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Royals | Edinson Volquez signs with Royals
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:41:08 -0800

Updating a previous report, free-agent SP Edinson Volquez (Pirates) signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Royals | KC close to signing Edinson Volquez
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:39:38 -0800

Free-agent SP Edinson Volquez (Pirates) is close to signing a two-year contract worth approximately $20 million with the Kansas City Royals, with a physical being the only step left, according to sources.

Indians | Jason Kipnis recovery timeline
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:18:22 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (finger) is expected to be able to field and throw by spring training, however his batting timetable will not be known until late January.

Rangers | Kyle Blanks viewed as 1B/DH
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:13:23 -0800

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks (calf) is not expected to play outfield for the team, and he is still rehabbing the calf injury he suffered last season.

Rangers | Martin Perez eyeing All Star break
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:09:19 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez (elbow) is expected to begin throwing off a mound next May and rehabbing in June, which would keep him on a timeline to return around the All Star break.

Blue Jays | Sign Ryan Kalish
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:05:41 -0800

Free-agent OF Ryan Kalish (Cubs) signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Indians | Corey Kluber being cautious with workload
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:23:29 -0800

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber will watch his workload this offseason to ensure that his marvelous 2014 season doesn't go to waste in 2015. Pitching coach Mickey Callaway has met with Kluber to discuss a way to balance the team's plans for him and his comfort level in the offseason. "What we're trying to accomplish," Callaway said, "is keeping this from one day all catching up to him." One idea is to have Kluber throw more simulated games early in the preseason, and the other idea is to have him throw fewer bullpens before he arrives to spring training.

Indians | Jason Kipnis has surgery
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:14:01 -0800

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (finger) had surgery to fix a damaged tendon in his left ring finger Wednesday, Dec. 17, but he's expected to be ready for the start of next season. Kipnis injured his finger during offseason strength and conditioning activities.

Red Sox | Anthony Varvaro acquired
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:51:33 -0800

The Boston Red Sox have acquired RP Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for P Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.

Mariners | Justin Ruggiano acquired
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:39:08 -0800

The Seattle Mariners have acquired OF Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for P Matt Brazis.

Red Sox | Allen Craig a popular target
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:46:43 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig is a player the team has received a lot of calls about, but there isn't a deal brewing.

Yankees | Chase Headley terms
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:08:33 -0800

Updating previous reports, New York Yankees 3B Chase Headley will make $13 million from 2015-18. He'll make $250,000 for 475, 500, 525 and 550 plate appearances and $1 million if he's traded.

Rays | Kevin Jepsen acquired
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:43:11 -0800

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired RP Kevin Jepsen from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, Dec. 16, in exchange for OF Matt Joyce.

Indians | Several Indians to battle for last rotation job
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:36:47 -0800

Cleveland Indians SPs Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer and Gavin Floyd comprise the first four spots of the rotation, according to general manager Chris Antonetti. That leaves SPs T.J. House, Zach McAllister, Danny Salazar and Josh Tomlin in a battle for the fifth rotation job once spring training rolls around. McAllister is out of options and could open in the bullpen if he fails to secure a rotation spot.

Indians | Trevor Bauer has rotation job in CLE
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:36:14 -0800

Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer was one of four pitchers general manager Chris Antonetti said Tuesday, Dec. 16, is locked into a rotation spot heading into spring training.

Indians | Carlos Carrasco locked in Indians rotation
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:35:42 -0800

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco is one of four pitchers with a rotation spot heading into spring training, general manager Chris Antonetti indicated Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Indians | Gavin Floyd in Cleveland rotation
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:35:03 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SP Gavin Floyd was given a spot in the rotation after inking a one-year, $4 million deal Tuesday, Dec. 16. General manager Chris Antonetti said Floyd owns one of four rotation spots along with SPs Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer.

Indians | Nick Maronde designated
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:34:37 -0800

The Cleveland Indians designated RP Nick Maronde for assignment Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Blue Jays | Andrew Albers signs with Blue Jays
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:33:25 -0800

The Toronto Blue Jays signed free-agent P Andrew Albers (Twins) to a minor league contract Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to a source.

Rays | Talking Austin Hedges
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:30:35 -0800

San Diego Padres C Austin Hedges is involved in trade talks with the Tampa Bay Rays. Rays OF Wil Myers would also be included in a potential trade, according to sources. No deal is done yet.

Rangers | Scott Barnes, Ben Rowen designated
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:30:01 -0800

Texas Rangers RPs Scott Barnes and Ben Rowen were designated for assignment Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Orioles | Wesley Wright signs
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:06:42 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles signed free-agent RP Wesley Wright (Cubs) to an undisclosed one-year deal Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to sources.

Indians | Gavin Floyd financials
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:08:11 -0800

Cleveland Indians SP Gavin Floyd will make $4 million as part of his one-year deal, with $6 million in possible performance bonuses.

Angels | LAA still may try for Gordon Beckham
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:58:16 -0800

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are still trying to sign 2B Gordon Beckham, who was non-tendered by the team at the start of the month.

Indians | Gavin Floyd to get chance at rotation
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:47:55 -0800

Cleveland Indians SP Gavin Floyd will get a crack at the rotation as the No. 5 starter. Other pitchers vying for the spot include SP Zach McAllister, SP Danny Salazar, RP Josh Tomlin and SP T.J. House. Floyd's elbow has healed and he should be ready for spring training.

Royals | Moises Sierra designated
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:21:49 -0800

The Kansas City Royals designated OF Moises Sierra for assignment on Tuesday, Dec. 16, to make room for 1B Kendrys Morales.

Indians | Gavin Floyd signs
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:11:17 -0800

Free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (Braves) has signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Blue Jays | Daric Barton signs
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:06:34 -0800

The Toronto Blue Jays signed free-agent 1B Daric Barton (Athletics) to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. No financial terms were disclosed.

Rangers | Kyuji Fujikawa in setup role
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:57:23 -0800

The Texas Rangers are expected to use RP Kyuji Fujikawa in a setup role for RP Neftali Feliz.

Rangers | Matt Harrison to have CT scan
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:51:58 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will have a CT scan Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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