All you need to know: MLB rumors, news roundup for Feb. 3

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Gerardo Parra has a brand new contract for 2014.
Gerardo Parra has a brand new contract for 2014. (USATSI)

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Now that the Super Bowl is in the rear-view mirror, spring training is the next significant sports event on the calendar. Other than the upcoming Winter Olympics, I guess. Here is a recap of Monday's hot stove news.

EXTENSIONS

Diamondbacks: Signed GM Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson to contract extensions beyond 2014. Terms were not disclosed.

FREE AGENT SIGNINGS

Astros: Agreed to a one-year contract with RHP Jerome Williams. He will join their rotation, not their bullpen.

Mets: Signed RHP Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. He will earn a $1 million base salary with another $1.5 million in incentives if he makes the team.

Rangers: Signed RHP Armando Galarraga to a minor league contract, the team announced. He did not receive an invitation to big league spring training, however.

AVOIDED ARBITRATION

Diamondbacks: Signed OF Gerardo Parra to a one-year contract worth $4.85 million. (Arizona Republic)

RUMORS & SPECULATION

LHP Oliver Perez, RHP Francisco Rodriguez, RHP Suk-Min Yoon & UTIL Jeff Baker: All are said to be "very close" to signing.

Diamondbacks: Planning to make one last run at the free agent market before spring training. Pitching, specifically a starter to round out the rotation, is their top target. (MLB.com)

Mets: Still seeking a "closer type" reliever even after signing Farnsworth. RHP Fernando Rodney is said to be their top target, though they are unlikely to land him. (ESPN New York and Newsday)

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