Nov 18, 2014, 9:21 PM EST
As first first reported by Cover Those Bases and then confirmed by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the A’s are in “serious talks” with free agent Billy Butler. Word is the two sides are “close” to an agreement.
Nov 18, 2014, 8:14 PM EST
From Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish comes word that the Cardinals have cut ties with outfielder Shane Robinson, a fifth-round pick from the 2006 draft who has appeared in a total of 268 major league games.
Nov 18, 2014, 7:38 PM EST
There is a clear need for a front-line starter in Arizona, and new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa is exploring all of his options.
Nov 18, 2014, 6:25 PM EST
Might the Cardinals be a darkhorse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes? Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM says they are “in pursuit,” citing a club source.
Nov 16, 2014, 4:49 PM EST
From Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune comes word that the Cubs have acquired infielder Tommy La Stella and international signing slot No. 4 from the Braves for reliever Arodys Vizcaino and three international signing bonus slots.
Nov 16, 2014, 4:33 PM EST
This is about a week old but still pretty hilarious.
Nov 16, 2014, 3:25 PM EST
Justin Masterson had a dreadful 2014, posting a 5.88 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 128 2/3 innings between the Indians and Cardinals, but the free agent right-hander is already drawing a decent amount of interest on the open market as clubs look to the bargain bin for potential reclamation projects.
Nov 16, 2014, 1:58 PM EST
Here’s a smooth diving catch that right fielder Yasiel Puig pulled off in the fourth inning of Sunday evening’s 6-1 win for the visiting MLB All-Stars …
Nov 16, 2014, 12:44 PM EST
FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays front office has “established contact” with the reps for free agent infielder Hanley Ramirez, but then adds that the Jays are “not actively pursuing him now.”
Nov 16, 2014, 11:29 AM EST
Could the Mariners be dangling Hisashi Iwakuma?
Nov 16, 2014, 9:25 AM EST
Watch as Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau goes deep to give the MLB All-Stars a 4-1 lead over Samurai Japan on Sunday night at the Tokyo Dome …
Nov 12, 2014, 11:43 PM EST
Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet reports that the Blue Jays have traded outfielder Anthony Gose to the Tigers for second base prospect Devon Travis.
Nov 12, 2014, 11:26 PM EST
Jon Lester’s agent reportedly met with Red Sox officials Wednesday for an “extended period of time.” The tour will continue to the north side of Chicago.
Nov 12, 2014, 10:11 PM EST
Here’s an adorable photo from Amanda Kluber, the wife of Corey Kluber, showing the Indians ace celebrating his 2014 American League Cy Young Award victory with his young daughter …
Nov 12, 2014, 9:27 PM EST
As first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the Yankees. Joel Sherman at the New York Post confirms the news and says left-handed reliever Justin Wilson is headed to the Yankees in return.
Nov 12, 2014, 8:53 PM EST
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has issued a statement on the recent report out of the Dominican Republic that Oscar Taveras was heavily-intoxicated during his fatal car crash …
Nov 12, 2014, 8:42 PM EST
Andrew Miller is probably the best reliever on the open market this winter and his free agency is not tied to draft pick compensation like, say, David Robertson, so he is setting his sights sky-high.
Nov 12, 2014, 7:34 PM EST
Dominican officials have informed the Associated Press that Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras was drunk — five times the legal limit, in fact — when he died in a car crash on October 26.
Nov 12, 2014, 7:01 PM EST
Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has been named the 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He received 17 of the 30 first-place votes. Mariners ace Felix Hernandez received the other 13 and finished second.
Nov 12, 2014, 6:20 PM EST
In the least-surprising result of this award season, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been named the 2014 Cy Young Award winner in the National League by the Baseball Writers Association of America. It was a unanimous vote — the first since Tigers righty Justin Verlander won unanimously in 2011.
Nov 9, 2014, 4:03 PM EST
Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays are planning to meet next week with free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and his representatives.
Nov 9, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
The fine folks at SB Nation’s Bleed Cubbie Blue have posted a photo gallery of the ongoing Wrigley Field renovation project, which is on schedule to be completed by Opening Day 2015. The right and left field bleachers have been demolished, offering some really interesting views of the historic ballpark …
Nov 9, 2014, 1:02 PM EST
Some of the coaches and players participating in this month’s Japan All-Star Series spoke about their expectations for the experience this weekend with MLB.com …
Nov 9, 2014, 11:55 AM EST
The Phillies are expected to dangle ace left-hander Cole Hamels this offseason to potentially spur an organizational rebuild, but he has a 20-team no-trade clause and the asking price is apparently going to be sky-high.
Nov 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EST
Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan drew heavy cheers from the crowd at Saturday’s Kansas State vs. TCU college football game.
- Someone apparently got Jayson Werth’s autograph in jail 18
- Chris Davis opens up about his Adderall suspension: “It was a moment of weakness” 55
- MLB.com names Byron Buxton as baseball’s top prospect for second straight year 41
- Yasiel Puig says the Cardinals are the Dodgers’ “principal rivals,” not the Giants 103
- Jayson Werth to serve five days in jail for reckless driving 48
- Keith Law’s top 100 prospects list is out 39
- Great Moments in Media Arrogance: Marshawn Lynch edition 173
- Nationals sign former Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen 11
- Great Moments in Media Arrogance: Marshawn Lynch edition (173)
- Rob Manfred, new Major League Baseball commissioner, suggests ban on defensive shifts (118)
- Yasiel Puig says the Cardinals are the Dodgers’ “principal rivals,” not the Giants (103)
- Why “Deflategate” would never happen in baseball (96)
- The Yankees are going to try to get out of paying A-Rod his contract incentives (85)