Posted December 3, 2013 by Luis Mercado in Sports

MLB Hot Stove News: Star Players On The Move

Things have heated up in professional baseball, as some star players have either been traded or agreed to contracts in the past two days, after a brief break for Thanksgiving.

The pitchers market seems to have opened up with big closers and starting pitchers changing teams in the last two days.

Take a look at some of the latest baseball transactions below:

  • Detroit Tigers have agreed to a contract with former Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan to a two-year deal.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers are close to signing closer/reliever Brian Wilson.

  • New York Yankees officially announce the signing of Brian McCann to a five-year contract worth $85 million, with a vesting option for  a sixth-year that could make the contract $100 million.
  • Boston Red Sox sign former Texas Rangers catcher AJ Pierzynski to a one year contract worth $8.25 million.

  • Detroit Tigers have traded starting pitcher Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for minor leaguer Robbie Ray, utility infielder Steve Lombardozzi, and reliever Ian Krol.
  • The Oakland Athletics have acquired closer Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later or cash considerations.

  • Tampa Bay Rays sign catcher Jose Molina to a two-year $4.5 million contract.
  • Toronto Blue Jays sign former Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro to a two-year $8 million contract.

With a busy week ahead, it looks like more players such as Carlos Beltran who is being courted by the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees, and Curtis Granderson who met with the New York Mets yesterday may sign in the near future.

Check back for updates.