2009 February

2ndThe Cubs and Baltimore continue to trade as Chicago sends one-time playoff starter Rich Hill to the O’s for a player to be named (which will turn out to be cash in a week). Hill was 3-7 last year with Des Moines after being sent down in May. Chicago also sends reliever Michael Wuertz to the Athletics for minor leaguers Rich Robnett and Justin Sellers.

3rd The Orioles sign 3B Ty Wigginton to a two-year $6 million contract.

4thThe Rockies re-sign 3B Garrett Atkins to a one-year, $7.05 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration. The big slugger has averaged nearly 30 homers and more than 140 RBIs in his first three seasons. The Rox also obtain OF Matt Murton from the A’s in exchange for IF Corey Wimberly.

The Yankees send P Chase Wright to the Brewers for OF/C Eric Fryer.

5thThe Padres sign free agent OF Cliff Floyd to a one-year deal.

6thThe Diamondbacks agree to a one-year deal with free agent P Tom Gordon. The Flash is gone as Gordon appears in three game before getting his August release.

12thThe Nationals sign free agent 1B/OF Adam Dunn to a two-year contract.

The Angels agree to a one-year deal with free agent OF Bobby Abreu.

The Brewers reach an agreement on a one-year deal with free agent P Braden Looper.

18thThe Twins sign free agent P Luis Ayala to a one-year deal.

The Mariners sign free agent OF Ken Griffey Jr. to a one-year deal. His best days are behind him, but most of those were for the M’s. He’ll barely play two years before retiring as a Mariner.

19thThe Braves re-up 42-year-old P Tom Glavine, 2-4 last year, to a one year, $1 million contract.

The Nationals re-sign 3B Ryan Zimmerman to a one year, $3.325 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

Rockies P Jeff Francis will undergo exploratory shoulder surgery next week and will miss the 2009 season.

20th The Orioles re-sign 2B Brian Roberts to a four-year, $40 million contract.

The Dodgers agree to terms with free agent 2B Orlando Hudson on a one-year contract.

21stThe Twins agree to terms with free agent 3B Joe Crede on a one-year deal.

28thThe Royals sign free agent P Juan Cruz to a two-year deal.