Hot Stove Digest: The Rays are considering dealing some pitchers

Hot Stove Digest: The Rays are considering dealing some pitchers

(AP Photo/Steve Nesius)Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the Internet.

TALKING: The Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a trade for pitcher Jake Odorizzi with the Tampa Bay Rays. [CBS Sports]

SPEAKING OF: The Rays are also talking to teams about reliever Jake McGee. [@JonHeymanCBS]

DONE DEAL: The Toronto Blue Jays have signed veteran pitcher Brad Penny to a minor-league deal.[@jcrasnick]

COMPLETED: The Chicago Cubs have acquired Brendan Ryan as the player to be named later in the New York Yankees deal for Starlin Castro. [@MLBRosterMoves]

SHOW OFF: Outfielder Denard Span will hold a workout for teams in January to prove he’s healthy.[@jcrasnick]

STICKING AROUND: Gabe Kapler will remain in the Dodgers front office instead of joining Dave Roberts’ coaching staff. [@Ken_Rosenthal]

OPTIONS: At least four teams have shown interest in free-agent starter Mike Leake. [USA Today]

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STILL LOOKING: Reliever Antonio Bastardo is looking for a similar deal to the one given out to Tony Sipp.[@jcrasnick]

REMEMBER ME? The Philadelphia Phillies signed former closer Andrew Bailey to a minor-league deal.[@Phillies]

HE’S BACK: The San Diego Padres have re-signed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a minor-league contract.[@FollowThePadres]

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