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Trade Talk Tracker: Is this the calm before the trade-deadline storm?

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The Stew's Trade Talk Tracker follows the juiciest rumors in MLB until Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. We'll give you the day's most important links about who may (or may not) be changing teams soon.

LEADING OFF: Tuesday was quite quiet as far as trades go, meaning a trade-deadline flurry could be coming Wednesday and Thursday. Brace yourself. 

PRICE WATCH: The Rays are still "talking and willing" to trade David Price, but it's going to need to be a courageous front-office move. [CBS Sports]

AND HE'LL START: Rays expect to start Price as scheduled Wednesday. [@jonmorosi]

ICYMI: Pirates are the "dark horse" team in the Jon Lester sweepstakes. [Yahoo Sports]

ALSO: The Dodgers, Brewers and Orioles are in the mix for Lester. [CBS Sports]

LESS LESTER: The Red Sox may nix Lester's scheduled start Wednesday because of ongoing trade talks. In other words: things are getting real.  [@jonmorosi]

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GO BIG: The Dodgers are in the mix for all frontline pitchers on the market. [@Ken_Rosenthal]

OR GO HOME: The Dodgers rejected a deal for Cole Hamels that would have required giving up three of their highly touted prospects. [USA Today]

SURPRISE, SURPRISE: It's July 29 and the Miami Marlins have a wish list. Specifically pitching. This is real life. [CBS Sports]

NO GO IN AZ: Clubs are calling the D-backs about pitcher Wade Miley, but they say they're keeping him. [@Ken_Rosenthal]

ELSEWHERE: The Royals seems to match up with the Red Sox in a possible trade for John Lackey and/or Andrew Miller. [MLB Daily Dish]

SELLING IN HOUSTON: Despite previous reports, the Astros are now saying they could trade a starting pitcher for a "now hitter." [Houston Chronicle]

HOT IN CLEVELAND: The Indians could move Asdrubal Cabrera in addition to pitcher Justin Masterson, which had already been reported. [@Buster_ESPN]

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