Dec. 3 rumor and hot stove recap: Busy day of trades and signings
Five trades and six free agent signings headlined a very, very busy Tuesday.
I think there's a decent chance more talent changed teams on Tuesday than another other non-trade deadline day in baseball history. Certainly in recent history, the last 10 years or so. Teams aren't waiting for next week's Winter Meetings to make their moves, they're making trades and handing out huge contracts right now.
Here is a recap of Tuesday's hot stove news, from the signings to the trades to the good ol' fashioned rumors.
Three-Team Deal: Rays get C Ryan Hanigan and RHP Heath Bell, Reds get LHP David Holmberg, Diamondbacks get RHP Justin Choate and a player to be named later. Hanigan signed a three-year, $10.75 million extension with Tampa following the deal.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
LHP Brett Anderson: Likely to be traded during the Winter Meetings next week. The Yankees, Blue Jays, Indians and Mariners are among the interested teams. (ESPN, San Francisco Chronicle, Yahoo! Sports)
Tigers: Choo is their top target. He'd provide a significant boost in left field and in the leadoff spot. (New York Daily News)
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