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Marlins | Open to dealing Logan Morrison
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:01:42 -0800
The Miami Marlins are open to dealing 1B Logan Morrison.
Marlins | Pursuing Garrett Jones
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:01:19 -0800
The Miami Marlins have had serious discussions with free-agent 1B/OF Garrett Jones (Pirates).
Marlins | Rafael Furcal to play 2B
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:34:47 -0800
The Miami Marlins plan on using SS Rafael Furcal as their everyday second baseman.
Marlins | Rafael Furcal agrees to terms
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:34:27 -0800
The Miami Marlins have agreed to terms with free-agent SS Rafael Furcal (Cardinals) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Nationals | Stephen Strasburg's rehab going well
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:15:11 -0800
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said SP Stephen Strasburg's (forearm) rehab is going fine, although he may be late to spring training camp by four or five days.
Phillies | Jeff Manship signs
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:53:08 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent RP Jeff Manship (Rockies) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Thursday, Dec. 5.
Cubs | Javier Baez to remain at short
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:25:29 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez will stay at shortstop despite being blocked by SS Starlin Castro at the big league level. Baez was the team's first-round pick in 2011, and scouts are saying that Baez is such a good athlete that he could play any position. "At some point, creating options and creating versatility is a good thing," executive Theo Epstein said. "In Javy's case, he's got a tremendous combination of instincts and athleticism which makes us think he'll be a natural at playing other positions." Baez was the team's minor league player of the year last year after hitting .282 with 37 home runs and 111 RBIs at Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee.
Pirates | Ralph Enriquez signs
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:49:12 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent C Ralph Henriquez (Independent League) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Thursday, Dec. 5.
Nationals | Interested in Eric O'Flaherty
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:10:52 -0800
The Washington Nationals are interested in free-agent RP Eric O'Flaherty (elbow), who is coming off Tommy John surgery. They have not made an offer but remain in contact with him. The Nats are one of six teams to show interest in him. O'Flaherty is likely seeking a one-year deal since he'll miss at least the first month of next season. Washington is also interested in free-agent RPs Boone Logan (Yankees), Scott Downs (Braves), J.P. Howell (Dodgers) and Oliver Perez (Mariners).
Padres | Jason Lane signs
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:06:35 -0800
The San Diego Padres signed free-agent P Jason Lane (Twins) to a minor league deal Thursday, Dec. 5.
Nationals | Ross Detwiler healthy
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:20:25 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) was throwing 94-96 mph during the instructional league during his rehab, and he feels great about his health heading into spring training next year. However, he'll have to compete for a rotation spot after the team added SP Doug Fister in a trade. SPs Taylor Jordan, Tanner Roark, Ross Ohlendorf, Nathan Karns and Sammy Solis are other options to compete with Detwiler. He could also serve as a lefty reliever out of the bullpen.
Phillies | Wil Nieves contract terms
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:38:20 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies C Wil Nieves is receiving a one-year deal worth $1.125 million, and he can make an extra $500,000 in performance bonuses.
Dodgers | Brian Wilson re-signs
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:13:03 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers re-signed RP Brian Wilson to a one-year, $10 million deal. The deal includes a player option for the 2015 season that would be worth between $9 million and $10 million depending on how many games he appears in next year. Wilson had a 0.66 ERA in 18 games last year and pitched six scoreless innings in the playoffs.
Brewers | Ryan Braun moving to RF
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:52:23 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin confirmed OF Ryan Braun will move to right field next season. OF Khris Davis will have the first shot at left field, with OF Caleb Gindl also in the mix.
Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez to play CF
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:36:52 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez will move from left field to center field next season after the team traded OF Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros. "CarGo has played all three spots in the past and that's the plan right now, to move him over to center," general manager Bill Geivett said.
Brewers | Will Smith acquired
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:07:32 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired SP Will Smith from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for OF Norichika Aoki.
Reds | Aroldis Chapman could be used more
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:58:17 -0800
The Cincinnati Reds could use CL Aroldis Chapman for more than one inning more often in 2014. They have hinted at using him as a relief ace that nears 100 innings.
Reds | Comfortable with Aroldis Chapman in bullpen
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:31:50 -0800
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated in a conference call Wednesday, Dec. 4, that the team is leaning towards keeping RP Aroldis Chapman in the closer's role rather than starting him. While manager Brian Price wasn't ready to commit on Chapman's role, he said he is "comfortable" with Chapman in the bullpen. "We've had some internal dialogue on that," Price said. "I don't think it's something where I feel comfortable saying 'this is exactly what we're going to do'. I have my opinion on it. I know that his value for us that last couple of years has been as a closer."
Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman feeling good
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:31:24 -0800
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) said Wednesday, Dec. 4, that he feels physically and mentally over last winter's shoulder operation.
Nationals | Remain in on Oliver Perez
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:30:59 -0800
The Washington Nationals remain in on free-agent RP Oliver Perez (Mariners). His old team, the Seattle Mariners, and the San Diego Padres are interested in Perez, too.
Giants | Ryan Vogelsong's deal loaded with incentives
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:30:33 -0800
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong will receive $5 million in guaranteed money in 2014, and incentives can take the total value of as high as $7.5 million. The team declined a $6.5 million option.
Giants | No plans to move Brandon Belt
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:07:47 -0800
San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Wednesday, Dec. 4, that the team has "no intention" to move 1B Brandon Belt to another position. "He's not going to play another position other than first base," Sabean said.
Rockies | Have interest in Aaron Crow
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:07:07 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are looking for bullpen help, and have interest in Kansas City Royals RP Aaron Crow.
Cubs | Wesley Wright signs
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:32:32 -0800
The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent RP Wesley Wright (Rays) to a one-year contract Wednesday, Dec. 4. The deal is believed to be for $1.425 million.
Giants | Ryan Vogelsong to be in rotation
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:47:18 -0800
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong will enter the season in the starting rotation.
Brewers | Two re-signed
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:47:48 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers re-signed Ps Donovan Hand and Michael Olmsted to undisclosed major league deals Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Brewers | Two signed
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:44:35 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent INF Irving Falu (Royals) and C Matt Pagnozzi (Astros) to minor league deals with invites to spring training Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Diamondbacks | Not interested in Nelson Cruz
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:28:44 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks won't attempt to sign free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers).
Mets | Cooling on Nelson Cruz
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:07:01 -0800
The New York Mets' interest in free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers) has cooled.
Diamondbacks | Discussed trade for Yoenis Cespedes
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:24:48 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks discussed a trade that would have sent them Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes in exchange for SP Tyler Skaggs, OF A.J. Pollock and others, but neither team was comfortable with the deal. The A's are only willing to trade Cespedes for a larger package in return.
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