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Just a few Monday night notes and links

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

• An article out of Japan say Rakuten is leaning toward making Masahiro Tanaka available this winter. I don’t read Japanese, but Dylan Hernandez does, so I’m trusting his translation. He notes that the article in question does not quote the Rakuten president, but basically reporting suggests Tanaka will be posting. “Take it for what it’s worth,” Hernandez notes.

• Over the weekend, none other than Alex Rodriguez tweeted out a link to this Miami Herald story about the shady movement of evidence in the Biogenesis case. Hard to say whether any of it will impact Major League Baseball’s decision. Nothing about the case is clean and pretty.

• At the New York Post, Joel Sherman looks at some of the Yankees possibilities at second base, and he mentions that the team goes cheap, newly acquired Dean Anna could factor into the mix. Over at ESPN New York, Andrew Marchand also mentioned Anna as a possible platoon solution. The Yankees are running out of high-end possibilities, but the first thing I heard about Anna was that he should be considered a utility man more than a future regular. That said, second base is his best position, and the Yankees might be positioning themselves into a position where they give him a shot out of necessity.

• Speaking of second base, the Royals officially announced their Omar Infante signing. Kansas City also needed a second baseman, and with Infante, the Royals seem to have finished off their everyday lineup. The Yankees have, you know, not done that yet.

Apparently soap is killing us. It’s a tough world out there, folks. Be careful.

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