Happy Halloween everyone!
Los Angeles (NL): Brandon League and the Dodgers have agreed on a three-year contract, worth $22.5 million. According to GM Ned Colletti, League is the teams closer going forward.
LA is targeting Rays ace James Shields in trade talks as well, should be interesting to see where that goes.
Cleveland: Ubaldo Jimenez had his 2013 contract option exercised by the club today, while Travis Hafner and Roberto Hernandez (formerly Fausto Carmona) had their options declined. Jimenez will earn $5.75 million in 2013.
Kansas City: The Royals declined closer Joakim Soria's 2013 contract option, which makes him a free agent. Soria should receive some interest on the market, although he is coming off Tommy John surgery.
New York (AL): As expected, Rafael Soriano opted out of his contract with the Yankees and is now officially a free agent. Infielder Casey McGehee has also elected free agency.
Cincinnati: Ryan Ludwick declined his 2013 mutual option with the Reds and will pursue a multi-year deal on the open market. Ludwick finished with 26 home runs and a .275 batting average in 2012.
Houston: The Astros declined catcher Chris Snyder's 2013 contract option, making him a free agent.
Tampa Bay: Fernando Rodney and Jose Molina will be back with the club, after they had their 2013 contract options exercised. While Luke Scott had his contract option declined, making him a free agent.
Pittsburgh: The Pirates are bringing back Pedro Alvarez after picking up his option. Rod Barajas had his 2013 contract option declined and the club released relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi.
Washington: The Yankees returned Rule-5 draft pick Brad Meyers to Washington today, after he spent the entire season on the disabled list. According to the Rule 5 draft rules, you must have that player spend at least 90 days on your active roster or else you have to return that player to his team.
Toronto: The Jays picked up Darren Oliver's 2013 option and declined Rajai Davis' option as well. However, the team re-signed Davis to a one-year deal, worth $2.5 million.
Arizona: 41-year-old veteran Henry Blanco had his option declined by Arizona, making him a free agent. At this point, he's nothing more than a veteran presence for a team.
More to come!
Last edited by dmvincent; 10-31-2012 at 06:07 PM.
Reason: Jays bring back Oliver and Davis, DBacks let Blanco walk.