Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels arrived at the Phillies’ spring training complex last month with tendinitis in his left shoulder and then suffered a setback last Friday. He’s hoping this week will finally bring some amount of progress. CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury reports that Hamels is scheduled to toss a..." March 11
SB Nation "The Padres have attempted to extend Headley, but since nothing has been decided, the open market "looms." San Diego isn't Los Angeles. A lot of people in the city probably like that about their hometown, but for the baseball team, it can be something of a hindrance on the way they do..." March 11
Boston Globe "Mention Giancarlo Stanton and general managers drool. What would it take for the Miami Marlins to part with him? Everyone has a price, right? Marlins GM Dan Jennings digs in and swears Stanton is not for sale. Jennings said as much on Sirius/XM radio with Jim Bowden in the offseason. As..." March 10
Hearing from person connected to Royals that #Braves could be making a run at Santana.
CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Twins made a recent try for top free agent starter Ervin Santana, who has fielded offers from the Orioles and Jays as he seeks to make a deal in time to get to spring training and begin the season with his new team. The Twins made a three-year offer to Santana, according to a..." March 10
Chicago Tribune "There was no doubt the rumors would pop up this spring that Dayan Viciedo might be dealt. Viciedo’s future has been in doubt since the White Sox acquired Avisail Garcia last July, and the winter acquisition of Adam Eaton means Viciedo and Alejandro De Aza will platoon in left field. But on..." March 10
Hardball Talk "Matt Ehalt reports that Ike Davis now has a walking boot on his right leg. Davis has been sidelined with right calf tightness for a week. Walking boots tend not to suggest that the matter is improving. Between Davis’ calf and Lucas Duda’s hamstring barking, it would seem that the frontrunner..." March 10
Source: Diaz deal with #STLCards is $8M for four years.
Rotoworld "Taillon didn't have a realistic chance to crack the Opening Day roster, but he could make his major league debut this summer if all goes well. The 22-year-old right-hander had a 3.73 ERA and 143/52 K/BB ratio over 147 1/3 innings last season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis...." March 10
USA Today "Barry Bonds returns to Major League Baseball on Monday morning after a seven-year exile – some of it self-imposed – from a sport whose landscape has vastly changed since its home run king took his final swing in 2007. And while most of that change as it relates to Bonds involves the game's..." March 10
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu in their two opening series games in Australia, manager Don Mattingly announced on Sunday. The Dodgers play the Diamondbacks in a pair of regular season games at Sydney Cricket Grounds on March 22-23, though both games fall on March 22 in the..." March 09
Fansided "The Miami Marlins seemingly traded all of their top talent before the 2013 season. Everybody except Giancarlo Stanton, that is. From the moment they retained him on the roster the trade rumors have been relentless. Every single team in baseball could use a young, elite, right-handed slugger who..." March 09
CBSChicago.com "Although the White Sox are not shopping outfielder Dayan Viciedo, they are listening to other clubs about there interest in the Cuban power hitter. Several major league sources confirmed that the Sox and Mariners have had discussions on a deal that could center around Viciedo. The Mariners top..." March 09
Hardball Talk "It’s apparently not a deal done yet. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes hears that Santana will sign with the Blue Jays if he doesn’t receive a better offer by 5 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays and Santana are working toward a deal, but an agreement is not in..." March 09
CBSSports.com "The Athletics have renewed the contract of third baseman Josh Donaldson for 2014 at a league-minimum salary of $500,000, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports. Last season, Donaldson made $492,500, which was just a bit above the then-minimum figure of $490,000. Heyman has learned that the A's..." March 09
ESPN.com "St. Louis Cardinals leadoff hitter Matt Carpenter has signed a six-year contract extension worth $52 million, according to multiple media reports. The Cardinals have not confirmed the deal but have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. ET on Saturday morning from their spring training..." March 09
Source: Ervin Santana will sign a 1-year, $14 million contract with an AL team
CBSSports.com "The first name that comes to mind when you see Kris Bryant might be Dave Kingman, another tall, lanky, righthanded-hitting Cub with immense power. Two big differences though: Bryant will be a much better hitter, and he's a friendly guy. Bryant, already the hot new slugger in baseball, hit..." March 08
Hardball Talk "Deep into the off-season, Ubaldo Jimenez, Nelson Cruz, Stephen Drew, Ervin Santana, and Kendrys Morales were still free agents despite being productive players last season. Jimenez and Cruz recently signed with the Orioles, but the latter three still remain unsigned with the regular season just..." March 08
CBSSports.com "Oliver Perez has agreed to a deal with the Diamondbacks, sources say. The deal will be for $4.5 million over two years. Perez resurrected his career in Seattle as a reliever after a tough time starting with the Mets following a $36 million, three-year deal. Perez will provide a needed..." March 08
CBSSports.com "Young superstar Mike Trout and the Angels continue to discuss six-year deals that would keep him in Los Angeles/Anaheim until he's 29 years old, with the sides maintaining a clear sense of optimism that something will eventually get done, likely somewhere in the $150 million range. The focus is..." March 08
CBSSports.com "Free agent pitcher Ervin Santana's agents remain in contact with the newly aggressive Orioles and at least four more teams as Santana continues to work out in Scottsdale, Ariz. -- not far from 15 different spring camps -- and also to maintain his resolve, say people close to him. Santana, a..." March 08
ESPN.com "While major leaguers are preparing in Arizona and Florida for the 2014 season, Manny Ramirez has set up his own training camp at a community park in the Miami area of Hialeah. The 41-year-old doesn't have a team, but he keeps the word "retirement" out of his mind for now. Ramirez, a veteran..." March 07
Machado stepped on the bag with both feet yesterday in running drills, considered a significant, yes, step in his progression #orioles
MLB.com "When Padres general manager Josh Byrnes discovered earlier this week that outfielder Cameron Maybin had a ruptured left biceps tendon, he had but one thought. "I thought he was done for the season," Byrnes said on Thursday. But after Maybin visited team doctors in San Diego earlier on..." March 07
Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is the 25th day of spring training for the Indians. It has officially become Groundhog Day, where every day is just like the one before it. The season opener against the A’s in Oakland is 23 days away. So let’s start observing. 1. Crossroads at the hot corner? The Indians knew this..." March 07
Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery, Yost says.
Hardball Talk "Brad Penny‘s comeback attempt didn’t last very long, as the Royals just released the 35-year-old right-hander. Penny didn’t pitch in the majors at all last season and hasn’t been effective since 2010, when he made nine good starts before getting hurt. Since then he has a 5.41 ERA in 210 innings..." March 07
MLB.com "Dr. Frank Jobe, whose experimental surgery to fix a pitcher's elbow turned into a medical breakthrough that forever changed baseball, died Thursday. He was 88 and in his 50th season with the Dodgers. In 2008, after retiring from active practice at the Kerlan-Jobe Medical Clinic, Jobe was named..." March 07
Jake Peavy will pitch an extended bullpen on Saturday and, if that goes well, he'll pitch in a Grapefruit League game next Thursday.
Philly.com "On Monday, the pitching schedule was posted in the clubhouse at Bright House Field. It said that Cole Hamels would face hitters in a live bullpen session for the first time this spring on Thursday. Thursday arrived, and it wasn't the persistent rain showers that cancelled the throwing session...." March 06
Baltimore Sun "There have been more rumors floating concerning free agent pitcher Ervin Santana and the Orioles. The best I can glean is that the Orioles maintain interest in the veteran right-hander and wouldn’t blink at all about surrendering their third-round draft pick for him. But there hasn’t been any..." March 06
Sources: Free-agent RHP Ervin Santana considering a change of agents. Currently represented by Bean Stringfellow of Proformance.
MLB.com "Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday as he recovers from a mild right calf strain. Manager Don Mattingly said Greinke might next throw to hitters, which would put him on track for an exhibition game start next week. Greinke is not expected to make the..." March 06
Hardball Talk "Bronson Arroyo‘s durability was his primary selling point as a 37-year-old free agent, but his stint with the Diamondbacks has started with an injury. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Arroyo has a bulging disk in his back and is expected to be out for 7-10 days. He was scratched from..." March 06
MLB.com "Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was removed from Wednesday night's 10-3 win over the Reds with "upper back soreness" but said he expects to play on Thursday. Puig received treatment after exiting the game and also iced both shoulders. He said his back felt better after treatment and the..." March 06
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Edinson Volquez shares many traits with the 2013 version of Francisco Liriano. Both Liriano and Volquez arrived in Bradenton, Fla., with above-average velocity. Both pitchers arrived with an elite off-speed pitch and an ability to produce ground balls. But both came to the Pirates as..." March 06
MLB.com "Eight years ago, when he was competing for a utility job with the Indians, Brandon Phillips cut off all conversation with reporters, myself included. He went "media mute," as one colleague put it, because, from what I gather, he felt misunderstood, and the truth is he didn't have much good to say..." March 06
Arizona Republic "A.J. Pollock was a first-round pick and a well-regarded prospect, so it’s kind of a stretch to say he flew under the radar. But there were aspects of Pollock’s game that emerged last season, not just for a Diamondbacks organization that has entrusted him with center field but for the players with..." March 06
CBSSports.com "The Cardinals are holding outfielder Peter Bourjos out of action for at least one more day with tightness in his right leg, reports MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. He alerted the team to the problem after Sunday's game and he has not played since. "They're testing him out," said manager Mike..." March 06
Hardball Talk "Matt Carpenter had a breakout season in 2013, handling a position switch to second base just fine and hitting .318 while leading the league in hits (199), doubles (55), and runs scored (126). Now this season he’s moving again, this time to third base, and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post..." March 06
New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka’s second game in pinstripes will be in a starting role after working relief in his debut and it’s something the right-hander is looking forward to. Tanaka worked two scoreless innings in relief Saturday against the Phillies at home. Thursday he starts against the Phillies in..." March 06
USA Today "The question was asked of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols early in spring training, but it still gnaws at him on this quiet morning. Are you motivated to put up the same numbers as Mike Trout? Pujols stares ahead in disbelief. "Can you imagine someone saying that to me?"..." March 06
Hardball Talk "Manny Machado continues making steady progress in his recovery from October 14, 2013 knee surgery. Danny Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Machado took side-to-side soft-toss grounders on Wednesday afternoon in Orioles camp without experiencing any issues. It was his first time doing..." March 06
New York Daily News "On the one-year anniversary of the wrist injury that cost Mark Teixeira most of last season, the first baseman was excited about his first game since June. After getting only a handful swings against live pitching this spring, who could blame him? Teixeira was all smiles Wednesday morning as..." March 06
CBSSports.com "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is coming off a Super Bowl championship. We know that. He was also selected by the Rangers in MLB's Rule 5 draft this past December and has been hanging around their camp this past week. He'll almost certainly never even play for the Rangers in the minors, much..." March 05
New York Daily News "For the better part of a decade, Brian Roberts was one of the faces of the Orioles. As his wife found out this week, things have changed. Roberts’ wife, Diana, was heading from the stands to meet her husband after a game when a member of Yankees security stopped her. The guard knew her name was..." March 05
Joe Saunders gets 500K. Goes to 1.5M plus bonuses if he makkes team.
Black Sports Online "It has been acknowledged that this season will be the farewell tour for New York Yankee great Derek Jeter so numerous people are making it a point to see Jeter play as much as they can before he calls it quits. Interestingly enough though, there hasn’t been much speculation about what Jeter will..." March 05