The SF Chronicle’s Henry Schulman reports that free agent P Matt Morris is on the brink of signing a 3 year, $27 million contract with the Giants. This is surely better news for San Francisco than ESPN Radio’s report earlier today that the club had signed Jack Morris, whom despite an impressive resume, is a little long in the tooth for this kind of thing.

Along with floating the possibility of trading Brad Lidge for either Bobby Abreu or Miguel Tejada (both of whom just as easily be swapped for each other), the Houston Chronicle’s Brian McTaggert claims the Astros are about to retain C Brad Ausmus with a 2 year deal.

Miguel Tejada is now denying he requested a trade. Never mind, then.