Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 27- Dec 3

NEWS

Mike Moustakas (AL) and Greg Holland (NL) won the Comeback Player of the Year Awards, both players are free agents this off-season.

Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. Napoli is a free agent this off-season and is expected to be at full health for the 2018 season.

Aaron “Bleeping” Boone put the Yankees in the 2003 WS with this Game 7 ALCS HR.

Aaron Boone will be the next manager for the Yankees. Boone played 12 years in the MLB including with the Yankees for 2 months in 2003. Since he has retired his hasn’t coached or managed.

Teams that are still in the mix for Shohei Ohtani are Mariners, Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Cubs, Padres and Rangers.

 

TRANSACTIONS

The Mariners have signed RHP Hisashi Iwakuma to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The A’s have signed RHP Yusmeiro Petit to a 2 year/$10 million contract with a club option for 2020.

The D-Backs have acquired RHP Brad Boxberger from the Rays. The Rays will receive minor league RHP Curtis Taylor.

The Mariners have claimed LHP Sam Moll off of waivers from the Pirates.

The Angels have acquired RHP Jim Johnson and $1.21 million in International Bonus Money from the Braves. The Braves will receive minor league LHP Justin Kelly.

The Brewers and C Stephen Vogt agreed on a 1 year/$3.065 million deal to avoid arbitration.

The White Sox have signed C Wellington Castillo to a 2 year/$15 million contract with a club option for 2020.

The Braves have claimed RHP Chase Whitley off of waivers from the Rays.

Aledmys Diaz was an All-Star in 2016. Blue Jays hoping he can return to his All-Star form.

The Blue Jays acquired SS Aledmys Diaz from the Cardinals. The Cardinals will receive prospect OF J.B. Woodman.

 

RUMORS

The Blue Jays and Braves had brief contact in the last month about a possible OF Nick Markakis trade.

The White Sox have been in active talks with teams on 1B Jose Abreu.

The Rays are engaged with multiple teams in active trade talks regarding RHP Alex Colome.

The Tigers have expressed interest in RHP Chris Tillman.

The Orioles and 2B Jonathan Schoop have began extension talks.

The Rockies have expressed interest in RHP Wade Davis and have spoken to Orioles about LHP Zach Britton.

The Mets, Rockies and Mariners are among the teams interested in OF Jay Bruce.

The Marlins have the “general framework” of a OF Giancarlo Stanton trade worked out with the Giants and Cardinals. Unknown if Stanton will accept trade to either team.

The Padres have some interest in Phillies SS Freddy Galvis.

The Indians are interested in reunion with OF Austin Jackson.

The Yankees were recently in contact with LHP CC Sabathia.

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