While the Yankees are usually in the mix any time a big-name player is mentioned, it appears they will not make a run at acquiring
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki
to replace retired shortstop Derek Jeter. The Yankees acquiring Tulowitzki has always been considered a long shot, but there are now strong indications it won't happen, according to the New York Daily News
According to the report, the Yankees are sending clear signals they have no interest in assuming the $114 million remaining on Tulowitzki's contract, which runs through 2020 and has a $15 million team option for 2021.
News: Josh Satin signed a minor-league deal
with the Reds, according to ESPN New York on Saturday. Satin made the opening day roster for the Mets in 2014. The first baseman appeared in only 25 games and had three hits in 35 at-bats. He was outrighted off the 40-man roster on Oct. 31.
The Marlins and star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton
have a deal in place
for a record $325 million over 13 seasons, team sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Stanton is expected to receive an early opt-out clause and a no-trade provision as part of the deal. The opt-out clause is expected to occur not long after Stanton turns 30 years old.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday he hopes third baseman David Wright
doesn't change his approach at the plate even though the fences are being moved in at Citi Field
"I just hope guys don't get caught up in trying to change too much," Collins said, per NJ.com. "I don't want to give David Wright a chance to hit home runs. I want David Wright to be a good hitter. As I told him, when he's swinging a bat good, he's dangerous. I'll take some balls off the wall."
Wright hit just eight home runs in 134 games last season. He has just 46 home runs and a .452 slugging percentage in 399 games at Citi Field since 2009.
Cardinals outfielder Peter Bourjos
has undergone hip surgery
to repair an impingement, per MLB.com. He is expected to be fully recovered by spring training.
Bourjos has struggled since earning 502 at-bats with the Angels in 2011. He has not had more than 264 since and is coming off a season in which he managed a stat line of .231/.294/.338.