• Blue Jays add former manager Wedge to front office

    The Score "Another familiar face who gained notoriety with the Cleveland Indians organization is joining the Toronto Blue Jays. Former Indians and Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge has been hired by the Blue Jays as a player development advisor." February 07

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Jesse Chavez won his arbitration case with the #BlueJays and will make $4 million this season.

  • Blue Jays add to rotation depth by signing Gavin Floyd

    CBS Sports "The Blue Jays on Saturday announced that they've signed veteran right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year contract that will pay him $1 million for 2016 with the opportunity for additional incentives. Floyd, 33, has worked a total of just 92 innings over the last three seasons because of elbow..." February 06

  • Harvey initially thought DeGrom was a woman

    The Score "Jacob deGrom's long locks have made him the envy of many, and apparently caused some confusion with one of his New York Mets teammates when he was first called up to the majors in 2014. Appearing on "Late Night with Seth Myers" on Wednesday, Matt Harvey recanted the first time he saw DeGrom and..." February 06

  • Diamondbacks, Rays among teams in on Tyler Clippard

    CBS Sports "From 2009-15, free agent right-hander Tyler Clippard was one of the best relievers in all of baseball. He posted a 2.68 ERA (147 ERA+) with a 3.52 FIP during that time while averaging 75 innings per season. Clippard was very effective and also a workhorse. And yet, Clippard remains unsigned..." February 06

  • Jake Arrieta, Cubs agree on $10.7 million, one-year deal

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the highest one-year deal for a pitcher with four years of major league service. A person familiar with the negotiations disclosed the agreement on Friday night. The person spoke to The..." February 06

  • Jays to explore extensions for Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion

    ESPN "Jose Bautista wants to play his entire career for the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team intends to explore an extension that could make that happen once both sides arrive in spring training later this month, sources told ESPN on Friday. Bautista, 35, told the Canadian Press on Thursday that he..." February 06

  • Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Zach Britton

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have agreed to a $6.75MM salary to avoid arbitration with closer Zach Britton, Jon Heyman reports on Twitter. He was projected by MLBTR to earn $6.9MM, and his ultimate settlement point lands at the precise midpoint between his $7.9MM and the club’s $5.6MM filing numbers. " February 06

  • Suddenly frugal Yankees playing long game with eye on Bryce Harper

    Yahoo! Sports "Here is the list of major league free agents signed this offseason by the New York Yankees: This is not a terribly overwhelming list. It is very pale. On the bright side, it has cost the Yankees exactly $0. No other team in Major League Baseball this offseason has spent the winter not even..." February 05

  • Reds hire Lou Piniella as senior advisor

    Red Reporter "If there's one thing the Cincinnati Reds have been good at for the last two years, it's been playing baseball bringing back hearty memories of the good old days. That trend continued on Friday when it was announced that they'd agreed to bring on former manager Lou Piniella as a senior advisor, as..." February 05

  • Royals or Mets? Who has the better chance to return to the World Series in 2016?

    Fox Sports "With pitchers and catchers set to report to spring training in just two weeks, it's time for every fan base to dream big -- even if contending is merely a dream for some of them. For the two teams that played into November, however, there are legitimate reasons to believe they can return to the..." February 05

  • Mark Shapiro tasked with winning over weary Jays fans

    Vice Sports "Many Blue Jays fans are still trying to figure out how they should feel about this year's team. The 2015 Jays took them on an exhilarating ride for two-and-a-half magical months. It was so new, and so much fun, that they ached to keep the magic alive in the offseason. David Price is gone? So..." February 05

  • Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros

    ESPN "August Fagerstrom presented a good table of information over at FanGraphs, showing the current 40-man roster construction of all 30 teams -- including how many players were acquired via the amateur draft, trade, free agency, international signings and waivers. One thing I found particularly..." February 05

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Giants have had discussions with Juan Uribe about a utility role, but the salary ask has been too expensive for them.

  • David Price gives $300,000 for field for special-needs kids

    Tennessean "Major league pitcher David Price on Thursday celebrated fundraising efforts for a Miracle Field for disabled ball players by donating $300,000. “It’s special,” Price told several dozen people gathered at the SportCom gym that’s within McKnight Park, where he competed as a young baseball..." February 05

  • Josh Donaldson arbitration hearing set

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays arbitration hearing with MVP third baseman Josh Donaldson is set for Feb. 15, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, giving the two sides 10 days to agree on a multi-year deal. If Donaldson and the Jays can't get a deal done by Feb. 15, then they will have to face an..." February 05

  • Citi Field and Yankee Stadium Could Become Off Limits to Smokeless Tobacco

    New York Times "Quietly during the 2015 baseball season, Major League Baseball and the players’ union jointly hired Dr. Michael Steinberg, the director of the Rutgers University tobacco-dependence program, to serve as a consultant to the sport. If any player or other club employee wanted to quit using smokeless..." February 05

  • Blue Jays reach agreement on deal with RHP Gavin Floyd

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays continue to build up their pitching depth, reaching agreement on a contract with right-hander Gavin Floyd, according to industry sources. Specific details of the pending deal weren’t immediately known, but it reconnects Floyd – who threw 13.1 innings over seven relief..." February 05

  • Padres' Fernando Rodney: Named favorite to close

    CBS Sports "Manager A.J. Preller indicated Thursday that Rodney continues to display velocity consistent with previous seasons, and appears to be the favorite for the closer job, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The 38-year-old reliever struggled in the role with the Mariners last season,..." February 05

  • Orioles rumors: Team still interested in signing Yovani Gallardo

    Camden Chat "It is February 4. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than two weeks. The Orioles interest in free agent starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has not yet been put to bed at this late date. That's the latest according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, who writes that sources tell him..." February 05

  • Orioles acquire right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from Padres for minor league pitcher

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Jean Cosme on Thursday, adding an optionable piece who has started and relieved in the majors over the past two seasons. Executive vice president Dan Duquette said Despaigne, a sinker-ball..." February 04

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Breaking - Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta arbitration case set for Tuesday Feb 9th in Arizona.$ 5.5 million difference .

  • Arizona Diamondbacks may explore market for relief help

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart seems to have come to a conclusion on the trade market for relievers: The prices, he said, still are just too high. And so if he’s going to further bolster his relief corps, the most likely avenue would be via free agency, and he said he plans to reach..." February 04

  • How much would it cost Mets to lock up their young starters right now?

    CBS Sports "Last year the Mets won the NL East for the first time since 2006 and made the World Series for the first time since 2000. Yeah, they lost to the Royals, but winning the pennant is one heck of an accomplishment. That qualifies as a great season in my book. The Mets made it to the World Series..." February 04

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

  • Lindor eager for sophomore season with Tribe

    MLB.com "It was unseasonably warm when a large group of Indians players convened last week for Tribe Fest. Around Northeast Ohio, snow shovels gathered dust, heavy jackets were ditched and fans could daydream a little about the upcoming season. Francisco Lindor also was dreaming of returning to a..." February 04

  • How much should the Blue Jays spend to keep Bautista?

    The Score "Talk of Jose Bautista's future with the Toronto Blue Jays has stretched beyond the Canadian border of late. Struck at a recent "Pitch Talks" by impassioned pleas (from fans and local writers alike) for the club to retain the 35-year-old superstar beyond 2016, Ken Rosenthal has since invited an..." February 04

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Matusz filed at $4.4 mil and #orioles countered at $3.5 mil. Signs for $3.9 million

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Teams that inquire about Yaisel Puig_and not Ethier_are being told by the #Dodgers that he is not available, at least not now.

  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez 'just can't' play defense anymore, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe Alex Rodriguez will never pick up a glove in a Major League Baseball game again. If you listen to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, it sounds possible, if not likely. The Yankees aren't only going to skip giving A-Rod a try at first base in the wake of the news that Greg Bird's..." February 04

  • Orioles have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Tim Lincecum

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles are still looking to upgrade their starting rotation, and are “one of several teams” that have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Tim Lincecum, according to an industry source. The level of the their interest -- beyond inquiring about the health of the two-time National..." February 04

  • D-Backs Not Active In Trade Talks, Free Agent Pursuits

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though the D-backs saved about $4MM in the trade that sent Aaron Hill, Chase Anderson and Isan Diaz to the Brewers in exchange for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner, GM Dave Stewart implied to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert that further moves aren’t likely to be made. The D-backs “don’t have much going on” in..." February 04

  • The myth of the Cardinals aging core

    Viva El Birdos "That Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina, and Jhonny Peralta are getting older is not new. That is how time works. Also not a new concept for the Cardinals is a sens of their core. The concept of a core player has been a malleable one over the years. Albert Pujols, Chris Carpenter,..." February 04

  • Rays kick off MLB arbitration hearings with Drew Smyly

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays and lefty pitcher Drew Smyly argued baseball's first arbitration case Wednesday in Phoenix over a difference of $550,000. A three-member panel will to announce a decision today between the Rays' offer of $3.2 million for this season and Smyly's request for $3.75 million. Either way,..." February 04

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Whitesox still would like offensive upgrade, and the #Dodgers would love to move Andre Ethier, but no signs of potential match.

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • Royals cut ties with reliever Louis Coleman

    Hardball Talk "Louis Coleman registered an outstanding 2.69 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 10.3 K/9 over his first 140 1/3 major league innings from 2011-2013, but it fell apart for him in 2014 and he made just four appearances at the big league level in 2015. Now, for the first time in his professional career, the..." February 04

  • Orioles sign left-hander Hideki Okajima to minor league deal

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have signed Japanese left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima to a minor league deal, according to an industry source. The deal with Okajima, who turned 40 in December, does not include a major league spring training invitation. He will report to the Orioles’ minor league camp in..." February 04

  • White Sox Rumor: Why not chase Puig?

    MLB.com "The White Sox goal during this offseason has been simple: Add players who give the South Siders a better chance to win a championship. They aren't looking for outside "projects," players who could bounce back from rough years to help the team, aside from potential Minor League deals. Their..." February 04

  • Mets, Jeurys Familia Avoid Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "While the majority of the 156 players that filed for salary arbitration have agreed to terms with their teams, either on a one-year deal for 2016 or on an extension, the cases of 17 players remained unresolved as of Wednesday morning. You can track the status of each case using MLBTR’s 2016..." February 04

  • Tired of waiting on MLB clubs, Jonny Gomes to play in Japan in 2016

    Fox Sports "Jonny Gomes won championships in Triple-A, the Arizona Fall League, the Caribbean World Series and of course the major-league World Series. His next world to conquer: Japan. Gomes, 35, told FOX Sports Tuesday night that he has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The..." February 03

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • Blue Jays to switch to dirt infield for 2016 season

    Vice Sports "On the bare concrete floor of the Rogers Centre in Toronto, broken orange lines form a map to guide workers with jackhammers. When their dig is done and the rubble is hauled away, the gaping scar on the surface will look familiar to baseball fans. It will be a mold of sorts, 12 inches deep and..." February 03

  • Twins GM reflects on releasing Papi in 2003

    MLB.com "Rarely are there do-overs in life, but Bill Murray's 1993 film "Groundhog Day" offered a scenario where a person can receive multiple chances to get a day right before moving forward. In the spirit of Groundhog Day, MLB.com is taking a look at one move each general manager would like a do-over..." February 03

  • Mariners Sign Dae-ho Lee

    Lookout Landing "Late last night/early this morning, Jerry's team of elves were busy making some shoes, signing 33-year-old South Korean slugger Dae-ho Lee to a one-year, four million dollar contract. The imposing righty is coming off his best year of his four-year career in the NPB, bashing 31 HRs for the league..." February 03

  • Sources: Phillies trade Jesse Biddle to Pirates

    Philly.com "The Phillies have traded Jesse Biddle, the Germantown Friends product and former first-round pick, to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to two sources. Biddle, 24, had been designated for assignment Friday. The Phillies had 10 days to trade, release or waive him. It is not yet known what the..." February 03

  • Matt Thornton is “waiting for a team to show interest” despite 2.18 ERA last season

    Hardball Talk "Veteran left-hander Matt Thornton was pretty effective for the Nationals last season, throwing 41 innings with a 2.18 ERA, but between his being 39 years old and this offseason’s free agent market overflowing with quality relievers he’s yet to find work. Thornton told Jim Duquette of MLB..." February 03

  • Wheeler doesn't want to make mediocre Mets return

    The Score "Zack Wheeler hasn't appeared in a game for the New York Mets since September of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and with his return scheduled for the team's upcoming campaign, the 25-year-old has high expectations for himself. "You don't want to come back and be mediocre or below..." February 03

  • Could Yankees' Mark Teixeira be around in 2017? Maybe now

    Newark Star-Ledger "The proposition, of course, stems from the fact that Yankees' 23-year-old backup first baseman Greg Bird will miss the entire 2016 season because of shoulder surgery he had performed on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum. The problem with Bird's injury isn't so much that he can't play in the Bronx..." February 03

  • What to expect from Pablo Sandoval

    Baseball Essential "Coming into last season, Pablo Sandoval had mammoth expectations but didn’t quite live up to them. The Boston Red Sox’s front office made two major moves last offseason– signing Sandoval to a five-year, $100-million deal and Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88-million deal. Both saw their..." February 03