On a day when the Shohei Ohtani rumors are off the charts, let's take a look at some of the other MLB rumors, news and notes that are out there, including those involving the Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds.
Minnesota Twins rumors: Interest growing in Jorge Polanco?
According to MLB insider Jon Morosi, the Twins "have received increased trade interest in infielder Jorge Polanco over the past week." The 30-year-old Polanco is nearing the end of a six-year, $36 million deal (with a team option in place for 2025) and slashed .255/.335/.454 last season in 343 plate appearances.
Polanco has spent his entire 10-year career with the Twins, but Minnesota is reportedly looking for ways to cut costs this offseason. Could Polanco be on the move once the Ohtani sweepstakes are over?
San Francisco Giants rumors: Is Harrison Bader a fit in center field?
Bader is a free agent this offseason and MLB insider Jon Heyman has said that both the Giants and San Diego Padres have looked at him as a potential option to boost their center field options.
Our friends at Around the Foghorn published an interesting piece about how Bader could fit into San Francisco's plans in 2024, and how a platoon with 21-year-old Luis Matos might be an option for new manager Bob Melvin as well.
Wherever Bader lands, he certainly has the chance to become a difference-maker in the outfield.
Cincinnati Reds rumors: Still not trading Jonathan India?
According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, despite the Reds adding another infielder by recently signing Jeimer Candelario, it seems that Cincinnati could be wanting to hold on to former NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India rather than deal him off.
As Heyman wrote here, India is "liked for his leadership." Is that enough for Cincinnati to keep him around? We will see how things shake out after the Ohtani signing.