The Red Sox are still trying to make things work with free agent Mike Napoli, but their concern over medical issues has them offering the slugger just a one year deal at this point. With the Napoli talks going south, Boston is looking at some less-than-exciting options in Casey Kotchman, Lyle Overbay and Nick Johnson. Mike Morse is also on Boston's radar, but the cost in trade could be an issue.
The Orioles are looking for pitching depth now and focusing on bringing back Joe Saunders after missing on some of the big free agent bats and finding the Justin Upton trade market too pricey. They did reach an agreement with left fielder Nolan Reimold to avoid arbitration this week, addressing one outfield spot, but the team has made few impact moves this off-season. As for pitching Baltimore is at this point.
Former Yankee Marcus Thames announced his retirement this week and he is joining the Yankee organization as a minor league hitting coach.
The Rays have made excellent use of Ben Zobrist’s versatility in recent years, but this latest Bugs Bunny-esque depth chart is going a bit too far.