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MLB Week-in-Review: Pirates add Freese, Orioles land Alvarez

A few veteran free agents signed this week while other clubs are seeking depth.

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Pittsburgh signed David Freese and the Mets are still hoping to add a veteran backup catcher. Here are this week's top headlines.

MLB Week-in-Review:

Johnny Peralta out 2-3 months

St. Louis will be without Peralta as a result of a thumb injury.

Orioles sign Pedro Alvarez

Alvarez heads to Baltimore after being non-tendered by the Pirates.

Carter Capps undergoes Tommy John surgery

Capps was thought to be a candidate to compete for the closing job in the Marlins' bullpen.

Aaron Altherr out 4-6 months

The Philadelphia outfielder will be out after wrist surgery.

Royals, Padres interested in Tim Lincecum

Lincecum has yet to throw off a mound for scouts.

Adrian Beltre seeking three-year extension

Beltre is hoping to receive a deal worth close to $19 million.

Braves have high asking price for Erick Aybar

It appears unlikely Atlanta will move the veteran shortstop.

Danny Hultzen 'shut down indefinitely'

Seattle's lefty might not be pitching in the near future.

Blue Jays sign Randy Choate

The veteran lefty joins Toronto on a minor league deal.

Pirates sign David Freese

Freese heads to Pittsburgh on a one-year contract.

Jarrod Parker out with re-fracture

The Oakland pitcher left the mound in pain earlier this week.

Six clubs interested in Alejandro De Aza

De Aza is currently projected to be the Mets' fifth outfielder.

Mets want to add backup catcher

New York might have to trade for another backstop.

Cardinals interested in Ruben Tejada

If he is not on the Mets' Opening Day roster, Tejada will likely be moved.