Overnight Rumor Mill Roundup – 11/10

* Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told Daily Sports in Japan that the team has discussed signing free agent Hideki Matsui. Signing a minor league deal with the Rays in April, Matsui was later designated for assignment and then released over the summer.

* The Reds are looking into relievers Joakim Soria and Ryan Madson, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Both pitchers are coming off Tommy John surgery, with Soria expected to be out until May and Madson likely ready at the start of the regular season.

* According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, free agent Shane Victorino is gaining interest from a handful of teams. The Reds and Indians are in the mix, along with the Rangers and Red Sox, who are both looking to improve their outfield.

* Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro is aggressively pursing a center fielder and has zoned in on Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton.

Quinn Roberts

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