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  1. Cubs sign Joel Pineiro

    Apr 1, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Joel Pineiro

    Joel Pineiro hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, but he’s still giving it a go at age 35 and the right-hander has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs.

  2. Joel Pineiro is attempting a comeback

    Feb 2, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Joel Pineiro

    Joel Pineiro did not pitch last season and was last seen in the Majors in 2011, but the right-hander is on the comeback trail. MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports that Pineiro has been pitching in Puerto Rico during the off-season and he’ll make a start against a Cuban team on Tuesday. “I have had 11 years…

  3. Joel Pineiro re-signs with Orioles on minor league deal

    Feb 4, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Joel Pineiro

    Joel Pineiro will stick with the Orioles while rehabbing from July shoulder surgery, as Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that he’s re-signed on a minor-league deal. Last year Pineiro signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies, got cut in spring training, and then signed a minor-league contract with the Angels. He spent some…

  4. Orioles sign sinkerballer Joel Pineiro

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

    Joel Pineiro

    The Orioles added some additional pitching depth Wednesday, signing Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract. He’ll pitch out of the rotation at Triple-A Norfolk initially. There was shockingly little interest in Pineiro over the winter, and he ended up signing a minor league deal with the Phillies even though it was obvious they had…

  5. Phillies release veteran starter Joel Pineiro

    Mar 19, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Joel Pineiro

    Philadelphia signed Joel Pineiro to a minor-league contract in January, but a three-week look at the veteran right-hander was all they needed to determine he wasn’t worth keeping around. Today they released Pineiro, who made $8 million from the Angels in each of the past two seasons and would have gotten $1.5 million from the…

  6. Are the Blue Jays interested in Joe Blanton?

    Mar 10, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

    Joe Blanton Getty

    Take from this what you will, but Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos scouted today’s Orioles-Phillies game. It’s possible he was just getting a look at a division rival, but Morosi notes that Anthopoulos left after Joe Blanton after was done pitching. Morosi writes that the Blue Jays…

  7. Scott Elarton begins comeback with two perfect innings

    Mar 5, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Scott Elarton

    36-year-old Scott Elarton, last seen in the majors four years ago with the Royals, started his comeback with the Phillies on Monday and pitched two perfect innings against the Yankees. He got four groundouts and a flyout before punching out Eric Chavez to conclude his day. Elarton picked an odd team with which to attempt…

  8. Running down the rosters: Philadelphia Phillies

    Feb 27, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay

    The Phillies still look like the class of the NL, but while their win totals have increased five years running, it hasn’t resulted in playoff success the last couple of years. Rotation Roy Halladay – R Cliff Lee – L Cole Hamels – L Vance Worley – R Joe Blanton – R Bullpen Jonathan Papelbon…

  9. 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):…

  10. Joel Pineiro inks minor-league contract with Phillies

    Jan 16, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v San Diego Padres

    Joel Pineiro just completed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Angels, but he posted a 5.13 ERA in 146 innings last season and Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that he’s had to settle for a minor-league deal with the Phillies. No official announcement has been made yet, but according to Stark the contract includes…

  11. An updated top 50 free agents

    Dec 13, 2011, 1:13 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

    Taking into account recent signings and some new arrivals courtesy of the non-tender deadline, here’s a new list of the top 50 free agents available. Posted Japanese players Yu Darvish and Norichika Aoki are not included. Darvish, a right-handed pitcher, would come in at No. 2 on the list, while Aoki, an outfielder, would slide in right around No.…

  12. 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):…

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