All you need to know: MLB news and rumors roundup for Dec. 16
Monday saw some action on the hot stove front, so let's do our nightly recap of the essentials.
The offseason marches on, and Monday brought us some hot stove goings-on. So let's recap all you need to know for Dec. 16 ...
SIGNINGS & AGREEMENTS
- MLB, NBP: First and foremost, MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) formally agreed to a new posting system for free agents making the leap from Japan to the U.S. The new structure limits posting fees to $20 million and affords the player in question the potential to negotiate with multiple teams. We'll find out soon enough whether coveted right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is posted under the new agreement.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
- Cubs: Have interest in signing veteran lefty Jonathan Sanchez. (Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune)
- Diamondbacks: Still want to add a starting pitcher but are likely to try to find one on the free agent market rather than through trade. (Ken Rosenthal via Twitter) ... The D-backs are intent on signing 3B Eric Chavez. (Jesse Sanchez via Twitter)
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