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  1. Padres GM says closer Heath Bell unlikely to be traded

    Dec 6, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Asked this afternoon if trading Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox meant the Padres would soon be parting with closer Heath Bell too, general manager Jed Hoyer called it “exceptionally likely” that Bell would be San Diego’s closer on Opening Day. Hoyer added that “this isn’t a firesale” and “Heath is going to be our…

  2. Reynolds replacement? Diamondbacks sign Melvin Mora

    Dec 6, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT

    Melvin Mora

    Shortly after trading Mark Reynolds to the Orioles for a pair of relievers the Diamondbacks have signed his potential replacement at third base Melvin Mora. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that he’ll get a one-year deal worth $2 million, which is a reasonable price and makes Mora a solid pickup if the Diamondbacks…

  3. Chien-Ming Wang views Nationals as fallback plan if he can’t land MLB deal elsewhere

    Dec 6, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Chien-Ming Wang is looking for a major-league deal or he’ll likely accept Washington’s offer of a minor-league contract and re-sign with the Nationals, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Last offseason Washington gave Wang a one-year contract that included $2 million in guaranteed money and another $3 million in potential incentives, but he struggled to…

  4. Red Sox interested in veteran left-hander Brian Fuentes

    Dec 6, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Last week the Red Sox non-tendered Hideki Okajima and Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that they may look to replace him as the left-handed setup man with Brian Fuentes. Fuentes pitched well for the Twins after coming over in an August 27 trade with the Angels, but Minnesota is not expected to make…

  5. UPDATE: Orioles get Mark Reynolds from Diamondbacks for David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio

    Dec 6, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    UPDATE: The deal is now official, pending physical exams. Baltimore will send relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio to Arizona for Mark Reynolds. ========== President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail admitted this morning that the Orioles are “making progress” with the Diamondbacks on a trade for Mark Reynolds, which given the typical lack of public…

  6. Theo Epstein “very confident” Adrian Gonzalez will agree to long-term deal with Red Sox

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

    adrian gonzalez red sox

    Moments ago the Red Sox held a press conference to officially announce the trade sending four prospects to the Padres for Adrian Gonzalez and general manager Theo Epstein told the assembled media that he’s “very confident” the two sides will agree on a long-term contract extension. At various points yesterday it looked like the blockbuster…

  7. A’s pursuing Hideki Matsui after pulling offer to Adrian Beltre

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle confirms various reports that the A’s have pulled their offer to Adrian Beltre and says it was “worth at least $64 million over five years.” For the second offseason in a row the A’s made a strong push for Beltre, only to realize that he viewed them as…

  8. Joe Crede is “healthy and ready to go” with a comeback

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Joe Crede sat out the entire season following his third back surgery in three years, but yesterday agent Scott Boras told reporters that the veteran third baseman is “healthy, ready to go, and he’s going to continue his career … he’s ready to come back and play.” Crede had a good first half for the…

  9. If the Red Sox trade for Adrian Gonzalez, what does that mean for Adrian Beltre?

    Dec 4, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Adrian Beltre has made it clear that he’d prefer to re-sign with the Red Sox following his one-season stop (and MVP-caliber performance) in Boston, saying the following earlier this week: I got used to seeing that park full in the first inning and still full in the ninth inning. I liked that atmosphere. If everything…

  10. UPDATE: Padres agree to deal with Aaron Harang

    Dec 3, 2010, 8:17 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The deal is essentially done. No word on the specifics yet, but according to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Harang only needs to pass a physical for the contract to become official. 4:47 PM: Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Padres “could be close to signing” Aaron Harang, although he…

  11. Rangers close to re-signing backup catcher Matt Treanor

    Dec 3, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Texas has switched starting catchers, letting Bengie Molina walk as a free agent and signing Yorvit Torrealba to replace him, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are sticking with Matt Treanor as their backup. General manager Jon Daniels told Sullivan that “we’re pretty confident Matt is coming back.” Treanor got a career-high…

  12. Russell Martin open to re-signing with Dodgers as utility man

    Dec 3, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Russell Martin was non-tendered by the Dodgers last night and the team seemingly replaced him behind the plate by re-signing Rod Barajas to a one-year deal, but today Martin’s agent told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that returning at a lesser salary and as a utility man may still be an option. According…

  13. Tim Wakefield says 2011 will “probably” be his last season

    Dec 3, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Tim Wakefield

    Jamie Moyer is undergoing elbow surgery with an eye toward returning in 2012 at age 49, but Tim Wakefield isn’t planning to stick around that long. He’ll be back with the Red Sox in 2011 after going 4-10 with a 5.40 ERA this year, but the 44-year-old knuckleballer told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe…

  14. Nationals and Cubs “stepping up pursuit of Brandon Webb”

    Dec 3, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb

    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Nationals and Cubs “are stepping up their pursuit of Brandon Webb” and “making a big push” to sign the former Cy Young winner amid interest from “several other clubs.” Washington has been linked to Webb since the moment he became a free agent and Chicago’s interest was first…

  15. Braves get Scott Linebrink from White Sox for Kyle Cofield

    Dec 3, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

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    No doubt looking to shed some salary after signing Adam Dunn and re-signing A.J. Pierzynski yesterday, the White Sox have traded veteran reliever Scott Linebrink to the Braves for mid-level pitching prospect Kyle Cofield. Chicago will reportedly send some cash to Atlanta to cover part of the one season and $5.5 million left on Linebrink’s…

  16. Hall of Fame or not, Ron Santo ranks among the all-time great third basemen

    Dec 3, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

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    When someone successful and beloved dies there’s a natural tendency to perhaps overstate their greatness and at first glance it may seem as though people are doing that today in touting Ron Santo’s qualifications for the Hall of Fame after the longtime Cubs third baseman and announcer passed away yesterday. However, in Santo’s case amplifying…

  17. UPDATE: Angels sign Hisanori Takahashi to two-year deal

    Dec 3, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT

    Hisanori Takahashi throwing

    UPDATE: Done deal. Two years and “between $5 and $6 million.” ========== Let go by the Mets last month when the two sides couldn’t agree to a new contract before a sign-or-cut deadline, left-hander Hisanori Takahashi is “close to agreeing to a multi-year deal with the Angels,” writes David Waldstein of the New York Times.…

  18. Dodgers re-sign Rod Barajas after dropping Russell Martin

    Dec 3, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    Dodgers Brewers Baseball

    Last night the Dodgers non-tendered Russell Martin and then quickly answered questions about their post-Martin catching situation by re-signing Rod Barajas to a one-year deal. Barajas was claimed off waivers from the Mets following Martin’s hip injury and played well down the stretch, hitting .297 with five homers and a .939 OPS in 25 games.…

  19. Mariners re-sign Erik Bedard to non-guaranteed contract

    Dec 3, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

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    For three years the Mariners have tried (mostly unsuccessfully) to nurse an injured Erik Bedard back to health and recoup some value from the trade that sent Adam Jones and Chris Tillman to Baltimore in February of 2008. During that time Bedard has gone from 28-year-old ace to 31-year-old question mark, sitting out all of…

  20. Pirates cut Lastings Milledge rather than pay him $1 million

    Dec 3, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

    Milledge waits

    Once upon a time Lastings Milledge was a top prospect whose on-field upside was clouded by his problematic personality. Three teams and 1,655 plate appearances later, it turns out maybe he just wasn’t all that good. Milledge has hit just .269 with a modest .723 OPS in his five-season career, including .277 with a .712…

  21. Jim Thome reiterates plans to play in 2011 at age 40

    Dec 3, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Detroit Tigers

    Free agent Jim Thome has successfully avoided media attention since finishing an amazing season that saw him hit .283 with a 1.039 OPS while stepping in for an injured Justin Morneau, but yesterday his agent told Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the future Hall of Famer “has no intention of retiring” at…

  22. Javier Vazquez hoping physical therapist can help him find lost velocity

    Dec 2, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT

    Javier Vazquez Yankees

    Earlier this week I wrote about how Javier Vazquez’s significant drop in velocity this season makes him far from a sure thing to bounce back in 2011 simply because he was leaving New York and returning to the National League. Vazquez apparently feels the same way, because Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports…

  23. Braves non-tender Matt Diaz after five years in Atlanta

    Dec 2, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT

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    Matt Diaz has been added to the non-tender pile, as the Braves cut the 33-year-old outfielder loose after five seasons in Atlanta. Diaz has alternated good years and bad years for the Braves, and when his batting average slumps like it did this season his modest pop, swing-at-everything approach, and poor defense make him a…

  24. Twins sign Pat Neshek and Jason Repko to one-year deals, avoiding arbitration

    Dec 2, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Non-tender candidates Pat Neshek and Jason Repko will remain with the Twins and avoid arbitration after signing one-year contracts prior to tonight’s deadline. Neshek will get $625,000 after spending most of 2010 on the disabled list or back in the minors following a shaky comeback from Tommy John surgery. He’ll compete for a spot in…

  25. UPDATE: White Sox non-tender longtime closer Bobby Jenks

    Dec 2, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    UPDATE: As expected, the White Sox have non-tendered Jenks. ========== Throughout the past year or so there’s been speculation about the White Sox non-tendering closer Bobby Jenks this offseason. He made $7.5 million in 2010 and would be in line for a raise through the arbitration process, and his performance has deteriorated to the point…

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