2B | Skip Schumaker | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired 2B/OF Skip Schumaker from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for SS Jake Lemmerman.
SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks could be involved in a three-team trade that also involves the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. The Reds are on the verge of acquiring Indians OF Shin-Soo Choo. The D-backs could then in turn trade SP Trevor Bauer for either SSs Asdrubal Cabrera or Didi Gregorius, assuming the trade with the Reds goes down. The Diamondbacks are said to prefer Gregorius over Cabrera.
3B | Jack Hannahan | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Reds signed free-agent 3B Jack Hannahan (Indians) to a one-year, $2 million deal. He'll back up 3B Todd Frazier.
3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees signed free-agent 3B Kevin Youkilis (White Sox) to a one-year, $12 million deal Tuesday, Dec. 11.
3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets will defer $15.5 million of the $138 million owed to 3B David Wright in his eight-year extension, according to sources with knowledge of the contract. However, the deferred dollar amount was much high and was reduced from the amount the team initially wanted deferred. The team will defer $3 million of his $11 million salary next year and then $2.5 million will be deferred annually from 2014 through 2018. Wright will make $11 million next year, $20 million in each of the following five years, then $15 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020. He can receive extra money for award bonuses.
C | Mike Napoli | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox are working through issues with C/1B Mike Napoli's contract, but the deal isn't in jeopardy right now.
OF | Johnny Damon | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OF Johnny Damon (Indians) said he wouldn't mind going back to the Kansas City Royals.
OF | Josh Hamilton | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly made a three-year offer to free-agent OF Josh Hamilton (Rangers).
OF | Drew Stubbs | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians also acquired OF Drew Stubbs from the Cincinnati Reds in the deal involving OF Shin-Soo Choo. The Indians included $3.5 million to the Reds.
OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians traded OF Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, Dec. 11, and they acquired SP Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the three-team trade. The Reds also added INF Jason Donald from the Indians, while sending minor-league SS Didi Gregorius to the Diamondbacks. The Indians sent RP Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson to Arizona, and added RP Matt Albers and P Bryan Shaw.
OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies are discussing a trade with the Chicago Cubs that would land them OF Alfonso Soriano in exchange for OF Domonic Brown. However, the Phils may be more inclined to sign a free agent like free-agent OF Cody Ross (Red Sox) or OF Josh Hamilton (Rangers). The Phillies are split as to how hard they should pursue a trade for Soriano. The Cubs are reportedly willing to pay all but $10 million of the $36 million remaining on Soriano's contract if they receive good prospects in return.
OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (thumb) resumed his normal offseason workouts a few weeks ago and is feeling good. Markakis expects to be fully ready for spring training barring any setbacks this winter. However, he has yet to do any baseball activities yet, although he normally doesn't do those until spring training.
OF | Nick Swisher | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox are among four teams interested in signing free-agent OF Nick Swisher (Yankees), according to a baseball source. Swisher would be a backup plan if Boston is unable to sign free-agent OF Josh Hamilton (Rangers). The San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians are the other teams in on Swisher. Swisher is looking for a five- or six-year contract, and the Indians hope they can lure him in with four years and $48 to $50 million. The Red Sox would hope to sign him to a shorter term.
OF | Avisail Garcia | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers offered OF Avisail Garcia and other prospects in their attempt to land SP James Shields in a trade before he was dealt to the Kansas City Royals.
SP | Ryan Dempster | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox are in contract negotiations with free-agent SP Ryan Dempster (Rangers) but no deal is imminent at this point.
RP | Scott Elarton | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent P Scott Elarton (Phillies) to a minor league deal.
RP | Logan Kensing | Colorado Rockies | Transaction,
The Colorado Rockies signed free-agent RPs Logan Kensing (Pirates) and Mike McClendon (Brewers) to minor league deals with invitations to spring training Tuesday, Dec. 11.
RP | Dan Wheeler | Kansas City Royals | Transaction,
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent RPs George Sherrill (Mariners) and Dan Wheeler (Indians) to minor league contracts with invites to spring training Tuesday, Dec. 11.
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