Pence could be on the move
The Astros appear to be moving closer to trading All-Star right-fielder Hunter Pence, MLB.com has learned.
As of Thursday afternoon, at least six teams are involved in negotiations to acquire Pence, according to a person close to the situation. No deal is imminent, and Astros general manager Ed Wade declined to comment when reached by MLB.com.
The interest in Pence has picked up considerably since Carlos Beltran was acquired by the Giants from the Mets.
KRIV-TV in Houston reported on its website Thursday the Reds, Phillies and Braves, along with three teams in the American League, are in the negotiations.