Top of the Order: December 1st – Rumor Mill

Here’s the morning rundown on the biggest news items from around Major League Baseball for Monday, December 1st:

  • According to a tweet from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the market for Zack Greinke is quietly heating up, with the Dodgers and Giants both looking for some clarity on the situation.
  • The Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization officially posted third baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang. Teams will have until 5:00pm ET on Friday to submit bids.
  • Shelby Miller is drawing significant trade interest, as reported by Jon Heyman of As many as twenty teams have checked in on the right hander, with the Dodgers, Yankees, Marlins, Giants and Diamondbacks all showing interest at this point.
  • Brayan Pena signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals for $5 million, as first reported by Tom Ackerman of KMOX in St. Louis.
  • The Atlanta Braves announced the signing of reliever Jim Johnson to a one year contract worth $2.5 million.
  • As first reported by Ken Rosenthal, the Boston Red Sox have signed outfielder Chris Young to a two-year contract.
  • Despite Johnny Cueto declining their first offer of six years and $120 million, the Arizona Diamondbacks still have “significant” interest in the free agent right hander.
  • Finally, according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Seattle Mariners have shown interest in free agent outfielder Nori Aoki.

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