Report: Asche to be Called Up, Possible Young Trade? Deadline Madness!

It looks like it will be only half a season in a Phillies uniform for M. Young.

It looks like it will be only half a season in a Phillies uniform for M. Young.

Michael Young has been the topic of a plethora of trade rumors, and today, it seems as though at least one of the rumors may come true. Jeff Passan is reporting on Twitter that Cody Asche is to be called up today, and hints that this could be the first domino to fall in a Michael Young Trade.

From his Tweet:

@JeffPassan: Source: Phillies plan on calling up 3B Cody Asche. Points to Michael Young being traded today.

UPDATE: According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees are NOT the ones in on Young.

UPDATE #2: Ken Rosenthal says that Young would only accept a trade to the Rangers.

UPDATE #3: Jayson Stark says there is no deal imminent. And he doesn’t classify it as “likely”, either.

UPDATE #4: Steve Susdorf was designated for assignment. The Asche promotion could still mean Young is dealt, according to Jim Salisbury, with Matt Gelb providing an explanation.

UPDATE #5: Michael Young is in the Phillies lineup tonight. Phils fans should be on #HugWatch tonight.

In addition to the now expectation that Young will be moved, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News says that the expectation among GMs is that Cliff Lee will definitely be traded. Here’s what he said:

@MartinoNYDN: Whether Cliff Lee gets traded or not, we’ll see by tomorrow. But man, strong expectation among plugged-in rival execs he will go.

Here’s some more updates:

– Ken Rosenthal was throwing around Xander Bogaerts‘ name today, saying that the Red Sox should give him up if it means getting Lee.

– Peter Gammons says Bogaerts will NOT be traded, period.

– Joel Sherman said he was told that the Red Sox have enough pieces to make a trade for Lee without Bogaerts.

Tim Brown reports that the Red Sox are not likely to deal for Lee due to high price tag.

Buckle up, today and tomorrow are going to be wild.

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