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It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Angels are talking to the Tampa Bay Rays about right-hander James Shields. But the Angels also are interested in some of the Rays’ other available pitchers, including right-hander Wade Davis, major-league sources say."
Finally, the Rays will wait another few days before deciding whether to market James Shields and others. But executives of two clubs that spoke with them both believe "they're turning the corner in that direction." But it isn't just Shields who is likely to get dealt. They've "got a big market for Wade Davis," said one exec.
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But executives of three teams told Rumblings this week that if the Rays decide in a week or so that they can't count on Evan Longoria and their postseason scenarios take a U-turn for the worst, they're open to moving Shields (or Jeremy Hellickson) if they can get a hefty enough return -- ideally, some combination of high-end young arms, a young catcher and/or a controllable hitter.