Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 18-24

Reds induct Rose into their Hall of Fame

Reds induct Rose into their Hall of Fame

NEWS

The Cincinnati Reds will induct Pete Rose into their Hall of Fame in June. They will also retire his #14 and statue will be built in the near future.

The Trade Deadline this season will be moved to August 1st from the traditional July 31st which falls on a Sunday and that is what they are trying to avoid.

Former Twins pitcher and recently retired LaTroy Hawkins is likely to join the team to help work with the pitchers in Spring Training.

 

TRANSACTIONS

The Yankees and SS Didi Gregorius agreed to a 1 year/$2.425 million deal to avoid arbitration.

The Royals and OF Lorenzo Cain agreed to a 2 year/$17.5 million contract extension that will buy out his final two seasons of arbitration.

The Tigers have signed OF Justin Upton to a 6 year/$132.75 million contract with an opt out after year 2.

The Dodgers have signed RHP Joe Blanton to a 1 year/$4 million contract.

The Yankees and RHP Nathan Eovaldi agreed to a 1 year/$5.6 million deal avoid arbitration.

The Padres have signed RHP Fernando Rodney to a 1 year/$2 million contract plus incentives.

The Mets have signed LHP Antonio Bastardo to a 2 year/$12 million contract.

The Red Sox and RHP Junichi Tazawa to a 1 year/$3.375 million deal to avoid arbitration.

The Cubs have signed INF Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Astros have signed LHP Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Rays have signed 1B Steve Pearce to a 1 year major league deal.

The White Sox have resigned RHP Matt Albers to a 1 year/$2 million contract plus a club option.

The Angels and RHP Garrett Richards agreed to a 1 year/$6.425 million deal to avoid arbitration.

The Mariners have signed 1B Gaby Sanchez to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Twins and RHP Kevin Jepsen agreed to a 1 year/$5.3 million deal to avoid arbitration.

Yoenis takes less $ to stay with Mets

Yoenis takes less $ to stay with Mets

The Mets have signed OF Yoenis Cespedes to a 3 year/$75 million contract with an opt out after the first year and full no trade clause.

The Mets and 1B Lucas Duda agreed to a 1 year/$6.7 million deal to avoid arbitration.

 

RUMORS

The Angels may have interest in bringing back 2B Howie Kendrick.

The Marlins still have interest in adding a veteran starter.

The D-Backs are reportedly open to trading 2B Aaron Hill.

The Tigers and OF J.D. Martinez are discussing a contract extension.

The Rockies have shown interest in RHP Yovani Gallardo.