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Even after signing Chris Young, the Royals are still hoping to add starting pitching depth this winter:
Sources: The Royals still pursuing possible additions for their rotation for 2016.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 1, 2016
While multiple clubs were interested in signing John Jaso as a designated hitter, Jaso ultimately opted to join the Pirates because of the opportunity they will give him defensively:
Jaso: other than #Pirates other teams interested were AL looking at me as DH.Exciting to put leather on my hand,something I want to excel at— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) December 31, 2015
The White Sox have contacted Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton and Alex Gordon.
Houston announced it signed Eury Perez to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
Although Chicago is interested in adding outfield depth, the White Sox only want to sign an outfielder to a deal under three years:
The Chicago #WhiteSox want to sign free agent OF Alex Gordon or Yoenis Cespedes, but only if they're willing to take 3-year deal or less.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 1, 2016
Miami is hoping to add starting pitching depth and is interested in Cliff Lee, Edwin Jackson and Doug Fister, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
The Dodgers' front office has "underwhelmed" since taking control, according to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi.
Take a look at some of Grant Brisbee's high and lowlights of 2015.
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Today in Baseball History: On this day in 1996, the Red Sox signed free agent lefty Jamie Moyer.