1B | Lance Berkman | free agent | Free Agents
The Boston Red Sox could show interest in free-agent 1B Lance Berkman (Cardinals) if his knee is fine. The team has been looking for a left-handed hitter that can play first base and outfield this offseason.
SS | Clint Barmes | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Clint Barmes, who suffered through his worst season offensively since 2006, is refocusing his efforts for 2013 to be known as a player who can provide more than just defense. "I can bring more to the team on the offensive side, so that is frustrating. But to hear that I did help with what I did defensively, I do believe that. I take a lot of pride in my defense, and it does make me feel a little better about what I did on a personal note. But I'm not satisfied. I'm going to continue to work to be more of a complete player and be solid on both sides," Barmes said.
SS | Yuniesky Betancourt | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Royals) is one of the remaining free agents on the market who displayed above-average power in 2012. His agent said Tuesday, Dec. 25, that his client is drawing a good amount of interest that will result in a major league deal. He has reportedly drawn interest from four teams.
3B | Michael Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Michael Young is a candidate to play for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic in March. His mother is of Mexican descent. There is no word yet from Young if he intends to play for Mexico.
C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez is hitting .383 with eight homers and 38 RBIs in 31 games in the Venezuelan Winter League.
OF | Jeff Francoeur | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals could decide to trade OF Jeff Francoeur or SP Luke Hochevar.
OF | Scott Hairston | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees may take a look at signing OF's Scott Hairston and Matt Diaz, according to team sources. "We'll need something for the DH spot as well, but the most important aspect right now is finding a right-handed bat in the outfield," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.
SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo is listed on the tentative World Baseball Classic roster for Team Mexico.
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