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Here are a few Hot Stove notes as we approach the Winter Meetings. Stay with us the entire week as we provide around the clock coverage of the Meetings.
-The Dodgers are not expected to sign Brian Wilson and his beard, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports. Wilson who lives in LA expressed interest in joining the Dodgers, Angels and Red Sox, after the Giants non-tendered him a few days ago.
-The Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Cardinals and A's are all interested in shortstop Stephen Drew, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and XM Radio reports. In addition, the Dodgers are letting teams know that track star/shortstop, Dee Gordon is also available, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. It's possible that Gordon could be a fall back plan for teams that miss out on Drew.
-Angel Pagan remains a top priority for the Giants. However, the Phillies are pushing hard to sign the centerfielder. In case the Giants lose out on Pagan, they are touching base with fellow free agent Shane Victorino, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. Victorino is looking for $9-$10mm annually.
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pugnacious closer who never...
A person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million.
The person spoke Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings under condition of anonymity because the contract wasn't finalized.
Victorino hit a combined .255 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs last...
The Red Sox have found their right fielder for 2013.
Shane Victorino has agreed to a three-year contract with Boston, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Victorino is expected to take over right field for the Red Sox, though he’s played the majority of his career in center.
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The Red Sox could be close to signing a free-agent outfielder, and it’s not one of the usual suspects they’ve been linked to.
The Red Sox are the “front runners” for Shane Victorino, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. The Red Sox have offered Victorino a three-year, $38 million contract. The Dodger did not give Victorino a qualifying offer, so they would not have...
Shane Victorino has become the latest addition to the Red Sox as they look to rework their team after a failed season. According to MLBTR, Victorino has signed a three-year deal worth $39 MM dollars, pending a physical. He was previously ranked, on MLBTR, as their 12th best free agent this offseason.
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Yesterday afternoon Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com (via Twitter) said the San Francisco Giants are looking at Scott Hairston as a right-handed bat to platoon with Gregor Blanco in left field.
Chris Haft of MLB.com reports (via Twitter) that an agent told him San Francisco was “bending over backwards” to sign Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro. Two hours after this agent told...
The San Francisco Giants declined to tender a one-year contract with closer Brian Wilson by Friday night's deadline, allowing him to become a free agent.
Wilson, who is recovering from a second ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow, made only two appearances for the World Series champions this year after suffering the elbow injury in April. He underwent Click Link...
One day after making their first major free agent splash of the offseason, the Red Sox have made another, signing outfielder Shane Victorino to a three-year deal worth approximately $39 million. Alex Speier of WEEI.com was the first to report the signing, with Ken Rosenthal adding the dollar amount. The signing is pending a physical. [...]
The Globe's Nick Cafardo is reporting (on Twitter) that the Red Sox have offered free agent outfielder Shane Victorino a three-year, $38 million deal. Ken Rosenthal has since tweeted that the deal is for $37.5 million. Cafardo further says that Boston is the 'frontrunner' and that there is 'optimism' a deal will get done.
Victorino would take over right field...
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The nontender deadline has come and gone, and several notable players are among the batch of players looking for work.
Rays: Ben Francisco
Blue Jays: Bobby Wilson
Rangers: Geovany Soto, Brandon Snyder
Orioles: Mark Reynolds
Red Sox: Rich Hill, Ryan Sweeney
Indians: Jack Hannahan, Rafael Perez
Tigers: Daniel Schlereth
Nationals: John Lannan, Tom Gorzelanny
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are expected to at least consider free agent OF Cody Ross during the Winter Meetings, but he might be too expensive. Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino will also be considered, but could also be out of the Mets price range.
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