Twins GM Terry Ryan is “doing well” after his bout with throat cancer, writes MLB.com’s Barry Bloom. The 61-year-old still is experiencing various forms of discomfort, but has completed radiation and is back at full force in the Minnesota front office.
Here’s more out of the American League:
- The Tigers will not pursue Torii Hunter after inking Victor Martinez and trading for Anthony Gose, GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters today, including George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press. “I called and said it just didn’t look like it was going to fit the way the club was getting put together,” Dombrowski said. “Thanked him for everything. Absolutely love him. If something changes where we make some changes for one reason or another, that we’re not anticipating, we would still be open. It’s just probably not much of a fit right now.” Hunter indicated in an Instagram post that he still intends to play in 2015.
- The Blue Jays recently met with free agent lefty Andrew Miller, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports on Twitter. Miller figures to be a highly sought-after relief weapon. Toronto has definite pen needs, as Nicholson-Smith’s colleague, Shi Davidi, told me on this week’s podcast, and as MLBTR’s Mark Polishuk wrote in previewing the club’s offseason.
- Free agent utility man Emilio Bonifacio is receiving interest from his former teams, including the Blue Jays and Royals, Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com tweets. (Cotillo also lists the Cubs as a team with possible interest.) Bonifacio should have his pick of situations given his versatility and place on the market.
- The Red Sox have promoted Mike Rikard to become the team’s scouting director, according to a tweet from Clint Longenecker, formerly of Baseball America. He replaces Amiel Sawdaye, who will be promoted to a vice president role, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal (via Twitter). Longenecker himself is moving on to join the Indians, Baseball America’s John Manuel tweets.
Would love to see the Cardinals sign Torii to play RF next year. Great guy.
Great guy bad defence! His routes are real bad!
Why would the Blue Jays want to do a reunion with Bonifacio? The first time was a disaster
shocked that was even written. I don’t think we saw the best of Emilio when he was here but I’d be shocked if he returned….
Sign Miller, trade Hutchison and Loup to LAA for Kendrick
No way they are trading Hutchison for 1 year of Kendrick. The Jays are on his NTC as well.
not a chance
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Definitely an Angels fan would want that trade to happen. Nice try though. 🙂
No way that trade is happening…maybe like Happ + Loup…
I’m surprised the RSox aren’t on MillerTime. I understand he’s looking for 4 and
$22 + but if I’m Lester, Max or Shields–I’m looking at the back-end for help to preserve the win, No Miller, no close down 7th or 8th leading to Mujica, and Koji. I have mixed feelings about BenC’s direction for this team. They have some very young pitchers coming along that could benefit from knowing Miller is there.
I’m hearing other teams like the Jays, Yankees, Tigers talking Miller amongst 22 with him on their Radar. I’m sure the RS are in the 22 we need him as part of RS Nation!
Add in the fact that Uehara looked very weak down the stretch in August and September. If the Red Sox build the rotation back up and don’t address the bullpen it will all be for nothing.
Vandals Took The Handles
Henry and Lucciano are running the team. have been for years.
Still want the Mets to pursue Torii as an extra guy off the bench as well as a nice platoon option. Great clubhouse guy, team needs a little more character, and shall I say swag, that can bring a team together.