Last week was a wild week for MLB rumors and trades, so you could hardly be blamed if you missed something. Here are just the official and confirmed moves MLBDD covered over the past week:
Boston Red Sox to Sign Kelly Shoppach - MLB Daily Dish
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent catcher Kelly Shoppach. It is a one year agreement worth $1.35mm.
Josh Willingham Agrees to Deal with Twins - MLB Daily Dish
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, outfielder Josh Willingham has agreed to sign with the Minnesota Twins, pending a physical.
Red Sox Trade Kyle Weiland and Jed Lowrie to Astros for Reliever Mark Melancon - MLB Daily Dish
The Boston Red Sox have traded pitcher Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros in exchange for reliever Mark Melancon, first reported by Jerry Crasnick and confirmed by Ken Rosenthal.
- Red Sox, Nick Punto Sign 2-Year, $3.5M Deal - MLB Daily Dish
The Red Sox have replaced Jed Lowrie's spot on the roster by signing Nick Punto to a 2-year, $3.5 million deal according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. This move follows the earlier trade of Kyle Weiland and Jed Lowrie to the Astros in exchange for Mark Melancon.
- Colorado Rockies to Sign Michael Cuddyer - MLB Daily Dish
Jon Heyman from CBS Sports is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have agreed to sign free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer. The agreement is for three years and worth $31.5mm, according to Heyman.
- Cincinnati Reds Acquire Mat Latos From San Diego Padres - MLB Daily Dish
Ken Rosenthal from FOX Sports is reporting that the Cincinnati Reds have acquired left handed pitcher Mat Latos from the San Diego Padres for top prospect first baseman Yonder Alonso.
- Phillies to Sign Jimmy Rollins - MLB Daily Dish
According to Jerry Cransick of ESPN, the Philadelphia Phillies will re sign short stop Jimmy Rollins to a three year deal with a fourth year vesting option.
- Mariners to Sign George Sherrill - MLB Daily Dish
The Seattle Mariners have signed left handed pitcher George Sherrill according to Jon Heyman via twitter. Now reportedly done, the deal was rumored to be close earlier by Jason Churchill of Prospect Insider. According to Churchill, the deal is worth around $1.1 million plus incentives. Heyman points out that this leaves one fewer LOOGY in a shrinking market, too...
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