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For 1st Time In Years, Giants Looking To Trade For Starting Pitcher

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A Giants pitcher stands on the mound, gripping the ball before a pitch at AT&T Park. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A Giants pitcher stands on the mound, gripping the ball before a pitch at AT&T Park. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — The San Francisco Giants are never afraid to make a trade in July, and they have two World Series titles in the last three years to show for it. But it’s been years since the Giants have needed to trade for a starting pitcher in July.

Until now.

Baseball officials who speak regularly with Giants decision-makers said they’re already looking hard at the trade market in search of a starter.

“Anybody that’s trading pitching, they’re on,” one of the officials said. “They want somebody quality.”

READ MORE from CBS Sports examining what type of pitcher the Giants may be seeking.

(Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco and CBS Interactive. All rights reserved.)

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