Here's a look at some of the top Hot Stove stories from around the big leagues:
Freeman staying put Freddie Freeman likely won't be turning in his Braves uniform any time soon. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday in an interview on MLB Network Radio that the Braves won't be trading the 26-year-old first baseman this offseason.
But Gonzalez put much of that speculation to rest Tuesday, saying he believes Freeman will "absolutely" be with Atlanta come Opening Day.
"I just talked to [assistant general manager John Coppolella on Monday], and he said those rumors aren't true," Gonzalez said. "We've never even entertained the idea. I'm sure people have called him about it, and he's doing his job. He's listening. You've got to listen in case somebody just absolutely knocks your socks off."
FOXSports.com was the first to break the news, noting that Ortiz will announce his retirement plan Wednesday. Neither the Red Sox nor Ortiz has confirmed the report.
Ortiz, 40, is under contract for $16 million next season, with a club option for $10 million in 2017. In September, the 19-year veteran became the 27th player all-time to reach 500 home runs. He's batting .284/.378/.547 through 2,257 career games.
Fernandez, the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year, is under contract through the '18 season, removing any urgency to trade him. The 23-year-old made just 11 starts this year coming off Tommy John surgery. He made his debut on July 2 but then landed back on the disabled list for a month on Aug. 11 with a right biceps strain. He went 6-1 with a 2.92 ERA through 64 2/3 innings.
Hill signs with Oakland
Free agent lefty Rich Hill is reportedly set to join the Athletics for the 2016 season, pending a physical. Baseball Essential's Robert Murray was the first to report the news, while Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports tweeted the terms of the deal at one-year, $6 million.
Hill, 35, has played parts of 11 seasons in the Majors, most recently with the Boston Red Sox. He went 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA through four starts as a September callup last season.
Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.