According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, free agent reliever Brian Shouse is looking for a two-year deal. MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy first reported this on October 30th. The Brewers want to do one year, and their recent signing of lefty R.J. Swindle may mean Shouse is less likely to re-sign. The Rockies have discussed Shouse internally, according to Troy Renck. The Tigers are another possibility.
Haudricourt also notes that Doug Melvin talked to Gabe Kapler but did not make an offer. Melvin may be more focused on lefthanded hitters. It’s been suggested that the Red Sox could bring Kapler back.