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa. The team also reportedly is looking at Ian Kennedy of the Padres.   -- The Royals also are talking to the Phillies about A.J. Burnett but a trade is not close, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
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