With 62 days remaining before Major League Baseball's Opening Day, there still remains plenty of trade buzz, free agents to be signed and rumors circulating around the league.
Every team in the league is trying to put finishing touches on their 2013 rosters. Some, of course, would like to polish up the team by making another signing or trading some pieces to make things happen.
Here is a look at the latest buzz surrounding all 30 teams.
Jason Kubel looks to be safe in Arizona for now
It appears now that Jason Kubel will not be moved after the Arizona Diamondbacks opted to trade away Justin Upton.
All appears quiet in Arizona for the time being.
The Diamondbacks were fielding offers for both outfielders but received the best package in return for Upton, as one would expect.
The signing of Cody Ross was significant, and adding a versatile veteran like Martin Prado (via the Upton deal) was a huge move for the D-Backs.
Prado can play third, allowing Gerardo Parra to finally get a full-time shot at playing right.
Additionally, the team brought in Brandon McCarthy via free agency. Despite being injured at the end of 2012, he still had an 8-6 record with a 3.24 ERA.
Justin Upton will join his brother B.J. in Atlanta
The dust is still settling on the multi-player trade that brought Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton to Atlanta.
After losing Michael Bourn to free agency, the Braves looked to bolster their outfield without breaking the bank.
They managed to bring in B.J. Upton via free agency and add his brother via trade. The only other buzz that was surrounding the team was tweeted by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, suggesting that if the Braves were unable to trade for Upton, they would have looked to re-sign Bourn.
Now, the Braves appear primed and ready to battle it out with the Washington Nationals for National League East supremacy in 2013 once again.
The O's are taking a chance on Jurrjens
According to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Orioles were involved in talks regarding Justin Upton but were unwilling to part with Manny Machado or Dylan Bundy as part of the package to bring him in.
In the same article, we learned that the team had some interest in Jason Kubel as well, but with Upton being traded, the Diamondbacks will retain their left fielder.
However, the team did just sign free-agent pitcher Jair Jurrjens to a one-year low-risk-high-reward deal.
Jurrjens had an injury-plagued 2012 that saw him manage just a 3-4 record in 11 games, posting a career-worst 6.89 ERA and 1.862 WHIP.
However, he is just one season removed from being an All-Star and owns a career ERA of just 3.62.
It is worth noting that although it is a small sample size of just six games, Jurrjens has solid numbers against the Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays (he has never faced Tampa Bay) owning a 2-1 record with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.182 WHIP.
Red Sox kicked the tires on Abreu
The Boston Red Sox have had an extremely busy off-season signing a multitude of free agents to fill holes in the organization.
The latest buzz came when, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the team was one of a small handful to work out aging slugger Bobby Abreu.
The team viewed him a potential backup first baseman/outfielder, but his age—39 on Opening Day—might be the biggest roadblock in any further interest.
"Wait, you mean I'm on the trading block? No way..."
There are no surprises here: The Chicago Cubs are rumored to have Alfonso Soriano on the trading block once again.
According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Orioles and Rangers are two teams that may be potential suitors for Soriano.
Additionally, the Cubs just signed a two-year deal with free-agent outfielder Scott Hairston, as tweeted by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Hahn: Nobody is untouchable—including Dayan Viciedo
The Chicago White Sox have brought in free-agent third baseman/utility man Jeff Keppinger this winter while managing to keep Jake Peavy in the fold.
Longtime catcher A.J. Pierzynski left, and the team is prepared to move forward with Tyler Flowers behind the plate.
Additionally, according to a tweet by The Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzalez, Sox general manager Rick Hahn answered several questions about the team, one specifically regarding the availability of outfielder Dayan Viciedo.
Hahn stated that while he had not been "shopped," nobody is untouchable.
Lastly, the team claimed RHP Zach Stewart off waivers from the Pirates, making it the second time in as many years the team has acquired the pitcher.
Scott Rolen should reach a decision this week on retirement.
For what it's worth, the Cincinnati Reds are prepared to roll into the 2013 season with an incredibly strong roster.
All the team needs to know right now is whether or not Scott Rolen will be retiring or returning.
According to Tom Groeschen of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Rolen should reach his decision this week. In addition, Groeschen reports that Joey Votto should be ready for spring training, as well as Johnny Cueto.
All good signs for the Reds.
Odd man out in Boston, Aviles could be a significant player in Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians and arbitration-eligible Mike Aviles are still trying to hammer out a contract to avoid going to a hearing.
In the same piece, Drellich suggests that Aviles will be the all-around utility man in Cleveland, stating that "Aviles will see time at second base, shortstop, third base, outfield and designated hitter this year, with no full-time DH in place for the Indians."
Additionally, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the tribe is looking at bringing back some old, familiar faces. The names of Travis Haffner, Jim Thome and even Manny Ramirez' have been thrown around as the team looks to add a hitter before the start of the season.
Rockies could still be interested in sinker ball pitcher Derek Lowe
According to a tweet by Troy Renck of The Denver Post, the Rockies were interested in free-agent starter Carl Pavano before he ruptured his spleen.
Renck previously reported that the team was looking to sign either Pavano or Derek Lowe.
Lifetime pitching at Coors Field, Lowe is just 4-5 with a 5.55 ERA and a 1.670 WHIP, not exactly the type of numbers that would inspire the team to jump on him.
However, in 60 games against NL West opponents, Lowe is 20-21 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.349 WHIP.
Porcello may still be a Tiger at the start of the season
According to a report by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta almost was a three-team deal involving Detroit.
Rick Porcello was mentioned as a possible name that could have left town in the proposed deal, but with that opportunity closed, the market for Porcello is smaller.
While there have been numerous reports surrounding Porcello and shortstop Jhonny Peralta, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports that both men are just concentrating on next season playing with the Tigers at this point.
Ankiel will be fighting for a roster spot.
Things have been fairly quiet on the Houston Astros front.
According to a report by Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com, Astros Manager Bo Porter expects that Rick Ankiel will make the Opening Day roster.
In addition, we've learned that several teams have inquired about Jed Lowire, including the Oakland A's, only to have talks halted when Houston's asking price was too high: Chris Carter and a pitcher, as reported by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
George Kottaras is the third catcher on the Royals roster
The Kansas City Royals have had an impressive winter thus far by significantly bolstering their pitching rotation.
This past weekend the team managed to add more depth to its catching core as well by claiming George Kottaras off waivers, according to Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star.
It is unlikely that the team will roll into the 2013 carrying all three catchers on their major league roster, but it will make for a nice competition in spring training.
I didn't get traded... D'oh!
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim didn't really need to do a lot at all this winter. However, they did want to unload Vernon Wells if at all possible.
It wasn't possible.
The best chance the Halos had of unloading Wells was to Philly, which went away when Philadelphia signed Delmon Young.
Scott Rolen could find himself in Los Angeles
According to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick, Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly has reached out to Scott Rolen and expressed he desire to see Rolen in Los Angeles next season.
Additionally, while rumors floated all winter surrounding Andre Ethier, the Dodgers right fielder told Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times that he's not worried about it:
“I haven’t looked too much into it,” Ethier said. “It’s something I see as rumors. I think Ned was pretty quick to say there was nothing to it. That was enough to ease my mind, even though obviously there was a lot following that."
According to The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer via Twitter, the Miami Marlins agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Chad Qualls.
In related news, the excitement just doesn't stop in Miami baseball.
Hey, at least they've still got Giancarlo Stanton...for now.
Kyle Lohse would be a great fit in Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Brewers appear to have some interest in free-agent starter Kyle Lohse.
According to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said: "It’s a function of size of contract, length of contract...Kyle had a phenomenal two seasons the last two seasons. We just have to see if that fits in our overall scheme."
The team is also in need of help at first base with Corey Hart undergoing knee surgery.
There's a chance the team could look at a free agent such as Lyle Overbay as a stopgap at first for the first two months of the season while Hart recovers.
Scott Podsednik remains on the Twins' radar
The Minnesota Twins are looking to add some outfield depth.
After the Boston Red Sox signed Ryan Sweeney to a minor league deal this past week, it appears that Scott Podsednik could be the top target for Minnesota, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500.
In 63 games for the Red Sox last season, Podsednik posted a .302 batting average with 19 runs and 12 RBI.
Michael Bourn...odd man out this winter
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN's Jim Bowden that the team would be very reluctant to give up a first-round pick to sign Michael Bourn.
The Mets are still interested in signing Bourn, and there is a chance that the MLB Players Association could fight to help protect the team's No.11 pick in the draft.
In addition, Alderson stated that the team may go back and watch free-agent closer Brian Wilson pitch again.
Things could get interesting for the Mets in the coming weeks.
Please view the video for a full update of all Yankees moves and rumors at the moment.
Yoenis Cespedes and the A's are looking to repeat 2012's success
The Oakland A's are going to be an intriguing team in 2013.
According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, manager Bob Melvin does not intend to use any one particular lineup this season. He intends to move players around depending on matchups and using a "who's hot" approach.
The Philadelphia Phillies appear to have their lineup set to head into the 2013 season.
After signing Delmon Young, the team had kicked the tires on Justin Upton, prior to him being traded to Atlanta.
According to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. claimed that he just didn't see a fit for Upton.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and free-agent pitcher Francisco Liriano finally have worked out a deal after injury concerns stalled the deal.
In 2012, Liriano owned an ERA of 5.34 between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox, carrying a 1.468 WHIP on the season with it.
Of course, in his 19 interleague games, Liriano is 9-5 with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.120 WHIP.
First things first: All rumors surrounding the San Diego Padres are a bit stale.
Most recent news comes in the form of pitching rumors dated January 9 regarding Rick Porcello, Aaron Harang and Luke Hochevar.
According to SB Nation's Blaine Blontz, the Padres had expressed interest in trading for one of the three pitchers.
It would appear that the team is looking to hold off until spring to address any needs at this point.
Things are good in San Francisco.
The Giants are the reigning World Series champions, and they just avoided arbitration with the lifeblood of the team, Buster Posey, by signing him to a one-year deal.
According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, both the Giants and Posey have interest in striking a long-term deal but see no immediacy to get the deal done.
Don't count the Mariners out of the Michael Bourn race.
According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Mariners. like the Mets and Orioles, are looking to land Bourn on a one-year deal.
Each team wants a bargain.
Unfortunately for Bourn, it will likely come at his expense.
The Mariners have already missed out on some of their major targets this winter (see Josh Hamilton), so this would definitely be one in the "win" column for the team.
With Rafael Furcal questionable to start the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking at free-agent shortstop Ronny Cedeno.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Cards are one of many teams interested in Cedeno.
It has been an otherwise quiet winter for the Cardinals with not too many blips on the news radar.
According to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are looking to add another bat and bullpen help.
The team is looking for someone who can give James Loney time off at first, or depth in the outfield.
Some names still available at first: Travis Hafner, Jason Giambi, Aubrey Huff and Miguel Cairo.
According to a tweet by Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, the Texas Rangers had conversations with free-agent pitcher Shaun Marcum before he opted to sign with the New York Mets.
Now, it appears the team may shift its focus to extending Elvis Andrus.
CBS Sports Jim Bowden tweeted that Rangers GM John Daniels would love to extend Andrus, but "Elvis would have to say that to us," suggesting a need for mutual ground to be met.
The Winter of the Blue Jay
The Toronto Blue Jays won the offseason; there's no need to do anything else at this point.
The Washington Nationals didn't have a lot of room for improvement heading into the 2013 season. However, they felt the need to boost the bullpen.
So, they signed the best available closer on the market: Rafael Soriano.
According to Amanda Comak of The Washington Times, Nationals closers Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen were surprised by the signing of Soriano but feel the move will make their team better.
Christopher Benvie is an MLB Featured Columnist for The Bleacher Report as well as a contributing writer for WEEI.com in Boston. Follow him on Twitter here: