The World Series has yet to begin, but many teams are are already making headlines as they attempt to shape up their rosters for the 2013 season. From managerial changes, to trades, to club options, we have you covered all year long on the current and most recent baseball news.

Here is the latest going around the diamond right now:

Red Sox Managerial Search:
Apparently the Red Sox have found their new skipper, and their target is said to be current Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell. The only hurdle that is preventing the deal from becoming official at this time is the compensation returned to the Blue Jays from the Red Sox. Once that is all figured out, Farrell will head to Boston.

Diamondbacks Sticking With J.J. Putz
The D’ Backs have decided to exercise their club option for J.J. Putz and as a result, Putz will make $6.5 million next season. Arizona obviously sees the value in this deal because they also had an opportunity to buy him out at $1.5 million if they declined to have him on their 2013 roster. In two seasons with Arizona, Putz has recorded 77 saves in 86 opportunities.

Grandy Man To Stay In New York For At Least Another Season
All the speculation can be put to rest as the Yankees have every intention on picking up Curtis Granderson’s club option for next season rather them let him walk. Granderson, who hit 43 long balls last season will be due $15 million by the Yankees in 2013.

Signing Zach Greinke Is Angels Top Priority
Before the Angels make a single move this offseason, signing Zach Grienke must come first according to the folks in the front office. However, the longer time goes by without a deal in place for Greinke, the Angles risk losing players like Torri Hunter, Dan Haren and even Ervin Santana. All of which seems to be plan B.

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