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First Baseman

1B | Jason Giambi | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent 1B Jason Giambi (Rockies) is looking to play in 2013, and three or four teams are interested.

1B | Adam LaRoche | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals hold all the cards in negotiations with free-agent 1B Adam LaRoche (Nationals). They have OF Mike Morse, who is more than capable, and the Boston Red Sox just signed a first baseman. That limits LaRoche's options.

1B | James Loney | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free-agent 1B James Loney (Red Sox) to a one-year, $2 million deal with $1 million in possible incentives.

1B | Carlos Pena | free agent | Draft, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays are close to signing free-agent 1B James Loney (Red Sox), according to a major-league source. Loney, 28, would replace free agent 1B Carlos Pena, who batted .197 last season. Loney hit a combined .249 for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. The deal is expected to be for one year.

1B | Seth Loman | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox re-signed minor-league OF Cyle Hankerd, 1B Seth Loman and C Luis Sierra Saturday, Dec. 1.

1B | Brandon Snyder | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers non-tendered SP Jake Brigham and INF Brandon Snyder Friday, Nov. 30, making both players free agents. However, the team could re-sign them to minor league contracts.

1B | Daric Barton | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics avoided arbitration with 1B Daric Barton and INF Adam Rosales by signing both to one-year contracts. No financial terms were disclosed.

1B | Steve Pearce | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with INF Alexi Casilla, OF Steve Pearce and C Taylor Teagarden Friday, Nov. 30, by signing them to contracts.

1B | Aubrey Huff | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a backup corner infielder, and they have made contract with free-agent INF Aubrey Huff (Giants), according to a source.

1B | Dan Johnson | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Chicago White Sox will non-tender 1B Dan Johnson and P Anthony Carter Friday, Nov. 30, making them both free agents.

1B | Joe Mahoney | Miami Marlins | Transaction
The Miami Marlins claimed 1B Joe Mahoney off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles Friday, Nov. 30.


Second Baseman

2B | Jayson Nix | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees avoided arbitration with INF Jayson Nix by signing him to an undisclosed one-year deal.

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have tendered contracts to SP James McDonald, RP Joel Hanrahan, 1B Gaby Sanchez, 2B Neil Walker and OF Garrett Jones.

2B | Robert Andino | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners non-tendered 2B Robert Andino Friday, Nov. 30, but then signed him to a one-year contract.


Shortstop

SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he doesn't envision SS Eduardo Nunez as an option at third base now that 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) won't be ready to play until around June of next season.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said SS Derek Jeter (ankle) will be ready by the season opener.

SS | Jurickson Profar | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Jurickson Profar (forearm) will be evaluated by Dr. Keith Meister this week in Texas, and the team is hoping his injury isn't serious.

SS | Dee Gordon | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have made SS Dee Gordon available.

SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers are seeking a right-handed-hitting outfielder and a left-handed reliever. They have cooled on free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Athletics), due to his desire for a multiyear deal. They haven't discussed trading for Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera. They're interested in free-agent OF Scott Hairston (Mets).

SS | Cliff Pennington | Arizona Diamondbacks | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics are likely to target shortstops at this week's winter meetings in Nashville. With SS Cliff Pennington traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks and SS Stephen Drew unlikely to return, the Athletics have this position at the top of the list.

SS | Kris Negron | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds re-signed minor-league SS Kris Negron and OF Denis Phipps Saturday, Dec. 1.

SS | Brendan Ryan | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners tendered contracts to C John Jaso, RP Josh Kinney, SS Brendan Ryan and SP Jason Vargas Friday, Nov. 30.

SS | Alexi Casilla | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Baltimore Orioles SS Alexi Casilla agreed to a one-year deal for 2013 that will pay him $1.7 million next season, an increase from the $1,382,500 he made in 2012. Casilla and the Orioles also agreed to a team option for 2014 that will pay Casilla $3 million if picked up (and $200,000 if the club buys it out), according to an industry source.


Third Baseman

3B | Kevin Youkilis | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds are not talking with free-agent 3B Kevin Youkilis (White Sox).

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) will have arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum, bone impingement and the correction of a cyst in his left hip in January. He must undergo four to six weeks of pre-rehabilitation before the surgery. The Yankees said the surgery on his left hip "will be similar but not identical" to the procedure he had in 2009 on his right hip. He had an MRI after Game 1 of the ALCS on his right hip, which was negative. During a recent check-up the new injury was discovered.

3B | Mark DeRosa | free agent | Free Agents
The Miami Marlins are interested in free-agent INF/OF Mark DeRosa (Nationals).

3B | Anthony Rendon | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
The Washington Nationals could put 3B Anthony Rendon at second base next season if they trade 2B Danny Espinosa.

3B | Martin Prado | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said 3B/OF Martin Prado or SS Andrelton Simmons will serve as the team's leadoff hitter in 2013 if one is not acquired during the offseason.

3B | Eric Chavez | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Scott Leventhal, the agent for free-agent 3B Eric Chavez (Yankees), said his client intends to play next season. "Chavy has no intention of retiring," Leventhal said. "We have spoken to and met with multiple clubs regarding his future in baseball."

3B | Chone Figgins | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have contacted free-agent INF Chone Figgins (Mariners), although it is unclear how much interest they have in him.

3B | Jack Hannahan | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Saturday, Dec. 1, that the team has interest in bringing back 3B Jack Hannahan, who was non-tendered Friday, Nov. 30.

3B | Ian Stewart | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs non-tendered 3B Ian Stewart and RPs Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam Friday, Nov. 30, making each player a free agent. However, general manager Jed Hoyer said he hoped to sign all three players to minor league deals.

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres did not offer P Juan Oramas a contract for the 2013 season, making him a free agent. Oramas is recovering from Tommy John surgery and would not have been available until the middle of the year. The Padres tendered contracts to 31 players, including arbitration-eligible OF Will Venable, SS Everth Cabrera, 3B Chase Headley, RP's Luke Gregerson and Joe Thatcher, SP's Clayton Richard and Edinson Volquez, and C John Baker.

3B | Mark Reynolds | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Mark Reynolds said Friday, Nov. 30, that he has been non-tendered by the club. "It's official," Reynolds said.

3B | Lonnie Chisenhall | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians non-tendered 3B Jack Hannahan Friday, Nov. 30, making him a free agent. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall will enter next year as the expected starting third baseman. Cleveland offered deals to OF Shin-Soo Choo, SP Justin Masterson, SS Mike Aviles, C Lou Marson and RPs Chris Perez, Tony Sipp and Joe Smith.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals are offering contracts to all players on their roster by the deadline to tender contracts Friday, Nov. 30, including RPs Marc Rzepczynski, Edward Mujica, Mitchell Boggs and Jason Motte and 3B David Freese. Negotiations with these players is likely to happen next week during the winter meetings and into January.


Catcher

C | Eli Whiteside | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed C Eli Whiteside (Yankees) off waivers.

C | Humberto Cota | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent C Humberto Cota (Rockies) and re-signed RP Eddie Bonine and OF Brad Snyder to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is not an option to be traded after the team signed C/1B Mike Napoli, according to a baseball source.

C | Geovany Soto | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto will earn $2.75 million next season and can make an extra $250,000 in incentives, according to a baseball source.

C | Mike Napoli | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Updating earlier reports, Boston Red Sox C/1B Mike Napoli will take a physical Wednesday, Dec. 5, and his deal won't be official until at least Friday, Dec. 7.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Although the Minnesota Twins have said they would keep players on the roster like C Joe Mauer, general manager Terry Ryan said players like Mauer, 1B Justin Morneau and OF Josh Willingham would be tradeable if the offers were good enough. "We've got interest in all kinds of players in the industry, but unfortunately it's going to take quite a bit to get them," Ryan said.

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants have tendered contracts to RPs Santiago Casilla, Jose Mijares and Sergio Romo, C Buster Posey, INF Joaquin Arias and OFs Gregor Blanco and Hunter Pence for the 2013 season.

C | Luis Sierra | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox re-signed minor-league OF Cyle Hankerd, 1B Seth Loman and C Luis Sierra Saturday, Dec. 1.

C | Bobby Wilson | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays non-tendered C Bobby Wilson Friday, Nov. 30, making him an immediate free agent.

C | Wil Nieves | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks non-tendered C Wil Nieves Friday, Nov. 30, making him an immediate free agent.

C | Ryan Lavarnway | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Ryan Lavarnway said he would be receptive to the idea of playing first base, although no one has approached him about it.

C | Adam Moore | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Free Agents,
Kansas City Royals P Ryan Verdugo and C Adam Moore cleared waivers and were outrighted to Triple-A Omaha Friday, Nov. 30. OF Derrick Robinson cleared waivers but was not tendered a contract, making him a free agent.


Outfielder

OF | Shane Victorino | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians are showing serious interest in free-agent OF Shane Victorino (Dodgers), according to major league sources. Victorino is believed to be searching for a three-year deal worth around $10 million per year.

OF | Scott Hairston | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees are interested in free-agent OF Scott Hairston (Mets), but they don't want to offer more than a one-year deal.

OF | Nick Swisher | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox's talks with free-agent OF Nick Swisher (Yankees) are "moving slow," according to an industry source. However, things may pick up after C/1B Mike Napoli signed. Boston would lose a second-round pick to the New York Yankees if they sign Swisher.

OF | Grady Sizemore | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox are one of numerous teams still showing interest in free-agent OF Grady Sizemore (Indians). However, he's not expected to sign until later in the offseason.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have interest in Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos. There has also been contact with free-agent OF Ichiro Suzuki (Yankees). The Phils also have interest in Texas Rangers 1B Michael Young for their spot at third base, but he has to approve the trade and the Rangers would have to kick in money to facilitate a deal.

OF | Jason Bay | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Jason Bay (Mets) is attracting solid interest and will likely get a major league contract.

OF | Nate McLouth | free agent | Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles are interested in re-signing OF Nate McLouth and SP Joe Saunders. They haven't had any contact with DH Jim Thome, though.

OF | Nate Schierholtz | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in signing free-agent OF Nate Schierholtz (Phillies) as outfield insurance.

OF | Cody Ross | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are vying for free-agent OF Angel Pagan (Giants). OF Cody Ross (Red Sox) is an option for both teams as well, but not as a centerfield, leadoff role.

OF | Josh Hamilton | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Josh Hamilton (Rangers) and his wife are attending the winter meetings this week in Tennessee. As of now, no team has emerged as the favorite to sign the lefty slugger, but speculation is that he'll eventually re-sign with the Texas Rangers. The Ranger remain in contact with Hamilton's agent, Mike Moye. The Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers have all been mentioned as potential landing spots. The Orioles and Phillies are unlikely to get too involved. There seems to be reluctance for teams to go beyond four years for Hamilton.

OF | Drew Stubbs | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds plan to platoon OFs Chris Heisey and Drew Stubbs in center field. Stubbs would hit lefties, and Heisey righties.

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are still shopping OF Justin Upton for a shortstop. Talks are at a standstill, though, because the Texas Rangers refuse to deal SS Elvis Andrus or SS Jurickson Profar.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton is still unhappy with the team after they made the big salary-dump trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. "It wasn't a reaction, it's a state of mind," Stanton's agent Joel Wolfe said.

OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Sources say the Tampa Bay Rays are unlikely to land Washington Nationals 1B Mike Morse and 2B Danny Espinosa in a deal, despite the logical fit.

OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs plan to shop OF Alfonso Soriano at the Winter Meetings. He has two years and $36 million left on his deal, and a full no-trade clause.

OF | Jonny Gomes | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes may see more than just part-time duty, according to team sources. "We expect him to play a lot," general manager Ben Cherington said. "Exactly how many at-bats it ends up being, that's up to John (Farrell, the manager) and I guess up to Jonny. He'll have the opportunity to play a lot. We see him as an important part of the team."

OF | Michael Bourn | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees enter this week's winter meetings in Nashville looking for a catcher and help in right field. No specific names were mentioned, but it is believed the team won't bid on C's A.J. Pierzynski and Mike Napoli or OF's Michael Bourn and Josh Hamilton.

OF | Ryan Kalish | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) said his shoulder is nearly back to normal, after spending the last few months in Boston working with strength coach Mike Boyle and therapist Dan Dyrek on regaining his athleticism.

OF | Robert Caro | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs signed Dominican free-agent OF Robert Caro Saturday, Dec. 1. The 18-year-old outfielder hit .313 with no home runs, 18 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 55 games for Boca Chica South in the Dominican Summer League team.

OF | Ben Francisco | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays non-tendered OF Ben Francisco Friday, Nov. 30, making him an immediate free agent.

OF | Jermaine Mitchell | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics non-tendered OF Jermaine Mitchell Friday, Nov. 30, making him an immediate free agent.

OF | Tyler Colvin | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies tendered contract offers for 2013 to five players on Friday, Nov. 30. Heading the list is OF Dexter Fowler, whose projected one-year contract value is $4.5 to $5 million. Others tendered include OF Tyler Colvin ($1.8 million-$2 million projected contract), SP Jhoulys Chacin ($1.6 million), SP Josh Outman ($550,000- $650,000), and INF Jonathan Herrera ($750,000-$850,000).

OF | Ryan Sweeney | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Boston Red Sox non-tendered Ps Scott Atchison, Rich Hill and OF Ryan Sweeney Friday, Nov. 30, making each a free agent.

OF | Brett Jackson | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OFs Brett Jackson and Jorge Soler are not ready to make an impact on the team's roster, making the team buyers in the outfield market this offseason. "We do have to address our outfield and we will look to do that," general manager Jed Hoyer said Friday, Nov. 30. "We like our prospects, but when they are as far away as some of those guys are you can't think about those guys. You have to think about your team now."

OF | Andres Torres | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The New York Mets non-tendered SP Mike Pelfrey, RP Manny Acosta and OF Andres Torres Friday, Nov. 30, making them all free agents.

OF | Manny Ramirez | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OF Manny Ramirez (Athletics) reportedly tested positive for testosterone last season, according to a person familiar with the situation.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Ryan Dempster | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox's interest in free-agent SP Ryan Dempster (Rangers) is characterized as "medium," according to a source. The Red Sox may not be willing to give Dempster a three-year contract.

SP | Brett Myers | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles haven't had any talks with free-agent RP Brett Myers (White Sox) since they arrived at the winter meetings. If Baltimore has any interest, it would be considered minimal and preliminary, according to a source. Myers is interested in returning to starting, and the Orioles don't have that as a high priority this winter.

SP | Zack Greinke | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Rival executives feel that the Los Angeles Dodgers will trump any offer made to free-agent SP Zack Greinke (Angels). MLB Network's Peter Gammons said he thinks Greinke will become the highest-paid pitcher in history.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets have gotten serious about trading SP R.A. Dickey at the Winter Meetings.

SP | Casey Coleman | Chicago Cubs | Transaction,
Chicago Cubs SP Casey Coleman cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Iowa.

SP | Philip Humber | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Philip Humber avoided arbitration by signing an undisclosed one-year deal.

SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
The Washington Nationals are interested in Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields.

SP | Anibal Sanchez | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are looking at free-agent SP Kyle Lohse (Cardinals) and SP Anibal Sanchez (Tigers).

SP | Dan Haren | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Free-agent SP Dan Haren (Angels) is drawing some heavy interest from several clubs, with the most interest coming from the East coast. The Boston Red Sox have been his most aggressive suitor, according to a person with knowledge of free agency. The Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres are also interested. However, Haren is in no rush to sign. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have checked in with Haren, but not much has changed there since they'd still rather re-sign SP Zack Greinke.

SP | Jason Marquis | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres re-signed SP Jason Marquis to a one-year, $3 million deal.

SP | Chien-Ming Wang | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent SP Chien-Ming Wang (Nationals) is likely to sign with a team at midseason, according to sources.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
The San Diego Padres are interested in Cleveland Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
The Texas rangers could make SP Derek Holland available for trade if they acquire another starter.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
At least seven MLB teams have expressed interest in free-agent SP Mike Pelfrey (Mets).

SP | Kevin Correia | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have expressed interest in free-agent SP Kevin Correia (Pirates).

SP | Anthony Ranaudo | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Anthony Ranaudo (groin) has been shut down after suffering a right groin injury during his start in the Puerto Rican Winter League Wednesday, Nov. 28. A Red Sox official said the groin injury was not as serious as the one that sidelined him back in April but the team did not want to take any chances. Ranaudo appeared in four games this winter, posting a 6.75 ERA over 9 1/3 innings, with two walks and seven strikeouts.

SP | Jair Jurrjens | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies may be interested in free-agent SP Jair Jurrjens (Braves) and RP Tom Gorzelanny (Nationals).

SP | Charlie Morton | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with SP Charlie Morton by signing him to a one-year deal worth $2 million, according to an MLB source.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said P Franklin Morales would report to spring training camp as a starting pitcher.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have offered arbitration to SPs Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija, RP James Russell and 2B Luis Valbuena.

SP | John Lannan | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP's John Lannan and Tom Gorzelanny, as well as C Jesus Flores, were non-tendered on Friday, Nov. 30 when all three were not offered contracts. The move makes each player a free agent.

SP | Tommy Hanson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tendered all five of their eligible players, meaning 3B Alberto Callaspo, SP Tommy Hanson, RP Kevin Jepsen, 1B Kendrys Morales and SP Jerome Williams will have contracts for 2013.

SP | Jeff Karstens | free agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
Free-agent SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder, hip) said his rehab is going well, and he started throwing two weeks ago. "It's going well," Karstens said. "It feels nothing like it's felt in the past (offseasons). I feel happy to throw. In the past, I was nervous about even playing catch in the offseason."


Relief Pitcher

RP | Sean Burnett | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers have been linked to free-agent RP Sean Burnett (Nationals) this winter.

RP | Bruce Rondon | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
There are some within the Detroit Tigers' organization that are hesitant to anoint RP Bruce Rondon the closer given his lack of experience and the team's high expectations.

RP | Jason Isringhausen | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RP Jason Isringhausen (Angels) has decided to pitch in 2013, and three teams are already interested.

RP | Joel Hanrahan | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have made an offer for Pittsburgh Pirates CL Joel Hanrahan and 1B Garrett Jones. They are believed to have offered 1B Justin Smoak, C John Jaso and SP Hector Noesi.

RP | Brad Lidge | Retired Players | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating previous items, former Philadelphia Phillies CL Brad Lidge has elected to retire from baseball.

RP | Brian Wilson | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have limited interest, if any, in free-agent RP Brian Wilson (Giants). The team is reportedly wary of his elbow situation, plus the Dodgers are looking mostly for left-handed help.

RP | Marc Rzepczynski | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals are looking at bench help and finding a left-handed bullpen compliment for RP Marc Rzepczynski in the bullpen.

RP | Daniel Schlereth | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have reportedly expressed interest in free-agent RP Daniel Schlereth (Tigers).

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with Japanese League RP Kyuji Fujikawa on a two-year deal worth $9.5 million. He also has the opportunity to earn an additional $2 million in performance bonuses.

RP | Scott Atchison | free agent | Transaction,
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday, Dec. 1, that the team would like to bring back Ps Scott Atchison and Rich Hill, two players who were non-tendered Friday, Nov. 30.

RP | Michael Zagurski | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent RP Michael Zagurski (Diamondbacks) Saturday, Dec. 1.

RP | Rafael Perez | free agent | Transaction,
Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Saturday, Dec. 1, that the team has interest in re-signing non-tendered pitchers Rafael Perez and Chris Seddon.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey said he expects to be the team's closer next season.

RP | Lester Oliveros | Minnesota Twins | Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins non-tendered RP Lester Oliveros, but then re-signed him to a minor-league deal.

RP | Burke Badenhop | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction,
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired RP Burke Badenhop from the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Dec. 1, for OF Raul Mondesi Jr.

RP | Ryan Madson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Free Agents, Fantasy
Although the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed CL Ryan Madson late last month, the team is considered the favorite to land Japanese League CL Kyuji Fujikawa. Fujikawa is thought to be backup insurance because Madson won't likely be ready for spring training.

RP | Chris Resop | Oakland Athletics | Transaction,
The Oakland Athletics acquired RP Chris Resop from the Pittsburgh Pirates for P Zach Thornton Friday, Nov. 30.

RP | Peter Moylan | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves non-tendered SP Jair Jurrjens and RP Peter Moylan Friday, Nov. 30, making them free agents. Atlanta could choose to re-sign Moylan to a minor league deal, but Jurrjens won't be back.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs have met with Japanese RP Kyuji Fujikawa but it's unknown if they'll have the opportunity to sign him. Chicago is looking to bolster their bullpen, and RP Carlos Marmol won't be guaranteed the closer's role heading into the 2013 season. "Our bullpen put too much pressure last year on Camp and Russell," general manager Jed Hoyer said. "We need to avoid that and need to bring in a number of arms to make that a reality."

RP | Jim Miller | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees claimed RP Jim Miller off waivers from the Oakland Athletics Friday, Nov. 30.

RP | Jason Motte | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals are offering contracts to all players on their roster by the deadline to tender contracts Friday, Nov. 30, including RPs Marc Rzepczynski, Edward Mujica, Mitchell Boggs and Jason Motte and 3B David Freese. Negotiations with these players is likely to happen next week during the winter meetings and into January.



 


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