{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

GM: Nothing 'close' on trade front

GM: Nothing 'close' on trade front

|
SAN DIEGO -- As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, Padres general manager Jed Hoyer said that "we're not close on anything," as the non-waiver Trade Deadline of July 31 looms closer.

Hoyer, who a week ago said the asking price was still high, said, "People are starting to get serious and engaged a little more."

The Padres are looking at adding a starting pitcher, though that might be difficult to pull off before the Trade Deadline.

The Padres are primarily looking at middle infield depth, a player who could play second base, shortstop and potentially give third baseman Chase Headley a day off on occasion.

Veteran second baseman David Eckstein is on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain. There's no timeline for his return, though an MRI taken on Monday didn't show damage other than the strain.

The Padres have interest in Jeff Keppinger of the Astros. Keppinger has played second base and shortstop for Houston this season.

Ryan Theriot of the Cubs is another player of interest. He also has played second base and shortstop this season.

The team also has inquired about veteran infielder Miguel Tejada of the Orioles, who could play third base and shortstop.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español