Here’s some quick hits on the biggest news items from around Major League Baseball on Tuesday November 24th:
- Kenta Maeda has requested that his Japanese Club, the Hiroshima Carp, make him available to MLB teams through the posting process, as first reported by Yasuko Yanagita of Hochi Shimbun on Twitter.
- In other overseas baseball news, 3B Jae-gyun Hwang is expected to be posted by the Lotte Giants on Wednesday, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports on Twitter, while Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Padres general manger and director of player personnel had a meeting with Japanese free agent Matsuda in Japan in the last week.
- Beyond those three players, there is also increasing interest in relief pitcher Tony Barnette from the NPB in Korea, with up to five teams showing interest according to MLBTradeRumors.
- Tim Lincecum is aiming to pitch in a January showcase before signing, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
- A few catchers were signed, with former Cub and White Sox catcher Geovany Soto going to the Angels on a one year deal while former Angel Chris Iannetta was signed by the Mariners also on a one year deal.
- The Yankees are reportedly making right hander Ivan Nova available in trade discussions, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
- Finally, the Marlins and Mariners are discussing a deal that would send Outfielder Marcell Ozuna to the Seattle Mariners, as first reported by Jerry Crasnick.