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All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for Nov. 25

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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The winter meetings draws nearer, and that means recommended daily allowances of news and scuttle. Now let's recap what went down on Monday ...


- Dodgers: Finalized their one-year deal (plus vesting option for 2015) with RHP Dan Haren.


- Orioles: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the O's will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration-eligble players: C Matt Wieters, 1B Chris Davis, OF Nolan Reimold, OF Steve Pearce, RP Troy Patton, RP Brian Matusz, RP Tommy Hunter, CL Jim Johnson and SP Bud Norris.

- Pirates: Travis Sawchik tweets that Rafael Furcal's agent says the Pirates are one of eight teams to ask about his client, who's a free agent.

- Royals: Sources tell Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that relievers Aaron Crow and Tim Collins are "very available" for trade.

- Tigers: Are reportedly pressing hard to sign free agent closer Brian Wilson.

- Twins: Per Tim Dierkes on Twitter, Minnesota remains in pursuit of RHP Bronson Arroyo and may be able to land him on a two-year pact.

- Yankees: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that the Yanks are now focused on Carlos Beltran as their top free agent target.

- Dioner Navarro: According to Peter Gammons, the veteran catcher is close to signing with a team other than the Red Sox.


- Athletics: Extended their lease with the Coliseum through the 2015 season, so there will be no immediate relocation ... Acquired reliever Fernando Abad from the Nationals in exchange for minor-league outfielder John Wooten.

- Braves: Per Dave O'Brien on Twitter, the Braves have hired former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee as their minor-league pitching coordinator.

- Indians: Per Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the team has talked to catcher Carlos Santana about playing third base in winter ball this offseason.

- Mariners: Named Andy Van Slyke and Howard Johnson, among others, to Lloyd McClendon's coaching staff for 2014 ... Team president Chuck Armstrong announced his retirement effective Jan. 31, 2014.

- Orioles: Acquired reliever Brad Brach from the Padres for minor-league hurler Devin Jones.

- Pirates: Designated 1B/OF Garret Jones for assignment ... Acquired minor-league OF Jaff Decker and RHP Miles Mikolas from the Padres in exchange for 1B/OF prospect Alex Dickerson.

- Tigers: Announced that Darnell Coles will serve as assistant hitting coach next season.

- Chad Durbin: The veteran right-hander, most recently of the Phillies, announced his retirement.

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