All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for Feb. 1
Saturday's full hot stove recap can be found within.
On the MLB hot stove front, here's all that's worth knowing for Saturday, Feb. 1 ...
TRANSACTIONS & AGREEMENTS
- Padres: Signed LHP Tony Sipp to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
- Red Sox: CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the Sox have signed OF Corey Brown to a minor-league contract.
RUMORS, SPECULATION, TIDBITS
- Orioles: GM Dan Duquette says the team will soon approach SS J.J. Hardy about a contract extension ... 3B Manny Machado (left knee surgery) has been cleared by doctors to resume hitting, running and fielding grounders. (Stephania Bell, ESPN.com) ... LHP Wei-Yin Chen (right knee) says he expects to be ready for the start of the season. (Roch Kubatko via Twitter)
- Royals: Ace James Shields says he'd "definitely be open-minded" toward signing an extension with the Royals. He's eligible for free agency after the upcoming season. (Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star)
Marcell Ozuna figures to be the next Marlins star on the move
Several relievers have signed in the last two days
Several teams are interested in the switch-hitting first baseman
Neshek and the Phillies are closing on a two-year contract
And the team that first drafted Cole is interested
This scout was SUPER into Jeter