Baseball's hot stove is about to take a little break for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will still be rumors and whatnot, but actual transactions figure to be on hold until next week. One team did manage to sneak in one last major pre-holiday signing on Wednesday, however.
• Twins: Agreed to sign RHP Ricky Nolasco to a four-year contract worth $49 million with a $13 million option ($1 million buyout) for a fifth year. The option can vest based on innings pitched from 2016-17. It's the largest free agent contract in team history.
• LHP Ted Lilly: Retired from baseball at age 37. He went 130-113 with a 4.14 ERA in parts of 15 big league seasons.
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