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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:18:17 PSTReaction to the death of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic. Ventura, who played three full seasons with the Royals, was known to teammates by the nickname ''Ace'':
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:21:58 PSTJustin Verlander is set to start another opening day for the Detroit Tigers. The rest of the rotation is a little less clear, but manager Brad Ausmus is hoping he'll have plenty of options. Ausmus saw no reason to hold back on announcing that Verlander would start the opener.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:42:31 PSTThe Baltimore Orioles and outfielder Mark Trumbo are nearing agreement on a three-year deal worth between $35 to $40 million, according to multiple published reports Thursday. Trumbo led the majors with 47 homers last season but there wasn't a high amount of interest in his services on the free-agent market. - - The Miami Marlins acquired well-traveled right-hander Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for a trio of prospects.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:30:51 PSTBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ivan Rodriguez, the second catcher ever elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, said on Thursday hard work, not steroids, carried him to the Cooperstown, New York, shrine. Rodriguez denied using steroids during his Major League Baseball career as alleged by former Texas Rangers teammate Jose Canseco, who wrote in his 2005 book, "Juiced," that he personally injected the catcher. When pressed at a news conference in New York marking Wednesday's election of Rodriguez, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines to the Hall of Fame, on whether he used performance-enhancing drugs, the 45-year-old Puerto Rican said: "No I didn't.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:22:25 PSTBy Larry Fine NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Ivan Rodriguez, the second catcher ever elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, said on Thursday hard work, not steroids, carried him to the Cooperstown, New York, shrine. Rodriguez denied using steroids during his Major League Baseball career as alleged by former Texas Rangers teammate Jose Canseco, who wrote in his 2005 book, "Juiced," that he personally injected the catcher. When pressed at a news conference in New York marking Wednesday's election of Rodriguez, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines to the Hall of Fame, on whether he used performance-enhancing drugs, the 45-year-old Puerto Rican said: "No I didn't.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:16:28 PSTJustin Verlander sat in the middle of the Tiger Den, the lounge at Comerica Park where he and his teammates were available to reporters before heading out on their winter caravan. An offseason that began with so much uncertainty is beginning to wind down now and the core of the Detroit Tigers remains intact. ''It's nice to have the band back together,'' Verlander said.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:31:25 PSTCOST CERTAINTY: The Los Angeles Angels bought out all three years of Kole Calhoun’s arbitration eligibility on Wednesday, signing him to a three-year, $26M contract. Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun won’t have to worry about arbitration hearings over the next three years. WELCOME BACK: The A’s signed veteran pitcher Ross Detwiler to a minor league contract.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:15:22 PSTDETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have acquired outfielder Mikie Mahtook from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named or cash.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:17:00 PSTThe Houston Astros are casting a wide net in their search for a top starter on the trade market. Catch up on those rumors and more.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:09:17 PSTFor the past two weeks, we’ve been dissecting some of the most interesting players, cases and debates on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. While we’d like to say we saved the best for last, that’s not exactly the case here.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:57:25 PSTDETROIT (AP) -- Third baseman Nick Castellanos agreed to a $3 million contract and shortstop Jose Iglesias reached a $4.1 million deal as the Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with all of their remaining eligible players.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:36:06 PSTDETROIT (AP) -- Andrew Romine and the Detroit Tigers have agreed on a one-year contract for $1.3 million, avoiding salary arbitration.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:06:13 PSTAmong the first-time eligible Hall of Fame candidates, there’s only one with a truly great chance of getting in this year. That would be Ivan Rodriguez, who many would argue is the greatest all-around catcher baseball has even seen.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:53:52 PSTUmpires in the minors are getting a bunch of new perks in their new CBA. Minor league umpires, represented by the Association of Minor League Umpires, have been working toward a new contract with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development, a subsidiary of Minor League Baseball, since their current CBA expired after the 2016 season.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:33:20 PSTJerry Dipoto's 11th trade this offseason rounded out the Seattle Mariners roster with his top target. ''I've probably spent more time through the course of our offseason trying to acquire Drew Smyly than any other thing that we've done,'' the general manager said Wednesday. Seattle made pair of deals on Wednesday that ultimately landed Smyly, a pitcher Dipoto thinks will fill out the Mariners starting rotation.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:53:08 PSTWelcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:34:20 PSTWinter is terrible. The weather is cold, the days are short and baseball news is scarce. The only thing keeping us sane is the promise of spring.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:13:14 PSTNL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer revealed Monday that he pitched at the end of last season with an injured finger on his throwing hand and now will skip the World Baseball Classic. The Washington Nationals initially announced Monday on Twitter that their star right-hander has a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger, without offering any details of the problem. The team said the ongoing rehabilitation will keep Scherzer off the U.S. team at the WBC, which is in March, but he is still ''expected to be a full participant'' at spring training, which starts next month.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:48:18 PSTCHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox could have quite a Triple-A battery next season: Giovanni Soto pitching to Geovany Soto.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:47:07 PSTDrew Storen is heading to Cincinnati. DONE DEAL: The Cincinnati Reds have signed reliever Drew Storen to a one-year deal. The 29-year-old Storen posted a 5.23 ERA over 51 2/3 innings with the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners last season.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:15:41 PSTJose Bautista took a punch to the jaw, Alex Rodriguez road off into the sunset and Dee Gordon provided fans with one of the most emotional and dramatic home runs of all-time. Oh yeah, and some team broke a century-long curse and won the World Series. Given all the circumstances surrounding the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win, it should come as no surprise that they top our list of the top-10 moments from the 2016 season.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:52:00 PSTNate Grimm parses Matt Wieters free agency rumors and wonders about a Jose Bautista reunion in Toronto in Friday's Offseason Lowdown.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:22:46 PSTHOTTEST RUMOR OF THE DAY: Reps for Jose Bautista, the No. 1 free agent remaining in this bleak field, are said to be in “active discussions” with the Toronto Blue Jays about a return to the team he’s played with for the past nine seasons. ICYMI: Our dude Jeff Passan on why Toronto is the best landing spot for Bautista, especially since Edwin Encarnacion left for Cleveland.
Sun, 25 Dec 2016 06:31:51 PSTFor the second straight season, we’ve obtained every single Major League Baseball team’s Christmas wish lists to Santa. Remember that one year when everyone desperately needed to have Furby, and was willing to physically injure others in order to get one? Consider this list every MLB team’s Furby. The Red Sox are going to boast a tremendous staff in 2017.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:43:27 PSTChristmas time is here, which means ’tis the season to check our phones for the latest news and rumors in between opening gifts with relatives instead of during breaks at work. There are more Christmas names than you probably think in baseball’s past, and several others that just need a slight tweak to find their Christmas spirit.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 07:41:53 PSTAlex Avila got a present of sorts, indirectly from his father, and will host a celebration this weekend with his family minus any potential baseball-related drama. The Detroit Tigers brought back Avila to play behind starting catcher James McCann, giving him a $2 million, one-year contract. Avila's father, Al Avila, is Detroit's general manager.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:28:54 PSTFormer Major League Baseball general manager Randy Smith has been named a senior adviser to the general manager and major league scouting director for the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan's Pacific League. Smith, the former general manager of the San Diego Padres (1993-95) and Detroit Tigers (1996-2002), rejoined San Diego in 2003.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:55:22 PSTMajor League Baseball had already announced the longtime rivals would play the last of three season-opening games on Sunday, April 2, at Busch Stadium. Now that ESPN has announced a significant portion of its Sunday night schedule, we’ve learned that Cubs-Cardinals will get the Sunday night spotlight three different times, including June 4 and July 23 in Chicago.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:47:20 PSTTigers’ James McCann is getting unexpected help in his preparation for the new season. The holiday season may have arrived, but that doesn’t mean the hard work stops for Major League Baseball players. Once the holidays hit, it becomes family first, which means getting that extra time in the batting cage can be a problem.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:14:46 PSTEdwin Encarnacion is the best player still on the market. Over the past five years, few hitters have been as dominant as Encarnacion. Encarnacion reportedly turned down a four-year, $80 million deal to return to Toronto, and it doesn’t appear he’s received a more enticing offer since then.