Indians Thursday News & Links: Trading Places

Doug Pensinger

Several trades yesterday, including the Tribe acquiring Josh Outman for Drew Stubbs and Franklin Morales, Danny Valencia and David Lough changing teams.

Tribe-Related News

Chris Antonetti continues to rebuild Cleveland Indians pen with Josh Outman | cleveland.com - After losing Chris Perez, Joe Smith and Matt Albers from the bullpen, the Indians have added Josh Outman and closer John Axford.

Cleveland Indians acquire Josh Outman from Colorado Rockies | MLB.com: News - The Indians continued to revamp their bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring left-hander Josh Outman from the Rockies in exchange for outfielder Drew Stubbs.

Around the Hot Stove

Kansas City Royals acquire Danny Valencia from Baltimore Orioles | MLB.com: News - The Royals boosted their infield depth with the acquisition of Danny Valencia from Baltimore in exchange for outfielder David Lough. Lough is from the Akron area.

Mariners bring back Gutierrez - KansasCity.com - The Seattle Mariners re-signed LGFT outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to a reported one-year contract Wednesday, less than two months after declining a team option on the oft-injured former Gold Glove winner.

Astros acquire Jesus Guzman in trade with Padres | MLB.com: News - The Astros on Wednesday acquired first baseman and outfielder Jesus Guzman from the Padres in exchange for infielder Ryan Jackson.

Angels near one-year deal with Raul Ibanez | MLB.com: News - The Angels are close to a one-year deal with 41-year-old designated hitter Raul Ibanez, according to multiple published reports.

Marson and Gwynn added; Hernandez deal completed - The Phillies signed four players to minor-league contracts Wednesday, including LGFT C Lou Marson, and officially announced the acquisition of right-hander Roberto Hernandez (aka LGFT Fausto Carmona).

Eric Chavez, D-backs agree on one-year contract for 2014 | MLB.com: News - It took a little while, but the D-backs and infielder Eric Chavez have agreed to terms on a one-year deal for him to return to Arizona, a baseball source confirmed on Wednesday.

Rockies continue strong offseason with pair of trades | MLB.com: News - Rockies make two trades, landing Drew Stubbs and Franklin Morales.

Free agents pitchers won't find homes until Masahiro Tanaka does. | SportsonEarth.com : Marc Normandin ArticleMasahiro Tanaka is the big prize of the winter pitching market, but the new posting agreement between MLB and NPB means that he hasn't yet been posted -- and may not be. Until that's resolved, the market for other pitchers is going to be slow to move.

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