Jake Peavy
Report: Three teams showing interest in Jake Peavy
Jake Peavy, SP, SF
6:18 PM
News: The Marlins, Braves and Giants are showing interest in pitcher Jake Peavy, according to FoxSports.com.

The 33-year-old Peavy is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.73 ERA over 202 2/3 innings. Peavy had some issues in Boston, posting a 4.72 ERA to start the season, but settled in once he joined the Giants. With San Francisco, Peavy had a 2.17 ERA over 78 2/3 innings. The Marlins interest in Peavy is dependent on whether Dan Haren decides to pitch. If Haren comes back, the team would not have interest in Peavy.

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Edinson Volquez
Royals, Edinson Volquez agree to two year contract
Edinson Volquez, SP, PIT
5:44 PM
News: The Royals and free agent pitcher Edinson Volquez have an agreement on a two-year deal, worth $20 million in the first two years, pending a physical, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

Volquez, who pitched for the Pirates in 2014, went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA and 140 strikeouts. 

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Andrew Albers
Report: Andrew Albers signs with Blue Jays
Andrew Albers, SP, MIN
12/16/2014
News: The Blue Jays have signed left-hander Andrew Albers to a deal, a source told MLBDailyRumors.com on Tuesday. Albers spent 2014 pitching in South Korea. The Canadian hurler went 6-13 in 28 starts with a 5.89 ERA overseas. In 2013, he went 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts for Minnesota.
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Gavin Floyd
Gavin Floyd signs one-year, $4M deal with Indians, will be in rotation
Gavin Floyd, SP, CLE
12/16/2014
News: The Indians announced Tuesday they signed pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year contract. Floyd will earn $4 million in base salary and could earn $6 million in performance bonuses, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

General manager Chris Antonetti said Floyd will be part of the starting rotation. Floyd's 2014 season with the Braves ended in late June when he underwent surgery for a fractured elbow. Antonetti said Tuesday the fracture in Floyd's elbow has healed and the team expects him to be ready for full activity in spring training.

Floyd was limited to nine starts in 2014 after missing most of the season in 2013 due to Tommy John surgery. He went 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA last season. He is 72-72 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 MLB seasons.

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Josh Johnson
Agent: Josh Johnson likely to end up in San Diego
Josh Johnson, SP, SD
12/16/2014
News: Free agent pitcher Josh Johnson is expecting to be back with the Padres this coming season, according to his agent Matt Sosnick.

"I'd be surprised if Josh doesn't end up with San Diego," Sosnick said Tuesday to the U-T San Diego

Concerns were raised after San Diego signed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery in April, but the team declined his $4 million option at the beginning of the offseason.

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Matt Harrison
Rangers' Matt Harrison could return to throwing in January
Matt Harrison, SP, TEX
12/16/2014
News: Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison's back came back as clean after an X-ray was performed Monday. Harrison, who displaced a vertebra in his back in May, has a CT scan scheduled for Wednesday, which he hopes will allow him to start throwing in January. 

Harrison only made four appearances in 2014, throwing 17.1 innings with 4.15 ERA. 

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Brandon McCarthy
Dodgers officially announce four-year deal for Brandon McCarthy
Brandon McCarthy, SP, LAD
12/16/2014
News: The Dodgers announced Tuesday they officially signed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a four-year contract. The deal is reportedly for $48 million.

McCarthy has made just one career start at Dodger Stadium, allowing three runs on eight hits (one home run) and one walk in 6 1/3 innings in 2013.

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Jordan Zimmermann
Jordan Zimmermann looking for 'fair' deal from Nationals
Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS
12/16/2014
News: Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann sounds optimistic about negotiations regarding a long-term contract, but added there is still a lot of discussion left after the two sides met at the Winter Meetings last week.

"I’m hopeful, but we got a lot of talking to do," Zimmermann said, per The Washington Post. "Obviously we’ve only had one meeting so far and it went well. We’ll see where it goes."

Although, it doesn't appear Zimmermann is willing to cave in negotiations just because Washington is the only team he has known since being drafted in the second round in 2007.

"If it’s a fair value, like I have said all along, I would gladly sign," Zimmermann said. "But at the end of the day, it’s gotta be something that’s fair and if it’s not, then I’ll be moving on.

"I’m a National for one year, for this upcoming season, and we’ll see if it’s a fair, if we can come up with something that’s fair for both sides, then we’ll sign the deal. At the end of the day, it’s gotta be fair."

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Brad Penny
White Sox, Brad Penny agree on minor-league deal
Brad Penny, SP, MIA
12/16/2014
News: The White Sox and free agent pitcher Brad Penny have agreed to a minor-league deal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

Penny last pitched with the Marlins in 2014, appearing in eight games and posting a 6.58 ERA in 26 innings. 

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Brandon Morrow
Padres agree to one-year deal with Brandon Morrow
Brandon Morrow, SP, SD
12/16/2014
News: Free agent pitcher Brandon Morrow has agreed to a one-year deal with the Padres, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He will receive $2.5 million guaranteed, with the potential to earn $5 million in bonuses for starting and $1 million in bonuses for pitching in relief, per MLB.com.

Morrow has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, as he has made 30 starts just once in eight MLB seasons and more than 20 starts just three times. Over the last two seasons, he has totaled 23 appearances (16 starts).

The 30-year-old right-hander is 42-43 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in his career. He has made four appearances (one start) in his career at PETCO Park, posting a 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and two saves in 7 1/3 innings.

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