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Baseball Off-season Moves as of 1/25/2012

There has been a ton of player movement since the last time I reported so here is a run down of all the wheeling and dealing thats taken place in the last two weeks.

-Washington Nationals agreed to terms with LHP Gio Gonzalez on a five-year contract.

-Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms with OF Colby Rasmus, RHP Carlos Villanueva, 2B Kelly Johnson and OF Ben Francisco to one-year contracts. Also agreed to terms with INF Omar Vizquel to a minor league contract. Has also agreed to terms with RHP Brandon Morrow on a three-year contract.

-Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with C Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a one-year contract.

-New York Yankees agreed to terms with RHP Phil Hughes on a one-year contract. Also acquired RHP Michael Pineda and RHP Jose Campos from Seattle C-DH Jesus Montero and RHP Hector Noesi. Has announced the retirement of C Jorge Posada.
-San Francisco agreed to terms with 3B Pablo Sandoval on three-year contract. Also agreed to terms with OF Melky Cabrera, RHP Santiago Casilla and OF Nate Schierholtz on one-year contracts

-Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with LHP Joe Saunders on a one-year contract.

-Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Yu Darvish on a six-year contract.

-Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with RHP Joel Zumaya on a one-year contract.

-Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with LHP Jamie Moyer on a minor league contract. Also acquired INF Marco Scutaro from the Boston Red Sox for RHP Clayton Mortensen.
-Cincinnati Reds agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Madson on a one-year contract.
-Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with RHP Bartolo Colon on a one-year contract.
-Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with 1B Carlos Pena on a one-year contract.

-Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Millwood on a minor league contract.

Although it’s not been listed as an official transaction the Detroit Tigers agreed to a 9 year/214 million dollar deal yesterday. I have also noticed a lot of teams are only re-signing guys to one year deals which makes things even more interesting. I also noticed a lot of veterans that were once great players have signed for minor league contracts. Spring Training is right around the corner and the outlook for what each team is going to look like is becoming more clearer. Keep checking back for wheeling and dealing in baseball.

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