On the MLB hot stove front, here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Jan. 27 ...
SIGNINGS & AGREEMENTS
RUMORS, SPECULATION, ETC.
- Angels: Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times tweets that if the Angels add another starting pitcher, then it's likely to be someone like Chris Capuano or Jason Hammel rather than Bronson Arroyo or Paul Maholm.
- Indians: Talks with RHP Justin Masterson regarding a multi-year contract have tapered off, and now the Indians are focused on signing the arbitration-eligible hurler to a one-year deal. (Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer) ... Speaking of multi-year deals, 2B Jason Kipnis says he's "absolutely" open to signing on with Cleveland. (Stephanie Storm, Akron Beacon Journal)
- Rangers: GM Jon Daniels says there's no rush to talk contract extension with RHP Yu Darvish, who's in the third year of a six-year, $56-million pact. That's understandable, as Darvish's deal must be considered one of the most team-friendly in all of baseball. (Richard Durrett, ESPN Dallas)
- Red Sox: DH David Ortiz suggests he'd be willing to play elsewhere if the Red Sox don't make a multi-year offer that's to his liking. Ortiz is in the final year of a two-year pact ... Long-time Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy says he'll return to the booth in 2014. Remy took a leave of absence late last season after his son was charged with murder.