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Scoreboard Roundup – 4/3/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/3/13

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: The Minnesota Twins (1-1) edged the Detroit Tigers (1-1), 3-2.The Cleveland Indians (2-0) outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays (0-2) in 11 innings, 3-2.The Tampa Bay Rays (1-1) stung the Baltimore Orioles (1-1), 8-…

Bryce Harper Sparks Nationals to Opening Day Win

Bryce Harper Sparks Nationals to Opening Day Win

Rob Carr/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Bryce Harper belted a pair of solo home runs and Stephen Strasburg tossed seven scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals (1-0) shut down the Miami Marlins (0-1) on Opening Day Monday, 2-0.The 20-year-old Harper…

N.Y. Yankees Sign Chien-Ming Wang To Minor League Contract

N.Y. Yankees Sign Chien-Ming Wang To Minor League Contract

Brad White/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — The New York Yankees signed right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league contract on Saturday. Wang played for the Bronx Bombers from 2005 through 2009, compiling a record of 55-26 with a 4.16 ERA in 10…

Nationals Name Stephen Strasburg Opening Day Starter

Nationals Name Stephen Strasburg Opening Day Starter

Norm Hall/Getty Images(VIERA, Fla.) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasbug will make his second opening day start when they open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1.
Strasburg went 15-6, with a 3.16 ERA, and 197 strike out…

Nationals Second Baseman Will Play Through Torn Rotator Cuff

Nationals Second Baseman Will Play Through Torn Rotator Cuff

Greg Fiume/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If Danny Espinosa gets off to a tough start in the 2013 season, fans should be patient as the Washington Nationals second baseman will play through a torn rotator cuff.Espinosa says he suffered the injury back in Se…

Blue Jays Agree To One-Year Contract With INF Mark DeRosa

Blue Jays Agree To One-Year Contract With INF Mark DeRosa

Gary Bogdon/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TORONTO) — The Toronto Blue Jays reached an agreement with free agent infielder Mark DeRosa Tuesday on a one-year contract, worth $750,000.In 48 games last year with the Washington Nationals, the 37-year-old DeR…

Mariners Acquire Slugger Michael Morse From Nationals

Mariners Acquire Slugger Michael Morse From Nationals

Mitchell Layton/Getty Image(SEATTLE) –  The Seattle Mariners have acquired slugger Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals in a three-team trade that also moved catcher John Jaso from Seattle to the Oakland Athletics.
In exchange for Morse, t…

Report: Soriano Agrees to Deal with Washington Nationals

Report: Soriano Agrees to Deal with Washington Nationals

Elsa/Getty Images(WASHINGTON)  — Free agent reliever Rafael Soriano has agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday worth $28 million, according to ESPN. The deal also includes a third-year at $14 million, which kicks i…

1B Adam LaRoche Re-Signs With Washington Nationals

1B Adam LaRoche Re-Signs With Washington Nationals

Gary Bogdon/MLB Photos via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Nationals and free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche agreed to a two-year contract with a mutual option for a third year on Tuesday. The contract is worth $24 million in guaranteed money, accord…

Cubs Welcome Edwin Jackson To Chicago

Cubs Welcome Edwin Jackson To Chicago

G Fiume/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Cubs introduced righthanded pitcher Edwin Jackson at a news conference on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Jackson inked a four-year deal with the Cubs worth $52 million. He will be tossing for his eighth team in …

Edwin Jackson Agrees to Four-Year Deal With Cubs

Edwin Jackson Agrees to Four-Year Deal With Cubs

Major League Baseball(CHICAGO) — Pitcher Edwin Jackson has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
The deal is pending a physical.
The 29-year-old Jackson compiled a 10-11 record with a 1….

Phillies Sign Reliever Mike Adams and Starter John Lannan

Phillies Sign Reliever Mike Adams and Starter John Lannan

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) — The Phillies have decided they can never have enough pitching. The team has come to terms with reliever Mike Adams as well as starting pitcher John Lannan.Over the course of his career, Adams has been one of the premi…

Nationals Sign Pitcher Dan Haren

Nationals Sign Pitcher Dan Haren

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(NASHVILLE) –  The Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal worth $13 million with starting pitcher Dan Haren.Haren was nearly dealt to the Chicago Cubs last month but the deal fell through. Haren also wound …

Reliever Brad Lidge Retires from Baseball

Reliever Brad Lidge Retires from Baseball

Greg Fiume/Getty Images(NASHVILLE) — Four years after being at the peak of his career, relief pitcher Brad Lidge has decided to retire from Major League Baseball after 11 seasons.Instead of pursuing another year in baseball, Lidge has informed his age…

Nationals Trade for Denard Span

Nationals Trade for Denard Span

Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Denard Span is now a member of the Washington Nationals. The Nationals acquired the 28-year-old outfielder from the Minnesota Twins, in exchange for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer, Thursd…

Davey Johnson, Bob Melvin Named Managers of the Year

Davey Johnson, Bob Melvin Named Managers of the Year

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Nationals skipper Davey Johnson was named the National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, after leading Washington to the best record in baseball.The 69-year-old Johnson guided the Nats to the NL East tit…

Trout, Harper Win Rookies Of The Year

Trout, Harper Win Rookies Of The Year

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was unanimously named the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year on Monday, while Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper took home that honor for the Na…

Davey Johnson Returning to the Nationals For One More Year

Davey Johnson Returning to the Nationals For One More Year

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After a stellar 2012 regular season that ended in disappointment, Davey Johnson is returning the Washington Nationals in 2013.The team announced that Johnson will return for one last season before moving into…

Astros Introduce New Manager Bo Porter

Astros Introduce New Manager Bo Porter

Gary Bogdon/MLB Photos via Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The Houston Astros introduced Bo Porter as their new manager on Thursday. He will replace the fired Brad Mills.The 40-year-old Porter was previously the third base coach of the Washington Nationals. T…

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson Hopes to Return Next Season

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson Hopes to Return Next Season

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Washington Nationals had the best regular season record in all of baseball this year, but were ousted in the NLDS. Manager Davey Johnson will no longer be under contract with the team once the playoffs en…

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