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  1. Report: Kevin Youkilis takes $12 million from Yankees

    Dec 11, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    White Sox Youkilis celebrates game-winning single in MLB American League baseball game against Rangers in Chicago

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal says Kevin Youkilis will be decked out in pinstripes and goatee-less next season. According to Rosenthal, the Yankees and Youkilis have agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract that would put the long time Red Sox infielder at third base until Alex Rodriguez returns from hip surgery in June or July. Youkilis…

  2. Rangers interested in A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 11, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    All offseason we’ve heard that the Rangers were looking for catching help and now, even after re-signing Geovany Soto to a one-year deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that they’re interested in A.J. Pierzynski. Rosenthal notes that Texas’ righty dominated lineup could use a left-handed bat–especially if they fail to re-sign Josh Hamilton–and a Pierzynski-Soto…

  3. Will Mark Reynolds signing with the Indians push Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees?

    Dec 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    White Sox Youkilis celebrates game-winning single in MLB American League baseball game against Rangers in Chicago

    Yesterday afternoon reports had the Indians trying to sign either Mark Reynolds or Kevin Youkilis to be their new first baseman. Last night Reynolds accepted their one-year, $6 million offer, which is quite a bit less than Cleveland is said to have offered Youkilis and seemingly makes it much more likely that Youkilis will wind…

  4. Report: Indians to sign Mark Reynolds to one-year deal

    Dec 9, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

    Mark Reynolds

    According to the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly, the Indians and Mark Reynolds have agreed to terms, with an announcement set to come early this week. MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli says it’s a one-year deal worth $6 million that can reach $7.5 million with incentives. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman first reported the two sides were close to a…

  5. Twins’ talks with Francisco Liriano going “backwards”

    Dec 9, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    The Twins made some sort of offer earlier this winter to free agent left-hander Francisco Liriano. But it apparently wasn’t a very attractive one. LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Saturday that negotiations between the Twins’ front office and Liriano’s representatives “have gone backwards.” And it doesn’t sound like there’s a strong…

  6. Tribe may try Mark Reynolds if they can’t get Kevin Youkilis

    Dec 9, 2012, 2:46 PM EDT

    mark reynolds getty

    Kevin Youkilis is thought to be deciding between a one-year, $12 million offer from the Yankees and a two-year, $18 million proposal from the Indians. If he goes with New York, Cleveland has a backup plan. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Indians would likely turn to Mark Reynolds, who is capable of playing…

  7. A-Rod says diagnosis on hip provided some relief

    Dec 8, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

    a-rod getty

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez posted a .764 OPS in the second half of the 2012 season and went 3-for-27 (.120) in the playoffs. So it was sort of reassuring, confidence-wise, when he was diagnosed this month with a torn muscle in his left hip because he actually had something to blame for his struggles.…

  8. Alex Rodriguez says he’ll have hip surgery in mid-January

    Dec 8, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    We learned earlier this week that Alex Rodriguez needs left hip surgery to repair a torn labrum and bone impingement. Now we have a rough idea of when the surgery will take place. According to the Associated Press, Rodriguez said this morning that he will have the surgery in “mid-January.” A-Rod made the comment at…

  9. White Sox shopping Dayan Viciedo and Alejandro De Aza

    Dec 7, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    viciedo swings getty

    Gavin Floyd has been rumored to be available in trades all offseason and now Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that the White Sox are also shopping outfielders Dayan Viciedo and Alejando De Aza. According to Gonzales they’re looking for either a big left-handed bat or prospects. He says the Mariners were interested in…

  10. The Indians have offered Kevin Youkilis two-years, $18 million

    Dec 7, 2012, 9:01 AM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Yesterday we learned that the Yankees have offered Kevin Youkilis one-year for $12 million. Buster Olney reports, now, that the Indians’ offer for Youk is two-years, $18 million. Certainly a clear choice between dough and security for Youkilis. If he has a good year in 2013 the Yankees deal will allow him to capitalize on…

  11. Kevin Correia has multi-year offers on the table

    Dec 6, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Maybe it’s the lack of sleep I’ve gotten this week, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman seems to be implying that free agent right-hander Kevin Correia is a pretty popular guy right now. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported earlier today that the Royals are considering Correia along with Brett Myers and Jair Jurrjens, but the Twins and…

  12. The Yankees offer to Kevin Youkilis is $12 million

    Dec 6, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Oh, so I guess the Yankees can spend money after all: The Yankees’ offer to Kevin Youkilis is one year at $12M, according to source. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 6, 2012   That’s a good offer for Youkilis in terms of dollars, but you have to wonder whether a one year deal in New…

  13. Twins have offers out to Francisco Liriano, Joe Saunders

    Dec 5, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Seemingly uninterested in committing to a full rebuild after losing 95+ games each of the last two years, the Twins are more buyers than sellers at the moment. MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports that they’ve made offers to Francisco Liriano and Joe Saunders while waiting for the pitching market to further unfold. Liriano, of course, pitched…

  14. Orioles ink Conor Jackson to minor league contract

    Dec 5, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    conor jackson a's getty

    As first reported by MASN’s Roch Kubatko, the Orioles agreed on Wednesday to a minor league contract with free agent utilityman Conor Jackson. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, where Jackson will be given a chance to compete for a spot on Baltimore’s Opening Day 25-man roster. Jackson batted .277/.363/.434 with nine home runs and…

  15. Indians, Yankees both in on Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis

    Dec 5, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    Mark Reynolds

    Both the Indians and Yankees have met with the agent for non-tendered infielder Mark Reynolds in Nashville. Those two teams are also known to be interested in Kevin Youkilis, who lost one lessor suitor when his old team, the White Sox, signed Jeff Keppinger today. Youkilis has also been mentioned in connection with the Dodgers…

  16. Jeff Keppinger for $12 million is a bit of a reach

    Dec 5, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    Obviously, it’s a good idea not to give three-year contracts to part-time players unless you have to. Unfortunately, in this winter’s free agent market, the White Sox felt they had to. Jeff Keppinger probably had multiple teams interested in him at $8 million for two years, so the first team to go to $12 million…

  17. Kevin Youkilis has multiple offers

    Dec 5, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Third basemen are a rare commodity on the free agent market. At least any with some upside to them. Kevin Youkilis is one of those guys with some upside, and it seems like teams are recognizing it, as Alex Speier reports that he has offers from “multiple teams.” The Yankees are a team with a…

  18. Yankees weighing Jeff Keppinger, Kevin Youkilis for third base

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    While the Yankees have at least touched base with free agent Kevin Youkilis, Jeff Keppinger appears to be their primary target at the moment. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that the two sides met yesterday and that the Bombers’ interest in Keppinger is “very strong.” Keppinger is the more realistic target, given that Youkilis is…

  19. A look at the future of Shane Victorino

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:05 AM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    Earlier today I tried taking a gander at Angel Pagan‘s fate by looking at what some similar players did after age 31. I created a list of players who had OPSs between .720-.780, no more than 50 homers and at least 50 steals from ages 28-30 (Pagan had a .749 OPS, 26 HR and 98…

  20. The Mets have increased their offer to R.A. Dickey

    Dec 1, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Reuters

    After agreeing to an eight-year, $138 million extension with third baseman David Wright earlier this week, the Mets have turned their attention to 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Talks have progressed slowly until now, but ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Mets have increased their offer. No word on the specifics of the…

  21. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Brian Wilson Getty

    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  22. Astros claim RHP Philip Humber off waivers from White Sox

    Nov 30, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

    Philip Humber

    Update: And the Astros have already signed Humber to a one-year deal with a club option for 2014. No word on the terms yet, but a guarantee around $2 million seems likely. /// The White Sox were planning to non-tender Philip Humber before Friday’s deadline, but they went ahead and placed him on waivers beforehand,…

  23. Dodgers in the mix for A.J. Pierzynski?

    Nov 29, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    UPDATE: Heyman was told by Dodgers officials that it’s unlikely they’ll make a run at Pierzynski. Makes sense with Ellis in-house. As in, they’re all stocked up on A.J.’s. 10:15 PM: It seems like the deep-pocketed Dodgers have been mentioned as a potential suitor for nearly every free agent on the market. Now it’s A.J.…

  24. Pirates and Russell Martin agree to two-year, $17 million contract

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Russell Martin Getty

    UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Yankees never made Martin an offer. In fact, they haven’t made an offer to any position players so far this offseason. 8:44 PM: David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that Martin agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates. You could understand if the…

  25. Pirates get Zach Stewart from Red Sox, Vin Mazzaro and Clint Robinson from Royals

    Nov 28, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT

    Vin Mazzaro

    Pittsburgh made a pair of minor trades, acquiring right-hander Zach Stewart from the Red Sox for a player to be named later and getting right-hander Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson from the Royals for minor leaguer pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico. Boston got Stewart from Chicago in the Kevin Youkilis trade, but…

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