ESPN.com reported earlier Wednesday that the Mets were trying to sign Granderson to a three-year deal, but it may take four years to get a deal done. He hit .229/.317/.407 with seven home runs, 15 RBI and eight stolen bases in 214 at-bats while dealing with multiple injuries last season.
Beltran reportedly has a three-year, $48-million on the table from the Royals, and it's no surprise the Reds would balk at entering the market for the 36-year-old's services.
The framework suggests the Diamondbacks are serious about adding power to the lineup.
Waring hit .214/.317/.449 in 383 at-bats between two levels of the minors last season. Hoffman went 4-3 with a 2.06 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 35:16 K:BB ratio in 35 innings with Triple-A Toledo.
While the Nationals are still interested in free-agent pitcher
Falu hit .256/.320/.329 with two home runs, 31 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 508 at-bats last season, his fifth with Triple-A Omaha. Pagnozzi hit .210/.274/.314 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 290 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett.
Cabrera recently informed the club that he wanted to move to first base, filling the vacancy created by the offseason trade of Fielder to the Rangers. Castellanos came up through the Tigers' minor league system as a third baseman, but he began his conversion to the outfield in 2012. He did not play any games at third base this past season.
The Orioles, Mariners and Athletics are among the teams who have also expressed an interest in signing Cruz this offseason.
FOXSports.com reports that the
In 126 games, Ellis hit .270 with six home runs and 48 RBI for the Dodgers in 2013.
According to the New York Post,
Cano is looking for a nine-year deal worth between $250 and $260 million, but it is not known how much the Mariners are willing to offer.