Random rumors for this evening...
- ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rays have contacted Geoff Jenkins' agent. They're eyeing him to replace Delmon Young in right field.
- Cubs lefty Scott Eyre exercised his $3.8MM player option for 2008.
- Terrmel Sledge never quite caught on in the U.S., so he's headed to Japan. I thought he was a sleeper entering 2007 as he'd posted a .985 OPS in Triple A in '06.
- The Yorvit Torrealba deal is official at two years and $7.25MM with a $4MM mutual option for 2010. Mutual options never get exercised by both sides so that doesn't mean much. Michael Barrett and Paul Lo Duca are the two remaining free agent starting catchers.
- It's true, Mike Piazza does have some interest from a Japanese team. But he also has three MLB teams interested, and he's much more likely to stay in the U.S.
- Could Yasuhiko Yabuta lead the Royals to sign Hiroki Kuroda? It's a possibility. The D'Backs are after him as well; Nick Piecoro has some in-depth info about Kuroda.
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