Mar 2, 2015, 3:45 PM EST
Lester joined the Cubs on a six-year, $155 million deal in December.
Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Dec 10, 2014, 1:34 AM EST
Lester will try to bring the North Side its first World Series victory since 1908.
Nov 3, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
The lefty impressed in 2014 after never getting a chance to pitch in Baltimore.
Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Aug 25, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
The Yankees are, in my view anyway, unlikely to make the playoffs. Yet they refuse, Rasputin-like, to die.
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST
Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…
Dec 19, 2013, 2:14 PM EST
Two offseasons ago Tsuyoshi Wada left Japan to sign a two-year, $8 million deal with Baltimore, but he underwent Tommy John elbow surgery before ever throwing a pitch for the Orioles. He hit the free agent market again after having a $5 million team option declined and now Wada has agreed to a minor-league deal…
Jun 15, 2013, 5:40 PM EST
Tsuyoshi Wada hasn’t thrown a pitch for the Orioles since signing a two-year, $8.15 million contract with the club in December of 2011. And while he is now fully recovered from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, he’s still not ready to join the big club. After Wada posted a miserable 8.14 ERA and…
Apr 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EST
Tsuyoshi Wada has yet to throw a pitch for the Orioles since signing a two-year, $8 million deal in December of 2011, suffering an elbow injury last spring that eventually required Tommy John surgery. He’s on the comeback trail and Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports that the Orioles are targeting June 1 for the left-hander’s…
Jan 31, 2013, 10:06 PM EST
Tsuyoshi Wada signed a two-year, $8.15 million contract with the Orioles last offseason, but he didn’t throw a pitch for the club in 2012 because he required Tommy John surgery in May. And now his recovery is expected to stretch into the 2013 season. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Orioles pitching coach Rick…
Dec 30, 2012, 9:18 AM EST
Remember Tsuyoshi Wada? The Japanese left-hander signed a two-year, $8.15 million free agent contract with the Orioles last winter but developed elbow discomfort shortly after arriving at spring training and wound up needing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in early April. He is recovering nicely, sources told MASN’s Roch Kubatko down at the Winter Meetings,…
May 2, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
The Orioles signed Tsuyoshi Wada to a a two-year, $8.15 million contract over the winter. Then he couldn’t make it out of spring training due to elbow soreness, and since then has pitched a grand total of one inning of minor league ball. But now his year — and most of next, I’d wager — is over:…
Apr 26, 2012, 11:19 AM EST
Initial tests showed ligament damage in Tsuyoshi Wada‘s sore elbow and the Orioles left-hander will get a second opinion from renowned surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum. Yocum actually performed Wada’s pre-signing physical exam and gave him a clean enough bill of health that the Orioles inked the Japanese veteran to a two-year, $8.15 million contract. However,…
Feb 26, 2012, 9:32 PM EST
One wonders if the Orioles may have found the new Koji Uehara when they signed Tsuyoshi Wada to a two-year, $8.15 million contract in December. Uehara was signed as a starter, only to end up in the bullpen late due to durability concerns. Wada could follow the same path after being shut down indefinitely Sunday…
Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EST
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):…
Jan 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EST
Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles have agreed to a three-year contract with a team option for 2015. No official word yet on the money involved, but Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the deal is expected to be worth $11-12 million. Chen threw 165 innings with a 2.68 ERA and 94/31…
- Hector Olivera’s camp denies any damage to ulnar collateral ligament 3
- UPDATE: Hunter Pence out 6-8 weeks with fracture in left forearm 28
- MLBPA: leaks are from people “who want to see Josh Hamilton hurt personally and professionally” 32
- Suspending Josh Hamilton for a year would be obscene 146
- Report: MLB panel split on rehab for Josh Hamilton; one-year suspension is in play 45
- Joc Pederson goes 2-for-2 in Cactus League debut 6
- Braves scratch Mike Minor from start with more shoulder problems 6
- Daniel Murphy on Billy Bean: “I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual” 376
- Daniel Murphy on Billy Bean: “I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual” (377)
- Suspending Josh Hamilton for a year would be obscene (146)
- Curt Schilling lowers the boom on some men tweeting threats against his daughter (137)
- That facts of Josh Hamilton’s case should not be a matter of public record (94)
- Billy Bean responds to Daniel Murphy’s comments (90)