Skip to content
  1. Ryan Braun accepts MVP award at BBWAA banquet

    Jan 22, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

    braun busch getty

    Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun accepted his National League Most Valuable Player award on Saturday night at the Baseball Writers Association of America awards banquet in New York City. It was his first public appearance since the news broke last month that he tested positive for “insanely high” levels of synthetic testosterone just before the start…

  2. Julio Lugo agrees to minor league deal with Indians

    Jan 22, 2012, 8:39 AM EST

    lugo getty

    From Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press comes word that the Indians have signed veteran infielder Julio Lugo to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training, but Lugo seems like a longshot to crack the Indians’ Opening Day roster. He registered a brutal .136/.208/.136 slash line in 48 plate…

  3. Red Sox avoid arbitration with Daniel Bard at $1.6125M

    Jan 21, 2012, 10:13 PM EST

    bard getty

    The Red Sox avoided salary arbitration on Saturday night with right-hander Daniel Bard by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $1.6125 million. This according to MLB.com beat writer Ian Browne. Bard requested $1.825 million and was offered $1.4 million when arbitration figures were exchanged on Tuesday. It took less than a week for his agent…

  4. Red Sox expected to make “aggressive bid” for Roy Oswalt

    Jan 21, 2012, 8:56 PM EST

    oswalt getty

    The Red Sox traded infielder Marco Scutaro to the Rockies on Saturday afternoon in order to free themselves of his $6 million salary commitment for 2012. And they are expected to now channel that freed up cash into the acquisition of a new starter. A source told ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick that the Boston front office…

  5. Mets “making a run at signing” free agent Cody Ross

    Jan 21, 2012, 7:28 PM EST

    ross getty

    From ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick comes word that the Mets “have an interest” in free agent outfielder Cody Ross and “are making a run at signing him.” Ross went into this offseason in search of a three-year contract, but he has scaled back those expectations in recent weeks and might be resigned to accepting a one-year…

  6. Rockies acquire Marco Scutaro from Red Sox for Clayton Mortensen

    Jan 21, 2012, 6:10 PM EST

    Marco Scutaro

    UPDATE: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the deal is done. The Red Sox are sending Marco Scutaro to the Rockies for right-hander Clayton Mortensen. Colorado will be responsible for Scutaro’s entire $6 million salary this season. Mortensen, a 2007 supplemental first-round pick of the Cardinals, posted a…

  7. Josh Johnson to begin throwing off a mound next week

    Jan 21, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

    Josh Johnson

    The Marlins have made some splashy additions this winter with Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell, but they likely won’t be contenders if they don’t get bounceback seasons from two their big two stars, Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson. Ramirez told the Associated Press earlier this month that his surgically-repaired shoulder is 95-percent healed…

  8. Ozzie Guillen denies quitting on the White Sox, threatens to “kill people’s feelings”

    Jan 21, 2012, 4:01 PM EST

    Ozzie Guillen Getty

    Jake Peavy made some waves with an appearance on WSCR-AM 670 in Chicago last Saturday, implying that Ozzie Guillen quit on the White Sox last September by stepping down as manager with two games remaining in the season. Here’s part of his comments, via Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune. “I know he had a…

  9. Report: Giants offered Tim Lincecum a two-year, $40 million contract

    Jan 21, 2012, 3:04 PM EST

    Tim Lincecum Getty

    We heard this morning that the Giants and Tim Lincecum were making “significant progress” in contract negotiations. Now we have some specifics. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Giants offered Lincecum a two-year, $40 million contract while the ace right-hander’s reps countered at two years and $44 million. With such a small gap…

  10. Nick Markakis expects to be ready for Opening Day following abdominal surgery

    Jan 21, 2012, 2:10 PM EST

    Nick Markakis grand slam

    Nick Markakis is currently working his way back from surgery earlier this month to repair a torn rectus abdominus muscle. During an appearance at Orioles’ FanFest earlier today, the 28-year-old outfielder told Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com that while he’ll probably be limited until the first week of March, he expects to be ready for Opening Day…

  11. Yu Darvish’s father is not a fan of the posting system

    Jan 21, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

    Texas Rangers Introduce Yu Darvish

    After securing exclusive negotiating rights for Yu Darvish with a record $51,703,411 posting fee last month, the Rangers signed the 25-year-old right-hander to a six-year contract this week which guarantees him $56 million. While everyone appears to be pleased with the outcome, Yu’s father, Farsad Darvish, told Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com following the press conference last…

  12. Rangers’ co-owner would rather keep Josh Hamilton than sign Prince Fielder

    Jan 21, 2012, 10:59 AM EST

    josh hamilton getty

    Now that Yu Darvish is officially in the fold as a member of the Texas Rangers, much of the attention will shift to whether the club should also sign Prince Fielder. The Rangers will soon have plenty of money coming in thanks to their new television contract, but the reality is that they might not…

  13. Fausto Carmona was outed following a hush money dispute with the real Fausto Carmona

    Jan 21, 2012, 9:45 AM EST

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Fausto Carmona, whose real name is reportedly Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was arrested in the Dominican Republic on Thursday for allegedly falsifying his identity. We’re slowly learning more details about how he was exposed. ESPN’s Pedro Gomez reported on “Outside the Lines” yesterday that Carmona was outed several weeks ago on a popular radio show in Santo…

  14. The Giants and Tim Lincecum have made “significant progress” in contract talks

    Jan 21, 2012, 8:47 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    Tim Lincecum requested $21.5 million and was offered by the Giants $17 million when arbitration figures were exchanged Tuesday. Both were records for a player with less than six years of service time. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that “significant progress” has been made in negotiations since the filing numbers were…

  15. Mariners, Reds, Blue Jays and Mets among teams interested in Jeff Francis

    Jan 20, 2012, 10:58 PM EST

    Jeff Francis Getty

    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, free agent left-hander Jeff Francis is beginning to attract more interest from teams in the market for a starting pitcher. The Mariners, Reds, Blue Jays and Mets are among the teams believed to be in the mix. Francis, who turned 31 earlier this month, went 6-16 with the Royals…

  16. Picture of the Day: Yu Darvish, Texas Ranger

    Jan 20, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    Texas Rangers Introduce Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish was officially introduced as a member of the Texas Rangers during a press conference earlier this evening in the “Hall of Fame room” at the Ballpark in Arlington. According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, an estimated 200 members of the Japanese media were on hand for the occasion. Below is a picture of…

  17. Report: The Rockies remain interested in Mets’ infielder Justin Turner

    Jan 20, 2012, 8:40 PM EST

    New York Yankees v New York Mets

    The Rockies’ efforts to acquire Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox fizzled rather quickly, but they aren’t ready to throw in the towel on their search for another option at second base. Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies “remain strongly interested” in Mets’ infielder Justin Turner. This isn’t the first time…

  18. The Athletics are “very interested” in Manny Ramirez

    Jan 20, 2012, 7:20 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    Athletics general manager Billy Beane said during the Winter Meetings last month that he would prefer to go younger at designated hitter this season, but despite having a number of internal options, things might not work out that way. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes Los Angeles was told by a source (link in Spanish) that Oakland…

  19. Rangers sign Brad Hawpe to minor-league contract

    Jan 20, 2012, 5:55 PM EST

    brad-hawpe-padres

    Brad Hawpe was a bust for the Padres last season, earning $3 million while hitting just .231 with a .645 OPS in his first full season away from Coors Field, and Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that he’s agreed to a minor-league deal with the Rangers. Hawpe’s numbers were always inflated by playing half…

  20. Rockies in talks with Red Sox for Marco Scutaro … maybe

    Jan 20, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

    scutaro getty

    UPDATE: Not so fast. Less than an hour after his original report Renck says “talks are now fizzling.” ========== Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies “are close to acquiring” Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox. Colorado has been looking for a veteran second baseman and Scutaro would be a nice addition,…

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. M. Upton (2566)
  2. M. Saunders (2309)
  3. G. Richards (2135)
  4. F. Rodriguez (2132)
  5. A. Simmons (2086)