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Winter Meetings Day 1: Latest from all 30 clubs

Yankees introduce Stanton as annual MLB gathering opens in Florida
December 12, 2017

The Winter Meetings began Monday with representatives from all 30 MLB clubs converging on Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the annual summit.On Day 1, the Yankees finalized their trade with the Marlins and officially introduced Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes. The Stanton trade has been the biggest splash of the offseason

The Winter Meetings began Monday with representatives from all 30 MLB clubs converging on Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the annual summit.
On Day 1, the Yankees finalized their trade with the Marlins and officially introduced Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes. The Stanton trade has been the biggest splash of the offseason thus far, but with the Winter Meetings in progress, the coming days could see an influx of Hot Stove activity as teams tend to their shopping lists.
Hot Stove Tracker's beat writers were on hand to recap the news from Day 1 for each club:
Angels: The Angels are considering deploying a six-man rotation in 2018 to best utilize Shohei Ohtani's skills as a two-way player. The additional rest could prove beneficial to a pitching staff that's been plagued by injuries over the last two seasons. More >
Astros: General manager Jeff Luhnow said the Astros are expecting a "productive" week in Florida with several free-agent meetings scheduled and trade conversations ongoing. Houston is in the market for relief pitching, and Joe Smith and Tony Watson are two names to keep an eye on. More >

Athletics: The A's intend to maintain their current course in rebuilding around their up-and-coming young talent. The club is focused on its search to add a right-handed-hitting outfielder to its roster. More >
Blue Jays: The Blue Jays aren't letting the increasingly competitive American League East alter their offseason approach. Despite a fourth-place finish in 2017, Toronto has no plan to completely overhaul its roster. More >
Braves: In his second month on the job, new Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos is still getting acclimated to his new organization and front-office staff, maintaining a patient approach as the Winter Meetings began. A controllable starting pitcher, at least one reliever and a third baseman remain on Atlanta's wish list. More >
Brewers: Outfielder Domingo Santana is drawing interest from other teams, but despite the Brewers' outfield depth, it would likely take a major haul to pry the 25-year-old away from Milwaukee. More >
Cardinals: With Stanton joining the Yankees, the Cardinals are revising their path to improvement. Their pursuit of an impact bat this winter was centered around the former Marlins slugger. More >

Cubs: The Cubs are reportedly nearing a deal with free-agent reliever Brandon Morrow. If the signing comes to fruition, Morrow could be Chicago's fourth closer in four seasons, though free agent Wade Davis still remains a possibility to return. More >
D-backs: The D-backs have their eye on contending again in 2018, but they won't mortgage their future in the process. General manager Mike Hazen plans to balance the club's immediate needs while ensuring they remain competitive in the long term. More >
Giants: The Giants knew they were in for a challenge in attempting to lure Stanton to San Francisco. The National League's reigning MVP Award winner thought other clubs were closer to contending for a championship. "I felt like I would have been putting them over the hump rather than jumping into a team already prepared to be there," he said. More >

Indians:Michael Brantley is progressing well after his October right ankle surgery, but the Indians aren't ready to define his role for 2018. Upcoming moves could influence what position he plays next season. More >
Mariners: The Mariners aren't lingering on the disappointment of missing out on Ohtani. The market for relief pitching is beginning to heat up, and Seattle could be the next club to land an impact arm. More >
Marlins: The Marlins officially moved forward without Stanton, completing their trade with the Yankees on Monday and further committing to a full rebuild. More >
Mets: Despite two down years, Matt Harvey is drawing interest on the trade market. The Rangers and Orioles are among the inquiring clubs, sources told's Anthony DiComo. More >

Nationals: Washington's roster is nearly set, but a few needs remain as the Nationals continue to search for complementary pieces. Those needs include relievers and a fifth starter, which could be addressed in-house with Minor League prospects or via trade. More >
Orioles: The O's top priority this winter is bolstering their starting rotation, and they may have to act fast in a competitive market. Their hope is to add two starters this offseason and promote one within the organization. More >
Padres: The Padres are moving forward after missing out on Ohtani. They've been linked to free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, and while general manager A.J. Preller did not address those rumors, he said he's spoken with the team's current first baseman William Myers about moving back to the outfield. More >

Phillies: The Phillies kicked off the Winter Meetings by coming to terms with free-agent reliever Pat Neshek, a source told's Todd Zolecki. The team is expected to pursue at least one more bullpen arm this winter. More >
Pirates:Gerrit Cole emerged Monday as a trade target of the Yankees, who selected him in the first round of the 2008 Draft before the right-hander opted to play at UCLA. While the Pirates don't intend to shop their No. 1 starter, they will listen to offers. More >
Rangers: The Rangers aren't ruling out a reunion with Yu Darvish, and while both sides have indicated they're open to the idea, some financial hurdles remain. Darvish is likely to require a significant long-term investment with several clubs pursuing the veteran hurler. More >
Rays: The Rays made a move on Day 1, acquiring infielder Joey Wendle in a trade with the A's. The club has not yet indicated its direction for 2018, but the upcoming week could lend some clarity as the trade and free-agent markets continue to develop. More >

Red Sox: The Red Sox aren't letting the Yankees' addition of Stanton impact their approach at the Winter Meetings. They're focused on adding another productive bat to their lineup at first base or designated hitter. More >
Reds: The Reds wrapped Day 1 without an immediate move on the horizon, but Billy Hamilton could prove a valuable trade asset should the Reds choose to shop him as he enters the final two years of his contract. More >
Rockies: Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich confirmed the Rockies have engaged in trade discussions with the Rays regarding closer Alex Colome. They're still talking to free agent Greg Holland, the club's closer in 2017, and have also expressed interest in free-agent first baseman Carlos Santana. More >

Royals: The Royals are focused on restocking their farm system this winter and are listening to offers on several Major League contributors. Kansas City may not be a big spender in free agency, but it still hopes to retain Hosmer. More >
Tigers:Ian Kinsler was the subject of trade rumors heading into Winter Meetings, but Detroit was not close to dealing him on Day 1. General manager Al Avila still expects a deal to be completed this offseason. More >

Twins: The Twins are taking an open-minded and flexible approach to the Winter Meetings. They're looking to upgrade their pitching staff and have interest in the top free-agent starters, including Darvish, Jacob Arrieta, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb. A reunion with former closer Brandon Kintzler also remains in play. More >
White Sox: The White Sox will maintain a patient approach to develop their young prospects as they evaluate potential moves this week. They won't rush to deal Jose Abreu or Avisail Garcia, both of whom still have two years of team control remaining. More >
Yankees: Stanton was formally introduced as a member of the Yankees on Monday. "I'm glad to be here and part of the New York Yankees. It's going to be a great new chapter in my life and my career," he said. More >

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for based in Los Angeles.