National League

Browse the archives:

Select a date to see what news was breaking back then...


Phillies | Cesar Jimenez designated
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:13:22 -0800

The Philadelphia Phillies designated P Cesar Jimenez for assignment Thursday, Jan. 29.

Giants | Chris Dominguez designated
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:10:30 -0800

The San Francisco Giants designated 3B Chris Dominguez for assignment Thursday, Jan. 29.

Brewers | Neal Cotts contract update
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:52:48 -0800

Updating a previous item, Milwaukee Brewers RP Neal Cotts signed a one-year, $3 million deal Thursday, Jan. 29.

Brewers | Agree with Neal Cotts
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:24:02 -0800

Free-agent RP Neal Cotts (Rangers) has agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to a source.

Phillies | Chad Billingsley signed
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:58:43 -0800

Free-agent SP Chad Billingsley (Dodgers) signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, Jan. 29.

Marlins | Ichiro Suzuki contract breakdown
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:43:19 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Ichiro Suzuki will make a $2 million base as part of his one-year deal, and he will make an extra $400,000 each for 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550 and 600 plate appearances.

Braves | Mike Minor not on trade block
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:38:26 -0800

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor, who is set to go to an arbitration hearing this year, is not on the trading block, according to general manager John Hart.

Braves | Eric Stults signs
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:47:45 -0800

Free-agent SP Eric Stults (Padres) signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Jan. 29.

Mets | Wilmer Flores set to start at SS
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:30:30 -0800

New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores is set to be the team's starting shortstop heading into the 2015 season. The Mets shopped for upgrades at the position this offseason, but not much was available. The good news is that Flores had a slugging percentage of .514 with five home runs in his last 28 games. SS Ruben Tejada will likely be the primary backup at shortstop and second base.

Dodgers | May cool on Yoan Moncada
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:27:39 -0800

Cuban SS Yoan Moncada is of interest to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but their interest could be cooled by penalties that would be levied against the team if they pursue him. Scouts have compared Moncada to a young Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano. However, because he's only 19 and didn't play in the Cuban professional league for at least five years, he's subject to international signing guidelines that didn't exist for the Dodgers when they landed OF Yasiel Puig in 2013. Each team is given a $700,000 base plus a bonus pool determined by the team's record the previous year for the international signing bonus. Moncada will likely command a signing bonus between $30 and $40 million, and a 100% penalty would be assessed to the Dodgers exceeding its allotted bonus pool in a one-year period. The penalty would also ban the signing club from re-entering the international market for eligible players for an additional two years.

Nationals | Jayson Werth to spend time in jail
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:20:22 -0800

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth will spend five days in jail after pleading guilty to a reckless driving charge. Werth will also have his driving license suspended for 30 days as part of the agreement with the prosecutors. Werth will be allowed to serve the time on the weekends since he is rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder and preparing for the season.

Reds | Devin Mesoraco contract breakdown
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:19:16 -0800

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is scheduled to make $2.4 million this season as part of his new contract. He will make $4.9 million in 2016, $7.2 million in 2017 and $13 million in 2018. The deal also includes a $500,000 signing bonus.

Reds | Devin Mesoraco may have big workload
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:18:12 -0800

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco could receive around 145 starts at catcher this season, because manager Bryan Price does not think the team will use him at first base. "I anticipate Mesoraco catching a lot more games this year, especially if he stays healthy. We won't pair Pena with Cueto as much. Devin did a real nice job with Johnny the times he caught him," Price said.

Marlins | Ichiro Suzuki financials
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:22:53 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Ichiro Suzuki could make as much as $5 million this season if he reaches certain plate-appearance incentives.

Marlins | Arquimedes Caminero DFA'd
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:59:12 -0800

The Miami Marlins designated P Arquimedes Caminero for assignment Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Giants | Champs release Marco Scutaro
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:58:52 -0800

The San Francisco Giants released 2B Marco Scutaro (back) Wednesday, Jan. 28. He was designated for assignment Jan. 21. Scutaro was limited to just five games in 2014 due to back problems, and he is trying to make his way back from back surgery in December.

Braves | Dian Toscano to start in minors
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:02:09 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Dian Toscano, who is a 6-foot, 200-pound left-handed hitter, is likely to start at Triple-A Gwinnett or Double-A Mississippi. He was recognized in Cuba for his plate discipline and not his power at the plate. Toscano's limited arm strength will likely place him in left field.

Mets | Jenrry Mejia avoids arbitration
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:29:36 -0800

New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.59 million deal Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Braves | Dian Toscano contract breakdown
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:01:52 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Dian Toscano's four-year, $6 million deal includes a $1.2 million signing bonus that is payable 72 hours after he reports to spring training. He'll make $800,000 this year, $1 million in 2016, $1.3 million in 2017 and $1.5 million in 2018. The team holds a $1.7 million option for the 2019 season with a $200,000 buyout.

Braves | Jose Constanza designated for assignment
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:27:12 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Jose Constanza was designated for assignment Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Reds | Jay Bruce saw lower BABIP in 2014
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:44:01 -0800

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce's batting average on balls put in play was .280 last season, which was lower than the .322 BABIP he posted in 2013.

Pirates | Wilkin Castillo signs
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:10:02 -0800

Free-agent C Wilkin Castillo (Dodgers) signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Jan. 28, according to a source.

Rockies | Tulowitzki, Car-Go not going anywhere
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:27:42 -0800

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez are "highly, highly unlikely" to be traded before opening day, according to general manager Jeff Bridich.

Dodgers | Yoan Moncada works out
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:25:33 -0800

Cuban SS Yoan Moncada reportedly worked out for the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Jan. 26, and the Dodgers "remain a significant threat because of their deep pockets." Moncada previously worked out for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres in Florida. The Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies have also shown strong interest.

Dodgers | Jeremy Horst signs
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:03:44 -0800

Free-agent RP Jeremy Horst (Phillies) signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Nationals | Casey Janssen signs with Nats
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:41:44 -0800

Free-agent RP Casey Janssen (Blue Jays) signed a one-year, $5 million deal with a mutual option for 2016 with the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Jan. 28. Janssen is expected to serve in a late-inning setup role.