Julio Teheran has had an up and down season for the Atlanta Braves and Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Atlanta may be open to dealing him in advance of the trade deadline. Rosenthal cites two unnamed rival executives who say that the Braves are very open to a move.
However, there is some conflicting information there as well. Rosenthal also cites a person close to the team that says the Braves are not considering such a move.
However, a source with knowledge of the Braves' thinking said that the team is not even considering such a move, explaining that Teheran is only 24, in the second year of a club-friendly six-year, $32.4 million contract and part of a deep crop of young pitchers the club worked hard to assemble.
Of course it is also worth mentioning that the Braves denied they were open to trading Evan Gattis and Craig Kimbrel right up until the moment that both were traded this past offseason. The trade deadline is just eight days away and more rumors will likely surface between now and then. The Braves may not really be looking to move Teheran, but could be interested in gauging his value on the open market.