Hot Stove roundup: A.J.-Twins reunion on tap?
Yankees, Cano about $80M apart; Padres ready to get busy
The first day in December saw little Hot Stove action, yet plenty is on the horizon with Monday's 11:59 p.m. ET tender deadline and the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla., fast approaching. Here's a quick roundup of what was happening around the baseball world on Sunday:
• The Twins are in talks with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Pierzynski was a third-round draft pick of the Twins in 1994 and spent the first six years of his career with the club.
• Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees are roughly $80 million apart on a new contract, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney. Cano has reportedly asked for a nine-year deal at $28 million a year, with a vesting option for a 10th year at $29 million. After previously offering the second baseman a seven-year deal worth $160 million, the Yankees upped their offer to $170 million.
• San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes told MLB.com's Corey Brock that the team could be done filling its offseason needs soon. "In the next week or two, there could be some activity," Byrnes said Saturday. The team's main attention is on finding a left-handed-hitting outfielder.
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.