Indians acquire Collin Cowgill from Angels | MLB.com - A few hours prior to the midnight ET deadline for tendering contracts to arbitration-eligible players, Cleveland swung a trade with the Angels, acquiring outfielder Collin Cowgill in exchange for cash considerations. The Indians wasted little time in avoiding arbitration with Cowgill by agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1 million contract for the upcoming season.
Will Jesus Aguilar's big bat ever help Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - Why hasn't first baseman-DH Jesus Aguilar made the move to Cleveland after he's hit at every level of the minor leagues?
Cleveland Indians' dilemma for 2016: Offense still lacking, outfield still barren | cleveland.com - Of course, there is more than one way to improve an offense. Take sluggers Pedro Alvarez and Chris Carter, who were non-tendered Wednesday night
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San Diego Padres acquire pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Jose Torres from Oakland Athletics | FOX Sports - The San Diego Padres announced today they have acquired left-handed pitchers Drew Pomeranz and Jose Torres and a player to be named later or cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for infielder Yonder Alonso and left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski.
A winter meetings wish list for each American League team - Jonah Keri looks at all 15 American League teams, identifying their biggest needs and predicting how aggressive they will be as the hot stove season heats up.
Chris Carter non-tendered by Houston Astros | MLB.com - The Astros non-tendered slugger Chris Carter prior to Wednesday's deadline to offer him salary arbitration, making him a free agent. Catcher Hank Conger, meanwhile, was traded to the Rays for cash considerations.
Pirates don't tender contract to Pedro Alvarez | MLB.com - Unable to find a trade partner, the Pirates parted ways with Pedro Alvarez on Wednesday night by not tendering him a contract for next season. Alvarez, whose defensive struggles negated the production of his powerful bat over the past few seasons, is now a free agent.
Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez non-tendered, becomes free agent | FOX Sports - Right-hander Henderson Alvarez has been non-tendered by the Miami Marlins, who decided against retaining the former All-Star pitcher as he recovers from shoulder surgery.
Ken Rosenthal notes: High-priced pitching deals likely to affect trade market | FOX Sports -Demand could grow for A's Gray, White Sox's Sale
The Braves and the 'new stadium effect' | FOX Sports - The Braves, the 'new stadium effect' and what happens next