The baseball world is still reeling from Wednesday night's Prince Fielder-for-Ian Kinsler blockbuster. As long as David Price remains on the block, there's a chance we'll see an even bigger trade at some point this winter.
Thursday didn't bring anything as exciting as Fielder-for-Ian Kinsler, but there was one notable free agent signing and plenty of rumory goodness. Here's a recap of the day's hot stove news.
• Royals: Designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment, the team announced. The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Vargas.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
• Curtis Granderson: Yankees GM Brian Cashman called Granderson a "serious part" of their offseason plan. The team is interested in re-signing him and considers him more than a backup plan. (New York Post)
• Indians: Will listen to offers for shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. His production has slipped in recent years but he should still have plenty of value given the dearth of quality shortstops. Cleveland figures to prioritize pitching in return. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)