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Shin-Soo Choo isn't expected to play for South Korea during the World Baseball Classic.

Choo is putting his focus on the 2013, which is poised to be his last before he hits free agency. He's involved in all sorts of trade rumors, so it's also possible he could be adjusting to a new team. It's a tough blow for South Korea, who reached the semifinals of the inaugural tournament in 2006 and lost to Japan in the 2009 finals. Ryu Hyun-Jin, whose negotiating rights were purchased by the Dodgers over the weekend, is also expected to skip the WBC.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 08:32:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cardinals have agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract with free agent right-hander Luke Gregerson.

The deal also includes a vesting option for a third season. The 33-year-old had a down year in 2017, compiling a 4.57 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 70/20 K/BB ratio across 61 innings for the Astros. He's still considered one of the most reliable right-handed setup men in the league and will make for a nice addition to the Cardinals bullpen.
Dec 10 - 4:25 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees are planning a press conference to introduce Giancarlo Stanton on Monday.

The trade sending Stanton to the Yankees for Starlin Castro and a couple prospects isn't official yet, but the slugger has reportedly already taken his physical and will officially don the pinstripes for the first time Monday. The Yankees are reportedly assuming $265 million of the $295 million owed to Stanton, who has an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2020 season.
Dec 10 - 3:26 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Cubs are "closing in" on a contract with Brandon Morrow.

Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM previously reported that the Cubs were "moving quickly" on Morrow, and it appears the two sides are nearing a deal. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that it's a two-year contract with a club option for a third year, and Heyman says Morrow will receive $10-11 million per season. Finally healthy for the first time in years, Morrow posted a 2.06 ERA and 50/9 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings for the Dodgers last season. He could be in line to close for the Cubbies, although the expectation is that they will look to add another late-inning reliever.
Dec 10 - 3:01 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Cubs "seem focused on" Alex Cobb to round out their rotation.

The Cubs already added Tyler Chatwood, but they still have one rotation spot to fill with both Jake Arrieta and John Lackey expected to depart via free agency. New Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey was Cobb's pitching coach with the Rays, so it's easy to see the connection here. The right-hander is also drawing interest from the Rangers, Yankees, Blue Jays and Orioles.
Dec 10 - 12:38 PM

Scott Lauber of ESPN Boston reports that the Red Sox have interest in Kyle Schwarber.

The Red Sox are looking to add more power to their lineup this winter and Schwarber is a fit given that he's best-suited as a designated hitter. However, the Cubs remain high on the 24-year-old even after a disappointing 2017 campaign that saw him bat just .211/.315/.467, so it's questionable whether they'd sell low on him. Boston is expected to be in the mix for slugger J.D. Martinez.
Source: ESPN Boston
Dec 10 - 11:05 AM

Relievers Addison Reed and Brandon Morrow are "high on the Cubs' wish list," according to CBS Chicago's Bruce Levine.

The Cubs are primed to lose closer Wade Davis in free agency and Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said the team needs to "retool the bullpen to a certain extent." Reed has closing experience and put up a 2.84 ERA and 76/15 K/BB ratio over 76 innings this past season. The Cardinals are among the other teams said to have interest in both Reed and Morrow.
Source: CBS Chicago
Dec 9 - 9:18 PM

CBS Chicago's Bruce Levine said the Cubs are "continuing their strong push to sign free agent right-hander Alex Cobb."

Levine says the link between the two is a poorly-kept secret, with former Rays and new Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey knowing Cobb well. The Cubs also have a defined need, with both Jake Arrieta and John Lackey likely gone. The Cubs aren't the only club with interest in the 30-year-old, as he's widely viewed as one of the better free agent starters available this winter. Some movement could come at next week's Winter Meetings.
Source: CBS Chicago
Dec 9 - 8:57 PM

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Saturday he doesn't see Shohei Ohtani playing outfield in 2018.

"I don’t anticipate him playing outfield this season," Eppler said at Ohtani's introductory news conference. That's certainly noteworthy, given that he was billed as a two-way star who could play the field when he wasn't on the mound every fifth day. As it is, Ohtani will likely steal at-bats from Albert Pujols at designated hitter, but the aging slugger will certainly get his as well. Perhaps the 23-year-old Japanese star won't be as much as an offensive force as hoped, at least not at first.
Dec 9 - 6:44 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Yankees will take on $265 million of the $295 million remaining on Giancarlo Stanton's contract.

There have been a few different numbers floating around this morning, but any way you slice it that's a massive amount of money for any club to take on. That means the Marlins will only be left on the hook for $30 million, but it is also likely to diminish the quality of prospects that they receive in return.
Dec 9 - 12:26 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Starlin Castro is expected to be a part of the package that heads to the Marlins in the Giancarlo Stanton trade.

The Yankees needed to find a way to dump some salary in the trade, and it sounds like the Marlins were not receptive to the idea of taking on Jacoby Ellsbury. Castro, who is still only 27 years old, is coming off a terrific season where he slashed .300/.338/.454 with 16 homers and 63 RBI in 112 games. He has two years and $22.7 million remaining on his contract, as well as a club option for $16 million ($1 million buyout) for 2020. Moving Castro means that top prospect Gleyber Torres could begin the year as the starting second baseman.
Dec 9 - 8:19 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins have agreed to a deal that would send superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees.

Stanton recently vetoed deals with the Giants and Cardinals and told the Marlins' brass that he would only approve trades to four clubs, the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros or Cubs. Reports started to pour in on Friday night that talks between the Marlins and Bombers were picking up steam, and now it looks like an accord has been made. It remains unclear what the Marlins will receive in return, but reports have indicated that the Yankees would like to move one of their big contracts along with a package of prospects. From a fantasy perspective, putting Stanton and his massive power in the bandbox that is Yankee Stadium could astoundingly result in an uptick from the phenomenal 59 homers that he slugged in 2017.
Dec 9 - 8:11 AM




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