Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet.
HOLD ON: The Rockies were strongly connected to free agent Yovani Gallardo this week, but general manager Jeff Bridach calls those reports "fairly overblown." [@psaundersdp]
PERPLEXED: Speaking of the Rockies, outfielder Charlie Blackmon says he was initially perplexed by their decision to sign Gerardo Parra. [@nickgroke]
DETAILS: Ken Rosenthal reports that Yoenis Cespedes would be eligible for a qualifying offer if he execises the one opt-out in his contract. [@Ken_Rosenthal]
PREFERENCE: Hanley Ramirez would prefer to DH, but vows to be ready to play first base. [Sporting News]
GOOD READ: Buster Olney tells us why MLB should retire Roberto Clemente's No. 21. [ESPN Insider]
STICK AROUND: Adrian Beltre would be interested in an extension with the Rangers. The sides have heldRead More »from Hot Stove Digest: Rockies downplay interest in Yovani Gallardo