First, something that I keep forgetting to mention...
- This month, Corey Kluber underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
The Royals acquired James Shields and Wade Davis from Tampa for top prospects Wil Myers, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi, as well as 3B Patrick Leonard. I assume Shields and Davis will both be in the Royals 2013 rotation. The AL central just got a lot more interesting—for two years.
From Dayton Moore's perspective, he probably wouldn't have been around KC for longer than that anyways without a significant boost in the W column.
If you missed it, the Indians signed Mark Reynolds. I hope that Reynolds-Swisher-Santana platoon at 1B comes to fruition.
- Five future managers were a part of the 1988 Indians.
- Zack Greinke signed with the Dodgers for $147M.
- So did Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. On a 6-year deal.
- Brian Wilson will be cleared in time for spring training.