Gallery: MLB Trade Deadline day preview

In a poor hitting market, Alex Rios looks like a real prize. The current Chicago White Sox outfielder has garnered a lot of attention, despite a complicated contract (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Jake Peavy of the struggling Chicago White Sox has a high price tag, yet the club has fielded much interested in the veteran right-hander (CP/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

Jake Peavy of the struggling Chicago White Sox has a high price tag, yet the club has fielded much interested in the veteran right-hander (CP/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

Nate Schierholtz is a solid left-handed bat and looks to be a solid piece for a contender moving forward (AP/Tony Avelar)

Nate Schierholtz is a solid left-handed bat and looks to be a solid piece for a contender moving forward (AP/Tony Avelar)

Numerous teams have contacted the Houston Astros about right-hander Bud Norris, looking for inexpensive and reliable starting help (AP/Bob Levey)

Numerous teams have contacted the Houston Astros about right-hander Bud Norris, looking for inexpensive and reliable starting help (AP/Bob Levey)

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Hunter Pence is no stranger to being dealt (was traded at the deadline the last two years), but he is certainly a valuable player for contending clubs (AP/Jose Luis Villegas)

Hunter Pence is no stranger to being dealt (was traded at the deadline the last two years), but he is certainly a valuable player for contending clubs (AP/Jose Luis Villegas)

Ervin Santana looks like an alternative target for teams that fail to land Peavy, but the Royals are looking for major-league ready talent to pull the trigger on any deal for him (AP/Jim Mone)

Ervin Santana looks like an alternative target for teams that fail to land Peavy, but the Royals are looking for major-league ready talent to pull the trigger on any deal for him (AP/Jim Mone)

Luke Gregerson is inexpensive with expiring arbitration eligibility, the veteran reliever with a nasty slider looks likely to leave the Padres (AP/Al Behrman)

Luke Gregerson is inexpensive with expiring arbitration eligibility, the veteran reliever with a nasty slider looks likely to leave the Padres (AP/Al Behrman)

Justin Morneau is having a difficult season (and even more difficult month), but the Canadian would be a great piece to add to a contender as he is hungry to be on a winner again (AP/Mark Duncan)

Justin Morneau is having a difficult season (and even more difficult month), but the Canadian would be a great piece to add to a contender as he is hungry to be on a winner again (AP/Mark Duncan)

Michael Morse is inexpensive and fills needs well as he can play first or outfield, while hitting for power  (AP/Elaine Thompson)

Michael Morse is inexpensive and fills needs well as he can play first or outfield, while hitting for power (AP/Elaine Thompson)

In a poor hitting market, Alex Rios looks like a real prize. The current Chicago White Sox outfielder has garnered a lot of attention, despite a complicated contract (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In a poor hitting market, Alex Rios looks like a real prize. The current Chicago White Sox outfielder has garnered a lot of attention, despite a complicated contract (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Alexei Ramirez is a very strong defensive shortstop, and despite the fact that his offensive numbers have been in decline, his abilities will be in demand (CP/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

Alexei Ramirez is a very strong defensive shortstop, and despite the fact that his offensive numbers have been in decline, his abilities will be in demand (CP/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)


With his health, and the willingness of the Phillies to move him, veteran left-handed starter Cliff Lee is still a man that teams are after (AP/Matt Slocum)


With his health, and the willingness of the Phillies to move him, veteran left-handed starter Cliff Lee is still a man that teams are after (AP/Matt Slocum)

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