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  1. Guillermo Mota retires

    Mar 2, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

    Guillermo Mota Getty

    After signing a minor league deal with the Royals back in January, veteran reliever Guillermo Mota has retired, reports Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Mota wanted to spend more time with his family. Mota, 40, spent 14 seasons in the big leagues. He ends his career with a 3.94 ERA in 856 2/3…

  2. Royals ink Guillermo Mota to a minor league contract

    Jan 16, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

    Guillermo Mota Getty

    After securing Brad Penny as a non-roster invitee yesterday, the Royals added another familiar name today by signing reliever Guillermo Mota to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Mota hasn’t pitched professionally since 2012 as a member of the Giants when he posted a 5.23 ERA over 26 appearances. He served…

  3. Alex Rodriguez receives 162-game suspension

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been hit with a 162-game suspension from arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, effectively ruling him out for the entire 2014 season. The suspension also covers the postseason. Rodriguez originally received a 211-game suspension from MLB in August due to his alleged ties to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in South Florida which…

  4. Roger Clemens responds to Mike Piazza

    Feb 18, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

    Roger Clemens Piazza bat

    In his new book Mike Piazza talks about taking karate lessons and all of the strategizing he did in anticipation of the big brawl he ended up never having with Roger Clemens. Clemens showed up at Astros spring training yesterday and spoke to the Houston Chronicle about that: “He’d have to stand in line. I…

  5. Cardinals pouring it on against Giants, lead 8-1 through seven innings in Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

    Jon Jay AP

    UPDATE: The Cardinals added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and now lead it 8-1. Yadier Molina delivered an RBI double off Guillermo Mota while Pete Kozma later had an RBI single against Jeremy Affeldt. 10:33 PM: The Cardinals are starting to pour it on against the Giants in Game 4 of…

  6. Eric Gagne says 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates used steroids

    Sep 26, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Erig Gagne 2

    Former Dodgers closer Eric Gagne has a new biography coming out. And he’s droppin’ bombs: He says that 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates were using PEDS: In the book, Gagne does not provide any names of players he says used PEDs. Baseball began stricter testing in the spring of 2006. Players are subject to…

  7. Giants not expected to welcome Melky Cabrera back for a potential NLCS, World Series run

    Sep 25, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT

    melky cabrera getty

    CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly had this two weeks ago, and now it’s close to being made official. Here is Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle: Manager Bruce Bochy said the Melky Cabrera decision will be announced “before the end of the homestand,” but not today. I can see why they’d wait. The Giants, Major League…

  8. Report: Giants won’t bring back Melky Cabrera in postseason

    Sep 14, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    While the club isn’t commenting on the situation, CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly says all indications are that the Giants won’t bring Melky Cabrera back should they advance in the postseason. According to Baggarly, Cabrera recently reached out to Giants officials to find out when and if he should report to the club’s minor league complex to…

  9. Dodgers fall 1-0 to Arizona; Giants up lead to six games

    Sep 12, 2012, 12:39 AM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    The Giants have all but wrapped up the NL West with 20 games left to play. San Francisco held on to beat Colorado 9-8 on Tuesday, while the Dodgers fell 1-0 to the Diamondbacks, giving the Giants a six-game lead in the NL West. The Giants won on another off night from Madison Bumgarner, who…

  10. NBC SportsTalk: Brian Cashman’s irresponsible PED comments

    Aug 30, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Brian Cashman

    Joe Sheehan and I joined Erik Kuselias on SportsTalk last night and one of the segments was about Brian Cashman’s lack of surprise over Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera‘s positive PED tests.  Which is fine as far as it goes. It may be a rare bit of candor from an executive on the topic of…

  11. Guillermo Mota rejoins Giants after 100-game suspension

    Aug 28, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    Back in May veteran reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended 100 games for his second positive performance enhancing drug test and today the right-hander rejoined the Giants’ active roster after serving his punishment. At the time Mota claimed that his positive test for Clenbuterol was the result of taking a children’s cough medicine, which his agent…

  12. And now, tomorrow’s Bartolo Colon commentary today!

    Aug 22, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Bartolo Colon’s drug suspension coming a week after Melky Cabrera‘s is gonna be like manna from hack commentator heaven. The story line — and it will be treated as one, seamless story line — is gonna break down thusly: Angle: Here we go again! The Bay Area is once…

  13. Guillermo Mota appeals 100-game suspension, blames positive test on children’s cough medicine

    May 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    Yesterday afternoon MLB suspended Guillermo Mota for 100 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Clenbuterol, but the Giants reliever is appealing the suspension while blaming the positive result on children’s cough medicine. Mota’s agent, Adam Katz, issued the following statement: Players are responsible for what they put in their bodies. Guillermo understands…

  14. Giants reliever Guillermo Mota suspended 100 games for second positive PED test

    May 7, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    MLB has suspended Guillermo Mota for 100 games after the San Francisco reliever’s second positive test for a performance enhancing drug. Mota first tested positive for a PED in 2006, receiving a 50-game suspension. This time he was found to be using Clenbuterol, which Kirk Radomski famously admitted to giving numerous big leaguers as part of…

  15. Running down the rosters: San Francisco Giants

    Feb 16, 2012, 11:47 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey

    Coming off a disappointing 86-76 finish in 2011, the Giants’ big moves this winter were a pair of underwhelming trades: Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera and Andres Torres plus Ramon Ramirez for Angel Pagan. To say the least, they didn’t make the kind of splash their fans were hoping for (but have come not to…

  16. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  17. Giants re-sign Guillermo Mota to one-year, $1 million deal

    Dec 14, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    Last week Guillermo Mota was said to be close to re-signing with the Giants and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that it’s a done deal, as the veteran reliever gets a one-year, $1 million contract. Mota earned $925,000 in 2011 after inking a minor-league deal with the Giants, throwing 80 innings with a 3.81…

  18. An updated look at what’s left in free agency

    Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    Here’s an up-to-date list of how the top 111 free agents have fared to date. Note that the list below doesn’t include Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes, two of the remaining gems available to major league teams. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers) 3. Jose Reyes (Mets):…

  19. Giants close to re-signing reliever Guillermo Mota

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    Free agent reliever Guillermo Mota is “close to an agreement” to re-sign with the Giants, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Mota is 38 years old, so presumably it’s a one-year deal, but he was plenty useful in throwing 80 innings with a 3.81 ERA and 77/30 K/BB ratio. His strikeout…

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