Good morning! Happy Hot Stove Monday -- we're really bookin' now. We have rumors left and right, offers allegedly being made, declined, floated, and some actual trades and signings happening daily now...and MLBDD had it all covered this weekend.
Here's a few of the bigger stories we covered over the past couple days, but in case you haven't seen it yet, make sure and check out the MLBDD Archives. We're moving quickly now and great rumors and news gets bumped downward, so the archive is a great way to make sure you haven't missed a thing. Check it out now!
Diamondbacks, Aaron Hill Agree To Deal - MLB Daily Dish
"Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports the two sides have come to terms on a two-year deal worth a little north of $10 million. Now with Aaron Hill re-signed, the D'Backs are set in their positional depth chart. The club will now turn their attention to acquiring starting pitching."
Houston Astros Sign Joe Thurston - MLB Daily Dish
"The Houston Astros continued being active in the minor league free agent market Sunday, by signing left-handed hitting second baseman Joe Thurston to a minor league contract. Thurston, 32, received an invite to spring training as well. Thurston joins his seventh different organization since being drafted in 1999, as a fourth round selection."
Jose Reyes Rumors: Reyes and Marlins do NOT have a deal yet - MLB Daily Dish
"Jose Reyes rumors are out and about at the moment, as there have been unconfirmed reports that he has signed with the Miami Marlins. According to Scott Miller of CBS Sports, however, these reports are false."
St.Louis Cardinals Name Mike Matheny Manager for 2012 Season - MLB Daily Dish
"Matheny, a former MLB catcher who also played with the Cardinals, has no managing experience in the majors or minors, or even any coaching anywhere. He was a spring training adviser for some time, however. Matheny receives a 2-year deal with a club option for 2014, reports Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch."
Ryan Doumit Passes On Dodgers - MLB Daily Dish
"Free agent catcher/first baseman/right fielder Ryan Doumit declined the Los Angeles Dodgers' one-year, $3 million contract offer, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. DiGiovanna also adds the other Los Angeles team, the Angels, haven't reached out to the free agent."