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Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia Seeking Second Opinion on Shoulder

Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia Seeking Second Opinion on Shoulder

Bob Levey/Getty Images(JUPITER, Fla.) — In an effort to get as much information as possible, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia will meet with Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his surgically repaired shoulder.
Cardinals gene…

Mike Trout Won’t Get Distracted by Contract Discussions

Mike Trout Won’t Get Distracted by Contract Discussions

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) — At just 22 years old, outfielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are in the middle of negotiations on a new contract that would make him among the game’s highest paid players. But neither he…

Washington Gets Extension from Rangers

Washington Gets Extension from Rangers

Harry How/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) — The Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year extension with manager Ron Washington on Monday, keeping the skipper in Arlington through the 2015 season.
“This was a foregone conclusion, certainly in my mind and in th…

Safe at Home — MLB Limits Home Plate Collisions

Safe at Home — MLB Limits Home Plate Collisions

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After months of discussion regarding banning collisions at home plate, Major League Baseball and its players have opted to merely limit the potentially dangerous play. In what will be a one-year experiment, th…

Australian Officials Not Happy with Zack Greinke

Australian Officials Not Happy with Zack Greinke

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) — Australian officials are not happy with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zach Greinke saying that he is not excited about making the trip to Sydney Cricket Ground to open the 2014 Major League …

Yankees Reward Outfielder Brett Gardner with Four-Year Extension

Yankees Reward Outfielder Brett Gardner with Four-Year Extension

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees have come to terms on a four-year extension with outfielder Brett Gardner for $52 million.
His new deal starts with the 2015 season, keeping Gardner in Yankee pinstripes throug…

Report: Andrew Bailey Signs With N.Y. Yankees

Report: Andrew Bailey Signs With N.Y. Yankees

Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent reliever Andrew Bailey, according to ESPN.
Bailey is currently recovering from shoulder surgery and is not expected to be ready …

Giants to Bring Barry Bonds to Spring Training

Giants to Bring Barry Bonds to Spring Training

Rob Carr/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) —  The San Francisco Giants are bringing a familiar face to spring training.
Barry Bonds, baseball’s all-time home run leader who never officially retired is returning to the Giants as a spring training in…

Ryan Braun Arrives at Brewers’ Spring Training Camp

Ryan Braun Arrives at Brewers’ Spring Training Camp

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun arrived in spring training camp on Thursday, for the first time since his 65-game suspension last season for violating Major League Baseball’s anti-drug…

Simmons Agrees to Seven-Year Contract with Braves

Simmons Agrees to Seven-Year Contract with Braves

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — The Atlanta Braves agreed to a seven-year contract with shortstop Andrelton Simmons, the team announced on Thursday. The deal, which will run through the 2020 season, is worth $58 million, according to the Atla…

Derek Jeter: ‘I’ve Done It for Long Enough’

Derek Jeter: ‘I’ve Done It for Long Enough’

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is content about riding off into the sunset following the 2014 season. The five-time World Series champion announced last week that he would be retiring at…

Mariners’ Lloyd McClendon Defends Robinson Cano

Mariners’ Lloyd McClendon Defends Robinson Cano

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PEORIA, Ariz.) — New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon hasn’t been with newly-signed Robinson Cano for that long, but he’s already coming to his defense after Yankees’ hitting coach Kevin Long criticized him publicly….

Robinson Cano Takes Field with Mariners for First Time

Robinson Cano Takes Field with Mariners for First Time

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PEORIA, Ariz.) — Second baseman Robinson Cano took the field for the first time as a member of the Mariners on Tuesday, participating in Seattle’s spring training workout.
The Mariners signed Cano away from the New Yor…

Masterson Agrees to One-Year Deal With Indians

Masterson Agrees to One-Year Deal With Indians

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) — The Cleveland Indians and starting pitcher Justin Masterson avoided salary arbitration on Tuesday, when the right-hander agreed to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $9,762,500, according to the Clevelan…

Yankees Will Lean Heavily on Brian Roberts at Second Base

Yankees Will Lean Heavily on Brian Roberts at Second Base

iStockphoto(TAMPA Fla.) — When healthy, second baseman Brian Roberts has been one of the more productive players at his position. The problem is that Roberts has rarely been healthy while he was with the Baltimore Orioles. Still, the New York Yankees…

Jimenez Signs with Orioles

Jimenez Signs with Orioles

Rich Pilling/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms on a contract with pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick on Monday night. The four year deal is worth around $48 million, according to those …

Mark Mulder’s Comeback Over after Rupturing Achilles Tendon

Mark Mulder’s Comeback Over after Rupturing Achilles Tendon

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(TEMPE Ariz.) — Hoping to return to the Major Leagues after a six-year absence, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Mark Mulder suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during agility drills prior to his first bullpen session w…

Ryan Dempster Won’t Play in 2014

Ryan Dempster Won’t Play in 2014

Robert Roger/MLB Photos via Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster will not be found on the mound in 2014.
The 16-year veteran gave general manager Ben Cherington a phone call about two weeks ago to let him know he was t…

Closer Craig Kimbrel and Atlanta Braves Agree To New Contract

Closer Craig Kimbrel and Atlanta Braves Agree To New Contract

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Sport(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) – Closer Craig Kimbrel and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration on Sunday when the right-hander agreed to a four-year contract, with a club option for the 2018 season. The deal is wort…

Angels Pitcher Mark Mulder Ruptures Achilles tendon

Angels Pitcher Mark Mulder Ruptures Achilles tendon

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The journey back to the MLB for pitcher Mark Mulder took a turn for the worse on Saturday.  Mulder ruptured his Achillies tendon during agility drills, the Los Angeles Angels confirmed.
The two-time All-Star…

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