All you need to know: MLB rumors, news roundup for Dec. 13
A handful of signings headlined the first day following the end of the Winter Meetings. Here's a recap of Friday's hot stove action.
The hot stove is back to normal following the end of the Winter Meetings. Friday was a typical offseason day, with a handful of signings and a smattering of rumors. Here's a recap of the day's action.
Atlanta Braves : Agreed to sign 1B Mat Gamel to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. (Sportsnet)
Chicago Cubs : Signed OF Ryan Kalish , IF Ryan Roberts and C Jeff Baker to a minor league deals with invites to spring training, the club announced.
Arizona Diamondbacks : Signed both RHP Daniel Hudson and C Henry Blanco to minor league contracts, the team announced. Hudson is rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery in the last 18 months.
Cleveland Indians : Signed IF David Adams to a major league contract and RHP Tyler Cloyd , RHP Travis Banwart and OF Matt Carson to minor league deals with invitations to spring training, the club announced.
Tampa Bay Rays : Agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with 1B James Loney ... Sent OF Todd Glaesmann to Diamondbacks as the player to be named later in the Heath Bell trade, the team announced.
Colorado Rockies : Agreed to a three-year contract worth $16.5 million with LHP Boone Logan .
Kansas City Royals : Agreed to sign IF Omar Infante to a four-year contract worth $30.25 million.
Minnesota Twins : Signed OF Jason Kubel to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Cubs: Claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Twins. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
RUMORS & SPECULATION
RHP Bronson Arroyo : The race is down to the Cincinnati Reds , Twins and two other teams.
RHP Gavin Floyd : Close to signing with an unknown team, but that team is not the Baltimore Orioles . (Baltimore Sun)
RHP Masahiro Tanaka: Other NPB teams may contribute to the posting fee if the Rakuten Golden Eagles hesistate to post their ace right-hander. Of course, those clubs would be happy to see the best pitcher in the country leave for MLB.
Orioles: Have interest in RHP A.J. Burnett if he wants to pitch next season. (MASNSports.com)
Boston Red Sox : Talking about a one-year contract extension with DH David Ortiz . (WEEI.com)