MLB General news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:34:59 -0800
Free-agent SP Joe Blanton (Athletics) will hold an open workout and throw a bullpen for interested teams Feb. 4, according to a source. He last pitched in the majors with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2013 and went 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA in 28 outings (20 starts).
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:59:13 -0800
Free-agent SP Johan Santana (Mets) will not pitch again in the Venezuelan Winter League championship series but has not ruled out pitching for scouts.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:22:28 -0800
More than 200 scouts showed up to watch a workout for Cuban 2B Hector Olivera in the Dominican Republic last week. The Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers are among the teams displaying the most interest.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:04:30 -0800
Free-agent SP Brandon Beachy (Braves) has reportedly decided on a team and just needs to iron out several minor contractual issues before finalizing a deal. The Minnesota Twins are not believed to be Beachy's new team and the Texas Rangers stopped pursuing him last week.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:19:34 -0800
Free-agent RP Bobby Jenks (back) said there is a 50% chance he will attempt a pitching comeback. He would not be able to return until midway through the 2015 season, either.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:58:22 -0800
Free-agent SP Johan Santana (shoulder) is looking to pitch again in the next round of the Venezuelan Winter League after an MRI exam showed no structural damage in his shoulder. Santana is expecting to be ready for spring training.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:49:14 -0800
Free-agent SP Johan Santana (shoulder) has been shut down in his latest comeback effort due to pain in his left shoulder. He was pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League, but he'll now miss the rest of the league. An MRI exam showed no structural damage. Santana has had multiple shoulder surgeries in the last four years. Six teams had been rumored to be interested in Santana before the injury, including the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:42:00 -0800
Free-agent RP Kevin Gregg (elbow) is in Arizona throwing for 15 teams Monday, Jan. 19. He had elbow chips removed last August and is feeling great. He could sign with a team quickly.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:39:46 -0800
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:50:44 -0800
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:10:49 -0800
Free-agent RP Arthur Rhodes (Cardinals) has officially announced his retirement. He hadn't pitched in the majors since the 2011 season.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:15:09 -0800
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:46:59 -0800
Free-agent SP Scott Baker (Rangers) has five minor league offers in hand but prefers a major league contract with a team where he can start.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:14:00 -0800
Free-agent RP Carlos Marmol (Reds) is serious about making a comeback, and he has played in the Dominican and Venezuelan winter leagues this offseason.
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:13:32 -0800
Free-agent RP Daniel Bard (Rangers) is expected to sign a minor league contract with a team in the next few days. He underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgery last year but said he is completely healthy now.