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  1. Marlins agree to one-year deal with Rafael Furcal

    Dec 5, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Furcal will get $3 million plus incentives. 10:02 p.m. ET: Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel hears that Furcal will receive $3.5 million on the one-year deal in additional to playing time incentives. 9:41 p.m. ET: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins…

  2. Royals haven’t offered three years and $48 million to Carlos Beltran

    Dec 5, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

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    We heard earlier this week that free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran had a three-year, $48 million offer in hand from an unidentified team. Most assumed that it came from the Royals, as they have been the hottest team on him recently, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that no such offer was made. Sources: #Royals…

  3. White Sox ink Ronald Belisario to one-year, $3 million contract

    Dec 5, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers non-tendered reliever Ronald Belisario earlier this week, but it didn’t take him long to find a new home. According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Belisario has agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with the White Sox. He also drew interest from the Angels and Cubs during his brief time on…

  4. UPDATE: Mariners planning to offer nine years, $225 million to Robinson Cano

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Mariners may not have offered $200 million to Robinson Cano yet, but it sounds like it’s going to happen before long. David Waldstein of the New York Times and CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman are both reporting that the Mariners plan to offer nine years and $225 million to Cano. This is a slightly…

  5. Nationals interested in reliever Eric O’Flaherty

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The Nationals are on the lookout for a left-handed reliever and Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that former Braves reliever Eric O’Flaherty is their latest target. O’Flaherty required Tommy John surgery on his left elbow this May and is expected to miss at least the first month of the 2014 season, but that…

  6. Report: Talks between the Mets and Curtis Granderson have “intensified”

    Dec 4, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

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    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson met with Curtis Granderson on Sunday and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a source that talks between the two sides “intensified” late Tuesday. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears that nothing is imminent, but that there’s increasing optimism that the Mets will land him.…

  7. Yankees close to signing Kelly Johnson to one-year deal

    Dec 4, 2013, 7:35 AM EDT

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    After reportedly agreeing to terms on a seven-year, $153 million contract with Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees are close to securing some Robinson Cano insurance. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are on the verge of signing Kelly Johnson to a one-year contract worth between $2.75-$3 million. Of course, the Yankees…

  8. Report: Red Sox agree to one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Pierzynski’s one-year deal is worth $8.25 million. 8:57 a.m. ET: Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that Pierzysnki will get a one-year deal. He’ll essentially function as a stopgap option with the Red Sox, as prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart aren’t too far away from the big leagues. 8:23 a.m.…

  9. Padres and Tim Stauffer agree to one-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    The Padres and right-hander Tim Stauffer have agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract to avoid arbitration, reports FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The deal is fully guaranteed. Stauffer was limited to just one appearance with the Padres in 2012 before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, but he bounced back nicely this…

  10. Report: Marlins recently made offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:09 AM EDT

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    The Marlins have mostly been connected to marginal free agents so far this offseason, but they have one notable name on their wish list. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Marlins recently made an offer to free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The specifics aren’t known, but Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald confirms that…

  11. Athletics acquire closer Jim Johnson from Orioles

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:41 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics have acquired Johnson from the Orioles in exchange for second baseman Jemile Weeks. The Orioles are also expected to receive a player to be named later. Weeks was once a top prospect with the A’s, but he has fallen out of favor over the past two…

  12. The Yankees have no plans to offer $200 million to Robinson Cano

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

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    It was reported earlier today that the Yankees and Robinson Cano are “oceans apart” in contract negotiations. And just in case there was any doubt, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that the Yankees aren’t willing to budge from their current position. Long baseball’s spending leviathan, the New York Yankees are adamant their stance in…

  13. Padres, Eric Stults avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Dec 2, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres and left-hander Eric Stults have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.75 million contract. This is the first major payday for Stults, who has thrived since he was claimed off waivers from the White Sox in May of 2012, posting a 3.62 ERA over 47 starts…

  14. White Sox and Tyler Flowers agree to one-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Dec 2, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the White Sox and catcher Tyler Flowers have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $950,000 contract. It was reported yesterday that the Mets could have interest if Flowers was non-tendered before tonight’s 11:59 p.m. ET deadline, but the White Sox have rendered that possibility moot. The 27-year-old stumbled in…

  15. Pirates prospect Evan Chambers passes away at age 24

    Dec 2, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Terrible news to pass along this evening, as Pirates minor leaguer Evan Chambers passed away in his sleep over the weekend. He was just 24 years old. Chambers was a third-round pick of Pittsburgh in 2009. An outfielder, he had worked his way up to the Double-A level before missing most of this season with…

  16. George Kottaras avoids arbitration with Cubs

    Dec 2, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

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    The Cubs and catcher George Kottaras have agreed to a one-year, $1.075 million contract to avoid arbitration, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Kottaras was acquired from the Royals last week in exchange for cash considerations. The 30-year-old earned $1 million this past season while batting .180/.349/.370 with five home runs and 12 RBI over 126…

  17. Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: It’s done. The Nationals just announced that prospect left-hander Robbie Ray will also be sent to Detroit. So it’s Fister for Ray, Krol, and Lombardozzi. Interesting. Ray has really improved his stock as a prospect over the past year, but it’s surprising that the Nationals were able to acquire Fister without giving up a…

  18. Orioles and Nolan Reimold agree to contract to avoid arbitration

    Dec 2, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles and outfielder Nolan Reimold have agreed to a one-year, $1.025 million contract to avoid arbitration. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com hears that the deal carries $175,000 in incentives. Reimold was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The 30-year-old has been limited to just 56 games…

  19. Mets GM Sandy Alderson met with Curtis Granderson on Sunday

    Dec 2, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

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    While there has been some conflicting information on the Mets’ interest in a meeting with right-hander Bronson Arroyo, general manager Sandy Alderson has another free agent on his radar. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Alderson had a meeting with Curtis Granderson yesterday. We heard about a month ago that the Mets had “preliminary interest”…

  20. Phillies, Kevin Frandsen avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Dec 2, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the Phillies and infielder Kevin Frandsen have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $900,000 contract. The deal includes performance bonuses. Frandsen was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The 31-year-old made a salary of $850,000 this past season while hitting .234/.296/.341 with five home runs and 26…

  21. Report: The market for Jacoby Ellsbury is “moving faster than expected”

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

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    We have often seen Scott Boras take his sweet time in order to find the right deal for his clients, which makes the following report from ESPN’s Jayson Stark come as somewhat of a surprise. Scott Boras is rarely in a hurry but clubs are reporting Ellsbury talks are moving faster than expected. Winter-mettings deal…

  22. Royals “insist” they’ll pursue Carlos Beltran, appear willing to offer three-year deal

    Nov 30, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

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    The Yankees were mentioned as the favorites to sign Carlos Beltran earlier this week, but the Royals haven’t given up hopes of reuniting. According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, the Royals “insist” that they will pursue Beltran and appear willing to meet his preference of a three-year contract. This comes on the…

  23. Marlins think Adeiny Hechavarria is better with the glove than defensive metrics indicate

    Nov 30, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Interesting story from Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and advanced defensive metrics. The Marlins are confident that Hechavarria is one of the best defensive shortstops in the league — in fact, Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill was “befuddled” that he wasn’t one of the finalists…

  24. Report: Mets “heavily involved” in talks with free agent Bronson Arroyo

    Nov 30, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson plans to meet with Arroyo at the pitcher’s home in Florida next week. Alderson contacted Arroyo’s representatives on Wednesday to arrange the meeting. 3:00 p.m. ET: It was reported on Thanksgiving that the Twins were still pursuing Bronson Arroyo even after…

  25. UPDATE: Jerome Williams hopes to be non-tendered by Angels

    Nov 30, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Williams’ agent has clarified his comments, saying that his client would be happy to accept any role the Angels give him, but feels confident that he would have appeal as a starting pitcher if he is non-tendered and hits free agency. 1:55 p.m ET: Monday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to…

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