Let's catch up on the week that was here at MLBTR ...
- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera announced that he will retire after 2013, saying that he will "have nothing left" after this season.
- The White Sox and starting pitcher Chris Sale agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with team options for 2018 and 2019. The deal will guarantee Sale $32.5MM.
- The Cardinals and 1B/OF Allen Craig agreed to a five-year extension with a team option for 2018. The contract will guarantee Craig $31MM.
- The Rangers signed pitcher Derek Lowe to a minor-league deal. He will be paid $1.25MM plus incentives if he makes the big-league team.
- The Cubs have told closer Carlos Marmol's agency to expect its client to be traded this year, although that trade appears unlikely before the start of the season.
- The Tigers are in the market for a closer.
- The Rangers reportedly asked the Tigers about the possibility of acquiring pitcher Rick Porcello in a trade.
- The Brewers and Orioles scouted starting pitcher Aaron Harang, who doesn't have a place in the Dodgers' rotation.
- The Cardinals are unlikely to pursue outside shortstop help even though Rafael Furcal will miss most or all of the season due to injury.
- The Rangers appear unlikely to sign free agent starter Kyle Lohse.
- The Yankees could pursue corner infield help after losing Mark Teixeira for eight to ten weeks.
- 1B/OF Aubrey Huff said he's "pretty much retired."
- Former Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland retired.
- The Mariners are expected to receive cash from the Red Sox to complete the Mike Carp trade.
- The Nationals signed outfielder Jason Michaels to be a player/coach in their minor-league system.
- The Brewers released pitcher Kelvim Escobar.
- The Phillies released outfielder Joe Mather.
- The Nationals released pitcher Will Ohman.
- The Marlins released pitcher Michael Wuertz.
- The Angels released pitcher Hiroyuki Kobayashi.
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