, the New York Yankees acquired Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton in exchange for three prospects.That move takes one of the biggest remaining names off the trading block, but there are still a few other transactions set to take place between now and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.Here's a look at three of the top players involved in trade rumors and predictions for where they will be in August. J.A. HappPer Andy Martino of Sportsnet New York, the Jays have dropped their asking price for left-handed starting pitcher J.A. Happ, who is 10-6 with a 4.18 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season:Andy Martino martinonycSource: Jays asking price on J.A. Happ has dropped from a few weeks ago. We asking teams for top 3 prospedt-types, now are being more realisticLeft-handed starting pitchers aren't exactly a dime a dozen, so Happ should have numerous teams after him as the deadline nears.The team that makes the most sense is the Philadelphia Phillies.On July 17, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported that the Phillies were interested in Happ, noting that "there is definite interest."Phillies general manager Matt Klentak threw some cold water on the idea of acquiring a starting pitcher, per Bill Evans of NJ Advance Media, saying that "(the Phillies) werehoping to stay out of the starting pitcher trade market, that's one you would like to stay out of."However, Klentak also said that he'd "love to include a lefty" and that "if (the Phillies) have to opportunity to sign a lefty or trade for one Alex Colome Jersey
, we'll look into it, but we won't force it."The Phillies' rotation is entirely right-handed, so adding a lefty would be a great fit for the team. He could easily slide into the No. 3 spot behind Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta. As for Klentak's remark about the team not forcing anything, it may not have to if the Jays dropped their asking price.With the Phils in the midst of a tight division race with the Atlanta Braves (and perhaps the Washington Nationals if that team can finally string together some wins), they need to add some reinforcements for the stretch run. Happ would be a good start.Prediction: Trade to Philadelphia Chris ArcherAlthough he allowed three second-inning runs, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer looked phenomenal against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, punching out 13 batters in six strong innings.It was an encouraging sign for the 28-year-old, who was making his third start after coming off the disabled list due to an abdominal strain.That was also good news for a few teams who could be looking to add Archer for the stretch run.A few teams are in the mix.Per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the New York Yankees have inquired about Archer.However, he reported that the odds of him being moved seem slim:Jerry Crasnick jcrasnickThe #Yankees are among the clubs that have inquired on Chris Archer. But other teams are skeptical the #Rays will move Archer -- period -- much less to a division opponent when hes under contract at a reasonable price through 2021. That never helps the trade dynamic.Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and The Athletic reported that the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers are also in the discussion:Ken Rosenthal Ken_RosenthalIn this column, an exploration of the #Padres?interest in #Rays?Archer: vARe8gcJyN $Ken Rosenthal Ken_Rosenthal#Brewers continue to cast wide net in search for upgrades, sources tell me and ByRobertMurray. They are among the teams pursuing #Orioles?Britton and also considering #Rays?Archer. Had extensive discussions with #Orioles on Machado;know which prospects like.Archer's contractruns through 2019 http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey
, but the Rays have club options in 2020 and 2021. Still, that hasn't stopped teams from looking into him.Unless Tampa is floored with an offer it can't refuse, it's hard seeing Archer going anywhere when the team can hypothetically retain him for the next few years and hope he's part of a brighter, playoff-contending future.Prediction:Stays with Tampa BayAsdrubal CabreraThe last-place New York Mets are playing out the string, and they've already begun trading proven veterans for prospects. Closer Jeurys Familia is now an Oakland Athletic, and the next player to go could be second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, who has hit 17 home runs to go along with a .806 OPS.Per Buster Olney of ESPN, a few teams are after Cabrera:Buster Olney Buster_ESPNAsdrubal Cabrera could be the next Met to move: Hes hitting .280, .332 OBP, 17 homers, positional flexibility. Brewers, Cleveland Marcell Ozuna Jersey
, Phillies among the teams with interest in him.The Milwaukee Brewers make the most sense, as they have rotating doors at shortstop and second base. Per Baseball-Reference, three players have manned short for 24 or more games, while a quartet has seen action for 12 or more games at second. Cabrera, who is a shortstop by trade but has played second base of late, can put a lockdown on one of the middle-infield positions.Rosenthal also noted that the Brew Crew could be after Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier as well, so it's clear Milwaukee is looking for someone in the middle infield. However, Cabrera may be a better fit for the Brewers than Dozier thanks to his positional versatility.Prediction: Trade to Milwaukee Los Angeles had hoped to have right-hander Ross Stripling back from the disabled list Tuesday to help its beleaguered bullpen, but his return has been pushed back to at least the weekend when the pitcher said his lower back still wasn’t pain-free.While Stripling won’t be in action for a few more games, the Dodgers didn’t need him Tuesday, relying on their 15-hit offense that included four RBIs from Manny Machado in an 8-4 victory over Texas at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.Los Angeles has won four straight games and is 3-0 against the Rangers this season after sweeping Texas in a two-game set at Dodger Stadium earlier in the year.Article continues below ...The Dodgers will send left-hander Alex Wood (7-6 Miles Mikolas Jersey
, 3.60 ERA) to the mound in the finale of the truncated series while Texas will counter with left-hander Mike Minor (10-6, 4.40). Both pitchers were a part of the Braves‘ staff in 2014.Stripling said he didn’t have a setback and he threw on flat ground Tuesday. He expects to throw a bullpen session Wednesday and said a weekend return now is a logical target. He went on the disabled list Aug. 15 and hasn’t pitched since Aug. 9.“Not pushing it,” Stripling said. “Probably could pitch, probably be fine, but being smart about it and give it at least one more time off the mound and go from there. It’s not like a re-emergence of symptoms. Lower-back stuff is hit or miss.“It’s tough when you’re trying to be in a race to win a division and feel like I could go and help guys out. The idea is give it a couple more days and be 100 percent, and be good to go and not have to worry about it, instead of being tentative and not trust it.”Rangers reliever Matt Bush admitted the inevitable Tuesday — he is not expected to pitch again this season. Bush has been sidelined since June 13 with a strained flexor tendon and has not yet been able to throw off a mound. He has been limited to throwing long toss.The injury goes back to spring training and has never subsided. Bush said he had tightness and discomfort in the spring when he was being converted into a starter and didn’t think anything about it.“I’m taking it easy and following the plan,” Bush told MLB.com before Tuesday’s game. “That’s all I can do. I’d like to be in the game, it’s tough not being out there. But I have to stick with the plan. I had Tommy John (surgery) in the past (2007), and we are just being smart about it.”Bush began the season in the bullpen, but was sent to Triple-A Round Rock on April 25 with a 3.97 ERA. He came back up to the Rangers on May 21 and struggled with a 5.40 ERA in eight appearances before going on the disabled list.Wood last pitched Aug. 20 at home against the Cardinals when he allowed three runs on seven hits in four innings and did not factor into the decision in the Dodgers’ 5-3 loss. In 24 starts, he has struck out 117 batters against 33 walks http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey
, while posting a 1.19 WHIP.Wood has made one start against the Rangers on Sept. 12, 2014 as a member of the Braves, allowing one run on four hits in seven innings.Minor will make his 24th start of the season Wednesday and will be working on extended six days’ rest after earning the win in Rangers’ 4-2 victory at Oakland on Aug. 23. Minor faced the minimum, allowing one hit and one walk in six shutout innings, and ended that start by retiring the last 11 batters faced. It was his 10th quality start of the season and third in his last four outings.Minor has gone 1-2 with a 2.56 ERA in seven games, six of them starts, in his career versus the Dodgers. He has not started against the Dodgers since Aug. 12, 2014 when he was with Atlanta in what ended up as a 4-2 Braves’ defeat at Turner Field.