by Ben Nicholson-Smith
The latest links from around MLB…
Free agent outfielder Magglio Ordonez told Los Cronistas that he wants to play, but doesn’t plan on accepting a minor league deal (Twitter links, hat tip to Danny Knobler). The Athletics and other clubs have shown some interest, but haven’t made concrete offers.
Jim Margalus of South Side Sox explains why the Kosuke Fukudome signing makes sense for the White Sox. They locked the outfielder up for $1MM yesterday.
Cubs first base prospect Anthony Rizzo told Jim Memolo and Todd Hollandsworth on MLB Network Radio that being traded two offseasons ago helped prepare him for the recent deal that sent him from San Diego to Chicago.
In a piece for FanGraphs, Mike Axisa takes a look at MLBTR’s list of out of options players and breaks down some trade candidates, including Kila Ka’aihue and Sean West.
Matt Eddy of Baseball America has the complete minor league transactions for February 8th-13th.