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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:33:42 -0800
Dave Stewart, the agent for Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle), said he thought "something was brewing" in trade talks for his client Monday, Dec. 9. General manager Ned Colletti has said he will listen to offers on all of his outfielders, and the Boston Red Sox have had exploratory talks with the Dodgers regarding Kemp. However, talks have not become serious and are unlikely to do so. Kemp still is owed six years and $128 million on his current contract. He has recently started weight-bearing activities after undergoing surgery on his left ankle in October, and he'll start hitting in January. He expects to be ready for spring training.
Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes |
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:37:07 -0800
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price wants 1B Joey Votto to tweak his approach slightly and be more aggressive at the plate. "I think what we hope is that he's able to take advantage of more of those triple counts, those times he's in a good count and maybe not quite as selective." Price said.
Source: CBSSports.com - Matt Snyder |
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:57:23 -0800
Major League Baseball has reached an agreement with Nippon Professional Baseball on a new posting system for players. Multiple teams can bid up to $20 million for the player's rights.
Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman |
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:44:35 -0800
The Detroit Tigers agreed with free-agent OF Rajai Davis (Blue Jays) on a two-year deal.
FANTASY TIP: Davis could wind up platooning in left field with Andy Dirks, but Davis can steal 40 bags in his sleep. He has averaged 43 steals per season over the last five years, despite inconsistent playing time. Look for him during the middle parts of your draft if you need some speed, but be aware that he's very one-dimensional.
Source: Sportsnet.ca - Ben Nicholson-Smith |