Changing uniforms: Who does (fill in the blank) play for now?
Mar 25, 2014 at 8:15p ET
Yep, Cano will no longer be manning the second-base position for the Yankees. The Seattle Mariners lured the five-time All-Star away with a $240 million, 10-year contract.
Of course, the Yankees weren’t going to sit still. They snagged Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, added St. Louis outfielder Carlos Beltran, Atlanta catcher Brian McCann and went across the world to sign free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
With Opening Night on Sunday – the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Diego Padres – and Opening Day on Monday, FOX Sports wanted to make things a little simpler for you when it comes to knowing who went where.
Here are some of the top movers, including closer Grant Balfour who almost left Oakland for Baltimore, but a failed physical negated that deal and the right-handed Australian ended up signing with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Here’s how they switched teams:
1. Cano: Free-agent deal of $240M for 10 years.
2. Shin-Soo Choo: FA deal of $130M for seven years.
3. Beltran: FA deal of $45M for three years.
4. McCann: FA deal of $85M for five years.
5. Curtis Granderson: $60M for four years.
6. Ellsbury: $153M for seven years.
7. Prince Fielder: Traded with cash for Ian Kinsler.
8. Kinsler: Traded for Fielder and cash.
9. Doug Fister: Traded for Robbie Ray, Ian Krol and Steve Lombardozzi.
10. Balfour: FA deal of $12M for two years.
11. AJ Pierzynski: FA deal of $8.25M for one year.
12. Mark Trumbo: Traded as part of three team deal with A.J. Schugel to Arizona (the Chicago White Sox sent Hector Santiago to the LA Angels, and Brandon Jacobs to Arizona, which sent Adam Eaton to the White Sox and Tyler Skaggs to the Angels).
13. Bartolo Colon: FA deal of $20M for two years.
14. Tanaka: FA deal of $155M for seven years.
15. Jose Abreu: FA deal of $68M for six years.