- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 7, 2010

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. (AP) - Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy collapsed after midnight at the hotel where baseball’s winter meetings were being held and was hospitalized for further tests.

A cause for Tracy’s condition had yet to be determined. He never lost consciousness and was resting comfortably in an Orlando-area hospital, the team said.

Tracy, who turns 55 on Dec. 31, collapsed around 1 a.m. as he was about to get onto an elevator. Colorado coaches Carney Lansford and Tom Runnells were with him at the time.

It shaped up as another busy day for deals at the meetings as free agent infielder Ty Wigginton joined the Rockies and free agent reliever J.J. Putz went to Arizona.

The Rockies and Wigginton reached agreement on a two-year contract worth $8 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced.

The 33-year-old Wigginton became a first-time All-Star last season while playing first base, second base and third base for Baltimore. His deal came a day after Melvin Mora, who filled mostly the same role with Colorado last season, signed with Arizona.

The Diamondbacks and Putz agreed on a two-year contract worth $10 million, a person with knowledge of that deal told the AP, also speaking on condition of anonymity because that pact had not been formally announced.

The 33-year-old Putz went 7-5 with three saves and a 2.83 ERA in 60 games for the Chicago White Sox last season. The former All-Star closer with Seattle made the move a day after the Diamondbacks, who came to the meetings looking for bullpen help, got right-handed relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio from Baltimore for third baseman Mark Reynolds.

On Monday, Adrian Gonzalez got right into the swing of baseball’s most heated rivalry.

“I’m very excited to be in Boston and ready to beat the Yanks,” the newest Red Sox star said at Fenway Park.

While New York kept courting free agent Cliff Lee, other teams in the AL East began making trades.

The Red Sox completed their swap for Gonzalez, getting the slugging All-Star first baseman from San Diego for minor league pitcher Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, outfielder Reymond Fuentes and a player to be named.

Baltimore added a big bat _ and a bunch of strikeouts _ by acquiring Reynolds from Arizona for a pair of relievers.

The Toronto Blue Jays got the prospect they coveted, obtaining 20-year-old Canadian infielder Brett Lawrie from Milwaukee for pitcher Shaun Marcum.

“Now that everybody is here in the same facility, the atmosphere is ripe to push through some things,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.

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