Baltimore looks like landing spot for Grant Balfour
According to FOXSports.com, the
Balfour recorded 38 saves as the Athletics closer last season, posting a 2.59 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings in 65 appearances.
Robinson Cano deal becomes final
Cano was considered the top free agent on the market. He hit .314 over his final five seasons with the Yankees, averaging 28.4 home runs and 102.6 RBI.
Teams showing interest in Shaun Marcum
Free agent right-hander
Marcum went 1-10 with a 5.29 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 14 appearances, including 12 starts, for the Mets last season, but he went 33-19 with a 3.62 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 85 starts in the three years prior.
Omar Infante's price may be too high for Yankees
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the
The Yankees could use Infante after getting outbid by the Mariners for Robinson Cano. The
Clint Barmes coming back to Pirates
Phillies add Roberto Hernandez to rotation mix
"It's more of a depth guy," Amaro said. "This is not someone who is going to slide into the top of the rotation. He's in the bottom of the rotation. But we need some depth. Again, we're trying to get the best bang for our buck. In this marketplace, it's tough because the prices have soared pretty significantly."
Hernandez will likely compete with Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Jonathan Pettibone for the final two spots in the Phillies rotation. He went 6-13 with a 4.89 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 32 appearances, including 24 starts, for the Rays last season.
Brewers showing interest in Ike Davis
The Mets have been trying to move Davis this offseason, hoping to open up first base for Lucas Duda, but general manager Sandy Alderson recently told The Star-Ledger that it isn't mandatory.
"Let me emphasize one thing: We're not in the business of giving players away," Alderson said.
Giants sign Michael Morse to a one-year deal
Morse struggled last season, hitting just .215/.270/.381 in 312 at-bats between the Mariners and Orioles. Morse battled through wrist and thigh injuries for much of the season before undergoing surgery on his wrist in August. The 31-year-old is expected to be the team's left fielder next season.
Justin Ruggiano traded for Brian Bogusevic
Ruggiano, 31, was the more instrumental player last year, batting .222 with 18 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 424 at-bats, but Bogusevic, 29, got semi-regular playing time down the stretch, batting .278 with six home runs over his final 97 at-bats.
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.