12/1 Hot Stove Roundup
The first day in December saw little Hot Stove action, yet plenty is on the horizon with the Winter Meetings in Orlando fast approaching. Here’s a quick roundup of what was happening around the baseball world on Sunday.
* Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees are roughly $80 million apart on a new contract, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney. Cano has reportedly asked for a nine-year deal at $28 million a year, with a vesting option for a 10th year at $29 million. After previously offering the second baseman a seven-year deal worth $160 million, the Yankees upped their offer to $170 million.
* The Twins are in talks with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, according to the Minnesota Star-Tribune. Pierzynski was a third round draft pick of the Twins in 1994 and spent the first six years of his career with the club.
* San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes told MLB.com’s Corey Brock that the team could be done filling their off-season needs soon. “In the next week or two, there could be some activity,” Byrnes said Saturday. The team’s main attention is on finding a left-handed hitting outfielder.
– Quinn Roberts