Toronto Blue Jays General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said he still hasn't received an appropriate trade offer for Roy Halladay, and set a July 28 deadline to complete a deal for the 2003 Cy Young Award winner.
"At this point, it's probably unlikely that we'll trade Doc," Ricciardi said Tuesday.
Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is July 31. Ricciardi said July 6 he would field offers for Halladay, who is signed through 2010 and has a full no-trade clause. The GM said the deadline is necessary to get an agreement in place for what is likely to be a complicated deal.
The Dodgers and Angels reportedly are among the teams interested in Halladay, who is 11-3 with a 2.73 ERA and started for the American League in last week's All-Star game.
Pedro Martinez said he took a "really big step" forward Tuesday after throwing 64 pitches over four innings in a simulated game at the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training base in Clearwater, Fla.