Here's the latest from around the league as Saturday turns into Sunday...
- Free agent outfielder B.J. Upton is looking to make a decision this week, reports Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times. Both the Braves and Phillies consider him their top target.
- Within the same piece, Topkin speculates that the Rays could have interest in the recently-released Chone Figgins and Ryan Raburn. Both players grew up in the Tampa area.
- Things with the Orioles are quiet now, but Peter Schmuck of The Baltimore Sun says not to be surprised if Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta, Chris Tillman, and Zach Britton pop up in trade talks during the Winter Meetings.
- The Blue Jays have hired Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale as their new bench coach, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com (on Twitter). Hale has been a popular target for coaching and managerial positions in recent years.
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