Trade Talk Tracker: Five teams showing interest in Matt Kemp

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 18: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after lining out for the third out with the bases loaded against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on May 18, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

The Stew's Trade Talk Tracker follows the juiciest rumors in MLB until the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. We'll give you the day's most important links about who may (or may not) be changing teams soon.

WILLING TO MOVE: Matt Kemp is open to a trade and five teams have reportedly contacted the Dodgers. [CBS Sports]

EATING MONEY: The Mets are willing to absorb $2 million of the roughly $14 million left on Bartolo Colon's contract to trade him. He's due to make $11 million next season. [New York Daily News]

PHILLES ALSO WILLING: Philadelphia will eat a portion of the $18 million still owed to Jonathan Papelbon. [CBS Sports]

RYAN HOWARD UPDATE: General manager Ruben Amaro "fully expects" Ryan Howard to be the Phillies first baseman in 2015. [@ToddZolecki]

VESTING OPTION: Jimmy Rollins' $11 million option for next season vested on Friday. It shouldn't affect his trade value since it was expected. [CBS Sports

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YANKEES EYE PITCHING: The Yankees have inquired on Ian Kennedy and Jorge De La Rosa. [Jim Bowden]

ICYMI: The Cardinals are signing veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski. [Big League Stew]

STICK AROUND: An extension seems more likely than a trade for All-Star Kurt Suzuki, though nothing is imminent. The Cardinals were one team interested in Suzuki. [@Ken_Rosenthal

ON THE LOOKOUT: The Indians are eyeing pitching and outfield help. [Plain Dealer]

DAVID PRICE UPDATE: The Rays won their eighth straight, further decreasing the odds of a David Price blockbuster deal [Jon Heyman]

ON THE RADAR: Marlon Byrd is another potential Yankees trade target. [New York Daily News]

DONE DEAL: The Oakland A's purchased right-hander Deck McGuire from the Blue Jays. [SB Nation]

MOVING ROCKS: The Blue Jays have shown interest in Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes. [Denver Post]

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