All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for Nov. 19

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Two bounce-back candidates -- David Murphy (left) and Josh Johnson -- are off the board. (USATSI)
Two bounce-back candidates -- David Murphy (left) and Josh Johnson -- are off the board. (USATSI)

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Tuesday brought us a bit of action and another day closer to baseball's winter meetings, so let's recap everything that's worth knowing ...

NEWS

- Indians: Reportedly agreed to terms with OF David Murphy on a two-year deal with around $10 million.

- Mets: Signed 1B Brandon Allen to a minor-league contract.

- Nationals: Re-signed RHP Chris Young to a minor-league contract, tweets Bill Ladson.

- Padres: Reportedly agreed to terms with RHP Josh Johnson on a one-year contract.

- Phillies: Have signed INF Reid Brignac to a minor-league deal, tweets Jim Salisbury ... The Phillies have interviewed Dodgers minor-league pitching coordinator Rafael Chaves for their pitching coach vacancy, tweets Ken Rosenthal.

- Pirates: Traded LHP Kris Johnson to the Twins for RHP Duke Welker.

- A pair of Cuban talents -- Right-handed pitcher Raicel Iglesias and shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena -- have defected and will become free agents once they establish residency outside Cuba.

RUMORS

- Brewers: The Brewers, Red Sox, Rockies and Rays all appear to have some interest in 1B Corey Hart.

- Giants: San Fran still has free agent RHP Bronson Arroyo on the radar, SiriusXM host Jim Bowden is told ... Andrew Baggarly tweets that the Giants hope to finalize a new contract with reliever Javier Lopez very soon ... Baggarly also tweets that the Giants are still in touch with RHP Ryan Vogelsong.

- Orioles: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the O's may have interest in rehabbing RHP and free agent Gavin Floyd.

- Red Sox: Boston has made contact with free agent OF Carlos Beltran.

- White Sox: Owner Jerry Reinsdorf tells WSCR in Chicago that 1B Paul Konerko is welcome to return in 2014 but that Konerko hasn't yet decided whether he's going to play another season.

- Yankees: The Yanks and Oriloles, in addition to the Red Sox (see above), are also interested in Carlos Beltran, tweets Nick Cafardo.

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