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.