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Hamels Will Not Be Ready for Opening Day

Hamels Will Not Be Ready for Opening Day

Daniel Shirey/Getty Images(CLEARWATER, Fla.) — Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels said Wednesday he won’t be ready to pitch on Opening Day.The three-time All Star and 2008 World Series MVP is dealing with biceps tendinitis and will s…

Mariners Lose Pitcher Iwakuma for 4-6 Weeks

Mariners Lose Pitcher Iwakuma for 4-6 Weeks

Rob Carr/Getty Images(PEORIA, Ariz.) — Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for 4-6 weeks due to a strained tendon in his right middle finger.Iwakuma, who was hurt while working out in Southern California,  has his …

Closer Greg Holland Avoids Arbitration With K.C. Royals

Closer Greg Holland Avoids Arbitration With K.C. Royals

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The Kansas City Royals and All-Star closer Greg Holland avoided arbitration on Wednesday when the 28-year-old agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.675 million.  He will also earn a $50,000 bonus …

Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will retire after the 2014 season, the five-time World Series champion announced on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Jeter, a 13-time All-Star, has been the Yankees starting shortstop…

Phillies Sign A.J. Burnett

Phillies Sign A.J. Burnett

J. Meric/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Philadelphia Phillies signed veteran pitcher A.J. Burnett to a one-year contract on Wednesday, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Burnett was considering retiring if he was unable to sign on with a team close…

Yankees Welcome Masahiro Tanaka To New York

Yankees Welcome Masahiro Tanaka To New York

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees welcomed right-handed starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to the Bronx on Tuesday.
“I’m very happy to be a Yankee,” Tanaka said at a news conference. New York signed the …

Indians Re-Sign Michael Brantley

Indians Re-Sign Michael Brantley

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Cleveland Indians have reportedly reached a deal with outfielder Michael Brantley a source tells ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. The deal is said to be worth $25 million over four years with a club option for a…

Rangers Sign Pitcher Tommy Hanson to a Minor League Deal

Rangers Sign Pitcher Tommy Hanson to a Minor League Deal

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Texas Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with pitcher Tommy Hanson, pending a physical, according to ESPN.com.
Hanson struggled last season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and has posted a 4…

Padres’ Pitcher Josh Johnson Finally Feeling Like His Old Self

Padres’ Pitcher Josh Johnson Finally Feeling Like His Old Self

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — San Diego Padres pitcher Johnson thinks this year he’ll finally get his career back on track after injuries derailed his career in recent years. Still, he recently told MLB.com that he’s happy head coach Tim Ch…

L.A. Dodgers Sign LHP Paul Maholm

L.A. Dodgers Sign LHP Paul Maholm

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) –The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm to a one-year contract on Saturday.  The deal is worth $1.5 million, according to ESPN.
In 26 starts with the Atlanta Braves la…

Athletics Reward Outfielder Coco Crisp with Two-Year Extension

Athletics Reward Outfielder Coco Crisp with Two-Year Extension

Oakland A’s/MLB(OAKLAND, Calif.) — With both sides eager to make a deal, the Oakland Athletics and outfielder Coco Crisp have come to terms on a two-year deal.
Crisps new contract will pay him $22.75 million over the course of the 2015 and 2016 season…

Brewers and Reliever Francisco Rodriguez Agree on One-Year Deal

Brewers and Reliever Francisco Rodriguez Agree on One-Year Deal

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Milwaukee Brewers are bringing back a familiar face as they’ve agreed on a one-year deal with reliever Francisco Rodriguez.
The deal is worth $3.25 million, but could increase with incentives.
In 2012, the Br…

Arroyo Agrees to 2-Year Deal with D-Backs

Arroyo Agrees to 2-Year Deal with D-Backs

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a two-year, $23.5 million contract with free-agent starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo Friday, according to ESPN MLB Insider Jerry Crasnick.
The deal pays Arroyo $9.5 million …

Alex Rodriguez Drops Lawsuits

Alex Rodriguez Drops Lawsuits

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez decided to drop his lawsuits on Friday against the MLB, MLBPA and Commissioner Selig.
Rodriguez will miss the entire 2014 season for violating the league’s substance abu…

ESPN: Mariners to Sign Fernando Rodney

ESPN: Mariners to Sign Fernando Rodney

Rob Carr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) –  The Seattle Mariners and free agent closer Fernando Rodney have agreed to a two-year, $14 million dollar contract, according to ESPN and media reports.
The 36-year-old Rodney has 172 saves over 11 seasons with th…

Hall of Fame Slugger Ralph Kiner Dies

Hall of Fame Slugger Ralph Kiner Dies

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner died on Thursday.  He was 91.
Kiner spent 10 years in the major leagues, the most productive of which coming with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also served as a longtime broad…

Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Battling Cancer

Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Battling Cancer

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Boston Red Sox starting pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling revealed on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
“I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts an…

Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady to Try Pitching

Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady to Try Pitching

ChineFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(HOUSTON) — After a stellar NBA career that ended in 2013, former All-Star guard Tracy McGrady will attempt to make the transition to baseball as a pitcher.
“I’m doing this for the love of the game. I’ve m…

Braves Reward Freddie Freeman with Contract Extension

Braves Reward Freddie Freeman with Contract Extension

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With free agency no longer what it used to be, the Atlanta Braves have wisely locked up one of their best young players as they’ve agreed on an eight-year, $135 million contract with first baseman Freddie Freem…

Padres Pitcher Cory Luebke to Miss Entire 2014 Season

Padres Pitcher Cory Luebke to Miss Entire 2014 Season

Tom Szczerbowski(NEW YORK) — After missing the entire 2013 season, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Cory Luebke will miss the entire 2014 season too as he needs to undergo a second reconstructive surgery on his pitching elbow.
According to MLB.com, a…

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