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Twins Reward Closer Glen Perkins with Four-Year Extension

Twins Reward Closer Glen Perkins with Four-Year Extension

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — Coming off arguably the best season of his career, the Minnesota Twins have rewarded closer Glen Perkins with a four-year contract extension.
Perkins had let it be known he wanted to remain with the Twins…

Royals’ Reliever Luke Hochevar to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Royals’ Reliever Luke Hochevar to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) — The Kansas City Royals stacked bullpen took a big hit this weekend as reliever Luke Hochevar will need to undergo Tommy John Surgery, and will miss the entire 2014 season.
“This is a kid who’s played his…

Cardinals Reward Matt Carpenter with Six-Year Extension

Cardinals Reward Matt Carpenter with Six-Year Extension

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The St. Louis Cardinals have locked up a key member of their club as they’ve given a six-year extension with infielder Matt Carpenter.
Carpenters deal is worth $52 million, according to ESPN.
In only a short period of tim…

Phillies’ Cole Hamels Suffers Injury Setback

Phillies’ Cole Hamels Suffers Injury Setback

Daniel Shirey/Getty Images(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — At first the Philadelphia Phillies said they expected starting pitcher Cole Hamels to miss a limited portion of the regular season as he battled arm fatigue. As it turns out, Hamels status for the regular…

Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee Looking Forward to Start of Season

Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee Looking Forward to Start of Season

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(CLEARWATER, Fla.) – After finishing 73-89 last season, the Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to get back to contending in the N.L. East in 2014.
This offseason they brought in veteran pitcher A.J. Burnett to solidify their…

Orioles Sign LHP Johan Santana To Minor League Contract

Orioles Sign LHP Johan Santana To Minor League Contract

Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos(BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Orioles have signed left-handed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, the team announced on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclo…

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Leaves Door Open for MLB Career

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Leaves Door Open for MLB Career

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(SURPIRSE, Ariz.) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is enjoying his Major League Baseball experience as he participates in the Texas Rangers spring training. Still, he left the door open to pursue it further at some…

Angels’ Albert Pujols Expects Bounceback Season

Angels’ Albert Pujols Expects Bounceback Season

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Coming off the worst season of his career, Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols expects to regain his old form and live up to his lucrative contract.
“I want to stay healthy and play every d…

Twins Prospect Miguel Sano to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Twins Prospect Miguel Sano to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One of the best prospects in all of baseball will have to sit out the entire 2014 season as Minnesota Twins minor-leauger Miguel Sano will need to undergo Tommy John Surgery on his injured right elbow.
The 20-yea…

Rangers SS Elvis Andrus Sidelined with Flexor Tendinitis

Rangers SS Elvis Andrus Sidelined with Flexor Tendinitis

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) — Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will not play the next few spring training games due to flexor tendinitis in his forearm, the team announced on Saturday.
Andrus batted .271 with four homers and 67 RBI’…

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Won’t Bat for Rangers on Monday

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Won’t Bat for Rangers on Monday

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(SURPRISE, Ariz.) — Seattle Seahawks fans can now feel at ease as quarterback Russell Wilson will not bat for the Texas Rangers in their Cactus League game on Monday.
Even though Wilson is fresh off winning a Super Bowl for the…

Mets Get Good News on Pitcher Jonathon Niese

Mets Get Good News on Pitcher Jonathon Niese

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.) — After a health scare involving his pitching shoulder, New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese will resume throwing within a couple days after a recent MRI came back negative.
“They think in a fe…

Greinke Leaves Start with Calf Injury

Greinke Leaves Start with Calf Injury

Harry How/Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) — Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zach Greinke made it four pitches into his first spring training start before something went wrong. Greinke strained his right calf in the first inning of the Dodgers ga…

Hamilton Will Miss at Least Two Weeks with Calf Injury

Hamilton Will Miss at Least Two Weeks with Calf Injury

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will miss at least two weeks with a left calf strain, Angels skipper Mike Scioscia confirmed Wednesday. Hamilton injured the calf Tuesday while participating in…

Carl Pavano Retires

Carl Pavano Retires

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(WOODBRIDGE, N.J.) — Starting pitcher Carl Pavano is calling it a career. The 38-year-old Pavano pitched for 14 major league seasons, but hadn’t taken the mound since June 1, 2012 when he strained his right shoulder. Pavano …

Mike Trout Agrees To One-Year Contract With L.A. Angels

Mike Trout Agrees To One-Year Contract With L.A. Angels

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) — The Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Mike Trout agreed to a one-year contract on Wednesday, worth $1 million. It’s the largest pre-arbitration deal for a player in baseball history.
Both si…

Buck Showalter Makes Prospect Write Report on Frank Robinson

Buck Showalter Makes Prospect Write Report on Frank Robinson

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(NEW YORK) –  Minor league outfielder Josh Hart wasn’t familiar with Hall of Famer Frank Robinson’s career, where he spent six years with the Baltimore Orioles. So Orioles manager Buck Showalter gave him a homework assignment…

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…

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