There are 10 days until the MLB trade deadline and there are lots of rumors, but very little actual news. There have actually been so many rumors that a few have fallen through the cracks.

Here they are:

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that there are many teams that have been interested in catcher Francisco Cervelli. The Tigers wanted him in the Curtis Granderson trade last December.

The Yankees have “significant interest” in Blue Jays LHP Scott Downs, according to Ed Price of AOL FanHouse.

The Yankees have been very quiet on the IFA front so far, but are reportedly targeting elite Mexican pitcher Luis Heredia. The expected bonus is at least $2 million.

Another IFA, 28-year-old RHP Yunesky Maya, who has been connected to the Yankees multiple times in the past, has signed with the Washington Nationals.

I’m not surprised to hear that teams are interested in Cervelli. I bet there are a couple of teams that might even use him as their starting catcher. However, I doubt the Yankees would be willing to deal him. At least not this season, but maybe during the winter. The Yankees could technically use Jorge Posada, Jesus Montero, and Austin Romine as a catching trio in 2011, which would leave them with very little need for Cervelli.

I kind of find it hard to imagine the Yankees landing Downs, but with Damaso Marte on the DL, it is certainly possible. I think the cost will just be a little too high.


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