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The White Sox and Cubs have spoken with the Rays about acquiring a starting pitcher.

Jake Odorizzi has been the subject of trade rumors all offseason. The White Sox and Cubs have also checked in on Desmond Jennings, who could be available now that Corey Dickerson has been added to what should be a crowded Rays' outfield. Odorizzi is a native of southern Illinois. The right-hander is under team control through 2019.
Source: CBS Chicago
Feb 6 - 6:37 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Bryce Harper's "future marriage" with the Yankees is considered "inevitable by most in the sport."

We've been hearing "Harper to New York" speculation for years and it probably isn't going away any time soon. The Yankees were noticeably absent from this year's free agent proceedings and have a ton of money coming off the books with Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman, Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira all hitting free agency in the next two years. Letting those players go would pave the way for New York to make a serious run at Harper. If he continues to progress, Harper could be in line for a $400 million deal when his contract expires after 2018.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Feb 6 - 5:35 PM

Alex Speier of the Boston Globe doesn't believe the Red Sox are in a rush to sign Mookie Betts or Xander Bogaerts to extensions.

The Red Sox have plenty of time to work that out as neither player is even arbitration-eligible yet. While signing Betts and Bogaerts to extensions now would save money, that isn't a huge concern for a big-market club like the Red Sox. Even if Boston did offer extensions, Betts and Bogaerts would probably wait until the new CBA to sign their deals anyway.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 6 - 5:20 PM

The Diamondbacks have had discussions with Tyler Clippard.

We knew the Diamondbacks were interested but this is the first we've heard of the two sides actually talking. Arizona has been searching high and low for late-inning help and Clippard has a proven track record with 53 saves and a lifetime ERA of 2.88. The Rays have also shown interest in Clippard.
Feb 6 - 4:25 PM

Fernando Rodney left a game with leg tightness earlier this week.

The injury came Thursday while Rodney was pitching for the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series. His exit was considered precautionary. It doesn't sound like anything serious but it's lousy timing as Rodney finalized a one-year deal with the Padres mere hours before getting hurt. The two-time All-Star turns 39 next month.
Feb 6 - 4:17 PM

The Blue Jays hired Eric Wedge to a role as player development advisor.

It has been rumored that Wedge would join the Jays in some capacity due to his close ties with Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins. This move could put some pressure on acting manager John Gibbons, as some in the industry see Wedge as the manager-in-waiting.
Feb 6 - 1:51 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Chad Jenkins for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Gavin Floyd whose signing was announced on Saturday. The 28-year-old Jenkins owns a career 3.31 ERA and 1.25 WHIP across 100 2/3 big league innings and should attract interest from other clubs seeking bullpen help.
Feb 6 - 1:17 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Floyd also has the potential to earn an additional $1 million in incentives based on days that he's on the active roster. It's unclear if the Jays plan to use him in the rotation or out of the bullpen where he finished the 2015 campaign with the Indians.
Feb 6 - 12:40 PM

Jesse Chavez won his arbitration case against the Blue Jays and will make $4 million in 2016.

Chavez and the Jays were only $400,000 apart when submitting figures, so the Jays aren't hurt too badly by the right-hander winning here. The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 4.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 136/48 K/BB ratio over 157 innings for the Athletics in 2015. The signing leaves American League MVP Josh Donaldson as the only arbitration-eligible Blue Jay who remains unsigned.
Feb 6 - 12:36 PM

Yankees signed C Santiago Nessy to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 23-year-old backstop spent the 2015 season in the Royals organization where he hit just .220/.287/.340 with four homers and 25 RBI in 66 games between High-A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He's nothing more than organizational catching depth for the Bombers.
Feb 6 - 10:33 AM

The Associated Press reports that the arbitration hearing between the Blue Jays and Jesse Chavez was heard on Friday, with a ruling expected on Saturday.

The two sides are only $400,000 apart, with Chavez requesting $4 million and the Jays countering at $3.6 million. Acquired via trade from the Athletics this winter, Chavez could function in a swingman role for the Blue Jays in 2016, depending on how they choose to proceed with Aaron Sanchez.
Source: Sportsnet
Feb 6 - 10:18 AM

Mets signed INF Derrik Gibson to a minor league contract.

The 26-year-old was a second-round pick of the Red Sox from the 2008 draft. He spent the 2015 season in the Orioles organization, slashing .239/.350/.292 with one homer, 13 RBI and three stolen bases in 79 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk.
Feb 6 - 10:03 AM

Tigers signed RHP Willy Paredes to a minor league deal.

The 27-year-old hurler spent the first five seasons of his minor league career in the Diamondbacks organization before finishing the 2015 campaign with Laredo in the Independent Atlantic Association. He'll add organizational bullpen depth for the Tigers.
Feb 6 - 9:58 AM

Reds signed INF Angelo Gumbs to a minor league contract.

Gumbs, a second-round selection from the 2010 draft, was released by the Yankees in late January. The 23-year-old hit a troublesome .176/.224/.213 with one homer and one steal in 59 games at High-A Tampa in 2015. He'll function as organizational depth for the Reds.
Feb 6 - 9:53 AM

According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that the club is considering re-aligning their outfield, with Yasmany Tomas moving to left field and David Peralta shifting to right.

Tomas graded out very poorly in right field after shifting from third base last season. With Peralta the better defender of the two, it makes sense why they would want to move him to right field instead. Regardless of where he roams the outfield though, Tomas will be in the lineup because of his bat, which should provide ample fantasy goodness.
Feb 6 - 9:26 AM



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