2B | Robinson Cano | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Agents for free-agent 2B Robinson Cano (Yankees) asked the New York Yankees for a nine-year deal worth $250 million to $260 million during their most recent meeting. The Yankees are willing to give Cano a seven-year deal worth between $160 million and $175 million.
SS | Xander Bogaerts | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox may consider having SS Xander Bogaerts hit fourth or fifth in the batting order next season if 1B Mike Napoli is not re-signed.
SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers are negotiating a contract extension with SS Hanley Ramirez. "I can't talk about years or money, but we're negotiating and there could be something this winter," Ramirez said in Spanish. He's under contract for one more year at $16 million.
3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
The San Diego Padres are willing to listen to trade offers for 3B Chase Headley after being unable to sign him to an extension on several occasions.
3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera has informed the team that he would like to play first base following the trade of 1B Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers.
C | Tyler Flowers | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The New York Mets could be interested in C Tyler Flowers if the Chicago White Sox do not tender him a contract.
C | A.J. Pierzynski | free agent | Free Agents
The Minnesota Twins are making progress in contract talks with free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers).
OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | free agent | Free Agents
The New York Yankees have talked with the agents for free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals), OF Shin-Soo Choo (Reds), OF Jacoby Ellsbury (Red Sox) and SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox) this offseason.
OF | Rymer Liriano | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Rymer Liriano (elbow) will begin playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic soon. He had been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
OF | Nelson Cruz | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are unlikely to pursue free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers) or any other player who has been linked to using performance-enhancing drugs.
SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs would like to sign SP Jeff Samardzija to a contract extension and build around him but may trade him if they find that an extension is improbable.
SP | Mike Pelfrey | free agent | Free Agents,
The Minnesota Twins may try to re-sign free-agent SP Mike Pelfrey even though they have added SPs Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes this offseason.
SP | Hiroki Kuroda | free agent | Free Agents,
The New York Yankees are increasingly hopeful of re-signing free-agent SP Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal.
SP | Ervin Santana | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
ESPN's Buster Olney believes the Seattle Mariners will land one of the three most prominent starting pitchers remaining on the free-agent market: Matt Garza (Rangers), Ubaldo Jimenez (Indians) or Ervin Santana (Royals).
SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong's one-year, $5 million deal could be worth more than $6.5 million if he reaches all of his incentives. The deal will become official if he passes his physical next week.
SP | A.J. Burnett | free agent | Free Agents,
The Baltimore Orioles could show interest in free-agent SP Bronson Arroyo (Reds) and SP A.J. Burnett (Pirates) this offseason.
RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (shoulder) has visited Boston twice a week during the offseason to work with team trainers and physicians. He is expected to begin a throwing program in January and did not put a timetable on his rehab, although it is believed that he will miss the first half of the 2014 season. "I don't want to say I'm ahead of schedule but things are going really well," Bailey said.
RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have listened to offers for CL Jim Johnson but no firm talks of a deal with any team have been disclosed. Should Johnson be dealt, RPs Tommy Hunter and Darren O'Day have been discussed as replacements, but the team values O'Day as more of a setup specialist.
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