For the day's hot stove news, the first place to go is Jon Heyman's blog. He has updates on C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 3B Chase Headley, OF Nelson Cruz, the Twins' search for pitching and the Mets' pursuit of outfielders. They called the Brewers about OF Ryan Braun. Now here's a round up of the rest of the day's news.
• LHP Jose Mijares: Outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Giants to clear a roster spot for fellow LHP Javier Lopez, whose three-year contract is official. Mijares elected free agency. (Mercury News)
RUMORS & SPECULATION
• Reds: Have interest in OF Carlos Beltran. The AL figures to be a better fit for the 36-year-old with bad knees, but Cincinnati would give Beltran a good chance at a World Series title. (Primera Hora)