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All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for Nov. 12

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Marlon Byrd has a new team, but there's much more to cover. (USATSI)
Marlon Byrd has a new team, but there's much more to cover. (USATSI)

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Tuesday was a pretty busy one in terms of scuttle, so let's recap all you need to know when it comes to offseason news and rumors. With bullet points, for the busy executive ...

•First, proceed directly to Jon Heyman's blog. Therein, he's got the latest on the Rockies-related trade rumors, A.J. Pierzynski and the Twins, Chase Headley and the Padres, Brett Anderson and the A's, Bartolo Colon and the A's, the Marlins and their offseason plans, Jason Castro and the Astros, the Yankees and possible Curtis Granderson replacements, the Indians and their rotation-in-flux ... We could go on. Instead, check it out for yourself.

•Legendary pitching coach Dave Duncan will be sharing his wisdom with the Diamondbacks next season.

•Longtime utility man/infielder Mark DeRosa, most recently of the Blue Jays, announced his retirement on Tuesday.

•The Phillies signed OF Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16-million contract.

•Clint Hurdle of the Pirates was named NL Manager of the Year for 2013, while Terry Francona of the Indians won for the American League.

•The mayor of Atlanta announced plans to demolish Turner Field after the Braves leave for a new Cobb County ballpark after the 2016 season.

•The Twins are reportedly engaged in talks with RHP Bronson Arroyo (Mike Berardino via Twitter).

•Yankees brass will meet with free agent 2B Robinson Cano next week (Andy McCullough via Twitter).

•The Red Sox and LHP Jon Lester haven't yet started talking contract extension, but they likely will around the time spring training starts (Rob Bradford, WEEI).

•The Blue Jays and Phillies may be talking about a major trade involving Jose Bautista and Domonic Brown.

•The Astros may be interested in reuniting with free agent reliever Jose Veras (Evan Drellich, Houston Chronicle).

•The Tigers are hoping their new closer is either Joe Nathan or Brian Wilson (Jon Morosi via Twitter).

•The White Sox are willing to bring back Paul Konerko for another season (Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune).

•The Tigers plan to move Drew Smyly from the bullpen into the rotation for next season (Jason Martinez via Twitter).

•The Indians may have interest in Brian Wilson or Fernando Rodney (Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer).

•The Mariners may pursue free agent OF Nelson Cruz (Ken Rosenthal via Twitter).

•Heyman also reports that the Tigers have signed C Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract.

•The Mets, Astros, Cubs and White Sox all have preliminary interest in Curtis Granderson (Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog).

•The Yankees and Rangers both may be set to pursue free agent OF Carlos Beltran (Andy Martino, New York Daily News).

•The Rangers have hired Bengie Molina away from the Cardinals to be their first base coach for 2014.

•The Cardinals may have interest in Jed Lowrie of the Athletics as a possible replacement for incumbent shortstop Pete Kozma (Peter Gammons, Gammons Daily).

•Count the Giants among the teams interested in free agent RHP Tim Hudson, and that interest is reportedly mutual (Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle).

 
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