The winter meetings draws nearer, and that means recommended daily allowances of news and scuttle. Now let's recap what went down on Monday ...
- 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.
- Athletics: Extended their lease with the O.co 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.
- 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.