Rosenthal & Morosi Hot Stove: Mattingly nearing new deal keeps you up to speed with the Hot Stove.


The Royals have signed free-agent catcher Ramon Hernandez to a

minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring

training, according to a source.

— Ken Rosenthal

Ubaldo Jimenez’s agents are telling clubs that he still

expects to sign a multi-year deal at $14 million-plus annually.

— Ken Rosenthal


The Dodgers are making progress on a contract extension with

manager Don Mattingly. A deal is expected to be done soon.

— Ken Rosenthal

The Mariners are weighing a number of options, including

Masahiro Tanaka, David Price, Nelson Cruz, etc., but will need to

persuade ownership to keep pressing forward. I wrote last month

about why the


need to continue spending.

— Ken Rosenthal