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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:47:31 PSTNEW YORK (AP) -- Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer them 2017 contracts on Friday.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:57:53 PSTARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have received right-hander pitcher Brady Dragmire on a waiver claim from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:33:00 PSTNate Grimm details the Braves acquisition of Jaime Garcia from the Cardinals and outlines changes to the CBA in Friday's Offseason Dose.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:14:58 PSTPolice in South Korea are investigating Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for allegedly crashing a luxury car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then leaving the scene. Police are also investigating whether Kang asked a friend to falsely report who was driving the vehicle when the accident occurred early Friday morning, according to an official at Seoul's Gangnam district police station who spoke on condition of anonymity. A 29-year-old man who was in Kang's vehicle initially claimed to be the driver.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:49:43 PSTPittsburgh Pirate infielder Kang Jung-ho was charged with driving while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of an accident after a car crash in the early hours of Friday morning, South Korean police have confirmed. Kang later turned himself in to the police for questioning at 5 a.m. and was charged without being taken into custody, the official said. Pirates President Frank Coonelly, who was himself arrested for driving while over the limit in 2011, said in a statement the team were aware of the "serious charges" filed against Kang.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:48:02 PSTPittsburgh Pirate infielder Kang Jung-ho was charged with driving while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of an accident after a car crash in the early hours of Friday morning, South Korean police have confirmed. Kang later turned himself in to the police for questioning at 5 a.m. and was charged without being taken into custody, the official said. Pirates President Frank Coonelly, who was himself arrested for driving while over the limit in 2011, said in a statement the team were aware of the "serious charges" filed against Kang.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:43:42 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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:39:11 PSTPIrates infielder Jung-ho Kang has once again found himself in trouble with police. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung-ho Kang has reportedly been arrested for fleeing the scene of a DUI accident in Korea, according to Yonhap News. The 29-year-old Kang was allegedly involved in an alcohol-related accident in the early hours of the morning Friday in Korea.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:21:24 PSTMajor League Baseball and its players association were prepared to go extra innings but instead agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, with the five-year deal completed only hours before the old one was to expire. MLB announced that the sides reached a tentative agreement, pending ratification by both management and the players. - - The Pittsburgh Pirates are actively trying to trade 2013 National League MVP and center fielder Andrew McCutchen for top prospects, according to multiple reports.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:40:09 PSTMatt Joyce hopes to play more regularly again in his new role with the Oakland Athletics, who needed a new outfielder to fill a big void and put him high on their offseason list. The versatile Joyce reached agreement on an $11 million, two-year contract Wednesday after passing a physical. ''Obviously the biggest thing that was kind of noticed for me was how interested they were and the opportunity to get substantial playing time again coming from the situations that I was in last year,'' Joyce said.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:28:49 PSTATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have finalized an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:38:52 PSTThe 2016 Major League Baseball free-agent market may be the weakest the sport has seen in years, but an active trade market could save the offseason. A number of elite players are rumored to be on the block, including Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera and Chris Archer. The latest big-name player to join that group is Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:29:00 PSTYoenis Cespedes is remaining with the Mets, but his foray into free agency yielded lucrative returns.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:23:25 PSTPITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are done waiting to see if pitcher Jeff Locke can return to the form that made him an All-Star in 2013.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:05 PSTDONE DEAL: The Cubs, who could lose Dexter Fowler in free agency, announced Tuesday that they’ve signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year contract worth $8 million. Jay, 31, hit .291 last season in 90 games with the San Diego Padres. Jay’s best season came in 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals (the bitter rivals of the Cubs) when he hit .305 with a .373 on-base percentage.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:44:49 PSTATLANTA (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:08:33 PSTFidel Castro, the father of communist Cuba who led the country as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008, died on Friday. In fact, Castro was just in the sports headlines on Friday when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued to defend Castro’s legacy despite his oversight of an oppressive regime that would seemingly contradict Kaepernick’s recent protests. As the story goes, Castro was a pitcher at the University of Havana when he began drawing the attention of scouts in the United States in the late 1940s.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:42:35 PSTREUNION?: 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.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:34:03 PSTThe Biscuits, the Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced the winner of the club’s Design a Hat Contest on Monday, and our mouths are watering just looking at it. The new Montgomery Biscuits caps are pretty great. Dave Parker wore the pillbox cap often.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:13:56 PSTThe 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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:01:18 PSTIf Andrew McCutchen is available, he won’t come cheap. ASK AWAY: The Seattle Mariners reportedly asked the Pittsburgh Pirates about the availability of outfielder Andrew McCutchen earlier in the offseason. With that said, you would think Pittsburgh still wants a huge package for a superstar-caliber player.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:10:00 PSTNate Grimm recaps a big Thursday for the Astros, acquiring Brian McCann and signing Josh Reddick, and talks awards in Friday's Daily Dose.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:38:09 PSTThe 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.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:53:00 PSTSeth Trachtman looks at batting average category sleepers for the 2017 MLB season.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:06:30 PSTNEW YORK (AP) -- Mets second baseman Neil Walker and Philadelphia pitcher Jeremy Hellickson have accepted $17.2 million qualifying offers, giving up free agency to stay with their teams.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 21:05:17 PSTBrandon Phillips is reportedly more open to a trade this winter. There’s a reason Brandon Phillips didn’t make our list of 25 players who could get traded this offseason. The 35-year-old second baseman owns full no-trade rights as a result of his 10-and-5 status, which means 10 years in the major leagues and the last five with the same team (in this case the Cincinnati Reds), and in the past he hasn’t been afraid to use them.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:34:33 PSTWhite Sox pitcher Chris Sale is one of the biggest names on the trade market. The Major League Baseball offseason is officially underway! The Atlanta Braves are the only team to have taken notice thus far, bringing in R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon to strengthen their staff. While Atlanta is winning the offseason right now, that seems unlikely to continue. There is significant talent available on the free-agent market, but it’s also pretty clear this year’s crop is watered down.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:36:32 PSTWhile no trades were completed at the first meeting of the offseason, many found the session illuminating: a constellation of stars are in play. Detroit will listen to offers for pitcher Justin Verlander, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, second baseman Ian Kinsler, right fielder J.D. Martinez and designated hitter Victor Martinez. The Chicago White Sox would deal ace pitcher Chris Sale for the right price.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:30:47 PSTCatch this: Buster Posey is the new Gold Glove backstop in the National League. The San Francisco Giants star unseated Yadier Molina behind the plate Tuesday when Rawlings announced its annual honors for fielding excellence. Posey was picked as the NL catcher, ending Molina's eight-year reign with St. Louis.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:45:50 PSTNEW YORK (AP) -- First baseman Anthony Rizzo and right fielder Jason Heyward from the World Series champion Chicago Cubs have won Gold Glove awards.