Chris Perez may not close at next stop
Some of the teams discussing signing free-agent pitcher
Perez saved 123 games for the Indians over the last four years but finished 2013 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 54:21 K:BB ratio in 54 innings.
Diamondbacks have interest in Matt Garza
The team dealt away a potential rotational piece in Tyler Skaggs in order to acquire Mark Trumbo, but it appears they will look to bolster the rotation through free agency if possible.
Marlins interested in Delmon Young
Young has worked out at first base recently to increase his versatility, and it's possible the Marlins are looking at him as an option at that position. He hit .260/.307/.407 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 334 at-bats with the Phillies and Rays last season.
Rays consider signing Jordan Norberto
Norberto last pitched in 2012 for the A's, going 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 46:22 K:BB ratio in 52 innings.
Eight teams interested in Eric Chavez
"Chavy is approaching the offseason no different than he has the last fifteen offseasons," agent Scott Leventhal said. "He wants to play, and he wants to be part of a winner. He does not have his heart set on one team or one league. His mind is wide open. There's heavy interest in him from around the league."
Chavez hit .281/.332/.478 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 228 at-bats with the Diamondbacks last season.
Mark Appel could make rotation out of camp
According to the Houston Chronicle,
Appel was the top overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft and finished the season at Class A Quad Cities, where he made eight starts. He finished there with a 3-1 record and a 3.82 ERA.
Astros looking into signing several free agents
According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman,
Also, MLB.com reports that the Astros are pursuing relievers
Bartolo Colon to sign with Mets for two years
FOXSports.com reports that the
Coming back from a 50-game suspension for testosterone, Colon made 30 starts for the Athletics in 2013, going 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA.
Pirates reach agreement with Edinson Volquez
Volquez made 32 starts and one relief appearance with the Padres and Dodgers in 2013, compiling a 9-12 record and a 5.71 ERA.
Anthony Bass headed to Houston
Bass, who had previously served as a swingman for the Padres, pitched for them exclusively out of the bullpen in 2013, posting a 5.36 ERA over 42 innings. However, he did make 15 starts at Triple-A Tucson, going 4-6 with a 5.45 ERA.