Here’s some quick hits on the biggest news items from around Major League Baseball for Sunday November 29th:
- Despite signing J.A. Happ, as well as trading for Jesse Chavez and re-signing Marco Estrada, according to SportsNet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith, the Toronto Blue Jays and interim general manager Tony LaCava are not done adding pitching this offseason.
- According to Phil Miller of the Star Tribune, the Twins and Korean slugger Byung-Ho Park are nearing completion on a deal.
- Legendary minor leaguer Mike Hessman announced his retirement on Saturday following an almost 20 year career.
- Looking for upgrades in the starting rotation, the Cubs may be interested in bringing back Jeff Samardzija at the right price, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.
- Rumors to the contrary notwithstanding, it appears the Indians will not trade any of their young, major league starters unless they get Major League ready talent in return, as noted by Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
- Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald speculates on the possibility of Japanese righty Kenta Maeda being an option for the Red Sox this offseason.
- Finally, in a late night addition to the hot stove, the Detroit Tigers are reportedly in “serious” talks with free agent pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, as initially reported by both Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi.