Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:50:04 -0800
The Boston Red Sox have engaged in talks with free-agent C Brian McCann (Braves). The team is still in the catcher market after missing out on Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz. The Red Sox were reluctant to go longer than two years on their offer to Ruiz.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:18:48 -0800
The three-year, $26 million contract signed by Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz contains another option other than the fourth year in 2017. Ruiz can earn an extra $500,000 each season if he catches 125 games or more.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:10:37 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz will make $8.5 million in each of the next three years, and his contract includes a $4.5 million option or a $500,000 buyout for the 2017 season. He'll have a limited no-trade clause; he can block trades to four undisclosed teams through the life of the deal. However, he could become a 10/5 player with the power to block all trades if he remains with the team until July of 2016.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:42:13 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed with free-agent C Carlos Ruiz on a three-year, $26 million deal to re-sign with the club.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:35:12 -0800
According to sources, the Philadelphia Phillies will re-sign C Carlos Ruiz.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:39:11 -0800
MLB.com writer Todd Zolecki, who writes for the Philadelphia Phillies site, speculates the Phillies may have been the team to offer C Carlos Ruiz a two-year deal worth $20 million.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:42:16 -0800
The Boston Red Sox made a two-year offer to free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Red Sox) Wednesday, Nov. 13, but there's no word on whether the two sides are close to an agreement. The BoSox are also talking with free-agent Cs Brian McCann (Braves), Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) and A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers). The offer is believed to be less than $10 million a year, and Salty is thought to be looking for at least a three-year deal.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:52:31 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays have not made a two-year, $20 million offer to free-agent C Carlos Ruiz (Phillies), according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I can say this comfortably, I do not have one free-agent offer out to anybody as we sit here today, I have not made one offer to one free agent at any point in time. Hopefully that throws a lot of water on the rumors."
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:22:27 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are "moved on" from free-agent C Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) and are now focusing their efforts on finding a closer. RPs Rex Brothers and Chad Bettis are expected to fill setup roles.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:22:44 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Colorado Rockies made a two-year offer to free-agent C Carlos Ruiz (Phillies), but it was not worth $20 million. The offer included an option year.