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  1. Joey Votto’s status in limbo for World Baseball Classic

    Jan 12, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

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    Joey Votto is hoping to play for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but he underwent knee surgery last summer and must pass a physical for insurance purposes before he’s given the go-ahead. This according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. “We have every reason to believe there will be no issue whatsoever,” Team…

  2. Injury puts Francisco Liriano’s deal with Pirates in jeopardy

    Jan 8, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano AP

    What was believed to be a done deal between Francisco Liriano and the Pirates is apparently in jeopardy weeks after the left-hander reportedly agreed to a two-year, $12.75 million contract. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Liriano suffered an injury to his right (non-throwing) arm in December, adding that the Pirates “continue…

  3. Jose Lopez signs with Japanese team for $911,000

    Jan 7, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    Jose Lopez

    Making official what was reported last week, Jose Lopez has signed a one-year deal with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. According to the Associated Press he’ll get $911,000, which is less than most former major leaguers heading to Japan typically receive and suggests Lopez couldn’t find anything more than a minor-league deal in America. And…

  4. Indians’ one-year deal with Brett Myers includes $8 million option for 2014

    Jan 4, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Brett Myers and the Indians officially announced their one-year, $7 million deal today and it was also revealed that the team option for 2014 is worth $8 million. So if Myers pitches well and stays healthy he’ll get $15 million for two seasons, which would be the same contract that free agent starters like Joe…

  5. Indians’ new local television deal with FOX worth $400 million for 10 seasons

    Jan 2, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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    Last week FOX purchased Sportstime Ohio and the right to broadcast Indians games and now we have some details about the deal, with Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reporting that the Indians are expected to get $400 million for 10 seasons. That includes $40 million for 2013, which helps explains their sudden spending…

  6. Brett Myers is getting $7 million from the Indians

    Jan 2, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Brett Myers Getty

    Jon Heyman reported yesterday that the Indians and Brett Myers had reached agreement on a one-year deal. This morning he reports the contract’s value: $7 million. As mentioned last night, the contract includes an option for 2014. At best: Myers becomes a serviceable starter for the Tribe who, if they don’t contend, would be a pretty appealing…

  7. Indians “have had dialogue with” Shaun Marcum

    Jan 1, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

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    The Indians traded for Trevor Bauer last month and signed Brett Myers to a one-year free agent deal earlier this evening. But their thirst for starting rotation candidates apparently remains strong. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the Indians “have had dialogue” with righty Shaun Marcum. It’s possible that the yet-to-be-finalized Myers contract will end…

  8. Brett Myers close to one-year deal with Indians

    Jan 1, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Brett Myers has agreed to a one-year deal with the Indians, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Heyman reports that the contract also includes an option for 2014 and is pending a physical exam for the 32-year-old right-hander. In both 2008 and last year Myers was shifted from the rotation to the bullpen and made…

  9. Brett Myers said to be “asking for too much money”

    Dec 30, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has an update on the market for free agent right-hander Brett Myers: There are so many positive views of Myers and what he can bring either as a starter (a former 200-inning guy) or reliever, yet he remains unsigned. “The feeling is he’s been asking for too much money,”…

  10. The Yankees are still interested in Scott Hairston

    Dec 28, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

    Scott Hairston

    In past years I would not make much of an effort to post about the Yankees’ possible interest in role players, but in a world where their failure to land guys like Jeff Keppinger and Nate Schierholtz actually upsets people, this is relevant: The Yankees starting outfield is Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Ichiro Suzuki ……

  11. Rangers still looking to add another hitter after signing A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 27, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yesterday the Rangers made their one-year deal with A.J. Pierzynski official, adding the veteran catcher to the lineup following his career-year for the White Sox, but general manager Jon Daniels also said that he’s still searching for another hitter after losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli to free agency. “We’re looking at that now,” Daniels…

  12. The White Sox are extremely appreciative of A.J. Pierzynski

    Dec 27, 2012, 8:57 AM EDT

    Barrett Pierzynski Getty

    Free agents come and go all the time. Often you see them take out an ad in the local paper or something to thank the fans. Less often the team issues a statement thanking the player for their service. But never have I seen a team wax so effusive of a departing player as the…

  13. Jose Lopez is headed to Japan

    Dec 26, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

    Jose Lopez

    Jose Lopez is close to signing with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Lopez was an All-Star at age 22 and is still just 29 years old, but he hasn’t been a productive regular since 2009 and hit just .236 with a .615 OPS in 313 games as a part-time…

  14. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  15. Jose Lopez flying to Houston on Wednesday for physical?

    Dec 22, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

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    As noted by Nick Collias of MLB Trade Rumors, the Astros are close to an agreement with Jose Lopez. “On December 26th I’m going to fly to Houston,” Lopez told reporters on Saturday in his native Venezuela. “Nothing is firm yet, but I might have to stop playing (in the Venezuelan winter leagues). Everything depends on…

  16. Joe Saunders in talks with Orioles, Mariners and Padres

    Dec 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that the Mets have also discussed Saunders as an option to replace R.A. Dickey. However, it’s not clear whether they have spoken with his agent or if they are willing to go to multiple years in order to sign him. 10:01 AM: We heard earlier this week…

  17. Twins interested in Joe Saunders and Brett Myers

    Dec 21, 2012, 11:50 AM EDT

    Joe Saunders Getty

    Minnesota came into the offseason needing to fill at least three and possibly four rotation spots, and the Twins’ early additions of Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey haven’t been very inspiring. They also inked Rich Harden to a minor-league deal today, but Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins are still searching for rotation…

  18. Francisco Liriano expected to sign with the Pirates

    Dec 21, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Francisco Liriano has agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract with the Pirates, according to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Liriano was briefly booted from Minnesota’s rotation in May after posting a 9.45 ERA through six starts and then put together a fantastic two-month stretch upon rejoining the rotation, throwing 66…

  19. Mets considering Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano as potential R.A. Dickey replacements

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

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    The Mets jumped at the chance to trade R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays earlier this week in exchange for catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, prospect right-hander Noah Syndergaard and prospect outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. While it’s a tall order, they now need to find a way to replace the 2012 NL Cy Young Award…

  20. A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers agree to one-year, $7.5 million contract

    Dec 20, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports hears that Pierzynski’s one-year deal is worth $7.5 million. 5:31 PM: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com says it’s a done deal, with the physical exam slated for tomorrow. ========== A.J. Pierzynski has regularly been linked to the Rangers for the past couple weeks and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports…

  21. Cody Ross met with the Rangers yesterday

    Dec 19, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Apparently the Rangers were busy yesterday. Not only was A.J. Pierzynski in Texas for a meet-and-greet with team officials, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Cody Ross had dinner with a group that included manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels. Texas is looking for more offense after losing catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder…

  22. A.J. Pierzynski is meeting with the Rangers

    Dec 18, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    Last week several reports had the Rangers interested in A.J. Pierzynski and now Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago writes that the free agent catcher was in Texas to meet with the team today. After losing Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli the Rangers have been looking for lineup help and the left-handed-hitting Pierzynski would be a…

  23. The Yankees’ non-Youkilis options for third base were … interesting

    Dec 17, 2012, 7:10 AM EDT

    Cody Ransom

    I like the Kevin Youkilis signing by the Yankees. I’m not sure he has a return to form in him — it’s not the years, it’s the mileage, as the man once said — but if he does bounce back he’s gonna be nice to have around even if A-Rod does recover. And let’s face…

  24. How did Kevin Youkilis get a name like Youkilis anyway?

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis Reuters

    Remember when comedian Dennis Leary made everyone uncomfortable on TV a few years back because he assumed that Kevin Youkilis was Greek and then, when told he was Jewish, went on and on — maybe on a bit too much — about how awesome it was that the Red Sox’ first baseman was Jewish? Well,…

  25. Rangers claim Eli Whiteside off waivers from Blue Jays

    Dec 12, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

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    Eli Whiteside is giving Sandy Rosario some competition for the waiver wire’s favorite player this offseason. Today the Rangers claimed Whiteside off waivers from the Blue Jays, who had claimed him off waivers from the Yankees … who had claimed him off waivers from the Giants. And all since November 1. Somewhere along the way…

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