A Brief Summary Of The A.L. Central Offseason So Far

Chicago White Sox:

  • Signed DH/1B/OF Adam Dunn for 4/$56MM
  • Signed C A.J. Pierzynski for 2/$8MM
  • Signed 1B Paul Konerko for 3/$37.5MM
  • Traded RHP Scott Linebrink and $3.5MM to ATL for RHP Kyle Cofield
  • Non-tendered RHP Bobby Jenks and LHP Erick Threets

Detroit Tigers:

  • Signed C/1B/DH Victor Martinez for 4/$50MM
  • Signed RHP Joaquin Benoit for 3/$16.5MM
  • Signed RHP Al Alburquerque to a major league deal
  • Non-tendered RHP Zach Miner

Minnesota Twins:

  • Traded SS J.J. Hardy, UTIL Brendan Harris, and $500K to BAL for RHP Brett Jacobson and RHP Jim Hoey
  • Won bid on Japanese import INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Cleveland Indians:

  • Signed INF Jack Hannahan to minor league contract with invite to spring training
  • Signed C/1B Paul Phillips to minor league deal

Kansas City Royals:

  • Non-tendered 1B/3B/OF Josh Fields
  • Signed OF Jeff Francoeur for 1/$2.5MM with mutual $3MM 2012 option
  • Are on the verge of signing OF Melky Cabrera for 1/$1.5MM
  • Traded OF David DeJesus to OAK for RHP Vin Mazzaro and LHP Justin Marks

I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly which team is the punchline.

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