The New York Yankees have shown interest in Patrick COrbin. A number of teams have contacted the Diamondbacks about their middle infield situation. Mike Hazen is still looking to upgrade the bullpen some more, keeping in touch with Fernando Rodney, who is at the winter meetings, attempting to land a contract.
As reported last night, the Texas Rangers have interest in Arizona’s starting pitching, including Zack Greinke. While Arizona has rightfully turned its nose up at Texas offering to take Greinke for free, other pitchers are apparently still being discussed. Could this be Corbin? Or, is there something even bigger and more unlikely in the works?
Newly-signed Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani has a first-degree sprain in his right ulnar collateral ligament, according to medical reports from late November viewed by Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan. It was reported yesterday by SI’s Tom Verducci that Ohtani received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow in October, which was known to teams pursuing the 23-year-old two-way star. Ohtani’s agent Nez Balelo said the PRP shot was just “a preventative measure,” though it appears as though the injection was meant to help treat the pain caused by the UCL sprain.
Colorado entered the winter meetings looking at the possible departure of two somewhat important bats from their lineup in Carlos Gonzalez and Mark Reynolds. Now it seems that Colorado might be lining up for a return engagement with their first baseman and former Diamondbacks slugger, Mark Reynolds.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch opines that the St. Louis Cardinals remain confident that they will still acquire one of Miami’s star outfielders. This time, they have their sights set on Marcell Ozuna, and he cannot invoke a no-trade clause to stop the deal if Derek Jeter and the Cardinals can come to an agreement.