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Changes coming to Herd's roster?

There's been a ton of scouts at Dunn Tire Park for all seven games of the Bisons' current homestand. The trading deadline is July 31 and it stands to reason the Cleveland Indians are going to be buyers -- especially looking for middle relief help -- so prospective trade partners have shuffled to Buffalo to check out the Herd's talent as possible pawns in a deal.

Trades could cause the Buffalo roster to undergo some changes for the first time in what seems like an eternity for Triple-A. Strange how the Bisons are just 10-12 in July and have fallen out of first place in the IL North even though it's been an amazingly quiet month for the roster. There have been just four transactions involving the Herd in July (No. 5 will come when Adam Miller is officially put on the disabled list in the next day or two) -- and all have involved the pitching staff.

There have been no moves with positional players since June 20, when Ben Francisco was called to Cleveland and the Bisons activated Trent Durrington off the disabled list to replace him. That's an unheard-of calm for a Triple-A team. Gotta figure that's about to change.

---Mike Harrington

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