All you need to know: MLB rumors, news roundup for Jan. 11
There wasn't much baseball news on Saturday ... aside from Alex Rodriguez's record suspension, of course.
After weeks and months of waiting, the ruling in Alex Rodriguez 's appeal hearing was handed down on Saturday. The three-time AL MVP was suspended 162 games plus the entirety of the 2014 postseason by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. The ruling has some hot stove implications as the New York Yankees suddenly need a third baseman and have an extra $25 million to spend.
Aside from the A-Rod ruling -- which is the biggest story of the offseason, in the grand scheme of things -- there wasn't much baseball news on Saturday. No major transactions or anything like that. Here's a rundown of the day's action.
Arizona Diamondbacks : Signed IF Tommy Manzella to a minor league contract. (MLB Daily Dish)
San Diego Padres : Signed LHP Zach Braddock to a minor league contract. (Baseball America)
Cincinnati Reds : Signed RHP Bobby Keppel to a minor league contract. He spent the last four seasons in Japan. (Baseball America)
Yankees: Signed RHP Robert Coello to a minor league contract. (Baseball America)
RUMORS & SPECULATION
Miami Marlins : Unlikely to re-sign UTIL Chris Coghlan . They non-tendered the former NL Rookie of the Year earlier this winter. (MLB.com)
Minnesota Twins : Interested in 1B/3B Mark Reynolds and IF Justin Turner . A team official cautioned the "process has to play out." (1500 ESPN)
Yankees: Will consider Reynolds and IF Michael Young in the wake of A-Rod's suspension. (ESPN New York)