Fernando Rodney seeking at least two years, $20 million
Rodney followed up a brilliant 2012 season (0.60 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, 76:15 K:BB ratio, 48 saves) with a good-but-not-great 2013 campaign in which he saved 37 games while posting a 3.38 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 82:36 K:BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings, with his 11.1 K/9 ratio representing the highest mark of his career.
Five teams could be destination for Joaquin Benoit
Teams at the Winter Meetings believe that the likeliest landing spots for reliever
The Orioles have also reportedly been in the mix, but it may be down to these five teams, which represent a mix of definite closing opportunities and potential competition for the ninth-inning gig.
Mariners to stay after Nelson Cruz despite recent additions
The team has penciled Justin Smoak in as the starter at first base, and the team could opt to play Cruz in right field, trade acquisition Logan Morrison in left field and free-agent signee Corey Hart at designated hitter if Cruz were to come on board. It's clear that the Mariners will continue to look for offensive upgrades in this already-busy offseason.
Blue Jays agree to deal with Tomo Ohka
Ohka's last major-league or minor-league exposure came in 2009 as a member of the Indians, but he has re-invented himself as a knuckleballer and will attempt a comeback.
Marlins have interest in acquiring Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks
Yankees turn down Brandon Phillips-for-Brett Gardner offer
The Yankees do have some interest in Phillips but are unwilling to move Gardner in a potential deal with the Reds, who have interest in trading the second baseman.
Adam Wilk to attempt return to majors in 2014
Wilk went 7-11 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 128:28 K:BB ratio in 149 2/3 innings over 24 starts with Triple-A Toledo in 2012 before heading to Korea.
J.D. Martin signs with Korean team
Rays express interest in Kevin Youkilis
Youkilis suffered through injury last season, hitting just .219/.305/.343 with two home runs and eight RBI in 105 at-bats.
Braves, Jordan Walden avoid arbitration