11/1 Roundup

A flurry of moves occurred on Friday, as teams and players exercised or declined options. Among those who will test the free agent market are right-handers Ubaldo Jimenez and Joe Nathan,  while lefty Wandy Rodriguez will spend another season in Pittsburgh.

Here’s a full roundup of news and notes from today’s happenings:

AL East

  • The Yankees and Derek Jeter agreed to a one-year, $12-million deal.
  • The Red Sox picked up Jon Lester’s $13-million option.
  • Our Bill Chastain runs down a list of players the Rays need to make decisions on, including second baseman Ben Zobrist, shortstop Yunel Escobar and outfielder David DeJesus.

AL Central

  • The Tigers had a busy day. Detroit declined their option on reliever Jose Veras and lost outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo and left-handed reliever Darin Downs to the D-backs and Astros, respectively, via waivers.
  • The White Sox exercised their $4 million club option on reliever Matt Lindstrom.
  • The Indians declined their option on outfielder Jason Kubel, putting him in the free-agent market with Jimenez.

AL West

  • The A’s exercised their options on lefty Brett Anderson and outfielder Coco Crisp, while declining those of Kurt Suzuki and Chris Young.
  • As previously mentioned, Nathan opted to become a free agent.
  • The Mariners declined their options on outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and starter Joe Saunders.
  • In non-roster-move news, our Brian McTaggart has a nice piece on 2013 No. 1 overall Draft pick Mark Appel, who moved back to Houston and began offseason workouts with a handful of other young players.

NL East

NL Central

NL West

  • The D-backs announced changes and promotions to their coaching staff. Dave McKay was named first-base coach, while bullpen coach Glenn Sherlock was promoted to third-base coach, and assistant hitting coach Turner Ward was bumped up to hitting coach. Alan Trammell remains as bench coach.
  • There’s no new news between the Giants and Javier Lopez and Ryan Vogelsong.

– Cash Kruth

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