With just a couple weeks left to Opening Day, MLB teams have settled into the familiar rhythm of spring training, roster adjustment, answering a few last lineup and rotation questions, and looking for depth in response to injuries.
Considering this is all happening in tandem with continued trade rumors, signings, and minor moves, it can be pretty tough to keep track of everything. So why not take a look at the biggest news of the past week that we covered here at MLB Daily Dish?
Here's a review of MLBDD's Week 11, with the oldest news first:
Mets Looking to Trade D.J. Carrasco - MLB Daily Dish
The New York Mets are attempting to shop righty reliever D.J. Carrasco to make room in their bullpen for the up-and-coming Bobby Parnell, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
Rays Not Interested in Ivan Rodriguez - MLB Daily Dish
Buster Olney from ESPN reports via tweet that the Tampa Bay Rays are not pursuing free agent catcher Ivan Rodriguez. The Rays are interested in acquiring a catcher to back up Jose Molina after trading John Jaso to Seattle this off season.
- Cubs Announce Gerardo Concepcion Signing - MLB Daily Dish
According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Chicago Cubs have officially announced their five year major league deal with lefty Gerardo Concepcion.
- Blue Jays Interested in Gavin Floyd - MLB Daily Dish
According to FOX Sports (Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal), the Toronto Blue Jays are continuing their pursuit of White Sox starter Gavin Floyd. The two teams have reportedly had an ongoing dialogue since the beginning of Spring Training.
- Reds, Brandon Phillips, Talking Extension? - MLB Daily Dish
John Fay from the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the agent for Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips met with Reds upper management today, leading to some speculation of the Reds extending their star second baseman.
- Gavin Floyd Rumors: Trade is "Entirely Possible" - MLB Daily Dish
According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, the White Sox have made right-hander Gavin Floyd "very available." Knobler writes that it's "entirely possible" that the White Sox, entering a rebuilding phase, move the starter, though it's unclear what GM Kenny Williams is looking for.
- Salvador Perez Has Torn Meniscus; Needs Surgery - MLB Daily Dish
Danny Knobler of CBS Sports tweets that 21-year-old Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo surgery on his knee for a laterally torn meniscus.
- Athletics to Pursue Alberto Callaspo? - MLB Daily Dish
According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, there's some speculation out of Spring Training that the Oakland Athletics could pursue Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo, given their uncertainty at the position.
- Kansas City Royals Sign Shortstop Alcides Escobar to Four-Year Contract - MLB Daily Dish
The Kansas City Royals have announced the signing of their shortstop Alcides Escobar to a four-year contract extension through 2015.
- Indians Re Acquire Kelvin De La Cruz - MLB Daily Dish
The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have re acquired left handed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz from the Texas Rangers for cash considerations.
- Yankees Sign Andy Pettitte Out of Retirement - MLB Daily Dish
Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement to sign a minor league deal with the Yankees, tweets Jack Curry of YES.
- Red Sox Sign Dominican Prospect Simon Mercedes - MLB Daily Dish
Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal with 20-year-old Dominican right-hander Simon Mercedes with a $800,000 signing bonus.
- Salvador Perez Out Until June - MLB Daily Dish
Salvador Perez is expected to miss 12-14 weeks after undergoing successful surgery this morning to repair a laterally torn meniscus in his left knee, reports Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.
- Rays, Royals Looking for Catching Depth? - MLB Daily Dish
Jon Heyman tweets that both the Rays and the Royals are thought to be looking to add an extra catcher to their rosters.
- Boston Red Sox Release Carlos Silva - MLB Daily Dish
The Boston Red Sox have announced that they have released starting pitcher Carlos Silva. Silva was in contention for the fourth or fifth rotation spot before dropping out of the contest with right shoulder inflammation.
- Carlos Quentin to Undergo Knee Surgery - MLB Daily Dish
The San Diego Padres' newly acquired outfielder, Carlos Quentin, will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday in San Diego, the team reports. He'll likely be out for four to six weeks, though according to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, manager Bud Black is optimistic that Quentin could miss as few as three weeks.
- Rockies to Discuss Dontrelle Willis - MLB Daily Dish
Willis likely would not make the roster, but the Rockies "could use more left-handed bullpen options," writes Renck. As he notes, if Colorado were to sign Willis, it would be on a minor-league deal with minimal risk.
- Nationals Sign Xavier Nady - MLB Daily Dish
The Washington Nationals have signed outfielder/first baseman Xavier Nady to a minor league contract, tweets Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.
- Red Sox Interested in Erick Aybar? - MLB Daily Dish
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes this morning about how the Anaheim Angels are trying to work on a multi year extension for shortstop Erick Aybar, who becomes a free agent this off season.
- Jake Peavy Would Consider Bullpen Move - MLB Daily Dish
Barry Bloom from MLB.com writes about the possibility of starting pitcher Jake Peavy being moved to the bullpen. Peavy, who has been oft injured since his time in San Diego, and continues to battle injuries in Chicago with the White Sox.
- Nationals Still Pursuing Gerardo Parra - MLB Daily Dish
UPDATE: Bill Ladson of MLB.com tweets the Diamondbacks have told the Nationals that Gerardo Parra is unavailable. A source told Ladson that he expects Washington's center field solution to come from within the organization (likely meaning Bryce Harper).
- Washington Nationals Option Bryce Harper to AAA - MLB Daily Dish
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post has reported that the Washington Nationals will option stud OF prospect Bryce Harper to AAA Syracuse to start the 2012 season. The 19 year old will predominately play in CF with occasional reps in RF; exactly where the organization plans to play him when he eventually hits the Major League Roster full time, probably later this year.
- Indians Interested in Mike Gonzalez? - MLB Daily Dish
Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Indians are interested in signing free agent left-hander Mike Gonzalez.