MLB General news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:11:55 -0700
Alan Nero, the agent for former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, said 10 teams have contacted him with job suggestions ranging from manager to a front-office position similar to what Tony La Russa has with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Chicago Cubs still appear to be the favorite to land Maddon but Nero said in an interview with Chicago radio station WSCR that his client is prepared not to manage in 2015 if a suitable position doesn't open up.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:58:22 -0700
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:58:39 -0700
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:47:40 -0700
Former New York Yankees 1B coach Mick Kelleher will not pursue another job and has elected to call it a career after 46 years in baseball. He spent 16 years with the Yankees.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:08:06 -0700
Multiple teams have expressed interest in Oakland Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis. He was interviewed by the New York Yankees Thursday, Oct. 16, and the Boston Red Sox Friday, Oct. 17. The Texas Rangers are also believed to be interested in him.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:55:51 -0700
Cuban prospect 2B Jose Z. Fernandez has defected and will soon look to sign with a major league team. He will have to be officially declared a free agent by MLB before he can sign, and the process could take until the summer of 2015.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:11:23 -0700
Free-agent 2B Brian Roberts (Yankees) has decided to retire from professional baseball.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:29:45 -0700
The 2-1 win by the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series was the 14th decided by one run this postseason, topping the record set in 2011 and tied last year. That includes the last two games of the ALCS.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:30:14 -0700
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:16:21 -0700
The price of qualifying offers for eligible free agents will rise from $14.1 million to $15.3 million this offseason. The 8.5 percent increase was finalized by Major League Baseball Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10:40:55 -0700
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:49:41 -0700
Retired SS Derek Jeter said he would love to be part of an ownership group, but he does not want to manage or coach. Jeter noted the travel schedule is difficult, and he has done it for a long time and would like to get away from it for awhile.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:31:57 -0700
Free-agent RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) has decided to retire rather than try another comeback. Dotel did not pitch in 2014 because of elbow problems.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:14:01 -0700
Cuban 2B Hector Olivera, 29, has defected from Cuba to acquire citizenship to be eligible for Major League Baseball free agency. Olivera is ranked as Cuba's sixth-best player by Baseball America.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:14:34 -0700
Cuban free-agent OF Yasmani Tomas will have a workout in the Dominican Republic Sunday, Sept. 21. Tomas is four years younger than Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo, who received a seven-year, $72.5 million contract last month. Some reports say Tomas' price tag could approach $100 million.