Unfinished Business: Remaining Team Needs

Some teams have completed their offseason shopping, and lots of deals still lie ahead for others. Here's a summary of the remaining team needs, sorted by division (links go to detailed breakdowns of divisional needs):

AL East

  • Orioles: First baseman, right-handed reliever, left-handed reliever, starter.
  • Red Sox: left-handed reliever. 
  • Yankees: starter, right-handed outfielder.
  • Rays: closer, DH/first baseman.
  • Blue Jays: hitter, left-handed relief help.

AL Central

  • White Sox: Swingman or reliever.
  • Indians: Veteran starting pitcher, third baseman, utility infielder, Shin-Soo Choo extension.  
  • Tigers: Starting pitcher, lefty reliever.
  • Royals: Starting pitcher, reliever. 
  • Twins: Starting pitcher, reliever(s), backup infielder, Jim Thome situation, Francisco Liriano extension. 

 AL West

  • Angels: Third base, outfielder/DH, leadoff man.
  • Athletics: Reliever.
  • Mariners: Starting pitcher, left fielder, reliever, backup infielder.
  • Rangers: Designated hitter, possible extensions for Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson.

NL East

  • Braves: Backup outfielder who can handle center field. 
  • Marlins: Left-handed hitting bench bat. 
  • Mets: Starting pitcher, lefty reliever, fourth outfielder.
  • Phillies: Taker for Joe Blanton.  
  • Nationals: Starting pitcher, first baseman, reliever.  

NL Central

  • Cubs: Starting pitcher.
  • Reds: Lefty reliever, left-handed hitting outfielder/leadoff hitter, backup shortstop, Joey Votto extension.
  • Astros: Lefty reliever.  
  • Brewers: None. 
  • Pirates: Veteran reliever, starting pitcher, taker for Ryan Doumit.
  • Cardinals: Albert Pujols extension, pitching depth.  

NL West

  • Diamondbacks: None.
  • Rockies: Starting pitching depth, lefty reliever, Carlos Gonzalez extension.
  • Dodgers: Right-handed hitting left fielder. 
  • Padres: Backup infielder.
  • Giants: Backup shortstop, sixth starter. 

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