Spring training is right around the corner! The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the first MLB team to hold a full-squad spring training workout on February 12, while the remaining teams will be in action no later than February 23, when the Colorado Rockies will have their entire team together.
In the meantime, teams continue to monitor the free-agent and trade markets, as well as the waiver wire, as they contemplate any last-minute wheeling and dealing.
A handful of moves that proved to have an impact on the 2013 season were made during this time period last season, including the Indians' signing of Michael Bourn, the Athletics' acquisition of Jed Lowrie, and the finalizing of Francisco Liriano's deal with the Pirates, which had been on hold because of an offseason injury to his non-throwing arm. Veterans Marlon Byrd and Kevin Gregg inked minor league deals, and Shawn Kelley was acquired by the Yankees after being designated for assignment by the Mariners.
Here is one move that each team should make before the start of camp.
All salary information provided by Cot's Baseball Contracts.