Jul 31, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels takes questions from the media at a press conference after the trade deadline had passed at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

General Managers Meetings Live Blog (Monday)

Today kicks off the annual Winter Baseball meetings. Throughout the day we’ll post updates about the meetings. Check here for your Ranger and baseball news.


7:23 am-“@RitcheyMLB: Also last day for players to either accept or deny their qualifying offer”

7:34 am – “@espn_durrett: GM meetings primer: Daniels looks for bats http://t.co/zsX1XXvDMZ”

8:46 am – “@MLBInjuryNews: Rockies rumors: Rockies NOT trading Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez: Colorado Rockies fans can relax. Th… http://t.co/uDgU6AT0Vt #MLB”

8:47 am – “@jonmorosi: News today from GM meetings: Braves announce plan to leave Turner Field for new ballpark in Cobb County after 2016 season.”

9:04 am – @JeffWilson_FWST, Nelson Cruz will reject the #Rangers qualifying offer today.

9:39 am -“@T_Kaufmann: “A trade of Ian Kinsler or Elvis Andrus increasingly looks “inevitable” given the Rangers’ crowded infield.” — Ken Rosenthal #Rangers”

9:40 am -“@espn_durrett: Hot Stove Talk: Masahiro Tanaka http://t.co/bQ49tZeOvp”

10:29 am – “@JonHeymanCBS: Joe Mauer will move to 1B, twins announce”

10:50 am -“@JonHeymanCBS: Angels join Yankees, D-Backs and others looking at Eric Chavez. http://t.co/SeE3J3DMzt”

11:46 am – “@FanSidedMLB: Bronson Arroyo Receiving Interest http://t.co/ijruIZ4jdA”

12:07 pm -“@mlbbowman: McCann will decline his  qualifying offer today. The #Braves will be compensated with a draft pick when he signs with another club.”

12:29 pm – “@jonmorosi: Ervin Santana has declined the Royals’ qualifying offer, source says, as expected. @FOXSports1″

12:45 pm- “@MLB: Statement from Commissioner Bud Selig regarding @Braves’ plans for new stadium: http://t.co/Lx248JkaoC”

1:43 pm – “@Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: #Dbacks interested in #Yankees bullpen coach Mike Harkey for their pitching-coach vacancy.”

4:00 pm – “@Evan_P_Grant: #Rangers promote AJ Preller to Asst GM giving club two Asst GMs (Thad Levine is the other). Mike Daly to handle minor league operations”

4:02 pm – “@NESN: Report: Mike Napoli Rejects Red Sox’ $14.1 Million Qualifying Offer to Pursue Multiyear Deal in Free Agency http://t.co/wlz3jO6Hhi”

4:23 pm – “@JennyDellNESN: RT @NESN: Report: Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew Turn Down Red Sox’ $14.1 Million Qualifying Offer http://t.co/N3HbA4LJeb”

4:35 pm -“@jonmorosi: All 13 players tendered qualifying offers have turned them down, MLBPA announces. @FOXSports1″

4:40 pm -“@jonmorosi: Nick Punto, on free agent and former teammate Joe Nathan: “Nathan would be a great fit on any team. His work ethic rubs off on his peers.”

4:43 pm – “@RangerBlake: Rangers have been officially notified that Nelson Cruz has declined the team’s 2014 qualifying offer. Texas may still negotiate with Cruz.”

5:32 pm – “@jonmorosi: Sources: Mutual interest has developed already between Tigers and free agent closer Joe Nathan. Nathan has Detroit high on his wish list.”

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