Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 10-23

NEWS

Jake Peavy is trying to make a comeback in 2018 after the 2017 season off.

Tim Lincecum has been working out and is planning a showcase for MLB teams.

The Orioles RHP Zach Britton suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during off-season workouts. Britton is expected to be out for at least 4-6 months.

Dick Enberg, the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award winner and icon in the broadcasting industry, passed away at the age of 82.

 

TRANSACTIONS

The Indians signed OF Melvin Upton Jr. to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Astros have signed RHP Hector Rondon 2 year/$8.5 million contract.

New Phillies first baseman, Carlos Santana.

The Phillies have signed 1B Carlos Santana to a 3 year/$60 million contract with a club option for a 4th season.

The Padres have acquired SS Freddy Galvis from the Phillies. The Phillies will receive prospect RHP Enyel De Los Santos (Padres #13 prospect).

The Angels have signed SS Zack Cozart to a 3 year/$38 million contract. Cozart will play 3rd base for Angels.

The Mets signed C Jose Lobaton to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

The Dodgers have signed RHP Tom Koehler to a 1-year deal.

The Rangers have acquired LHP Matt Moore from the Giants. The Giants will receive 2 prospects: RHP Sam Wolff and RHP Israel Cruz.

The Yankees have re-signed LHP CC Sabathia to a 1 year/$10 million contract.

The Dodgers have acquired OF Matt Kemp from the Braves. The Braves will receive 1B Adrian Gonzalez, LHP Scott Kazmir, LHP Brandon McCarthy and INF Charlie Culberson and cash. The Braves have already DFA’ed Gonzalez and he will be a free agent.

The Brewers have signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a 1-year deal.

The Red Sox have re-signed 1B Mitch Moreland to a 2 year/$13 million contract plus incentives.

The Giants have re-signed C Nick Hundley to a 1 year/$2.5 million contract.

It is going to be weird seeing Longoria in a different uniform.

The Giants have acquired 3B Evan Longoria from the Rays. The Rays will receive OF Denard Span and 3 prospects: INF Christian Arroyo (Giants #1 prospect), LHP Matt Krook (Giants #25 prospect) and RHP Stephen Woods (Giants #29 prospect).

The Brewers have signed RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a 2 year/$15.5 million contract.

The Indians have signed 1B Yonder Alonso to a 2 year/$16 million contract with a vesting option for a 3rd season.

The D-Backs have signed Japanese RHP Yoshihisa Hirano to a 2 year/$6 million contract plus incentives.

 

RUMORS

The Dodgers will likely make OF Matt Kemp available on the trade market.

The Orioles are reportedly trying to acquire Royals LHP Danny Duffy.

The Phillies have checked in with the Blue Jays on RHP Marcus Stroman.

The Marlins C RT Realmuto has requested a trade.

The Mets have reached out to 1B Adrian Gonzalez.

The Cubs have interest in RHP Yu Darvish.

The Cubs and Twins are just a couple of the teams hoping to land Darvish.

The Rays now will be trying to trade OF Denard Span.

The Nationals are in serious discussions with 1B Matt Adams.

The Rockies are reportedly talking to RHP Addison Reed.

The Pirates are “motivated” to trade RHP Gerrit Cole and the Yankees remain in play.

The Mets are getting calls on OF Juan Lagares.

The Twins are hoping to meet with RHP Yu Darvish soon.