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  1. Josh Reddick undergoes surgery on left wrist

    Nov 15, 2011, 7:58 PM EST

    Josh Reddick AP

    Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston reports that Josh Reddick underwent surgery earlier today to repair torn cartilage in his left wrist. The report was confirmed by Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, according to McDonald’s colleague Gordon Edes. McDonald writes that Reddick may have suffered the injury when he was hit in the left hand by…

  2. Cardinals interested in bringing back Octavio Dotel

    Nov 15, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Octavio Dotel Getty

    According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the Cardinals have had “multiple discussions” about bringing back veteran reliever Octavio Dotel. Dotel, 37, posted a 3.50 ERA and 62/17 K/BB ratio over 54 innings between the Cardinals and Blue Jays during the regular season. Of course, he was also an important part of Tony La Russa’s bullpen during…

  3. Report: Angels have “serious” interest in C.J. Wilson

    Nov 14, 2011, 10:59 PM EST

    C.J. Wilson Getty

    We learned earlier today that six teams have expressed interest in C.J. Wilson, but it appears one team in particular is making a strong early push. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto and assistant general manager Scott Servais had dinner tonight with Wilson’s agent Bob Garber. DiGiovanna…

  4. Mariners willing to throw in money to rid themselves of Chone Figgins

    Nov 14, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

    Chone Figgins running

    Chone Figgins has been a complete disaster since signing a four-year, $36 million deal with the Mariners in December of 2009. After he hit absolute rock bottom this season by batting just .188/.241/.243 over 313 plate appearances, it appears general manager Jack Zduriencik is ready to cut his losses and move on. According to Jon Paul…

  5. Aramis Ramirez will not be back with the Cubs

    Nov 14, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

    Aramis Ramirez

    New Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein hinted earlier this month that Aramis Ramirez will likely be “moving on,” but the veteran third baseman’s agent said something much more definitive earlier today. According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, Ramirez’s agent Paul Kinzer said “that ship has sailed” as far as his client re-signing with…

  6. Diamondbacks sell Kam Mickolio to Hiroshima Carp

    Nov 14, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Kam Mickolio Getty

    The Diamondbacks announced this afternoon that they have sold reliever Kam Mickolio to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan’s Central League. It was an expected move, as Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reported last week that Mickolio will pitch in Japan next season. Mickolio was acquired from the Orioles last December along with David Hernandez in the…

  7. Ryan Doumit may sign contract within next few days

    Nov 12, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

    Ryan Doumit Getty

    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, Ryan Doumit‘s agent Paul Cobbe said his client received two new offers today and could sign a contract in the next few days. The Pirates declined 2012 and 2013 options on Doumit late last month totaling $15.5 million. Crasnick reported earlier this week that the 30-year-old has already received…

  8. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington may already have a favorite for manager

    Nov 12, 2011, 3:49 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Announce Ben Cherington as Executive Vice President/General Manager

    While the Red Sox were scheduled to interview Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont for their managerial vacancy today, general manager Ben Cherington may have already pegged a favorite. Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston writes that Cherington is “extremely high” on Brewers hitting coach and former Red Sox third base coach Dale Sveum. In fact,…

  9. Slow recovery from foot injury delays Mark Trumbo’s potential move to third base

    Nov 12, 2011, 2:48 PM EST

    Mark Trumbo Getty

    Mark Trumbo said earlier this week that the Angels wanted him to work with bench coach Rob Picciolo this offseason in order to see if he could be an option at third base, but those plans will have to be put on hold for now. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that a foot…

  10. Report: Yoenis Cespedes may not become a free agent for two months

    Nov 12, 2011, 1:26 PM EST

    Yoenis Cespedes AP

    Here’s a development that could have a significant impact on the offseason plans for several teams. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer was told by a source that it could take two months before Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will be declared a free agent by MLB. Cespedes, 26, defected to the Dominican Republic this…

  11. Report: Rockies express interest in Grady Sizemore

    Nov 12, 2011, 12:45 PM EST

    sizemore close

    Add another team to the list of those who might be willing to take a chance on Grady Sizemore. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have expressed interest in Sizemore. Of course, “expressed interest” is a familiar and vague piece of Hot Stove jargon, so it’s not clear if they have…

  12. Charlie Lea: 1956-2011

    Nov 12, 2011, 11:48 AM EST

    Charlie Lea AP

    Some sad news to pass along out of Tennessee. According to the Associated Press, Charlie Lea passed away yesterday at the age of 54. Collierville police chief Larry Goodwin told the Commercial Appeal that he died of a suspected heart attack. Lea pitched seven seasons in the big leagues, six of them with the Expos, and…

  13. More details on the rescue of Wilson Ramos

    Nov 12, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Venezuelan Washington Nationals catcher

    Wilson Ramos was found safely by Venezuelan authorities on Friday, nearly 48 hours after he was taken from his home by four gunmen. Here are some more details on his rescue. In an interview with Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, Ramos said he was lying in a bed in captivity when he began to…

  14. Report: Pirates interested in Ramon Santiago

    Nov 12, 2011, 10:02 AM EST

    Ramon Santiago

    According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Pirates have interest in free agent infielder Ramon Santiago. Santiago has proven to be a valuable utility man for Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland. The 32-year-old has batted .263/.323/.362 with a .685 OPS over the past three seasons. He is also known as an above average defender at…

  15. Picture of the Day: Wilson Ramos hugs mom

    Nov 12, 2011, 9:18 AM EST

    Venezuelan Washington Nationals catcher

    Some images don’t need much setting up. Via STR/AFP/Getty Images, here’s Wilson Ramos reunited with his mother, Maria Campos.

  16. Astros’ sale on the agenda for MLB owners’ meeting next week

    Nov 12, 2011, 8:52 AM EST

    Jim Crane

    We’ve heard rumors of this before, but it seems like it’s really happening this time. According to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, the proposed sale of the Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane is on the agenda for the MLB owners’ meetings next week in Milwaukee. The vote is expected to take place…

  17. The Marlins officially become the Miami Marlins; unveil new logo, uniforms

    Nov 11, 2011, 9:48 PM EST

    Marlins Miami new logo

    The Florida Marlins are no longer. Ushering in a new era for their new ballpark in Little Havana, owner Jeffrey Loria unveiled the team’s new identity a little less than an hour ago. In addition to the new name, the Miami Marlins, they have a new logo and uniforms. The logo, to your right, is…

  18. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington says talks with David Ortiz are “ongoing”

    Nov 11, 2011, 8:44 PM EST

    David Ortiz Getty Images

    Jonathan Papelbon has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies. Could David Ortiz be the next to leave Boston? Don’t count on it. Based on what Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters (via WEEI.com) following a press conference for managerial candidate Torey Lovullo earlier today, there’s still plenty of optimism about…

  19. Marlins have made “substantial” offers to Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes

    Nov 11, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

    Marlins cap

    With a new name, logo and stadium comes a new approach in free agency. The Miami Marlins are pulling out all the stops to land a big name and create some serious buzz going into 2012. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Marlins have made “substantial offers” to free agents Albert Pujols and Jose…

  20. Report: Red Sox will pursue Ryan Madson and Heath Bell

    Nov 11, 2011, 5:12 PM EST

    red sox logo

    We’ve already talked about the Phillies’ side of things already regarding the Jonathan Papelbon deal, but what about the fallout for the Red Sox? It once looked like Daniel Bard was the natural heir apparent for the ninth inning role, but whether it had to do with his struggles in September or not, it appears…

  21. UPDATE: Phillies, Jonathan Papelbon agree to four-year, $50 million contract

    Nov 11, 2011, 2:42 PM EST

    Jonathan Papelbon

    UPDATE III: Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Papelbon is guaranteed $50 million over four years while the vesting option is believed to be easily attainable. UPDATE II: If you were somehow on the fence about this deal being excessive, this should push you overboard and then some. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that Papelbon…

  22. Report: White Sox drawing interest in John Danks and Gavin Floyd

    Nov 10, 2011, 5:02 PM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago White Sox

    The lack of quality starting pitchers available in free agency is pretty well documented, so it comes as no surprise that Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is hearing the White Sox are drawing trade interest in John Danks and Gavin Floyd. Danks, who turns 27 in April, went 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA and 135/46 K/BB ratio…

  23. Pirates sign Rod Barajas to one-year deal with club option for 2013

    Nov 10, 2011, 11:58 AM EST

    Rod Barajas

    UPDATE: Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports hears that Barajas will make $4 million next season while the contract includes a $3.5 million option for 2013. Barajas made $3.25 million with the Dodgers in 2011. 11:58 AM: After declining the options on Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder at the end of October, the Pirates have settled…

  24. Red Sox, Cubs hope to settle Theo Epstein compensation next week

    Nov 10, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein speaks at a news conference at Wrigley Field in Chicago

    The Red Sox and Cubs were granted an extension last week to work out the lingering issue of compensation over Theo Epstein. However, since both sides are pretty busy interviewing managerial candidates and expressing interest to free agents, little progress has been made in recent days. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington hopes to change…

  25. Olney: Yankees “highly unlikely” to make a serious run at Mark Buehrle

    Nov 8, 2011, 10:30 PM EST

    Mark Buehrle

    The free agent market opened for business less than a week ago, so Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is just getting started in his search for a starting pitcher. He got in touch with the agent for C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt over the weekend and contacted Mark Buehrle‘s agent Jeff Berry earlier today. Buster Olney…

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