Fantasy Baseball Daily Offseason Update: Wednesday, Nov. 20

by KFFL Staff on November 20, 2013 @ 08:39:05 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Paul Konerko | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday, Nov. 18, that he thinks 1B Paul Konerko will make a decision whether to return for the 2014 season prior to the start of the Winter Meetings starting Dec. 9.

1B | Corey Hart | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent 1B Corey Hart (Brewers) has talked with the Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies and Tampa Bay Rays to this point, and other American League teams are showing interest in him. He expects to sign a deal with a low base salary and plenty of incentives.

1B | Brandon Allen | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets signed free-agent 1B Brandon Allen (Padres) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Nov. 19.

1B | Mauro Gomez | Japanese League | Transaction
Free-agent 1B Mauro Gomez (Nationals) signed with the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese League Monday, Nov. 18.

Second Baseman

2B | Eddie Rosario | Minnesota Twins | Transaction
Minnesota Twins 2B Eddie Rosario has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test. He allegedly hurt his arm and took some pills, then tested positive. He's considered the team's third-best positional prospect.

2B | Robinson Cano | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees are making it clear to free-agent 2B Robinson Cano (Yankees) and his representatives that they are not willing to re-sign him for the $310 million he is requesting. "We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific," president Randy Levine said. "But we have no interest in doing any 10-year deals and no interest in paying $300 million to any player. Until he gets a little more realistic, we have nothing to talk about." Cano's agents are trying to market him as "the next Michael Jordan."


SS | Jhonny Peralta | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he has not spoken with free-agent SS Jhonny Peralta (Tigers) since their face-to-face meeting during the GM meetings last week.

SS | Reid Brignac | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent SS Reid Brignac (Rockies) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Nov. 19.

SS | Chris Valaika | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent SS Chris Valaika (Marlins) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Nov. 18.


C | Luis Martinez | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent C Luis Martinez (Orioles) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Tuesday, Nov. 19.

C | Matt Kennelly | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent C Matt Kennelly to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Nov. 18.


OF | David Murphy | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, free-agent OF David Murphy (Rangers) is expected to take his physical for the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 21. He is expected to get 400-500 at-bats while playing the outfield corners. The team reportedly values his defense.

OF | Carlos Beltran | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have had "serious dialogue" with free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals).

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda, SS Ruben Tejada, 2B Wilmer Flores and 1B Dominic Smith, among others, were attending the team's four-week voluntary fitness camp.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Josh Johnson | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson can make an additional $1.25 million in incentives next year if he makes 26 starts, according to a source. Johnson is taking his physical Wednesday, Nov. 20. He went 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA last season with the Toronto Blue Jays.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Tuesday, Nov. 19, that free-agent SP Bronson Arroyo (Reds) "is not out of our picture," despite the recent addition of SP Tim Hudson.

SP | Gavin Floyd | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles are interested in free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (White Sox) and have been monitoring his progress from elbow surgery, according to industry sources. Floyd had just five starts last year and went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA for the Chicago White Sox before having surgery in May.

SP | Kris Johnson | Minnesota Twins | Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins acquired P Kris Johnson from the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Nov. 19, in exchange for RP Duke Welker.

SP | Shaun Marcum | free agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
Free-agent SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) said he is feeling great four months removed from shoulder surgery.

SP | Chris Young | Washington Nationals | Transaction,
The Washington Nationals re-signed SP Chris Young to a minor league deal Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Javier Lopez | free agent | Free Agents,
The San Francisco Giants are close to re-signing RP Javier Lopez to a multi-year deal.

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