One trade to report as the Chicago Cubs have acquired middle reliever Aaron Heilman from the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Garrett Olson and the once highly-touted shortstop prospect Ronny Cedeno. Both Heilman and Olson were involved in trades earlier in the off-season. Heilman was sent to Seattle in the J.J. Putz deal, while Olson went the other way when Baltimore acquired Felix Pie from the Cubs.
- Bobby Abreu is going to consider accepting a one-year deal after his initial demands were considered too high according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
- Word from Ken Rosenthal is that the Pittsburgh Pirates are closing in on a deal with former Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske. The deal is reportedly for one-year, and includes some incentives.
- MLB Trade Rumors via the Arizona Republic report on a one-year deal in Arizona for Jon Garland. The deal is believed to be in the $6-8 million range.
- Will Clark has joined the San Francisco Giants front office as a special assistant.