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Hot Stove Report

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• January 31: Kotchman, Braves avoid arbitration
• January 31: Rays add lefty Shouse to bullpen mix
• January 30: Pedro says he's received offers
• January 30: Dye unfazed by plethora of trade rumors
• January 30: Tigers turn to Jackson for steady hand
• January 30: Fogg returning to Rockies
• January 30: Byrd, Rangers avoid arbitration
• January 30: Varitek, Red Sox have a deal
• January 30: Duo strikes while Hot Stove is ... hot
• January 30: Gonzalez wants to show Braves old self
• January 30: D-backs, Gordon near agreement
• January 30: Pirates sign Maholm and Hinske
• January 30: Yanks sign Bruney to one-year deal
• January 30: Cooper ponders Astros' lineup
• January 30: Cubs ink Bako, could deal Hill
• January 30: KC aims to build on improved rotation
• January 30: Mets sign Maine, avoiding arbitration
• January 30: Rays taking a step forward with payroll
• January 30: Healthy hurlers spell St. Louis success
• January 30: Howard swings for fences in arbitration
• January 30: Limit on free-agent signings is up
• January 30: Marquee names still looking for a home
• January 30: Classic could be Pedro's job interview
• January 30: Decision time looming for Varitek, Sox
• January 29: Dodgers renew talks with Wolf, Looper
• January 29: Garland deal changes post-Unit stance
• January 29: Twins among those eyeing Crede
• January 29: Mariners give Sweeney Minors deal
• January 29: Giants reach pact with Uribe
• January 29: Mets ink four to Minor League deals
• January 29: Mozeliak: Manny won't be a Cardinal
• January 29: Quartet to compete to fill catching void
• January 29: Brewers ink seven to one-year deals
• January 29: Twins sign Kubel for next two years
• January 29: Rangers must sort bullpen options
• January 29: Astros ink Newhan to Minors deal
• January 29: Marrero invited to Spring Training
• January 29: A's finalize deal with Springer
• January 29: Garland introduced in Arizona
• January 29: O's focused on speed, defense in '09
• January 29: Hernandez has bigger things in mind
• January 29: Maholm inks multiyear deal with Bucs
• January 29: Difficult days plaguing free-agent pool
• January 29: Fresh starts for pitchers on the mend
• January 29: Reds may want Gonzo for bench
• January 29: Ramirez remains top free-agent hitter
• January 28: Dodgers crying Wolf as market moves
• January 28: Angels, Izturis reach deal for '09
• January 28: Glavine, Wren discuss 2009 season
• January 28: Several incentives in Jimenez's deal
• January 28: Minaya may be looking at Pedro
• January 28: Brewers, Sheets no closer to reunion
• January 28: Cubs won't rule out adding more arms
• January 28: Cubs acquire Heilman from Mariners
• January 28: Phils have spot or two to fill in bullpen
• January 28: Benoit may be lost for season
• January 28: Rodney vital to Tigers' hopes
• January 28: Weathers agrees to contract, avoids arbitration
• January 28: Giants add Clark with front-office post
• January 28: Clement, Maroth get chance with Jays
• January 28: Mariners acquire two players from Cubs
• January 28: Pirates could make good use of Hinske
• January 28: Kotsay: Free agency 'not pleasurable'
• January 28: Rays near top at producing prospects
• January 28: Orioles' rotation to have new look in '09
• January 28: Angels have options to replace Garland
• January 28: Smith focuses on hitting, not hype
• January 28: Pitching options still left on the market
• January 27: D-backs may be closing in on Garland
• January 27: Glavine receives a clean bill of health
• January 27: Red Sox give Varitek deadline on offer
• January 27: Pirates express interest in Hinske
• January 27: Teahen may join the crowd at second
• January 27: Brewers likely done adding pieces
• January 27: Rockies sign Jimenez to four-year deal
• January 27: Westbrook working his way back
• January 27: Yanks optimistic about Posada, Rivera
• January 27: Francoeur armed with altered approach
• January 27: Cairo embodies lack of movement
• January 27: Ryan views free agency from other side
• January 27: Current market all too familiar for Lohse
• January 26: Manny stalemate wears on in LA
• January 26: Would Manny get Barry'd with Giants?
• January 26: Peavy deal could follow Cubs sale
• January 26: Atkins staying focused amid uncertainty
• January 26: Pursuit of Sheets opens up for Texas
• January 26: Pettitte holding onto his pinstripes
• January 26: Chance to close landed Lyon in Detroit
• January 26: Brewers re-sign infielder Counsell
• January 26: Greinke inks four-year deal with Royals
• January 26: Three ink Minors deals with Mets
• January 26: Arbitration dates set for two Pirates
• January 26: Pirates pick up right-hander Vasquez
• January 26: O's seek temporary backup catcher
• January 26: Outfield a question mark for Braves
• January 26: Janssen poised to earn rotation spot
• January 26: Rangers, Byrd closing in on contract
• January 26: Perez signs Minor League deal
• January 26: Jays sign Lane, Fahey to Minors deals
• January 26: Heilman to compete for rotation spot
• January 26: Declining arbitration has its risks
• January 25: Sox add second year to Varitek offer
• January 25: Nats remain interested in Cordero
• January 25: Free agent Wolf weighing options
• January 25: Rangers cautious in pursuit of Sheets
• January 24: Guerrier, Twins hope to work out deal
• January 24: Signs pointing to Rogers' retirement
• January 24: Glavine may look to sign with Nationals
• January 24: Free-agent market still open for Bucs
• January 24: Lyon, Tigers agree to one-year deal
• January 24: Brewers introduce Hoffman to fans
• January 24: Duchscherer agrees to deal with A's
• January 24: Pettitte, Yanks continue discussions
• January 23: Brewers face hearings with Hart, Weeks
• January 23: Brewers ink Fielder to two-year deal
• January 23: Castellini: 'We have a contender'
• January 23: Mets may have sweetened Perez's deal
• January 23: Mackowiak inks Minors deal with Mets
• January 23: Mets sign Garcia to Minor League deal
• January 23: McLouth open to multi-year deal
• January 23: Nats keep eye on free-agent market
• January 23: Zimmerman a priority for Nats' fans
• January 23: Garland's market gaining momentum
• January 23: Counsell close to return to Brewers
• January 23: Cards have options to fill in for Glaus
• January 23: Garret, Garland in similar situations
• January 23: Jays seek steady backup to Barajas
• January 23: Rangers meet with free agent Sheets
• January 23: O's working on extension for Roberts
• January 23: Gomes eyes roster spot with Reds
• January 23: Cubs relievers to jockey for position
• January 23: Manny won't be Manny with Tribe
• January 23: Mets 'aren't interested' in signing Manny
• January 23: Fielder, Brewers finalizing agreement
• January 23: Dodgers, Wolf closing in on deal
• January 22: Mets sign Cora to one-year contract
• January 22: Mets sign Garcia to Minor League deal
• January 22: Brewers likely content with starting five
• January 22: Brewers working to re-sign Counsell
• January 22: Tigers, Lyon expected to reach deal
• January 22: Schilling: Red Sox need Varitek
• January 22: Slow market doesn't worry Gonzalez
• January 22: Zaun onboard to mentor Wieters
• January 22: Free agents feeling deep winter chill
• January 22: MacPhail: Markakis was top priority
• January 22: Papelbon happy with one-year deal
• January 22: Reds done shopping for the winter
• January 22: Werth, Durbin agree to pacts with Phils
• January 22: Mets, Yanks front-runners for Garcia
• January 22: Manny market not recession-proof
• January 21: Brewers negotiating deal for Fielder
• January 21: Uggla to remain in Marlins' plans
• January 21: Rangers close the deal on Vizquel
• January 21: O's finalize six-year deal with Markakis
• January 21: Dodgers sign veteran catcher Ausmus
• January 21: Friars ink Blanco as backup backstop
• January 21: Nats' outfield situation: Outlook hazy
• January 21: Third base remains Minnesota mystery
• January 21: Thome's Sox future uncertain past '09
• January 21: Angels to fill out rotation from within
• January 21: Friars still seeking backup backstop
• January 21: Pitching depth puts Sox in great spot
• January 21: Long excited about lineup upgrade
• January 21: Trimmer, stronger Butler's role unsure
• January 21: Kent walks away after 17 seasons
• January 21: Is LaRoche in Bucs' long-term plans?
• January 20: Howard, others swing for salary fences
• January 20: Sox avoid arbitration with Papelbon
• January 20: Day clears waivers, heads to Durham
• January 20: Bedard, Heilman follow the leader
• January 20: Phillies agree with Victorino, Blanton
• January 20: Cabrera, Nady avoid arbitration
• January 20: Quinlan, Angels find middle ground
• January 20: Four Nationals file arbitration figures
• January 20: A's, Duchscherer exchange figures
• January 20: On rebound, Rincon inks Minors deal
• January 20: Royals exchange figures with four
• January 20: Ludwick, Ankiel submit salary figures
• January 20: Wilson signs deal with Rangers
• January 20: Church, Pagan agree to '09 contracts
• January 20: Giants avoid arbitration with Taschner
• January 20: Swap lands Mariners bullpen help
• January 20: Dodgers sign Broxton, Martin for 2009
• January 20: Bucs avoid arbitration with four players
• January 20: Scott avoids arbitration with Orioles
• January 20: Jays sign Frasor, Accardo and Bautista
• January 20: Aybar, Navarro will go to arbitration
• January 20: Backe, Byrdak ink contracts with Astros
• January 20: Wuertz signs, Cubs arbitration-free
• January 20: Thompson skirts arbitration with Cards
• January 20: Uggla likely heading to arbitration
• January 20: D-backs sign Qualls to one-year deal
• January 20: Buck, Peralta agree to one-year deals
• January 20: Nolasco agrees to one-year deal
• January 20: Brewers sign McClung to one-year deal
• January 20: Bartlett, Rays agree to terms
• January 20: Bucs, LaRoche agree to one-year deal
• January 20: Phillies give Madson three-year deal
• January 19: Hot Stove roundup: Arbitration in focus
• January 19: Texas re-signs Francisco, eyes Vizquel
• January 19: Royals, Gobble avoid arbitration
• January 19: Cantu, Hermida agree to deals
• January 19: Reds ink Gomes to Minor League deal
• January 19: Rox cut deals with Street, De La Rosa
• January 19: Angels, Napoli agree to deal
• January 19: Pujols unconcerned about health, deal
• January 19: Jenks signs one-year pact with Sox
• January 19: Markakis agrees to six-year extension
• January 19: Garko preparing for possible transition
• January 19: Orioles acquire David Pauley from Boston
• January 19: Braves avoid arbitration with Gonzalez
• January 19: Dodgers, Repko reach agreement
• January 19: Marlins find slim pickings behind plate
• January 19: Cubs avoid arbitration, sign Gregg
• January 19: Felix agrees to one-year, $3.8M deal
• January 19: Cubs, Righthander Kevin Gregg Agree to Terms on 2009 Contract
• January 19: Iguchi planning to return to Japan
• January 18: Reds look to fine-tune their pitching
• January 18: Ankiel, Ludwick await arbitration
• January 18: Cubs deal Pie to O's for lefty Olson
• January 18: Hamels glad his future remains in Philly
• January 18: Phils give Hamels three-year deal
• January 18: Mets look at adding Sheets to staff
• January 18: CC ready for pressure of being NY ace
• January 18: Wood thanks fans in Chicago papers
• January 17: Waiting game could suit Giants
• January 17: Carpenter preparing to start in '09
• January 17: Markakis, Orioles may be near deal
• January 17: Wellemeyer, Cardinals close to deal
• January 16: Red Sox owner meets with Varitek
• January 16: Rangers looking to land Vizquel
• January 16: Agent: Contreras ahead of schedule
• January 16: Twins focus on relievers Lyon, Gagne
• January 16: No change in LA's stance with Manny
• January 16: Cubs give Bradley a warm welcome
• January 16: Springer not in Cardinals' 2009 plans
• January 16: Tigers' discussions with Lyon ongoing
• January 16: Phils, Dobbs avoid arbitration
• January 16: Encouraging signs for Glavine
• January 16: Oliver inks one-year deal with Angels
• January 16: Madson turns down Phillies' offer
• January 16: Lowe: I'll love playing in Atlanta
• January 16: Red Sox lock up Youkilis through 2012
• January 16: Yankees quiet on the Manny front
• January 16: Duchscherer files for arbitration
• January 16: Taschner files for arbitration
• January 16: Cormier inks one-year deal with Rays
• January 16: Holes could be filled in-house by Nats
• January 16: Balfour, Rays avoid arbitration
• January 16: Herges, Cassel ink Minor League deals
• January 16: Rays have plenty of outfield options
• January 16: Youkilis, Sox agree to four-year deal
• January 16: Cedeno agrees to one-year contract
• January 16: Cubs ink Taguchi to Minor League deal
• January 16: Free agents facing adjustment period
• January 15: Hot Stove: Youk highlights busy day
• January 15: Astros' Rodriguez files for arbitration
• January 15: Three Seattle pitchers set for arbitration
• January 15: Closer Jenks files for arbitration
• January 15: Braves sign Diaz to one-year contract
• January 15: Zaun reaches agreement with Orioles
• January 15: Three Yankees file for arbitration
• January 15: Rangers, McCarthy find middle ground
• January 15: Two Reds file for arbitration
• January 15: Six Pirates file for salary arbitration
• January 15: Ankiel among Cards set for arbitration
• January 15: Reed among Mets to file for arbitration
• January 15: Papelbon files for arbitration
• January 15: Padres bolster infield with Eckstein
• January 15: Arbitration-seekers include big names
• January 15: Dodgers cut ties with Jones
• January 15: Marlins sign McPherson to new contract
• January 15: List of players who filed for arbitration
• January 15: Braves appear reluctant to sign Andruw
• January 15: Free-agent starters an option for Cards
• January 15: Tigers look at Isringhausen, Lyon
• January 15: Hopefuls have shots at Rockies roster
• January 15: Colon inks one-year deal with White Sox
• January 15: Spring Training creeping up on Phils
• January 15: Uehara will expand O's brand overseas
• January 15: Nats, A's not close on Johnson talks
• January 15: Brewers, Bush avoid arbitration
• January 14: Hot Stove roundup: Andruw on move
• January 14: Angels skirt arbitration with Figgins
• January 14: Bucs ink pair of Minor Leaguers
• January 14: Cust's resiliency pays off with new deal
• January 14: Nats ink Towers to Minor League deal
• January 14: Quality hurlers remain for the taking
• January 14: As Mota arrives, Jones on the way out
• January 14: Rotation battle heating up in Chicago
• January 14: Vizquel: Padres would be a 'great fit'
• January 14: Astros likely out of free-agent market
• January 14: Stark among Mariners' spring invitees
• January 14: Tigers ink Rodney, Thames for 2009
• January 14: Twins announce non-roster invites
• January 14: Astros add six more to camp list
• January 14: Latest O's pitching addition may be last
• January 14: Smoltz holds no ill will toward Braves
• January 14: Yanks extend Spring Training invites
• January 14: Nothing guaranteed for Garko
• January 14: Podsednik getting another shot
• January 14: Anderson ready to answer call
• January 14: Uehara deal marks historic day for O's
• January 14: Rays avoid arbitration with Gross
• January 14: Hurler Garcia likely to sign deal soon
• January 14: Marlins among clubs eyeing Cordero
• January 14: Reds fishing plentiful pool for late pop
• January 14: Mets said to reach deal with Cora
• January 14: Byrd to sit out start of '09 season
• January 13: Hot Stove: Braves stock up on arms
• January 13: Towers turns the page on Trevor Time
• January 13: Texas GM: Sheets a 'person of interest'
• January 13: Ray signs one-year deal with Orioles
• January 13: Prior gets another shot with Padres
• January 13: What's right move on Giants lefties?
• January 13: Braves introduce Kawakami to Atlanta
• January 13: Padres wish Hoffman well with Crew
• January 13: Astros sign Ortiz to Minor League deal
• January 13: Rays designate Ryu for assignment
• January 13: Marlins sign eight to Minors deals
• January 13: O's make Uehara deal official
• January 13: Smoltz excited to join Red Sox
• January 13: Mariners hope to have Fields for camp
• January 13: Bucs sign two to Minor League deals
• January 13: Braves offer Lowe four-year deal
• January 12: Dodgers nearing reunion with Mota
• January 12: Hot Stove roundup: Red Sox stay busy
• January 12: Redding in a New York state of mind
• January 12: Mets' pursuit of Perez heating up
• January 12: O's add pair in preparation for season
• January 12: Crew re-signs Hardy to one-year deal
• January 12: Astros reach accord with Valverde
• January 12: Kapler added to Rays' outfield mix
• January 12: Red Sox interested in Montero
• January 12: Tribe inks Shoppach to one-year deal
• January 12: GM expects Young to be with Rangers
• January 12: Bay, Red Sox to discuss extension
• January 12: Cubs deny rumored Takahashi deal
• January 11: Young asks Rangers to explore trade
• January 11: Hot Stove roundup: Veterans on move
• January 11: Marlins not interested in signing Pedro
• January 10: Hot Stove: Pieces falling into place
• January 10: O's appear close to deal with Zaun
• January 10: Busy Red Sox add reliever Saito
• January 10: Braves, Kawakami reach agreement
• January 10: Nationals interested in Nady, Swisher
• January 10: Phils show interest in Nomar, Kapler
• January 9: Hot Stove: Reaching a fever pitch
• January 9: Dodgers sign Estes to Minors deal
• January 9: Penny deal with Red Sox official
• January 9: Davies avoids arbitration with Royals
• January 9: Dodgers continue search for relief help
• January 9: Bloomquist will compete with Callaspo
• January 9: Padres claim Vasquez off waivers
• January 9: Rays claim pitcher Day from Red Sox
• January 9: Gomez leaves Pirates for O's
• January 9: Pavano finds right fit with Indians
• January 9: O's add Gomez to infield mix
• January 9: Hoffman: 'It was time to move on'
• January 9: Kotsay, Red Sox agree to deal
• January 8: Yanks add former top rookie Berroa
• January 8: Hot Stove: Trevor's time, Lowe pursued
• January 8: Glavine's health to determine his future
• January 8: Wren reacts to Smoltz leaving Atlanta
• January 8: Cox, Braves turn attention to Lowe
• January 8: Padres, Hairston avoid arbitration
• January 8: Smoltz signs offer sheet from Red Sox
• January 8: 'Blessed' Bradley signs with Cubs
• January 8: Baldelli joins 'hometown' Red Sox
• January 8: Cards content to go in-house for closer
• January 8: Dodgers reaffirm interest in Manny
• January 8: Hoffman has far-reaching impact
• January 8: Nats unlikely to sign top free agents
• January 8: Yanks might move Nady or Swisher
• January 8: Retooling Reds missing big bopper
• January 8: Hoffman, Brewers agree to deal
• January 8: Maroth looks to revive career with Jays
• January 8: Mets extend offer to Redding
• January 7: Hot Stove: Familiar faces, new places
• January 7: Smoltz to leave Atlanta for Boston
• January 7: Smoltz set to sign with Red Sox
• January 7: Tigers haven't given up closer hunt
• January 7: Giambi 'excited to be home' with A's
• January 7: Marlins reach deal with Kensing
• January 7: A's players thrilled with Giambi's return
• January 7: Marquis brings winning aura to Rox
• January 7: Reds invite 11 to big league camp
• January 7: Mets hold discussions with Boras
• January 7: Rejuvenated Hairston returns to Cincy
• January 7: Phils invite nine to Spring Training
• January 7: Fantastic four say 'yes' to Griffey
• January 7: Rangers keep eye on Cordero
• January 7: Royals add catcher Wilson to Minors
• January 7: Dodgers, Brewers offer Hoffman deal
• January 7: Pitcher Patterson retiring from baseball
• January 6: Hot Stove: Boras in the Big Apple
• January 6: Reds agree to terms with Hairston
• January 6: Phils make it official with Park signing
• January 6: Mets to meet with Boras this week
• January 6: Phillies ink Giles to Minor League deal
• January 6: Tigers sign Gomez to Minor League deal
• January 6: Rockies complete deal for Marquis
• January 6: First-rounder Castro gets spring invite
• January 6: Aurilia remains on Giants' radar
• January 6: Mariners add Walker to bullpen mix
• January 6: Orioles, Uehara agree to terms
• January 6: Yankees may look past Pettitte
• January 6: Teixeira looked to family for decision
• January 6: Cubs finalize Marquis-Vizcaino swap
• January 6: Duncan designated for assignment
• January 6: Teixeira introduced at Yankee Stadium
• January 6: Indians, Pavano reach one-year deal
• January 6: North Siders nab right guy in Bradley
• January 6: Scioscia's deal longer than reported
• January 6: Marlins, Proctor finalize one-year deal
• January 6: Nats interested in Wolf's services
• January 6: Phillies to address Romero void
• January 6: Rays ink six to Minor League deals
• January 6: Brewers 'not in' on Lowe sweepstakes
• January 6: Boras: Dodgers to part with Jones soon
• January 6: Teixeira introduction set for today
• January 5: Hot Stove roundup: Rays leading way
• January 5: Dodgers sign Vargas to one-year pact
• January 5: Rays' resources limited after big signing
• January 5: Burrell signing could set market
• January 5: La Russa focuses on closer options
• January 5: Rays land power bat in Burrell
• January 5: Bradley to travel to Chicago for physical
• January 5: Royals re-sign Colon, issue camp invite
• January 5: Marquis deal may be finalized Tuesday
• January 5: Zumaya could begin throwing soon
• January 5: Astros ink five to Minor League deals
• January 5: Source: A's closing in on Giambi
• January 5: Rays sign Burrell to two-year deal
• January 5: Cards Ring in New Year by inking lefty
• January 4: Hot Stove is poised to pick up pace
• January 4: Braves' interest in Jones, Lowe is slight
• January 4: Rays, Mariners linked to Griffey
• January 3: Giants curious about Manny's price
• January 2: White Sox, O's talking about Roberts
• January 2: Dodgers, Jones strike deal to part ways
• January 2: Bard, Red Sox agree to one-year deal
• January 2: DeRosa excited to open Tribe chapter
• January 2: Clark to remain with D-backs in '09
• January 2: Proctor agrees to terms with Marlins
• January 1: Altering Jones deal could lead to Manny
• January 1: Rangers sign Turnbow, Daigle, Ramirez