Roundup: Wheeler goes home

Dan Wheeler signed on with his hometown club on Saturday,
joining the Red Sox and leading an otherwise low-key day around the league.

The right-handed Wheeler grew up in Warwick, R.I., and
rooted for Boston as a kid. 

“I’m very excited,” Wheeler told MLB.com’s Ian Browne on the phone Saturday. “I guess there’s always been a
little part of me that’s always wanted to wear the Red Sox uniform, there’s no
question about that. The first goal was to make it [to the Majors], now that
I’m going to have a chance to put that actual uniform on, I’m real excited
about it.” 
Wheeler, 33, agreed to a one-year
deal and joins Bobby Jenks in a revamped Red Sox bullpen. 
Wheeler will be
reunited with Carl Crawford, his teammate in Tampa Bay from 2008-10. 
The Rangers announced the signing of
three players
, all of whom will receive big league spring training invites: right-hander Seth McClung, outfielder Endy Chavez, and
infielder Brian Barden. Colorado also added a spring training invitee, signing
first baseman Mike Jacobs to a Minor League deal. 
Adrian Beltre, perhaps the biggest name left on the market,
has received a “significant” offer from the Angels, their owner Arte
Moreno told the Los Angeles Times. The Times speculated
that the offer is for five years, $70 million, while Beltre is believed to be
seeking a six-year, $90 million deal. 
Not far up the interstate, the Dodgers are looking at the
Hairston brothers, Scott and Jerry
, as well as Marcus Thames as candidates for
left field, MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reported.
– Evan Drellich

1 Comment

The Giants should sign Adrian Beltre to play third base just incase P. Sandavol comes into camp over weight.

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