MLB Winter Meetings Day 4
2:40 p.m. Eastern
-Atlanta has agreed to re-sign Reed Johnson.
-Royals-Rays trade talks are currently on hold, says Bob Dutton.
-The Mets like C Travis D’Arnoud from Toronto and Mike Olt from Texas, says Andy Martino. Toronto would prefer to trade J.P. Arencibia in an R.A. Dickey trade.
-The Twins, White Sox, Reds, Marlins and Yankees are in on Jack Hannahan, who could choose a team today.
-Minnesota will listen on offers for Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau if they can get more pitching back.
1:40 p.m. Eastern
-Texas, Arizona and Tampa Bay are still working on a Justin Upton blockbuster, says Ken Rosenthal. Kansas City doesn’t like the Rays’ asking price for James Shields, reports Jeff Passan.
-Miami is interested in Jack Hannahan, says Danny Knobler.
-Philadelphia is looking for a veteran starting pitcher.
-Jason Bay got a $1 million base salary from Seattle.
-Ryan Spilborghs is signing a one-year deal with the Seibu Lions.
1 p.m. Eastern
-Boston inked reliever Koji Uehjara.
-Seattle is not close to a Josh Hamilton deal, says Jon Heyman.
-Cleveland is offering Kevin Youkilis two years to the Yankees’ one, says Joel Sherman.
-The Phillies and Rangers are still working on a Michael Young trade. Texas signed Evan Meek and Randy Wells.
-Kansas City is not in on Anibal Sanchez, who could get five years and more than $70 million. The Royals also asked for Zach Wheeler and Jon Niese for Wil Myers.
-Atlanta would be interested in OF Emilio Bonifacio if Toronto made him available.
-San Diego acquired Wilfredo Boscan from Texas to complete an earlier Cory Burns trade.
12:30 p.m. Eastern
-It’s Ben Revere from the Twins to the Phillies for starting pitcher Vance Worley and very good pitching prospect Trevor May.
-Arizona wants a shortstop under long-term team control, which would rule out Asdrubal Cabrera according to Jim Bowden.
-Seattle has interest in Kevin Youkilis.
12:20 p.m. Eastern
-Vance Worley and a pitching prospect will head to Minnesota in exchange for Ben Revere.
12:12 p.m. Eastern
-Philadelphia has acquired CF Ben Revere from Minnesota, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports.
-There is nothing currently new on the Justin Upton trade front, according to Bob Nightengale. However, Ken Rosenthal says one possible trade would send Upton to Texas, a Rays starter to Arizona and Mike Olt and prospects to the Rays.
-Yankees GM Brian Cashman did not have the authority to make offers at the Winter Meetings until he made one to Kevin Youkilis.
-In addition to the Phillies, the Braves are also talking to the Twins about Ben Revere.
11:30 a.m. Eastern
-Ken Rosenthal reports that there are two possible Justin Upton blockbuster trades. One involved the Rangers, Diamondbacks and Rays. The other is a four-team deal involving the Mariners.
-The Phillies and Twins are discussing a Ben Revere trade, with Vance Worley as a possible name discussed.
-Jason Grilli is down to the Pirates, Cubs and Blue Jays.
-Kansas City is not in on R.A. Dickey, says Andy Martino.
-Gustavo Molina is one of five players Colorado signed to minor league contracts.
11:05 a.m. Eastern
-Andrew Marchand: The Yankees’ offer to Kevin Youkilis is the only one the team made at the Winter Meetings. Mark Reynolds prefers first base and the Yankees are listening to offers on Curtis Granderson, Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova.
10:30 a.m. Eastern
-The only thing standing in the way of Michael Young being traded to the Phillies is him waiving his no-trade clause. Jayson Stark says that the Rangers are leaning towards taking Zack Greinke and trading for an OF rather than re-signing Josh Hamilton.
10:15 a.m. Eastern
-Jim Bowden doubts that Zack Greinke or Josh Hamilton will be signed today.
-Here are the results from the major league portion of the Rule V Draft. The Mets may trade its pick of Kyle Lobstein to Detroit, says Jonathan Mayo.
10 a.m. Eastern
-Mariners President Chuck Armstrong told Bob Nightengale that his team is not close to signing Josh Hamilton.
9:40 a.m. Eastern
-The Justin Upton four-team blockbuster is still contingent on many things, see the 7:05 a.m. update for the details. Texas has made a trade offer for R.A. Dickey, among Bob Nightengale’s notes, but the Mets think they can do better.
-The Mariners and Indians are the main suitors for Nick Swisher, says Jon Heyman.
-The Yankees offered Kevin Youkilis one year and $12 million, says Bryan Hoch. Youkilis is deciding between the Yankees and Indians, says Jim Bowden.
-Michael Young hasn’t said he’s willing to waive his no-trade clause, but the Phillies and Rangers are still talking trade.
-Milwaukee will listen on offers for Corey Hart, says Jon Heyman.
-Jason Grilli will soon decide between the Pirates, Giants, Blue Jays and Cubs, according to Peter Gammons.
-Jeff Francis gets a $1.5 million base with the Rockies.
7:05 a.m. Eastern
-Texas now seems like the frontrunners to sign Zack Greinke ahead of the Dodgers and if they do, the Mariners would be the most likely team to land Josh Hamilton. Geoff Baker says a Mariners deal with Hamilton is actually close. Scott Miller says that the prevailing feeling is that Texas will sign Greinke, because he could have signed with the Dodgers already.
-Seattle is now involved in the four-team trade talks with the Rangers, Diamondbacks and Indians to ensure that Texas gets Justin Upton and the M’s sign Hamilton. However, Arizona still wants either Jurickson Profar or Elvis Andrus in an Upton trade and would more likely deal two young pitchers to the Indians for Asdrubal Cabrera. Cleveland prefers Tyler Skaggs in a Cabrera trade, but the Snakes would rather send Trevor Bauer. A four-team deal probably won’t happen, says Ken Rosenthal, but Skaggs and Patrick Corbin would go to the Indians along with Mike Olt, and Seattle is trying to get Derek Holland.
-The Royals are now deciding if they want to trade Wil Myers (plus potentially others) to the Rays for James Shields. Bob Dutton thinks the Royals would give up Myers in a Shields deal. The Rays also signed OF Jason Bourgeois to a minor league deal.
-Once Hamilton’s situation is resolved, other dominoes will fall. Michael Bourn could end up with the Phillies. Nick Swisher could end up with the Rangers, Mariners, Phillies or Indians. Philadelphia is already discussing a Michael Young trade with Texas.
-In addition to Hamilton and Bourn, the Phillies are discussing trading for Ben Revere of the Twins, Curtis Granderson of the Yankees and Dexter Fowler of the Rockies.
-Oakland would likely trade for Jhonny Peralta of the Tigers if they can’t re-sign Stephen Drew. Detroit likes Jemile Weeks in a trade. The A’s still have interest in Hiroyuki Nakajima.
-A total of 11 teams have interest in John Lannan.