All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for March 1
Saturday's full hot stove recap -- transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within.
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SIGNINGS & AGREEMENTS
- White Sox: The Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with a total of 24 arbitration-eligible players. The list of players includes OF Avisail Garcia and LHP Jose Quintana. (Daryl Van Schouwen via Twitter)
RUMORS, SPECULATION, ETC.
- Astros: Houston received plenty of calls on arbitration-eligible catcher Jason Castro this offseason, but the organization decided against trading him. "We take all of those elements into account, and we really feel he's a player we can't be without at this point," GM Jeff Luhnow told MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.
- Phillies: Lefty Cole Hamels (shoulder) is ready to face hitters after a second clean bullpen session on Saturday. (Todd Zolecki, MLB.com) ... RHP Ethan Martin will be shut down for at least three weeks with a strained right shoulder capsule. (Matt Gelb via Twitter)
- Twins: 3B prospect Miguel Sano will soon undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entirety of the 2014 season.
The Nats will host the All-Star Game in 2018
The Orioles are looking to trade Machado heading into his walk year
The Cardinals have been linked for a while to the Baltimore star
Gallardo spent the first eight years of his career in Milwaukee
MLB revenues are at a record high right now, but teams aren't spending it on players
Chicago added Tyler Chatwood earlier this offseason but might not be done adding to the ro...