Report: Ian Desmond Signs With RockiesFree agent outfielder Ian Desmond has reached an agreement with the Colorado Rockies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Top Hitters Remain As MLB Winter Meetings EndBaseball executives headed home Thursday with top free agent sluggers like Jason Heyward and Chris Davis still on the market and trade talk percolating that could lead to more swaps in coming weeks.
MLB Lobby Trades Disappear At Winter MeetingsIt was 40 years ago that White Sox owner Bill Veeck and general manager Roland Hemond set up a table in the lobby of the Diplomat Hotel with an "Open for Business Anytime" sign and made four trades in an hour.
Focus On Offense At MLB Winter Meetings"It's been interesting that the market's moved a lot quicker on the bats," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said, noting that some big names have already been scooped up.
MLB Officially Enacts Home Plate Collision Rule
MLB Intends To Ban Home Plate CollisionsMajor League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, possibly as soon as next season. The announcement was made on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings.
Rangers Pick Russell Wilson In Rule 5 DraftThe Rangers selected current Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson from the Rockies in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday morning, and now control his baseball rights.
Arencibia & Rangers Complete $1.8 Million DealArencibia hit .194 with 21 homers, 18 doubles and 55 RBIs in a career-high 138 games this year for Toronto. The Blue Jays didn't offer him a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline and allowed him to become a free agent.
Red Sox Agree To Deal With UeharaBoston made a move to strengthen their bullpen, agreeing to terms with reliever Koji Uehara. The right-hander did not record a decision in 37 games last season for the Rangers.
Hamilton, Greinke Remain On Market After MeetingsThe availability of slugger Josh Hamilton and pitcher Zack Greinke held up decisions on other signings and possible trades involving Ranger Michael Young and the Mets' Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
Phillies Closing In On Trade For Michael YoungAccording to Insider Jon Heyman, the Phillies are closing in on a deal to obtain Michael Young from the Rangers.