2013 January

1stThe Indians agree to terms with free agent pitcher Brett Myers on a one-year $7 million contract. He’ll go 0-3, go on the DL in April, and get his release at the end of August.

3rdThe Rangers sign free agent pitcher Jason Frasor to a one-year contract.

7thThe Rangers sign free agent 1B/OF Lance Berkman to a one-year contract for $10M.

8thThe Brewers finalize a one-year contract with free agent pitcher Mike Gonzalez.

The Dodgers ink a one-year contract with free agent pitcher J.P. Howell.

9thThe Pirates obtain P Jeanmar Gomez from the Indians in exchange for minor league OF Quincy Latimore. Latimore will play for minor league Akron but Cleveland will release him in mid season.  Pittsburgh will re-sign him to a minor league contract in February 2014.

11thThe Blue Jays agree to terms with free agent C Henry Blanco on a one-year contract.

Tampa Bay signs veteran Jamey Wright for 2013, which will be his 18th year in the majors and make the Rays his 10th franchise. Wright has pitched for the Rockies (twice), Milwaukee, Kansas City (twice), the Giants, Texas, Cleveland, Seattle, and the Dodgers.

15thThe Nationals reach agreement on a two-year contract with free agent P Rafael Soriano.

16thThe Mariners acquire OF Michael Morse from the Nationals in a three-team trade. The Nationals receive pitcher AJ Cole and Blake Treinen from the Athletics, along with a player to be named. The Athletics get C John Jaso from the Mariners.

17thIn a solid move, the Red Sox agree to a one-year deal with free agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli. The deal is worth $13 million.

22ndThe Phillies sign free agent OF Delmon Young to a one-year contract.

The Blue Jays sign veteran Mark DeRosa to a one-year contract.

Tampa Bay signs free agent Shelley Duncan, who played the last three seasons with Cleveland. Duncan had 11 homers in each season along with 29 runs scored in each season. He’ll play just 20 games for TB.

24thFamily reunion. The Braves obtain star right fielder Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson from the Diamondbacks in a trade for former All-star infielder Martin Prado, top pitching prospect Randall Delgado and three minor leaguers; pitcher Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed, and 1B Brandon Drury. Justin joins his brother B.J., who signed a five-year $75.25 million contract with the Braves in November.

The Mets reach agreement on a one-year deal with free agent P Shaun Marcum.

The Cubs agree to terms on a two-year contract with free agent OF Scott Hairston.  He will barely make it till July before the Cubs trade him.

25th  The White Sox agree to a one-year deal with free agent P Matt Lindstrom.

26thThe Cubs agree to terms on a two-year contract with free agent P Carlos Villanueva. He’ll go 7-8 for Chicago.

28thThe Phillies sign free agent P Chad Durbin to a one-year contract.

The Cardinals sign free agent IF Ronny Cedeno to a one-year contract.