Left-hander Joe Saunders has switched agents and is now being represented by The Legacy Agency, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports (Twitter link). Saunders had previously been a Legacy client prior to the 2014 season, when he made the change to Craig Landis of LSW Baseball. Be sure to check out the MLB Trade Rumors Agency Database for agency info on over 1,700 players. Agents: if you’ve got a 40-man roster player or top prospect whose representation is not correctly noted, we welcome corrections [email protected]
Here’s some more about other veteran free agents on the hunt for their next team…
- Catcher Geovany Soto is talking to four teams, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman tweets. This number represents a slight narrowing of Soto’s field, as we heard last month that five or six teams were in the mix for his services, including the Rangers, one of his former clubs.
- Right-hander Chad Billingsley has received multiple offers, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports (via Twitter). Billingsley has only pitched 12 innings in the majors since the start of the 2013 season due to a number of elbow injuries, plus a recovery from Tommy John surgery. The Diamondbacks had expressed interest in Billingsley earlier this offseason, which is no surprise given that Arizona GM Dave Stewart is Billingsley’s former agent.
- Mark Ellis’ agent Jamie Murphy tells Crasnick (Twitter link) that his client looks to play next season if the right situation emerges. Ellis, 37, suffered through a tough 2014 campaign with the Cardinals that included a pair of DL stints and a .180/.253/.213 slash line over 202 plate appearances.