Hot Stove Roundup 1/25
While the Hot Stove was quite busy on Friday, things were relatively calm on Saturday. However, a few tasty tidbits did come up.
Here’s a look at some of the day’s news and notes from around the league:
* Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told ESPN Dallas’ Richard Durrett that it is unlikely the team will sign former infielder Michael Young. He said the team will look for players within the organization to fill the utility spot.
* If starter Ubaldo Jimenez is unable to get a multi-year contract, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes he could return to the Indians for a one-year deal at or below $14 million.
* While Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski won’t address the team’s interest in outfielder Nelson Cruz, he did tell Jason Beck of MLB.com that he’d be “surprised if we made any major moves”.
* The Brewers signed outfielder Jeremy Hermida and infielder Joe Thurston to minor league deals on Saturday. Hermida played the entire 2013 season with Triple-A Columbus in the Indians organization. Thurston last appeared in the Majors in 2010 and played in Mexico in 2013.
* Pitcher Barry Enright tweeted that he signed a minor league deal with the Phillies. Enright struggled in 2013, posting a 7.12 ERA in 1161/3 innings for Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization.
– Quinn Roberts