A handful of links and notes from another fairly quiet day in baseball.
• The Rockies have locked up Carlos Gonzalez with a seven-year extension. That’s pending a physical. Colorado is clearly ready to roll with Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki for the better part of the next decade.
• The Rangers made their Brandon Webb and Arthur Rhodes signings official today. They’re also known to be chasing Adrian Beltre, but T.R. Sullivan says team officials “weren’t too optimistic” a deal would be done with the third baseman.
• The Blue Jays have signed Chad Cordero. That’s a minor league deal for the former Nationals closer who’s gone through serious injury problems.
• Turns out Alfredo Simon really was involved in a shooting this weekend, but he says it was an accident. Simon turned himself in today, and his attorneys’ fees will be paid by Miguel Tejada.