Here’s some quick hits on the biggest news items from around Major League Baseball for Saturday November 28th:
- The Toronto Blue Jays announced the signing of free agent, left-hander J.A. Happ to a three-year contract worth $36 million.
- The Cleveland Indians announced the signing of former New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training next season.
- Following the re-acquisition of Jed Lowrie by the Oakland Athletics, both Brett Lawrie and Danny Valencia are drawing some trade interest from American League clubs, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
- While no progress has been made towards a deal with free agent first baseman Chris Davis, the Baltimore Orioles have had some “productive” talks with Davis and his agent Scott Boras, according MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko.
- Free Agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo is drawing some interest from at least five teams, according to a report by BaseballEssential.com’s Robert Murray.
- Yasiel Puig will be investigated under the MLB’s new domestic violence policy following an incident at a Miami bar on Wednesday night, as reported by Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.