Update 7/30 4:49pm Ken Gurnick updates us on the Scott Elbert chatter last night. “While negotiations on the George Sherrill were ongoing Thursday, the Dodgers recalled left-handed reliever Scott Elbert and optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque left-handed reliever Brent Leach. Elbert had been scratched from a scheduled start Wednesday night. Elbert, who has been mentioned in trade rumors, had been optioned to Albuquerque 10 days earlier.” However Elbert is guaranteed to be involved in any deal that brings Roy Halladay to Los Angeles.
Ken Gurnick from MLB.com is reporting that Dodgers pitching prospect Scott Elbert was scratched from his scheduled start in Albuquerque tonight. Since he was just sent back down on July 22nd, there is no way he can be recalled until he spends ten days in the minors, which would be Saturday. I am not aware of any injuries so it is likely a deal is close. Elbert had been mentioned in numerous trade rumors, particularly in a deal that would net George Sherrill from the Baltimore Orioles.
Ed Price is tweeting that Sherrill isn’t going anywhere. However I think Sherrill makes the most sense if Elbert is involved. Colletti is denying reports of a trade being close in multiple reports. This backs up the fact that a deal is likely close, and not actually reached. Could this be a blockbuster for Halladay? Is Toronto GM Ricciardi getting trigger happy?