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Volquez finalizes $22 million, 2-year contract with Marlins (The Associated Press)

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:48:34 PST

Edinson Volquez admits he was ''tired'' toward the second half of last season. The 33-year-old right-hander, fresh off completing his $22 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins, assured everyone Friday that he is now rested and ready to go. ''I pitched a lot of innings the year before,'' Volquez said in Spanish, referring to the 200 1/3 innings he threw for the World Series champion Kansas City Royals in 2015, when he went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA.

Dose: Cespedes Stays (Rotoworld)

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:29:00 PST

Yoenis Cespedes is remaining with the Mets, but his foray into free agency yielded lucrative returns.

AP source: Volquez, Marlins agree to $22M, 2-year deal (The Associated Press)

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:46:55 PST

The Marlins have begun the painful task of revamping their rotation following the death of ace Jose Fernandez, reaching a deal with free agent Edinson Volquez. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it won't be final until Volquez successfully completes a physical. An All-Star in 2008 when he won 17 games with Cincinnati, Volquez helped pitch Kansas City to the World Series title in 2015 as he went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA.

Hot Stove Digest: Marlins reel in Edinson Volquez for two years (Big League Stew)

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:13:04 PST

REEL HIM IN: The Miami Marlins have signed pitcher Edinson Volquez on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old Volquez is coming off a season in which he posted a 5.37 ERA over 189 1/3 innings with the Kansas City Royals. The deal is said to be for two years and $22 million, according to Chris Cotillo.

Yankees release Eovaldi, Rumbelow, Mantiply (The Associated Press)

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:42:06 PST

Injured pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has been released by the New York Yankees along with right-hander Nick Rumbelow and lefty Joe Mantiply. The trio had been designated for assignment on Nov. 18, and the Yankees announced their release Monday. Eovaldi will be sidelined next season as he recovers from Aug. 19 surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon and partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Hot Stove Digest: Giants have discussed bringing back Pablo Sandoval (Big League Stew)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:42:35 PST

REUNION?: Would the San Francisco Giants really consider reuniting with Pablo Sandoval? According to Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, they have at least discussed that option internally. It’s unknown if those discussions will morph into serious trade talks, or whether the Red Sox would even be receptive, but it’s one of the more interesting rumors out there.

Big League Stew's holiday gift guide (Big League Stew)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:29:18 PST

This cap with Ken Griffey Jr.’s silhouette is something you or the MLB fan in your life will want. Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us. If you’re wondering what to buy the baseball fans in your life, or if you need to put together a wish list for others, Big League Stew has your back.

What every MLB team should be thankful for this Thanksgiving (Big League Stew)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:13:56 PST

The holiday season is here. For some, that means consuming good food while being surrounded by old friends and loving family members. Your turkey is juicy, your conversations are rich and your weird uncle decided not to show up this year.

Major League Baseball notes Phillies fan's wife-saving catch (The Associated Press)

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:53:31 PST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Major League Baseball has honored a Philadelphia Phillies fan for making a wife-saving catch.

The offseason has been full of crazy new team names (Big League Stew)

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:22:40 PST

New team names have been popular this offseason, and the latest comes from the collegiate Northwoods League. The new team is the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders, and it beat out four other options: Barn Owls, Lake Flies, Pipsqueaks and Shantymen. Four minor league baseball teams have changed their names since the offseason began.

Rangers, RHP Cashner finalize $10 million, 1-year deal (The Associated Press)

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:27:15 PST

Andrew Cashner wanted to come home to Texas to pitch, and the Rangers have long coveted the right-hander. Cashner, a free agent for the first time, was introduced by the AL West champions Monday night after he underwent a physical and then finalized a $10 million, one-year contract. Cashner finished last season with the Miami Marlins after the San Diego Padres traded him July 29, after the Rangers had also inquired about the starter.

Dose: Reliever Roulette (Rotoworld)

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:15:00 PST

Nate Grimm runs down the rumors surrounding the top-flight relievers and talks Chris Sale's perceived availability in Monday's Dose.

Hot Stove Digest: Astros place Jon Singleton and his unprecedented contract on waivers (Big League Stew)

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:12:28 PST

CHANGE OF PLANS: The Houston Astros have placed first baseman Jon Singleton on outright waivers less than three years after signing him to an unprecedented five-year, $10M contract. The deal was unique in that Singleton signed it before taking a single MLB at-bat. As it turns out, Singleton may have actually done well to land that money.

AP source: RHP Cashner has $10M, one-year deal with Rangers (The Associated Press)

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:35:05 PST

Right-hander Andrew Cashner is going home for a spot in the Texas Rangers' rotation. Cashner, a Texas native who was a first-round draft pick out of TCU in 2008, finished last season with the Miami Marlins after the San Diego Padres traded him July 29. Texas had inquired about Cashner before the non-waiver trading deadline last summer, and had previously been interested in him.

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:26:43 PST

Nov 18 (The Sports Xchange) - The Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent right-hander Andrew Cashner on Friday, according to published reports. The deal is reportedly worth $10 million. Cashner will be looking to rebound in 2017 after going just 5-11 with a 5.25 ERA while splitting last season with the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins. The 30-year-old Cashner has a 31-53 record and 3.89 ERA over seven big-league seasons, beginning with the Chicago Cubs in 2010. ...

Andrew Cashner reportedly signs one-year deal with Rangers (Big League Stew)

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:40:11 PST

It looks like the Texas Rangers have finally gotten their man. The team has reportedly signed right handed starter Andrew Cashner to a one-year deal worth $10 million. Cashner started 2016 pitching for the San Diego Padres, racking up a 4.76 ERA in 79.1 innings.

Hot Stove Digest: Marlins looking to sign closer Kenley Jansen, build 'super bullpen' (Big League Stew)

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:21:31 PST

SUPER BULLPEN: With starting pitching options limited this winter, the Miami Marlins may turn their focus to building a “super bullpen,” according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. Jansen became the Dodgers full-time closer under Don Mattingly in 2012, so there’s familiarity. Where the issue is likely to arise is money, as Jansen is believed to be seeking a $100M contract.

BLS Draft: MLB teams most likely to win the 2017 World Series (Big League Stew)

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:38:09 PST

The offseason is barely underway. While some players have signed, the big-name free agents still remain on the market. On top of that, trade rumors are already brewing, and some significant players appear to be available. In just a few months, the whole landscape of baseball could change drastically.

Nationals' Scherzer, Boston's Porcello win Cy Young Awards (The Associated Press)

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:13:11 PST

Max Scherzer celebrated aboard a boat off the British Virgin Islands, doused by college pals on a floating party. Rick Porcello enjoyed the moment at his parents' home in New Jersey, surrounded by family, friends and a few bottles of wine. As for Justin Verlander, well, fuming supermodel Kate Upton brought the heat for her fiance.

Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer win baseball's Cy Young awards (Big League Stew)

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:56:34 PST

Rick Porcello was named the AL Cy Young winner Wednesday despite not earning the most first-place votes while Max Scherzer won in runaway fashion in the NL. Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers finished second despite 14 first-place votes.

Rockies bring in Mike Redmond as bench coach (The Associated Press)

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:38:19 PST

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have brought in Mike Redmond to serve as the bench coach on new manager Bud Black's staff.

The 2017 World Baseball Classic schedule means baseball is closer than you think (Big League Stew)

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:12:19 PST

The Dominican Republic celebates after defeating Puerto Rico to win the 2013 World Baseball Classic. After all the games are played in each pool (you can find the full schedule here), including possible play-in games to determine the winners, we move on to Round 2.

Get a look at the most unbelievable minor-league baseball team yet (Big League Stew)

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:04:43 PST

Move over Hartford Yard Goats, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Savannah Bananas and El Paso Chihuahuas — the New Orleans Baby Cakes have come to claim the crown of most unbelievable but actual Minor League Baseball team. On Tuesday, the New Orleans Zephyrs — the Miami Marlins Triple-A affiliate — announced that they’d rebranded themselves as the Baby Cakes, a move that, if nothing else, got people talking. It immediately became a trending topic on Twitter, where was there no shortage of opinions about the team’s new look, which is inspired by actual New Orleans king cakes, which are popular at Mardi Gras and often have a small plastic baby inside of them.

Marlins plan to honor Jose Fernandez with permanent memorial (Big League Stew)

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:31:15 PST

Jose Fernandez’s Marlins teammates paid tribute by leaving their hats on the pitching mound after the game against the Mets at Marlins Park on Sept. 26. In the weeks since Jose Fernandez tragically died in a boating accident, many tributes and memorials have been held in his honor. Now comes word that the Miami Marlins are planning to build a permanent memorial outside Marlins Park that will serve to capture his life and his legacy with the team and in the community.

Big bats: Here are this year's Silver Slugger award winners (Big League Stew)

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:55:15 PST

There’s nothing better than hitting a go-ahead home run. It’s dramatic, it gives your team the lead and it usually ends up with you being the hero. Hit enough of those homers, and you might just find yourself taking home some hardware at the end of the year.

Jose Fernandez's peers voted him NL Comeback Player of the Year (Big League Stew)

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:55:49 PST

The legacy of Jose Fernandez was further cemented on Wednesday after the Miami Marlins pitcher was posthumously named the National League Comeback Player of the Year at the MLB Players Choice Awards. Fernandez was selected by his peers, who cast their votes before his untimely death in a boating accident off Miami Beach on Sept 25. The late Jose Fernandez is the recipient of the NL Comeback Player Award.

Fernandez posthumously earns NL comeback award from peers (The Associated Press)

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:36:14 PST

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident in September, was voted the NL comeback player of the year by his peers in the annual Players Choice Awards of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Fernandez was the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year, had Tommy John surgery the following year, returned in July 2015 and was 16-8 with a 2.86 ERA this season, earning his second All-Star selection. Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs after hitting 13 for Seattle in 2015, was voted the AL comeback award.

Former Marlins manager Gonzalez rejoins them as coach (The Associated Press)

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:09:05 PST

MIAMI (AP) -- Former Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez is rejoining them as third base coach for manager Don Mattingly.

How one Marlins teammate is honoring Jose Fernandez on Election Day (Big League Stew)

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:11:03 PST

Last September, Jose Fernandez became a U.S. citizen. Fernandez was born in Cuba and risked his life to come to the U.S., getting caught and put in jail three times when he was still a teenager. Once he finally got here, Fernandez made it a point to officially become a citizen.

Tim Tebow hits walk-off single after getting advice from MLB legend (Big League Stew)

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 22:46:24 PST

Tim Tebow now has the best moment in his young baseball career with the New York Mets — and it came hours after getting pointers from one of MLB’s most famous clutch hitters. Tebow knocked in the game-winning run in Monday night’s Arizona Fall League game between his Scottsdale Scorpions and the Mesa Solar Sox.