The BBWAA passed a measure today mandating that all Hall of Fame ballots be made public starting in 2018.
The Yankees announced that Derek Jeter’s number 2 will be retired on May 14th. He will also have a plaque in Monument Park.
The Red Sox have acquired RHP Tyler Thornburg from the Brewers. The Brewers will receive 3B Travis Shaw, SS prospect Mauricio Dubon and RHP prospect Josh Pennington.
The Red Sox have acquired LHP Chris Sale from the White Sox. The White Sox will receive INF Yoan Moncada (#1 prospect in MLB), RHP Michael Kopech (Red Sox #5 prospect), OF Luis Basabe (Red Sox #8 prospect) and Victor Diaz (Red Sox #28 prospect).
The Red Sox have signed 1B Mitch Moreland to a 1 year/$5.5 million contract.
The Braves resigned LHP Eric O’Flaherty to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.
The Rays have signed C Wilson Ramos to a 2 year/$12.5 million contract with incentives on playing time. Ramos won’t be ready to play until June or July.
The Rangers have signed OF Carlos Gomez to a 1 year/$11.5 million contract.
The D-Backs have signed RHP Fernando Rodney to a 1 year/$2.75 million contract plus incentives.
The Rockies are looking at 1B Chris Carter as a possibility.
The Mariners continue to maintain a dialogue with 1B Mike Napoli.
The Cardinals have made an initial offer to OF Dexter Fowler.
The Dodgers have expressed some interest in White Sox’s 3B Todd Frazier.
The Reds are fielding offers on SS Zack Cozart and 2B Brandon Phillips.
The Royals and Dodgers are engaged in trade discussions but progress is slow, pieces unknown.
The Nationals are turning their attention to OF Andrew McCuthen after losing out on Chris Sale.
The Yankees continuing to listen to offers on OF Brett Gardner.
The Cardinals are discussing INF/OF Ian Desmond as a CF.
The Orioles have had preliminary talks with RHP Chris Tillman about an extension.
The Blue Jays in talks to bring OF Jose Bautista back to Toronto.
The Mariners have had talks with 1B/OF Mark Trumbo.
The Cubs are close to acquiring RHP Wade Davis from the Royals for OF Jorge Soler.