• Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes pleads not guilty to domestic abuse charges

    Sporting News "Jose Reyes is claiming innocence in his domestic abuse case. An attorney entered a not guilty plea for the Rockies shortstop in a Maui courtroom Tuesday, ESPN.com reported. Reyes' next court date, in which a pretrial hearing will be scheduled, is set for Jan. 14. Reyes and his wife,..." November 25

  • Geovany Soto signs with Angels, dries out already weak catching market

    Yahoo! Sports "If your team needs to find a catcher this offseason, it's highly unlikely they are going to find one through free agency. The Los Angeles Angels scooped up veteran Geovany Soto on Tuesday, effectively drying up an already weak market. In fairness, most teams should have seen this coming. Matt..." November 25

  • Yankees informed teams Nova is available

    The Score "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said numerous times this offseason that no pitcher is assured a spot in a crowded rotation, though he could clear room by dealing one of his starters. Cashman reportedly let teams know that right-hander Ivan Nova is available, according to Joel..." November 25

  • Giants interested in John Lackey

    Hardball Talk "Ben Cafardo of the Boston Globe speculated on Sunday that there might be a connection between the Giants and veteran free agent right-hander John Lackey, and now FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that San Francisco is indeed in pursuit. Rosenthal says the Giants, “like most clubs seeking..." November 25

  • Yankees unlikely to seek 2B help, will stick with Rob Refsnyder, Dustin Ackley

    New York Daily News "Two years ago, the Yankees let Robinson Cano leave the Bronx for Seattle, leaving a gaping hole at second base. Neither Brian Roberts nor Stephen Drew were the answer to replace Cano, who isn't coming back to the Bronx any time soon no matter what rumors might be heating up the hot stove this..." November 25

  • 10h
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Mariners are working on a trade to acquire #Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna, according to MLB sources.

  • Dodgers' spending spree is no reason for MLB to have international draft

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have plenty of money to sign big-ticket free agents this winter, but before the hot stove really gets burning, Los Angeles is still finding ways to spend. On Monday, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reported the Dodgers have agreed to deals with Cuban outfielder Yusniel Diaz and second baseman..." November 24

  • White Sox Acquire Tommy Kahnle From Rockies

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced that they have acquired right-hander Tommy Kahnle from the Rockies in exchange for minor league right-hander Yency Almonte (Twitter link). Kahnle was designated for assignment by the Rockies last Friday in a series of moves to set the club’s roster in advance of the Rule 5..." November 24

  • Dipoto promising to stay busy in overhauling Mariners’ roster

    Tacoma News Tribune "Say this for new Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto: He promised a busy off-season, and he wasn’t kidding. The calendar hasn’t yet hit Thanksgiving and, already, the Mariners have added 11 players to their 40-man roster through trades, signings and waiver claims. And they’re not..." November 24

  • Dodgers coaching staff likely to get big makeover under Dave Roberts

    Los Angeles Times "So the Dodgers have chosen their manager, a significant to-do scratched off their busy off-season list. The list, of course, is Rapunzel-hair long, but somewhere in its upper reaches will be new Manager Dave Roberts naming his coaching staff. Assuming he gets to. The staff figures to be..." November 24

  • 16h
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Add #SFGiants to list of teams interested in Lackey, per sources. Giants, like most clubs seeking pitching, examining wide range of options.

  • 17h
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Tom Verducci said on MLB Network this morning that he heard #Nationals and #Mets would be high bidders on Zobrist. Remains to be seen.

  • Report: Padres met with Japanese free agent Matsuda

    The Score "The San Diego Padres could turn to the international market to improve their infield depth this offseason. General manager A.J. Preller and scouting director Logan White met this week with Japanese free agent Nobuhiro Matsuda, the 32-year-old third baseman who spent the last decade with the..." November 24

  • 12h
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Angels announce that they have signed veteran catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year deal.

  • Mark McGwire expected to become Padres bench coach

    CBS Sports "Mark McGwire, the slugger who served as hitting coach the last six years with the Cardinals and then the Dodgers, is expected to be named bench coach for the Padres. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune recently reported McGwire was a strong candidate for the job. McGwire brings extra..." November 24

  • Cleveland Indians' players coming, going on lower level of free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "While the spotlight shines on the big-league free agent market, there are plenty of available free agents on the minor league market as well. The Indians had several minor league players file for free agency in late October and early November. Here's an update on some of them. Outfielder..." November 24

  • Braves Sign David Carpenter, Nine Others To Minors Deals

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have announced the signings of ten players to minor league contracts. Righty David Carpenter is perhaps the most notable, but the list includes several other recognizable names. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported Carpenter’s signing on Twitter. Joining..." November 24

  • 20h
    Jeeho Yoo @Jeeho_1

    On holiday this week but hard to ignore this bit of news: No MLB club placed a bid on posted Korean OF Son Ah-seop

  • Sources: Tim Lincecum is recovering well, expects to pitch in January showcase

    Yahoo! Sports "Amid the flurry of discussion about all the available top-flight starting pitching, one of the biggest names has slinked under the radar, where he's likely to stay until sometime in January. Tim Lincecum, the only free agent with two Cy Young Awards, is expected to bide his time as he recovers..." November 24

  • Mariners looking to trade Mark Trumbo

    Hardball Talk "Seattle acquired Mark Trumbo from Arizona in June, but that was the Mariners’ old front office regime and new general manager Jerry Dipoto is remaking the roster. And he already traded away Trumbo once, back when he was the Angels’ general manager. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that..." November 24

  • D-backs reach deal with reliever Reynolds

    MLB.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks and left-hander Matt Reynolds have agreed to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration, the team announced Monday. Reynolds appeared in 18 games for the D-backs in 2015 and posted a 4.61 ERA in 13 2/3 innings. " November 24

  • Why did Braves trade Simmons for more pitching prospects?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s been a week-and-a-half since the Braves traded Andrelton Simmons to the Angels for shortstop Erick Aybar and two pitching prospects, but the discussion/furor/confusion/shock over the deal continues unabated around here in Braves Country. Many folks are waiting for the other shoe to drop, not..." November 24

  • Elvis Andrus on getting over disastrous Game 5: 'I have nothing to be ashamed about;' 'That's baseball'

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus insisted on Monday that he will not allow a disastrous Game 5 of the American League Division Series crush him. Andrus mishandled a grounder and dropped a throw for two errors in the fateful seventh inning, helping Toronto score four runs and rally for a 6-3..." November 24

  • Miami Marlins Dump Longtime TV Analyst Tommy Hutton

    Deadspin "Tommy Hutton, the former major leaguer who has been the Marlins TV analyst since 1997, was kicked to the curb today, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Jackson, who called Hutton “the best TV analyst in South Florida,” reports that according to Hutton, the Marlins gave him no reason..." November 24

  • Report: Giants add former Rays prospect on minor league deal

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants won't need a shortstop for at least six years, but that didn't stop them from reportedly adding a former top prospect to their minor league system. According to Baseball America's Matt Eddy, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was among was among five players the team signed to minor league deals..." November 24

  • Report: Hanley Ramirez to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic

    Hardball Talk "Coming off a disappointing first season with the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he plans to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic in order to prepare for 2016. After inking a four-year, $88 million deal with Boston last November, Ramirez batted just .241..." November 24

  • Could Price return to Jays?

    TSN "David Price's tenure with the Toronto Blue Jays might not be over just yet. The Cubs are believed to be a frontrunner for the 30-year-old's services based on the club's willingness to spend money on free agent talent and Price's relationship with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, under whom Price played..." November 23

  • Dodgers Hire Dave Roberts As Manager

    Baseball America "Former major leaguer Dave Roberts, probably best known as the man whose steal of second base began the Red Sox’s rally from 0-3 down in the 2004 AL Championship Series to stun the Yankees, has been named manager of the Dodgers. Roberts, 43, who has an African American father and Japanese..." November 23

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Mariners sign free agent Iannetta

    MLB Blogs "New Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto reached back into his former Angels team to make his first new free-agent acquisition, signing veteran catcher Chris Iannetta to a one-year Major League contract on Monday. John Hicks, a 26-year-old catcher who hit .063 in 32 at-bats for Seattle last..." November 23

  • Report: Cano unhappy in Seattle, wants Yankees reunion

    The Score "Less than a week after former major league outfielder and coach Andy Van Slyke made critical comments about Robinson Cano's attitude and work ethic, comes a report claiming the six-time All-Star wants out of Seattle. A source close to Cano tells John Harper of the New York Daily News that the..." November 23

  • Dodgers, looking to upgrade pen, have checked in on Aroldis Chapman

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers thus far have been connected mostly to set-up man extraordinaire Darren O'Day among the bullpen arms, but they've cast a wide net in their search for relief help, and are also considering closers, even the game's most dynamic pen arm Aroldis Chapman. Several other teams have been..." November 23

  • Yankees' self-imposed financial restrictions could cost team Gardner, Miller

    Fox Sports "Here’s the problem with the Yankees trading left fielder Brett Gardner: Their only other athletic position players are shortstop Didi Gregorius and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks. The Yankees need more such players, not less. But they also need controllable starting pitching, and..." November 23

  • Brewers' Arcia among those thriving in winter leagues

    MLB.com "It can be argued that Orlando Arcia's impressive showing in last year's Venezuelan Winter League opened the door for his breakthrough 2015 campaign. The Brewers' No. 1 prospect (No. 12 overall) batted .265/.335/.445 in 55 games for Caribes de Anzoategui, and his seven home runs in that span..." November 23

  • Ex-Mariners coach Andy Van Slyke wrong to rip Robinson Cano

    New York Daily News "You could always see where Robinson Cano might become an easy target, especially with those new, $240 million-man expectations. His refusal to bust it down the line on routine outs, which drove Yankee fans crazy, could easily be forgiven as long as he was playing at an All-Star level, as he did..." November 23

  • Rangers Not Expected To Go After Cespedes

    Real GM Baseball "The Texas Rangers inquired about Yoenis Cespedes more than once when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics, but they are unlikely to chase him in free agency. Texas already has nearly $120 million committed for 2016, not including arbitration-eligible players." November 23

  • Lenny Dykstra: I Think I Have Brain Damage ... Sues for $15 Mil

    TMZ "Ex-MLB great Lenny Dykstra says he may have suffered brain damage from the alleged beating he took at the hands of corrupt cops during his stint in L.A. County jail ... and now he wants $15 MILLION to make things right. Dykstra has filed new docs in his war against L.A. County -- claiming one..." November 23

  • Stephen Strasburg an Option for the Padres?

    Baseball Essential "There are some rumbling coming out of the Nation’s Capital that the Washington Nationals are considering moving Stephen Strasburg this winter. It really comes as no surprise, as the team invested a ton of money into Max Scherzer this past offseason and he is the team’s ace. Strasburg has a golden..." November 23

  • Papelbon, Storen 'likely' to be traded

    The Score "The Washington Nationals' offseason overhaul could reportedly include dismantling their high-profile bullpen. Sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Nationals are "likely" to move both All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon and right-hander Drew Storen this offseason in an effort to..." November 23

  • There’s a rumor that the Braves will be sold

    Hardball Talk "Don’t tease me like this, Marietta Daily Journal. Please do not tease me like this: THE RUMORS have resurfaced. Might the Atlanta Braves be close to a change in ownership? Recent back-fence talk describes the same scenario that circulated a couple years ago — current owner Liberty Media..." November 23

  • Dodgers to hire Dave Roberts as manager on Monday

    Los Angeles Times "Dave Roberts is expected to be named manager of the Dodgers on Monday, according to multiple people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn’t been officially announced. A former Dodgers outfielder, the 43-year-old Roberts will be the first..." November 23

  • Roster moves give Rays pitching depth to deal

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays spent a lot of time talking about the roster moves they made Friday, weighing the need to protect their top young arms from being taken in the Rule 5 draft with giving up some depth at the big-league level. By doing so, at the expense most notably of C J.P. Arencibia and RH reliever..." November 23

  • Dombrowski: Red Sox interested in 'any' available starter

    The Score "Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski got his feet wet earlier this month when he acquired elite closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres in exchange for four prospects, and his focus is now turning to acquiring a starting pitcher. "There are a lot of quality..." November 23

  • Tigers' trade for Maybin likely means Davis is gone

    Detroit Free Press "Rajai Davis’ days in Detroit are all but done. Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila said on Friday evening that the team had extended an offer to the veteran outfielder, but acquiring Cameron Maybin in a trade with the Braves was a better fit. “At the end of the day, we felt this was the..." November 23

  • Why Yankees may be stuck with Ackley and Refsnyder at second

    New York Post "Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder might not fit the description of a championship-winning platoon at second base for the 2016 Yankees. Nevertheless, the replacement options don’t overwhelm, either for the Yankees, whose first offseason goal is upgrade the starting rotation. Free agents Ben..." November 23

  • Once again, the Marlins are their own worst enemy

    SB Nation "The Miami Marlins have been having one of the weirder offseasons in baseball so far, which means that it's business as usual for the crew in South Florida. It's still extremely early in what is always a long and cold winter without baseball, but as usual, Jeffrey Loria and his antics are doing a..." November 23

  • Source: Hot target Bruce has limited no-trade clause

    MLB.com "When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is he will get to live that feeling of..." November 22

  • John Lackey wants to stay in the National League, Cubs and Giants “may have the best shot”

    Hardball Talk "This comes from Nick Cafardo’s regular Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe … John Lackey, RHP, free agent — The Cardinals may feel they’ve gotten the best out of Lackey, but they have kept their toes in the water. The Red Sox also inquired, but their priority is finding an ace. Lackey wants..." November 22

  • Sources: Dodgers ink pair of Cuban prospects

    MLB.com "The Dodgers have come to terms with two top Cuban prospects. According to industry sources, outfielder Yusniel Diaz, 19, ranked No. 3 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, and second baseman Omar Estevez, 17, have agreed to a bonuses worth $15.5 and $6 million, respectively, pending..." November 22

  • Report: Marlins' Gordon attracting 'a ton' of interest

    The Score "Dee Gordon is on a number of teams' wish lists after a season capped off with a batting title, stolen base title, Silver Slugger, and Gold Glove. The Miami Marlins second baseman is drawing "a ton" of interest, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Cafardo reports that Miami has..." November 22