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Angels | Garrett Richards avoids arbitration
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:12:09 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $3.2 million deal Saturday, Jan. 31.


Rays | Alexi Casilla likely to sign
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:10:15 -0800

Free-agent SS/2B Alexi Casilla (Orioles) is close to signing with the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Jan. 31.


Rays | Ronald Belisario signs
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:09:29 -0800

Free-agent RP Ronald Belisario (White Sox) signed with the Tampa Bay Rays on a minor league contract Saturday, Jan. 31.


Tigers | Victor Martinez could catch some
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:19:58 -0800

Detroit Tigers DH/1B Victor Martinez could be used at catcher early in the 2015 season. If 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is ready for the beginning of the season, Martinez will be used at catcher during the road series against the Pittsburgh Pirates April 13-15. If Cabrera is out, V-Mart will be at first base. The Tigers play seven more games in National League parks without the designated hitter in 2015. Martinez could catch in a couple of those to keep his bat in the lineup.


Orioles | Matt Wieters could be ready as DH
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:54:26 -0800

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (elbow) said he has been swinging a bat for about a month. He left open the possibility of being the designated hitter to begin the season if he's not quite ready to catch.


Orioles | BAL looking for utility infielder
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:25:35 -0800

Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said he is looking to sign a utility infielder on a minor league deal to provide depth at Triple-A Norfolk.


Orioles | Bud Norris wants to remain with team
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:21:59 -0800

Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris wants to remain with the team beyond the 2015 season but has not been contacted about a contract extension. "I haven't heard anything of that," he said. "I love it here ... I don't see a reason why I'd want to leave but that's out of my control."


Orioles | Mark Hendrickson signed
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:17:23 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles have signed RP Mark Hendrickson (Independent League) to a minor league contract, with an invitation to major league spring training camp.


Rangers | Juan Perez signed
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:13:05 -0800

The Texas Rangers have signed RP Juan P. Perez (Blue Jays) to a minor league contract.


Yankees | Scott Baker financial details
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:26:57 -0800

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees SP Scott Baker's deal will be worth $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster.


Red Sox | Alexi Ogando financial details
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:11:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox RP Alexi Ogando's one-year deal is worth $1.5 million in guaranteed money. He can earn an additional $1.5 million in roster bonuses and incentives.


Orioles | Want to add to roster
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:00:43 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles want to add another bullpen piece and a utility infielder between now and the start of spring training, according to general manager Dan Duquette.


Blue Jays | Ronald Belisario deal falls through
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:32:49 -0800

Free-agent RP Ronald Belisario (White Sox) will not be joining the Toronto Blue Jays, as his deal with the team has fallen through. Belisario remains a free agent.


Red Sox | Drake Britton designated
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:02:25 -0800

Boston Red Sox SP Drake Britton was designated for assignment Friday, Jan. 30.


Red Sox | Alexi Ogando likely to pitch in relief
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:57 -0800

Boston Red Sox RP Alexi Ogando is likely to be used as a relief pitcher with the team given his injury history and his use in a relief role last year with the Texas Rangers.


Astros | Brad Peacock has shed 25 pounds
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:48:57 -0800

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock has lost 25 pounds.


Orioles | Austin Anderson suspended 50 games
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:34:20 -0800

Balitmore Orioles 3B Austin Anderson received a 50-game suspension without pay Friday, Jan. 30, after testing positive for an amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.


Orioles | Steve Pearce avoids arbitration
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:29:54 -0800

Baltimore Orioles OF Steve Pearce avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $3.7 million deal Friday, Jan. 30. Pearce can play left field, right field and first base, but manager Buck Showalter wants him to take grounders at third base in spring training.


Red Sox | Alexi Ogando financials
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:07:10 -0800

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox RP Alexi Ogando's one-year contract is worth $1.5 million guaranteed.


Red Sox | Alexi Ogando signs with Boston
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:44:33 -0800

Free-agent RP Alexi Ogando (Rangers) signed a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox Friday, Jan. 30, pending a physical, according to sources. Financial terms were undisclosed.


Yankees | Scott Baker signs
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:17:01 -0800

Free-agent SP Scott Baker (Rangers) signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees Friday, Jan. 30.


Athletics | Luke Carlin signs
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:04:32 -0800

Free-agent C Luke Carlin (Indians) signed a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics Friday, Jan. 30.