LOS ANGELES -- The on-again, off-again trade between the Dodgers and Braves is apparently back on again, with Juan Uribe headed to Atlanta and Alberto Callaspo to Los Angeles, plus a group of yet-unknown pitchers involved, too.
The soon-to-be Dodger Callaspo was scratched from the Braves lineup for a second straight night, with a rare tweet of candor from an official team account.
Callaspo has been scratched due to trade talks being revisited.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 27, 2015
Callaspo, as a major league free agent who signed last offseason, had and exercised his right to refuse an trade before June 15, but that was Tuesday morning. By Tuesday evening, he reportedly changed his mind, and the deal is nearly complete, per reports.
Again, as reported previously, #Dodgers getting major-league pitching in deal. Would expect that Cahill and/or Stults is involved.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 27, 2015
6-player deal likely done, #Braves sending Callaspo and 3 others, none impact-type players, to Dodgers and getting a minor leaguer and Uribe— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) May 27, 2015
#Braves believed to be getting a young power arm in addition to Uribe in the trade. A pitcher they could be up in big leagues by 2016.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) May 27, 2015
The #Braves will get a pitching prospect, possibly Zach Lee or Chris Anderson, if the Uribe-Callaspo deal is approved.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 27, 2015
The #Braves won't get Zach Lee or Chris Anderson if the deal with the Dodgers is approved.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 27, 2015
I would imagine any kind of official announcement wouldn't happen until after the game.
"Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. If I play with another team, I play with another team. I can't control what else happens," Uribe said before Tuesday's game. "You have to take things as they come. That's what it comes down to."