R.A. Dickey, the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner, is expected to be traded by the New York Mets, perhaps as soon as Friday, ESPNNewYork.com reported Friday.
The report is based on information from a source familiar with the discussions.
"If I was in Vegas, then I would put some money on it," the source told ESPNNewYork.com, "but the way this situation has gone, you never know."
The Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels are believed to be the teams in the trade discussions for Dickey.
The Mets have been unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension with Dickey.
He is under contract at $5 million for next season, and ESPN.com reported that Dickey wants a two-year extension worth somewhere between $26 million and $28 million. The Mets have only been willing to offer $20 million over those two additional years, according to ESPN.com.
---Anibal Sanchez is staying with the Detroit Tigers.
After the free-agent pitcher appeared to be on the verge of taking a lucrative five-year, $77.5 million offer from the Chicago Cubs, the Tigers upped the ante and Sanchez agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract Friday, his agent, Gene Mato, told USA Today.
Sanchez, 28, came to the Tigers during the 2012 season from the Miami Marlins, with whom he had pitched since 2006. He finished with a combined 9-13 record and a 3.86 ERA in 31 starts in 2012.
---The St. Louis Cardinals have signed versatile Ty Wigginton to a two-year contract, according to a report.
The value of the contract is approximately $5 million, Fox Sports reported Friday.
The right-handed-hitting Wigginton, 35, hit .235 with 11 home runs in 360 plate appearances for Philadelphia in 2012.
--- Bengie Molina said during an MLB Network Radio interview he has accepted the St. Louis Cardinal' offer to become their assistant hitting coach.