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According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Marlins, Braves and Giants have all shown interest in free agent Jake Peavy.

The Marlins' interest is contingent on Dan Haren following through with his inclination to retire after being dealt away from the west coast. Both the Braves and Giants are looking for pitching, with the Giants having missed out on a number of big-ticket free agents thus far this winter. Peavy had a 4.11 ERA this past season and shouldn't cost a team too much in terms of dollars or years.
Dec 17 - 7:18 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Giants have re-signed Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal.

Romo had an up-and-down 2014 season, ending the year with a 3.72 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 59/12 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. While he drew interest from multiple big-market teams, he's apparently decided that he's most comfortable remaining with the reigning champs. They'll be getting him on a relatively cheap deal in comparison to other relievers this off-season.
Dec 17 - 2:53 PM

Giants signed RHP Curtis Partch to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Partch was non-tendered by the Reds earlier this month after posting a 4.75 ERA and 22/24 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings with the club over the past two seasons. The 27-year-old will try to win a bullpen job in the spring, but will likely begin 2015 in Triple-A.
Dec 16 - 3:49 PM

Mark Teahen has retired from baseball at age 33.

Teahen got a minor league contract from the Giants last February but was released from camp by late March and couldn't latch on elsewhere. Teahen batted .290/.357/.517 with 18 home runs and 69 RBI in 2006 as a 24-year-old, but he was never able to match that level of production again. He'll end his career with 759 hits, 67 homers, and 332 RBI.
Dec 15 - 1:50 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Sergio Romo is expected to sign "hopefully in the next few days."

Romo has drawn interest from Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox and the Giants haven't given up hope to re-sign him. The 31-year-old lost his closer job in 2014 but still wound up having a fine year, posting a 3.72 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 59/12 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. Based on the teams with interest in him, it appears Romo is likely looking at a setup role next season.
Dec 12 - 12:39 PM

Barry Zito's agent, Scott Boras, said Wednesday that his client will audition for teams in January.

Zito, 36, sat out the 2014 season but has decided he wants to pitch in 2015. The southpaw has been working on his mechanics with Ron Wolforth, a trainer who helped Scott Kazmir get back on track. "He's been working hard on his mechanics," Boras said of Zito. "He doesn't cup the ball anymore, and his drive to home plate is a little bit different than it was. He's got kind of new mechanical evolutions." Zito, who held a 5.74 ERA across 133 1/3 innings in 2013, will surely have to settle for a minor league deal.
Dec 12 - 11:35 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears the Dodgers are checking in on a number of free agent pitchers, including Jake Peavy.

Peavy hasn't generated a lot of buzz this winter after winning a World Series ring with the Giants in October. The 33-year-old had a 4.11 ERA between the Giants and Red Sox this past season, eclipsing 200 innings for just the second time since 2007. With some of the big names starting to come off the board, Peavy and others should find a new home soon.
Dec 10 - 6:51 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Dodgers, Yankees, and Red Sox all have interest in free agent reliever Sergio Romo.

And the Giants are also interested in bringing him back. Romo struggled in the early part of 2014 before losing his grip on the closer role, but he pitched well down the stretch and should be able to find a multi-year deal, especially with these teams involved. Relievers are doing very well in free agency right now.
Dec 10 - 12:56 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has clarified that the Tigers have not inquired about free agent reliever Sergio Romo.

Rosenthal previously reported that Romo has been in touch with the Tigers, but that's apparently not the case. However, the Giants remain interested in retaining him, though they have other areas of need to address.
Dec 10 - 12:40 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Sergio Romo has been in touch with the Giants and Tigers.

Romo was also talking with the Astros, but he'll have to look elsewhere now that the club has reportedly signed both Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek. With the money being thrown around to relievers, the 31-year-old should do well for himself in free agency, even though his ERA has increased in each of the past three seasons.
Dec 10 - 10:19 AM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have had discussions with the representatives of Sergio Romo and Luke Gregerson.

The Astros missed out on both Andrew Miller and David Robertson, but they remain intent on signing at least one reliever. Landing in Houston would be good for the fantasy prospects of either Romo or Gregerson, as they'd both likely be the first option to close. Gregerson will reportedly get at least a three-year deal.
Dec 9 - 10:54 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal heard from a source that seven teams have expressed interest in Dan Uggla.

That source would have to be Uggla's agent. The 34-year-old second baseman batted just .149/.229/.213 in 157 plate appearances this past season between Atlanta and San Francisco, and he is a very poor defender. Uggla will probably have to settle for a minor league contract if he wants to continue his playing career.
Dec 9 - 1:53 PM

Dan Uggla's agent, Terry Bross, said Monday that five teams have expressed interest in his client.

Uggla was released by both the Braves and Giants last season, putting up an embarrassing .149/.229/.213 batting line over 52 games. He'll turn 35 in March and will have to settle for a minor league deal, but someone will likely take a chance on him.
Dec 8 - 11:00 PM

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins "have been linked" to Ryan Vogelsong.

The Twins are searching for some rotation help and have been connected to Brett Anderson in addition to Vogelsong. The right-hander posted a 3.74 ERA over the last four seasons with the Giants and, even though he'll turn 38 in July, should be a solid back-end starter for another year or two. Vogelsong might only require a one-year contract.
Dec 7 - 9:59 AM

Giants signed RHP Cory Gearrin to a minor league contract.

Gearrin was released by the Braves last month after missing the entire 2014 season following Tommy John surgery. He should be ready at some during the first half of 2015. The 28-year-old posted a 4.28 ERA with 68 strikeouts over 69 1/3 innings in the majors from 2011-13.
Dec 5 - 1:55 PM


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