The Mets and Colon have agreed on a two-year deal worth $20 million, pending a physical, Sweeney Murti of WFAN Radio and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports report.
The Mets were rumored to be in on Colon for a little while but were only looking to give a one-year deal. Now that the deal is all but official, pending a physical, Colon provides a good bridge until Noah Syndergaard and/or Rafael Montero are ready this summer, with Matt Harvey out for all of 2014 after Tommy John surgery.
Morrison has been traded to Seattle for reliever Carter Capps, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
With a few teams interested in acquiring Morrison's services, it's somewhat surprising that he only returned a hard-throwing reliever coming off of a down year. Nevertheless, Morrison enters a mix in Seattle where he should see time, along with Corey Hart, between first base and DH.
12/11/13 - 11:43AM ETCorey Hart
: (Knee) Headed To Seattle
Hart (knee) agreed to a one-year contract with the Mariners on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.
After receiving full medical clearance last week, Hart was finally able to begin fielding offers, and it seems the Mariners outbid the Brewers for his services. Hart, now 31, is coming off surgeries on both knees, but should have every opportunity to thrive at the plate next year, health permitting, hitting behind the recently-acquired Robinson Cano.
Mulder is attempting to make a comeback to Major League Baseball, ESPN reports.
Mulder retired in 2009 following a pair of left shoulder surgeries that limited his effectiveness on the mound. However, after examining current Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez' delivery from his home television in October, Mulder suddenly conceptualized a similar pitching approach that could revive his playing career. The former 20-game winner has since hosted a workout for three teams and is now looking to parlay his rejuvenated delivery into a spring training invitation. After a few years out of the game, it appears Mulder may creep back onto fantasy radars in 2014, although as a lower-level option.
The Rockies traded Pomeranz to the A's on Tuesday along with Chris Jensen in exchange for Brett Anderson, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
To this point, Pomeranz has failed to live up to expectations as the fifth overall pick in the 2010 entry draft, but he's still just 25 years old, and a change of scenery may be all he needs to finally break out. He's a nightmare against southpaws (.165/.248/.209), and has displayed swing-and-miss stuff in the minors (10.0 K/9), but still needs to rein in his control a bit (4.6 BB/9 in majors). Chances are, Pomeranz will at least compete for a rotation spot next spring.
The A's traded Anderson to the Rockies on Tuesday in exchange for Drew Pomeranz and Chris Jensen, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
A foot injury derailed Anderson's 2013 season in May, after the left-hander posted a 6.21 ERA in his first six appearances of the year. He worked in long relief upon his return in August, but figures to return to a starting role with Colorado. It's a logical fit for the Rockies, as Anderson can keep the ball on the ground (54.9 career GB%) and thus out of the thin air at Coors Field.
12/10/13 - 12:37PM ETAdam Eaton
: Traded To White Sox
The Diamondbacks agreed to trade Eaton to the White Sox on Tuesday in a three-team deal with the Angels, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports. The White Sox gave up pitcher Hector Santiago - who will head to Anaheim - in exchange for Eaton's services, while Mark Trumbo will head to Arizona from Anaheim and Tyler Skaggs will move to Anaheim from Arizona.
Eaton was moving quickly up fantasy draft boards last spring before a sprained UCL put him out of action, and he went on to slash a rather underwhelming .252/.314/.360 in 66 games after his return in July. Still just 25 years old, Eaton has displayed good on-base skills and speed in the minors, and figures to at least compete for a starting role next spring.
The Diamondbacks agreed to trade Skaggs to the Angels on Tuesday in a three-team deal with the White Sox, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports. Mark Trumbo will head from Anaheim to Arizona, Hector Santiago will go from the White Sox to Anaheim, and Adam Eaton will move from Arizona to the White Sox to complete the deal.
The 22-year-old has struggled in the majors to this point (5.43 ERA), but the Angels were desperate for some pitching help and Skaggs, a former first-round pick, has some upside. He's proven capable of missing bats in the minors (9.8 K/9), and while he would likely benefit from some more seasoning in the minors, Skaggs figures to be thrown into the deep end right away in his first year with the Angels.
12/10/13 - 12:12PM ETMark Trumbo
: Traded To Diamondbacks
The Angels agreed to trade Trumbo to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday in a three-team deal with the White Sox, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports. Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago are headed to the Angels, with Adam Eaton joining the White Sox.
The Diamondbacks will get a right-handed power bat and some much needed-protection for Paul Goldschmidt in Trumbo, who figures to play almost exclusively at the corner outfield spots with Goldschmidt locked in at first base.
Davis has signed a two-year deal with the Tigers, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Presumably, Davis will become part of the Tigers' plan in left field, where his speed could become a significant asset in the loaded Detroit lineup on days where the Tigers are facing a lefty. In his career, Davis has maintained a .294/.354/.425 line against southpaws.
GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies can't count on Gonzalez being a member of the team's rotation at the start of next season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It is a concern because he hasn't pitched competitively for a long time," Amaro said. "But we're going to do everything we can to prepare him to do that."
Gonzalez's recent workload has been minimal. He pitched in some showcase games and international tournaments for scouts, but he has not pitched much outside of that and was not sent to pitch in the winter leagues. He is scheduled to begin a workout program Monday in Florida. Gonzalez is still a favorite to earn a rotation spot next spring, but expect the Phillies to bring in some veteran competition.
Manager Ryne Sandberg said Galvis could start two to three times a week for the Phillies next season, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Galvis is not guaranteed a roster spot, but he is the favorite to open 2014 as the Phillies' top utility infielder. He will see time at third, second and short. He has also played some in left field, so an occasional start there is also a possibility.
Buchholz has resumed his regular offseason program after resting for a few weeks, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
Buchholz took it easy for a few weeks after the World Series in order to give his body time to rest and recover from an injury-plagued season, but he is now preparing for next season as he would in a typical offseason. Injuries will remain a concern for Buchholz, who has started more than 20 games just twice in his career, but he should be 100 percent when spring training rolls around.
Paulino (elbow) agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the White Sox on Monday, CSN Chicago reports.
Paulino did not pitch in the majors last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he was able to make seven starts in the minors, and the White Sox are confident that he will be healthy heading into the 2014 season. Paulino figures to get a chance to compete for a rotation spot during spring training, and his chances could improve if the White Sox move a starter before the offseason ends.
Jones agreed to a two-year contract with the Marlins on Monday.
Jones is expected to form one part of a first-base platoon in Miami, possibly with Ed Lucas. Jones hit just .233 last season, but he still showed decent pop with 15 home runs and 26 doubles in 403 at-bats. Jones saw just 21 at-bats against left-handers last season, so though he will own the more favorable part of the platoon, he will see his fair share of time on the bench.
Halladay has decided to retire, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
The Blue Jays have called a press conference in order to sign Halladay to a one-day contract during the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Halladay finishes his 16-year career with a 203-105 record, 3.38 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and impressive 3.58 K/BB, along with eight All-Star team selections and two Cy Young awards.