Roundup: Plenty of interest in Fuentes

Roundup: Plenty of interest in Fuentes

Relief pitching remained at the forefront of the free-agent arena on Tuesday, as discussion of the market for left-hander Brian Fuentes occupied an otherwise slow news day.

There's still a large contingent of teams that have at least some interest in Fuentes, including the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rays, Rockies, Mariners, Twins, Pirates, Phillies, Brewers, Yankees and Mets, SI.com's Jon Heyman tweeted on Tuesday.

Many of those teams could have filled their need for relievers in recent days, however, including the Yankees (Pedro Feliciano), Brewers (Takashi Saito) and Rockies (Matt Lindstrom). In addition, the price tag for Fuentes could be prohibitive for some of those teams, if he indeed is seeking a deal comparable to Scott Downs' three-year, $15 million pact with the Angels, as Ken Rosenthal suggested last week.

Here's a look at other happenings around the league on Tuesday:

• After adding Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke to their rotation, the Brewers have ended negotiations with left-hander Chris Capuano, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Tuesday. Capuano reportedly wanted to stay in the starting rotation, a role the Brewers simply don't have open for next season.

• Free agent Jeff Francis acknowledged to the Vancouver Province that teams have shown interest in him, but suggested it hasn't gone much farther than that. The Mets, Yankees, Nationals and Pirates have all been mentioned as possible fits for the left-hander.

• Brandon Webb received at least $3 million guaranteed and "at least that in incentives" in his deal with the Rangers, Heyman confirmed on Twitter.

Bailey Stephens is a reporter for MLB.com Follow her on Twitter at BStephens27. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.