1st The Athletics trade Aaron Miles and a player to be named to the Reds for Willy Taveras and much-needed utility infielder Adam Rosales. Taveras is immediately designated for assignment but in a week the A’s will release the speedster. They are responsible for his $4 million salary, which will be reduced by $400,000 if he signs with another team. He will sign with the Nationals.
The Reds sign free agent SS Orlando Cabrera to a one-year contract.
The Rockies agree to a one-year contract with free agent 3B Melvin Mora.
The Mariners agree to terms on a one-year contract with free agent 1B Ryan Garko.
Announcer Jon Miller is announced as recipient of the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award. Winners have their own wing in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
2ndThe Dodgers agree to terms on a one-year contract with free agent OF Reed Johnson.
The Blue Jays reach an agreement on a one-year contract with free agent P Kevin Gregg.
4thAccording to AP, the Tigers re-sign P Justin Verlander to a five-year, $80 million contract. The Tiger ace, who was 19-9 in 2009, will go 18-9 in 2010.
The Mariners re-sign recently acquired 1B Casey Kotchman to a one-year, $3,517,500 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.
The Twins agree to a one-year contract with free agent 2B Orlando Hudson.
5thThe Nationals reach agreement on a one-year contract with free agent 2B Adam Kennedy.
6thThe Athletics trade P Dana Eveland to the Blue Jays for a player to be named or cash.
7thThe Dominican Republic defeats Venezuela, 7-4, to win the Caribbean Series. It’s the 3rdtitle for a team from the Dominican Republic.
8thThe Padres sign free agent C Yorvit Torrealba to a one-year $1.5 million contract. Torrealba had turned down a $6 million two-year contract to play with Colorado where he claimed he wanted to stay.
15thTampa Bay signs a one-year contract with free agent reliever Joaquin Benoit, who pitched the last eights seasons for Texas.
16thThe Nationals sign free agent P Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year contract. Wang was just 1-6 last year with New York and did not figure in the Yankees plans.
19thThe Blue Jays agree to terms with free agent C Jose Molina on a one-year contract.
20thThe Tigers reach agreement on a one-year $8 million contract with free agent OF Johnny Damon. Damon had balked at a two-year $14 million offer from the Yankees.
The Mets reach agreement on a one-year contract with free agent C Rod Barajas.
22ndThe Yankees sign free agent P Chan Ho Park to a one-year contract.
24thThe Indians sign free agent 1B Russell Branyan to a one-year contract.
25thThe Rangers released SS Khalil Greene, who was unable to show up at spring training. Greene has battled anxiety problems that resulted in him going on the DL twice in 2009.
27thThe Cardinals sign free agent IF Felipe Lopez to a one-year contract.