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Bill Baer

  1. White Sox prospect Micah Johnson wants to be a GM

    Jan 4, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT

    Collin Cowgill, Micah Johnson

    White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson wants to be a general manager when his playing career is over. He’ll battle for the starting 2B job this spring.

  2. MLB unlikely to institute a pitch clock in 2015

    Jan 4, 2015, 6:04 PM EDT

    Alarm Clock

    MLB tested a pitch-clock rule in the Arizona Fall League, but it’s unlikely to be adopted for the 2015 season.

  3. Oswaldo Arcia suffering from back problems in Venezuelan Winter League

    Jan 3, 2015, 10:22 PM EDT

    Oswaldo Arcia

    Back problems have kept Oswaldo Arcia out of the lineup in the Venezuelan Winter League. Arcia suffered from back problems in the second half of the regular season as well.

  4. Ricky Romero aiming to contribute to the Blue Jays in 2015

    Jan 3, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT

    ricky romero jays getty

    Ricky Romero could put himself back into consideration this spring after undergoing knee surgery.

  5. Delmon Young to take physical for Orioles on Wednesday

    Jan 3, 2015, 7:11 PM EDT

    Delmon Young

    It’ll be a little while longer until the Orioles’ one-year, $2.25 million deal with Delmon Young becomes official as he has to pass a physical first.

  6. Angels unlikely to have Josh Hamilton finish out his contract with team

    Jan 3, 2015, 6:07 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    The Angels will eventually try to trade Josh Hamilton, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez writes.

  7. Giants reportedly out on James Shields and Max Scherzer

    Jan 2, 2015, 9:52 PM EDT

    Ben Zobrist

    No James Shields or Max Scherzer for the Giants, but Ben Zobrist remains an option according to a recent report.

  8. Alex Gordon underwent wrist surgery

    Jan 2, 2015, 6:06 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon had wrist surgery earlier this week, but he should be good to go by Opening Day.

  9. Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to the Braves for a pair of pitchers

    Jan 1, 2015, 5:50 PM EDT

    Manny Banuelos

    The Yankees traded former top prospect Manny Banuelos to the Braves for pitchers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve.

  10. Report: Padres tried to sign Hiroki Kuroda

    Jan 1, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

    hiroki kuroda getty

    Hiroki Kuroda had an offer from the Padres before ultimately deciding to return to Japan, according to a report.

  11. Chiba Lotte Marines acquire Cubs prospect Dae-Eun Rhee

    Jan 1, 2015, 3:09 PM EDT

    Dae-Eun Rhee

    Cubs pitching prospect Rhee Dae-eun has been acquired by the Chiba Lotte Marines.

  12. With new year, John Gibbons’ 2016 salary guaranteed

    Jan 1, 2015, 1:47 PM EDT

    John Gibbons

    John Gibbons has guaranteed paychecks through at least 2016 now.

  13. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

    seth smith getty

    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

  14. Tigers not ruling out bringing back Max Scherzer

    Jan 1, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT

    max scherzer getty

    Max Scherzer is thought to have been out of the Tigers’ price range, but a recent report indicates that the Tigers haven’t ruled out bringing him back.

  15. Phillies considering moving Domonic Brown back to right field

    Jan 1, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    With Marlon Byrd out of the picture, the Phillies could move Domonic Brown back to his original position in right field.

  16. Cliff Pennington avoids arbitration, agrees to $3.275 million deal with D’Backs

    Dec 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

    Cliff Pennington

    The Diamondbacks ensured they would have infield versatility in 2015, avoiding arbitration with Cliff Pennington for $3.275 million.

  17. Now with Brandon Moss, the Indians would like to trade Nick Swisher

    Dec 28, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Nick Swisher

    The Indians would like to trade Nick Swisher but he’s owed a lot of money over the next two seasons, which complicates things.

  18. Mike Matheny likely to bat Jason Heyward second in Cardinals’ lineup

    Dec 28, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will likely bat Jason Heyward second behind Matt Carpenter to begin the 2015 season.

  19. The aura of Derek Jeter was present at the Pinstripe Bowl

    Dec 27, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter may have helped Penn State squeak out a victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday.

  20. Heath Bell to earn a base salary of $1 million with Nationals

    Dec 27, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Heath Bell is looking to hang on with the Nationals in 2015, and he’ll earn at least $1 million.

  21. Dodgers expected to announce Brett Anderson signing as early as Monday

    Dec 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson

    The Brett Anderson signing should become official at some point next week, at long last.

  22. A.J. Pierzynski to earn a $2 million base salary with the Braves

    Dec 26, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    The Braves’ one-year deal with catcher A.J. Pierzynski is for $2 million.

  23. Rafael Furcal suffers torn hamstring, will miss Dominican Winter League playoffs

    Dec 26, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal

    Rafael Furcal has suffered another injury, this time a torn hamstring which will keep him out of the Dominican Winter League playoffs.

  24. Report: Phillies nearing a deal with Wandy Rodriguez

    Dec 26, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    If Wandy Rodriguez passes his physical, the Phillies are expected to sign him to a minor league deal.

  25. Jeff Manship signed a minor league deal with the Indians

    Dec 26, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz, Jeff Manship

    Jeff Manship will begin the spring with the Indians after signing a minor league deal.

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