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Astros looking to trim payroll

Updated: December 8, 2008, 2:53 PM ET
By Steve Phillips

• The Astros are interested in trading Jose Valverde to trim payroll. But in this closer-heavy market, they understand that they may not be able to get the best value for him until next summer.

They're also considering dealing shortstop Miguel Tejada and/or third baseman Ty Wigginton to save money.

• The Braves are anxious to get the A.J. Burnett deal resolved. In addition to adding a starter, they're also in the market for a left fielder. They've identified free agent ...

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