Today in 2008, the Minnesota Twins sign first baseman Justin Morneau to a $80 million year deal over six years, which is highest contract in franchise history.
With 65 days until Opening Day, here’s the latest MLB Rumors:
- While the Milwaukee Brewers and Matt Garza have supposedly agreed to terms on a $52 million deal for four-years on Thursday, the deal is still unconfirmed by both sides, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com remarks.
- The Baltimore Orioles are still seeking a starting pitcher, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. With this being said, Connolly mentions that they’ve had active talks with a few free agent starting which includes Ervin Santana, Bronson Arroyo and Ubaldo Jimenez. However, it’s unknown if the prices are where the O’s want/hope them to be, Connolly notes.
- Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the New York Yankees are not mulling over for shortstop Stephen Drew. Via Olney: “Am told the Yankees are still not weighing a run at Stephen Drew. In other words: Status quo.”
- Still with the additions of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Rafael Furcal, Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee, the Miami Marlins still have some off-season moves to make as Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports is searching for a right-handed hitter to come off the bench. Frisaro adds that the ball club has interest in outfielder Vernon Wells, who posted a .233/.282/.349 line with 11 homers in 2013.
- General Manager Terry Ryan points out the Kurt Suzuki will be the Minnesota Twins‘ starting catcher for next season, Mike Berardino notes. It’s unclear who’ll back him up.