Cleveland Indians will 'listen' to offers for Asdrubal Cabrera: Hey, Hoynsie! | cleveland.com - The latest Hey Hoynsie. Standard warning re: reading the comments applies.
Cleveland Indians add five players to 40-man roster | indians.com: News - ICYMI yesterday. First baseman Jesus Aguilar headlined a select group of Cleveland's prospects added to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.
Diamondbacks designate reliever Tony Sipp for assignment | HardballTalk - The Diamondbacks announced that they have designated LGFT reliever Tony Sipp for assignment.
Around the League
Ian Kinsler joins Tigers as Prince Fielder dealt to Rangers | MLB.com: News - The Tigers went into the offseason will uncertainty at second base and a payroll that was becoming troublesome. On Wednesday night, they addressed both issues by sending Prince Fielder to Texas for All-Star Ian Kinsler.
Chris Carpenter retires | HardballTalk - In addition to the Mike Matheny contract extension, the Cardinals press conference this afternoon spun out another news item: general manager John Mozeliak telling the public that Chris Carpenter has told the team he is retiring. This is no surprise.
Cardinals extend manager Mike Matheny's contract through 2017 season | MLB.com: News - The Cardinals announced on Wednesday that they have signed Matheny to a three-year contract extension.
The next great Cuban baseball import is on his way. | SportsonEarth.com : Jonathan Bernhardt Article - Signing Cuban exiles is an increasing trend in baseball, partially because the new CBA makes doing so an effective way to spend a lot of cash. The next just might be shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena, who makes up for a difficult name with a flashy defensive profile.
Assessing the offseason's closer market - ESPN - At a time when bullpen flexibility has never been more important, there are a number of choices as teams search for closer upgrades.