No major free agent signings this week in the American League. Only major transaction in the AL is a questionable Royals trade for Coco Crisp in exchange for setup man Ramon Ramirez. Good trade for the Red Sox acquiring another bullpen arm and trading away their outfield surplus.
Only Rays player personnel news is the addition of pitching prospects Wade Davis, Jacob McGee, and Dale Thayer protecting them from the Rule V draft. Dale Thayer is a proven right-handed minor league reliever that may factor into the 2009 bullpen.