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The Cardinals have four tender decisions, all of which must be made by Monday's 10:59 pm CT deadline. Outfielders Peter Bourjos and Jon Jay and infielder Daniel Descalso are arbitration-eligible for the first time. Reliever John Axford is in his second year of arbitration eligibility and is not expected to receive a tender offer.
The Orioles are expected to tender a contract to all nine of their arbitration-eligible players in advance of Monday night's 11:59 ET deadline, including outfielder Nolan Reimold.
If you congratulate Royals general manager Dayton Moore on his two-year contract extension, he'll shift the conversation to others.
The Yankees have been active as they attempt to plug holes and upgrade their roster, and some of those early moves could trigger decisions in advance of Monday's non-tender deadline. Infielder Jayson Nix is among those on the bubble.
Alex Anthopoulos made his first move of the offseason on Monday by signing veteran catcher Dioner Navarro to a two-year contract, and now Toronto's general manager must decide what that means for incumbent J.P. Arencibia.
Chris Getz became a free agent Monday, dropping the Royals' roster to 39 players, after KC decided before the non-tender deadline of 11 p.m. CT to not offer the second baseman a contract for 2014.
Looking to provide depth in their young infield and outfield, the Mariners are bringing back veteran utility man Willie Bloomquist, according to a Major League source. The deal is pending a physical exam.
A winter after grabbing headlines with franchise makeovers that turned into summer disappointments, the front offices in Kansas City, Toronto and Anaheim have taken a low-key approach to this offseason.
The Blue Jays are nearing a two-year contract with free-agent catcher Dioner Navarro, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
With 710 plate appearances last season -- a campaign that saw Paul Goldschmidt take a substantial leap forward, emerge as a league-leader in a number of categories and fill up the trophy case with a bevy of honors -- the slugger became one of 351 players since 1893 to be in his age-25 or younger season qualify for the batting title and play at least 75 percent of his games at first base.
A scenario has developed in which the second tier of starting pitchers has proven to be a much hotter commodity than the supposed pick of the litter.
With two starting pitchers still needed, and a payroll that's already dangerously close to the luxury-tax threshold, Monday's non-tender deadline is far more than a formality for the Angels. It's an opportunity to add about $10 million to their budget.
Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer to help Aragua top Lara, 11-4, on Sunday in Venezuelan Winter League action.
The Twins are in negotiations with one-time backstop A.J. Pierzynski, while Robinson Cano and the Yankees remain about $80 million apart in contract talks, according to reports.
Monday is the last day for teams to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players, and it comes just a week before the Hot Stove season's main event: the Winter Meetings.
The Red Sox have some business to take care of by the end of Monday, as 11:59 p.m. ET is the deadline for tendering 2014 contracts for all unsigned players on the roster.
Daric Barton's future is among the decisions the Athletics face Monday in advance of the 8:59 p.m. PT deadline for Major League clubs to tender contract to their arbitration-eligible players.
Detroit has eight remaining arbitration-eligible players, who could collectively raise the team's payroll by close to $15 million based on arbitration projections from MLBTradeRumors.com.
The Tigers might be one more bold move away from being baseball's best team in 2014, and who would bet again Dave Dombrowski making it? Here's guessing that trading Prince Fielder was the first of two deals the Tigers' general manager has in mind.
The Rangers are expected to tender contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players before Monday's 10:59 p.m. CT deadline. Players who are not tendered contracts before that deadline will become free agents.