- The Diamondbacks signed former Yankee Wil Nieves to a one-year $800 thousand dollar deal.
- Nate McLouth and the Orioles have reunited in a one-year $2 million re-sign.
- After a few days of speculation that the Yankees would sign Jeff Keppinger, the infielder signed with the White Sox for a three-year $12 million contract.
- Jason Bay will not stay in New York. The Mariners signed him to a one-year sub-$1 million deal.
- One shocking move today was Eric Chavez' signing with the Diamondbacks on a one-year $3 million contract. Should of kept.
- Another former Yankee, Randy Choate, signed a three-year $7.5 million deal with the Cardinals.
- The Angels and Sean Burnett agreed to a two-year deal worth $8 million.
- The Rockies re-signed left-handed pitcher Jeff Frances to a one-year major league deal.
- Joe Blanton is moving across town to the Angels with a two-year $15 million deal.
- Another guy the Yankees were linked to, Nate Schierholtz, went on to sign a $2.5 million deal with incentives to the Cubs.
Yankees News And Notes
- The Padres had hoped to extend Chase Headley this offseason , but it's not looking good. No word on if that'll influence his tradeability.
- Another possible trade target is Shin-Soo Choo, who the Indians made clear was available yesterday.
- Any interest the Yankees had in infielder Jack Hannahan isn't series, and there is no intension to pursue A.J. Pierzysnki.
- The Yankees continued to listen on Curtis Granderson, but they were mostly doing their due diligence.
- Corey Hart is supposedly tradeable, although the Brewers aren't actively shopping him. He would be an interesting trade target for the Yankees, though he wouldn't solve their problems in 2014/2015.
- The Mariners are continuing to pursue Raul Ibanez, while the Phillies and Rangers have also shown interest.
- Although Keppinger ended up signing with the White Sox, there were conflicting reports about the Yankees interest. Supposedly the team offered him a bigger contract than the White Sox. Also, they didn't offer him a contract at all.
- The Indians are interested in Nick Swisher, and Terry Francona went out of his way to call the outfielder. The Red Sox, Giants, Orioles, Mariners, and Phillies are also involved.
- Supposedly, the Yankees and Indians have met with Mark Reynolds' agent.
- Scott Boras doesn't like it when the Yankees don't spend money, and Randy Levine doesn't like it when Boras talks about the Yankees' decisions.
There were plenty of rumors yesterday about platoon-type outfielders and third baseman connected to the Yankees. Guys like Jeff Keppinger and Nate Shierholtz looked like Yankees at one point, but the market spoke differently. The way the rumors have flat out contradicted themselves at times, it looked like Cashman and agents are manipulating the media. It's possible Cashman created rumors around part-time OF and IF to throw teams off from the fact they're looking for legit starters.