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MLB | Johan Santana to throw this week

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:15:39 -0800

Free-agent SP Johan Santana (elbow) is planning to resume his throwing program this week. The plan is to sign in the upcoming weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Santana could very well return and make a club, but his days as a relevant fantasy pitcher appear to be very far in the rear-view mirror.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Darren Wolfson


MLB | Hector Olivera to receive $50 million?

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:42:20 -0800

Cuban 2B Hector Olivera could receive up to $45-50 million, one executive predicted. Another executive thinks he could receive $65-70 million.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Peter Gammons


MLB | Yoan Moncada likely to receive huge bonus

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:11:48 -0800

Cuban SS Yoan Moncada could receive a signing bonus of $40 million to $50 million, according to sources. Although, other sources believe the number will be closer to the $20 million to $30 million range.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


MLB | Jason Giambi retiring

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:08:20 -0800

Cleveland Indians 1B Jason Giambi officially announced Monday, Feb. 16, that he will retire from professional baseball.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Mark Feinsand


MLB | Yolian Cerse looking to sign

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:02:28 -0800

Cuban 2B Yolian Cerse is a former All-Star in the Cuban League and is looking to sign a major league deal with a team.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jesse Sanchez


MLB | Joe Gardner suspended 50 games

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 12:58:21 -0800

Free-agent P Joe Gardner (Braves) has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program for a second time. His suspension will take effect when he signs with another organization.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Molly Geary


MLB | Yoan Moncada could sign soon

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:56:38 -0800

Cuban SS Yoan Moncada could sign with a team within the next week, according to his agent David Hastings. Hastings said Moncada has not received any formal offers at this point.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi


MLB | Francisco Rodriguez seeking $10 million

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:41:55 -0800

Free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers) will likely require a two-year, $10 million contract to be signed.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro


MLB | Phil Coke looking for big league deal

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:21:57 -0800

Free-agent RP Phil Coke (Tigers) is looking to sign a major league contract and would like around $2 million a season, according to a source.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Ben Nicholson-Smith


MLB | Andy Ibanez declared free agent

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:18:39 -0800

Cuban 2B Andy Ibanez has been declared a free agent and is ready to sign with an MLB team. He could come to terms with a team in a few weeks.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jesse Sanchez


MLB | League to shrink strike zone?

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:13:27 -0800

Major League Baseball is considering altering the definition of the strike zone for the first time in almost two decades, as they fear that the low strike has taken too much offense out of the game, according to league sources. The MLB's Playing Rule Committee must adopt a rules change before it's implemented. The committee will pay attention to the strike zone this year with a change coming as early as 2016. Runs per game were down to 4.07 last year, which was the lowest mark since 1981.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Jeff Passan


MLB | Joe Thatcher to sign soon

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:39:32 -0800

Free-agent RP Joe Thatcher (Angels) is engaged in talks with at least 10 teams and is likely to sign soon, according to a source. The New York Mets, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers are all interested.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Andrew Simon


MLB | Hector Olivera impresses in showcase

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:03:34 -0800

Cuban 2B Hector Olivera impressed during a showcase in the Dominican Republic Wednesday, Feb. 11, in which the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres were in notable presence. Olivera reached base in all five of his plate appearances and had two doubles. He has played second and third and displays power and above-average speed. Olivera hit .316/.412/.474 with seven home runs in 73 games in Cuba in 2013-14. He's expected to be declared a free agent soon.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Andrew Simon


MLB | K-Rod seeking two-year deal

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:20:35 -0800

Free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers) is seeking a two-year deal on the open market.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


MLB | Evan Reed facing trial

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:12:20 -0800

Free-agent RP Evan Reed (Tigers) will be tried on sexual assault charges involving a woman who says she thinks she was drugged before Reed attempted to have sex with her. Reed's first hearing is on March 13.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


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