Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 23-29

NEWS

The Mariners announced plans that they will retire Edgar Martinez’s #11 in a ceremony to be held on August 12th.

The Red Sox announced plans that they will retire David Ortiz’s #34 in a ceremony to be held on June 23rd.

The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 All-Star game at Progressive Field. The event was last held in Cleveland in 1997.

 

Spring Training

Its about that time!

PITCHERS & CATCHERS REPORT DATES

Sunday, Feb 12: Cleveland Indians

Monday, Feb 13: Arizona D-Backs, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays

Tuesday, Feb 14: Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A’s, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday, Feb 15: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals

 

TRANSACTIONS

The Dodgers acquired 2B Logan Forsythe from the Rays. The Rays will receive RHP prospect Jose De Leon (Dodgers #2 prospect).

The Giants have signed Korean 3B Jae-gyun Hwang to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Cubs have signed LHP Brett Anderson to a 1 year/$3.5 million contract with incentives that can boost the deal to $10 million.

The Giants have signed C Nick Hundley 1 year/$2 million contract.

The Blue Jays have signed C Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Angels have signed OF Eric Young Jr. to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Rockies have signed RHP Greg Holland to a 1 year/$7 million contract with a vesting option for a second year.

How will Holland pitch in Colorado?

How will Holland pitch in Colorado?

The Indians have signed OF Austin Jackson to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Red Sox and LHP Drew Pomeranz agreed to a 1 year/$4.45 million deal to avoid arbitration.

The Reds have signed RHP Scott Feldman to a 1 year/$2.3 million contract with incentives.

The Nationals have re-signed INF Stephen Drew to a 1 year/$3.5 million contract with incentives.

The Mariners have claimed C Tuffy Gosewisch off of waivers from the D-Backs.

The Braves have signed RHP Kris Medlen to a minor league deal. Medlen played with the Braves from 2009-13.

The White Sox have signed OF Peter Bourjos to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Royals have signed 1B/OF Brandon Moss to a 2 year/$12 million contract.

 

RUMORS

Carter was tied for the lead in HR's in the NL last year and yet he still doesn't have a team for 2017.

Carter was tied for the lead in HR’s in the NL last year and yet he still doesn’t have a team for 2017.

The Rangers and Rays are both in mix for 1B/DH Chris Carter.

The Rangers are only interested on 1B/DH Mike Napoli on a 1 year deal.

The Dodgers are focused on adding another arm to the bullpen.

The Rays are looking to add a bat after trading Logan Forsythe.

LHP Travis Wood has at least one major league contract offer to be a starter.

The Brewers have emerged as a possibility for C Matt Wieters.

The Twins and 1B Justin Morneau have mutual interest in a reunion.


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