MLB General news, rumors and injuries
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:08:20 -0800
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:18:39 -0800
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:20:35 -0800
Free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers) is seeking a two-year deal on the open market.
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.