Toronto Blue Jays General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said Saturday that he remained in discussions with the Angels over a trade that could return popular shortstop David Eckstein to Anaheim.
Middle infielders John McDonald and Marco Scutaro have also been mentioned in the talks, but Eckstein is believed to be the most attractive to the Angels because of his experience and the fact he has only $750,000 left on his contract.
"No updates. Nothing new," Angels General Manager Tony Reagins said. "Really there's been no movement in any direction. I don't think anything is imminent."
The Angels, who have lost two shortstops and a second baseman to injury in the last two weeks, are suddenly desperate for help at both positions. But they need to swing a deal before midnight EDT tonight for the new player to be eligible for the team's postseason roster.