PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 28: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks out of the dugout after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on September 28, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 7-5. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Busy day yesterday, and likely more busy day. Here's what you might have missed:
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Dodgers, Mark Ellis Close To Deal - MLB Daily Dish
"The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the verge of signing free agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a multi-year deal, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Olney adds the deal will be close to $4.5 million per year, which is comparable to what second baseman Aaron Hill signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks." (Deal later confirmed).
Strong Interest In Francisco Cordero - MLB Daily Dish
"One of the relievers teams are looking at is right-handed Francisco Cordero, who became a free-agent after the Cincinnati Reds declined his $12 million club option."
Report: Houston Astros to American League a Done Deal - MLB Daily Dish
"Jim Crane, expected to be named the new owner of the franchise, has agreed to move to the AL in the year 2013. He still needs to get the vote from the other owners."
CJ Wilson Rumors: 5 or 6 Year Deal Likely - MLB Daily Dish
C.J. Wilson, widely considered the top free agent pitcher this off-season, could be looking at an offer as long as five or six years and likely surpass the $82.5 million guarantees that John Lackey and A.J. Burnett received in recent years according to John Paul Morosi of FoxSports.
Miami Marlins Rumors: Fish Make Offer To Ryan Madson - MLB Daily Dish
The Florida Marlins have made an offer to free agent reliever Ryan Madson, according to Jon Heyman of SI.
- Los Angeles Dodgers Agree To Deal With Matt Kemp - MLB Daily Dish