Another offseason day has come and gone, and it's time to recap all that went on and that was rumored to maybe be going on at some point in the indeterminate future. Let's roll tape on "All you need to know" for Tuesday ...
SIGNINGS AND AGREEMENTS
RUMORS AND SPECULATION
- Masahiro Tanaka: The coveted Japanese right-hander has informed his current club, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, that he wants to be posted and pitch in MLB next year. Speaking of Tanaka, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! tweets that the Rangers are showing heightened interest in the 25-year-old. Meanwhile, Joel Sherman tweets that the Yankees seem to be positioning themselves for a strong run at Tanaka. The Angels may be in on Tanaka, writes Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, but if the process drags out then they may prefer to focus on Matt Garza so that they can move on to other needs in a timely manner. Given Tanaka's relatively young age and the newly whittled down posting fee, it's hard to think of any team that wouldn't have at least cursory interest in him.
- Red Sox: It's still possible that the Sox will trade away a starting pitcher this offseason. (Ken Rosenthal, FoxSports.com)