Here’s the morning rundown on the biggest news items from around Major League Baseball for Monday November 30th:
- In the first high-profile free agent signing of the offseason (sorry J.A. Happ) Jordan Zimmermann signed a five-year, $110 million contract with the Detroit Tigers, as first reported by Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com.
- In other pitching news, free agent right hander Johnny Cueto rejected a six year $120 million contract from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- According to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com, the Baltimore Orioles have shown interest in free agent outfielder Denard Span.
- The Boston Red Sox are making Hanley Ramirez available in trade discussions, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, and are also reportedly considering a pursuit of Chris Davis in free agency.
- The Toronto Blue Jays are looking at adding a late inning reliever, and Ryan Madsen seems to be on their radar, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
- Finally, as reported by Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com, the Toronto Blue Jays have narrowed down their general manager search to two names, Indians VP of player personnel Ross Atkins and Blue Jays interim general manager Tony LaCava.