Around the League: Week of February 6, 2012

Around the League: February 6, 2012-February 12, 2012

Monday, February 6

  • Pitcher Anibail Sanchez won his arbitration case against the Marlins (1 yr. 8MM).
  • Orioles designate former Cub Clay Rapada for assignment
  • Rockies acquire RHP Jeremy Guthrie for Pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom.
  • Nationals sign Mark Teahen to a minor league deal.
  • Rangers sign Conor Jackson and Joe Beimel to minor league deals.
  • Cardinals sign Alex Cora to minor league deal with a spring invite.
  • Astros sign OF Justin Ruggiano to minor league deal with spring invite.

Tuesday, February 7

  • Mariners sign Hong-Chih Kuo to a one-year Major League contract
  • Dodgers sign Jamey Wright to a minor league deal with spring invite.
  • Yankees sign Bill Hall.
  • Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers avoid arbitration (2 yrs. $19MM)

Wednesday, February 8

  • Emilio Bonifacio beats Marlins in arbitration (1 yr. $2.2MM)
  • Athletics extend GM Billy Beane through the 2019 season.
  • Yankees sign Russell Branyan to a minor league deal with spring invite.
  • Padres to sign Jeff Suppan to a minor league deal with invite to spring.
  • Rangers and Nelson Cruz avoid arbitration (2 yr. $16MM-plus)
  • Rangers and Elvis Andrus officially announce extension (3 yrs. $14.4MM)
  • Astros and Jed Lowrie avoid arbitration (1 yr. $1.15MM)
  • Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with Craig Breslow (1 yr. $1.795MM)
  • Miami met with Yoenis Cespedes to show him around the town and tour ball park.

Thursday, February 9

  • Former Cub and often injured Rich Harden will miss 2012 season.
  • Orioles beat Brad Bergesen in arbitration (1 yr. $800K)
  • Orioles sign Nick Johnson to minor league deal.
  • Keith Law releases his Top 100 prospects on ESPN.com.
  • Royals avoid arbitration with Alex Gordon (1 yr. $4.775)

Friday, February 10

  • Orioles sign Louis Ayala to a one-year deal.
  • Indians and Asdrubal Cabrera avoid arbitration (1 yr. $4.55MM)
  • Cardinals sign Scott Linebrink to minor league deal with invite to spring
  • Yankees and Pirates are in trade talks with the Pirates about AJ Burnett.

Saturday, February 11

  • Marlins Make Yoenis Cespedes an offer of 6 years $40MM, which is now being reported as less than $40MM.
  • Red Sox sign Sean White to a minor league deal.
  • Rangers and Mike Napoli avoid arbitration (1 yr. $9.4MM)

Just a reminder we have left Cubs new out as we have discussed it earlier in the week.

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