All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for Nov. 19
Let's run down what's worth knowing from a fairly busy Tuesday.
Tuesday brought us a bit of action and another day closer to baseball's winter meetings, so let's recap everything that's worth knowing ...
- Mets: Signed 1B Brandon Allen to a minor-league contract.
- Phillies: Have signed INF Reid Brignac to a minor-league deal, tweets Jim Salisbury ... The Phillies have interviewed Dodgers minor-league pitching coordinator Rafael Chaves for their pitching coach vacancy, tweets Ken Rosenthal.
- A pair of Cuban talents -- Right-handed pitcher Raicel Iglesias and shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena -- have defected and will become free agents once they establish residency outside Cuba.
- Giants: San Fran still has free agent RHP Bronson Arroyo on the radar, SiriusXM host Jim Bowden is told ... Andrew Baggarly tweets that the Giants hope to finalize a new contract with reliever Javier Lopez very soon ... Baggarly also tweets that the Giants are still in touch with RHP Ryan Vogelsong.
Where might the Orioles third baseman land?
Kinsler will slot in at second base for the Angels
The Marlins got a better return for Ozuna than Stanton or Gordon
The two teams are going about things in very different ways
The Marlins are indeed in teardown mode under new ownership
The Marlins still have more attractive pieces