We’re three days away from the All-Star break and 22 days away from the Major League Baseball trade deadline.

Cesar Izturis comes off the disabled list when the team returns to Baltimore tomorrow and that poses a very interesting roster move that needs to be made by the O’s.

Word on the street is that Andy MacPhail is taking offers for utility infielder Oscar Salazar and outfielder Felix Pie. Both players are out of options and would most likely not clear waivers.

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The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Orioles have had talks with the Chicago White Sox for acquiring third baseman Josh Fields for Pie. Fields is a 27 year old right hander who is hitting just .226 with six homeruns this season. It is not known if the White Sox are even interested in acquiring Pie.

Oscar Salazar, a 31 year old bench player, is crushing as a pinch hitter. Salazar was called up June 7th and has a .407 batting average with five RBI. He can play any where in the infield which means his appeal has been great with National League teams.

George Sherrill is always in trade talks, his 19 saves could be valuable to anyone.

I put my trust in Andy MacPhail because personally all of these guys have value to the Orioles club. Pie is a back up outfielder and pinch runner, Salazar is that big bat off the bench, and Sherrill is a top closer in baseball. So if any of them go I expect a lot in return.