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  1. Rangers and Ian Kinsler have discussed contract extension

    Dec 10, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    Ian Kinsler could become a free agent following the 2013 season, but he wants to stay with the Rangers for the long haul. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, Kinsler said that his agent, Jay Franklin, has had preliminary talks with the club about an extension. “I want to stay here,” Kinsler…

  2. James Loney didn’t tell the Dodgers about his arrest last month

    Dec 10, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

    James Loney

    James Loney spoke with Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles yesterday, issuing his first public comments since news broke that he was arrested last month on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing into three cars. Among other things, Loney claims that he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and has…

  3. Manny Ramirez officially reinstated from voluntary retirement list

    Dec 10, 2011, 9:49 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Let the bidding war begin. OK, not really. According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, Manny Ramirez has been officially reinstated by MLB from the voluntary retirement list. We learned last weekend that Ramirez was planning a comeback. While he was initially expected to serve a 100-game suspension for a second positive test related to performance-enhancing…

  4. Buster Posey’s rehab is going off without a hitch

    Dec 10, 2011, 8:58 AM EDT

    posey wider

    Chris Haft of MLB.com checked in yesterday with Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner, who said that Buster Posey‘s rehab from left leg injuries is going well. Groeschner said that Posey’s current regimen mainly involves cardiovascular work, such as riding a stationary bicycle and running on a treadmill. In early January, Posey will resume baseball-related activities such…

  5. Tweet of the Day: Craig Breslow embraces the future

    Dec 9, 2011, 11:37 PM EDT

    Craig Breslow Getty

    Craig Breslow was traded to the Diamondbacks tonight as part of the Trevor Cahill deal. How did he find out about it? Well, the same way a lot of us did. While a heads up would have been nice, at least he’s headed to a contender.

  6. The Diamondbacks may look to trade Joe Saunders

    Dec 9, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Joe Saunders

    The Diamondbacks were discussing a two-year deal with the arbitration-eligible Joe Saunders over the past couple of weeks, but tonight’s acquisition of Trevor Cahill has changed things a bit. In fact, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic hears that Arizona may now trade the veteran left-hander. Saunders, 30, earned $5.5 million this season while going…

  7. Phillies expected to chat with Jimmy Rollins’ agent tomorrow

    Dec 9, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Gary Cederstrom, Jimmy Rollins

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Jimmy Rollins‘ agent, Dan Lozano, is expected to chat with Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. tomorrow. The two sides had multiple meetings at this week’s Winter Meetings in Dallas, but despite your typical rumor madness, they aren’t yet close to a deal. The Brewers signed shortstop Alex Gonzalez…

  8. UPDATE: No mystery: It’s just the Marlins and Cardinals for Albert Pujols

    Dec 7, 2011, 12:48 AM EDT

    pujols getty

    12:57 AM: Jon Heyman chimes in, tweeting that “a good number of executives still seem to think Marlins will win Pujols derby.” The Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi was told that the Marlins are “very confident” they will land the three-time MVP. 12:48 AM: ESPN’s Jim Bowden and the Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi are…

  9. The Padres are considering Francisco Rodriguez as a replacement for Heath Bell

    Dec 7, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Ken Davidoff of New York Newsday reports that the Padres are considering Francisco Rodriguez as a potential replacement for Heath Bell, who recently signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Marlins. Davidoff hears that they are also speaking with “pretty much all” of the other available free agent closer-types, so it’s hard to tell…

  10. Mets open to bringing back Chris Young on minor league deal

    Dec 6, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

    Mets' Young delivers a pitch to the Phillies during their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Mets are open to bringing back the oft-injured Chris Young on a minor league contract. Young, 32, posted a 1.88 ERA and 22/11 K/BB ratio over four starts with New York this season before undergoing surgery in mid-May to repair a torn anterior capsule in…

  11. Diamondbacks, Lyle Overbay close to agreeing on one-year contract

    Dec 6, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Diamondbacks offered a one-year contract to free agent first baseman Lyle Overbay last week and general manager Kevin Towers told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com earlier today that he is optimistic the deal will eventually get done. “I would say it’s progressing well, but it’s not done,” D-backs GM Kevin Towers said. “Everything looks good,…

  12. UPDATE: Mets trade Angel Pagan to Giants for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

    Dec 6, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v New York Mets

    UPDATE: Steve Popper of the Bergen Record confirms that the deal is done, pending physicals. 9:49 PM: According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the Mets are discussing a deal that would send Angel Pagan to the Giants for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez. Baggarly writes that it’s not definite yet, but…

  13. UPDATE: Mets agree to contract with reliever Jon Rauch

    Dec 6, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

    Rauch_Jon

    UPDATE III: The Mets might not be done addressing their bullpen. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the they are working on a 2-for-1 deal that is described as a “change of scenery” for all parties. Stay tuned. UPDATE II: Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM reports that the deal is done, pending…

  14. Koji Uehara could reunite with Orioles

    Dec 6, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara

    Koji Uehara said last month that he would like to return to Baltimore and it appears the Orioles are trying to make that happen. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, the Orioles and Rangers met earlier today and one of the topics discussed was a possible trade involving Uehara. Uehara posted an outstanding 3.03 ERA…

  15. The Marlins have some interest in Wandy Rodriguez

    Dec 6, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    We learned earlier today that if the Marlins do indeed sign Albert Pujols, they’ll be out on free agent left-handers C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle and turn their focus on the trade market. The Marlins were already connected in talks for A’s left-hander Gio Gonzalez last month and Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com hears that they…

  16. The Red Sox talked to the White Sox about Carlos Quentin

    Dec 6, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT

    quentin getty wide

    The White Sox traded closer Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays earlier today, after which general manager Ken Williams told reporters that “this is the start of rebuilding.” With that in mind, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox met with the White Sox regarding the availability of outfielder Carlos Quentin.…

  17. Roy Oswalt wants a three-year contract

    Dec 6, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

    oswalt wide getty

    Bill Ladson of MLB.com hears that Roy Oswalt is looking for a three-year contract. And after Bruce Chen, Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang have all received two-year deals this offseason, some team might be willing to go there. Of course, the major concern with Oswalt is his degenerative back condition. While the 34-year-old right-hander had…

  18. UPDATE: Red Sox did not submit bid for Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima

    Dec 6, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

    Hiroyuki_Nakajima AP

    UPDATE II: Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston was told by a Red Sox official that they did not post a bid for Nakajima. That makes three denials, if you include the Giants and Brewers. Does anybody want this guy? We’ll soon find out. UPDATE: Nothing confirmed yet, but Sponichi indicates that the Red Sox may have…

  19. Hanley Ramirez told the Marlins that he doesn’t want to play third base

    Dec 6, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    After we learned last night that Hanley Ramirez was “distraught” about the prospect of changing positions to make room for free agent shortstop Jose Reyes, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that he has told the Marlins he doesn’t want to play third base. “Hanley doesn’t want to play third base and the Marlins were…

  20. Report: Orioles willing to listen to offers for Adam Jones

    Dec 6, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles

    Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com was told by a major-league source that the Orioles are willing to listen to offers for center fielder Adam Jones. Jones, 26, earned $3.25 million this season while batting .280/.319/.466 with 25 home runs, 83 RBI, 12 stolen bases and a .785 OPS. His salary could approach $6 million in his…

  21. Phillies met late into night with agent for Jimmy Rollins

    Dec 6, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    Gary Cederstrom, Jimmy Rollins

    Following a report yesterday that a recent meeting between the Phillies and Jimmy Rollins‘ agent Dan Lozano “did not go all that well,” Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that the two sides met “late into the night” on Monday. No word on if any progress was made, but the 33-year-old Rollins is reportedly insisting on…

  22. Rockies and Reds discuss Huston Street-for-Edinson Volquez deal

    Dec 6, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

    Huston Street Getty

    The Rockies might have less of a sense of urgency to get a deal done after acquiring Kevin Slowey from the Twins, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported this morning that they have had discussions about a possible deal that would send Huston Street to the Reds for Edinson Volquez. Street has a…

  23. The Angels are making a “serious push” to sign C.J. Wilson

    Dec 6, 2011, 12:14 AM EDT

    CJ Wilson pitching

    Silly season is in full effect. Just hours after it was reported and quickly denied that C.J. Wilson had a six-year offer on the table from the Nationals, Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com hears that the Angels are making a “serious push” to sign the free agent left-hander. Ah, Winter Meetings. Jeff Wilson of the…

  24. Report: Cardinals shopping Kyle Lohse to make room for Mark Buehrle

    Dec 5, 2011, 11:35 PM EDT

    buehrle getty

    Here’s an interesting one. Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune was told by a source that the Cardinals are trying to shop right-hander Kyle Lohse in an effort to make a run at free agent left-hander Mark Buehrle. Buehrle is from Missouri, so many have long speculated about him potentially winding up with his hometown…

  25. UPDATE: Hanley Ramirez “distraught” over changing positions

    Dec 5, 2011, 11:34 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    11:34 PM: And so it begins. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post hears that Hanley Ramirez is “distraught” over the prospect of changing positions to make room for Jose Reyes. 6:25 PM: We’ve heard plenty of speculation that Hanley Ramirez could force his way out of Miami following the signing of Jose Reyes. It…

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