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  1. Angels release Carlos Pena, who still wants to continue his playing career at age 35

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times has the report from Arizona … 1B Carlos Pena, released by #Angels, has no plans to retire. “I feel too good,” he said. “That’s not even an option.” — Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) March 23, 2014 Pena had only an outside shot at an Opening Day roster spot and…

  2. Angels sign Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league deal

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Angels have signed catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Torrealba will aim to provide depth behind the dish with Chris Iannetta and Hank Conger. Torrealba, 35, spent the 2013 season with the Rockies. He posted a .580 OPS in…

  3. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    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…

  4. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  5. The slowest player in baseball

    Sep 25, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Billy Butler

    You know that dream where you are running and running but are not actually getting anywhere. I know people have all sorts of theories about this dream and what it means. Some say it indicates that you have too many things going in your life and can’t quite keep up. Some say it’s the body…

  6. Catchers are suffering concussions at an alarming rate

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    Twins catcher Joe Mauer was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list yesterday after taking multiple foul tips off his mask in Monday’s game led to dizziness 24 hours later and as LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes Mauer is the fifth catcher currently on the concussion DL. Mauer joins Alex…

  7. Yorvit Torrealba likely to go on concussion disabled list

    Aug 19, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba

    Yorvit Torrealba is expected to be placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after taking a foul tip off his catcher’s mask yesterday, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Torrealba has played sparingly as the Rockies’ backup catcher, starting 40 of 125 games while hitting .252 with zero homers and a career-worst .608…

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York

    Yankees 11, Angels 3: Holy cow, Alfonso Soriano. Two homers and seven RBI. The old guy has four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games. The Yankees have won four straight. Reds 5, Cubs 0: Seven shutout innings from Bronson Arroyo helps the Redlegs snag the three-game sweep. My friend Mark,…

  9. Dodgers acquire catcher Ramon Hernandez from Rockies for right-hander Aaron Harang

    Apr 6, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

    Ramon Hernandez Getty

    UPDATE: The Rockies have already designated Harang for assignment. 3:16 PM: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies will get right-hander Aaron Harang in return, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that they don’t plan to keep him. Harang, who turns 35 in May, posted a 3.61 ERA and 131/85 K/BB ratio over 179…

  10. Rockies to designate catcher Ramon Hernandez for assignment

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

    Ramon Hernandez Getty

    According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have informed catcher Ramon Hernandez that he will be designated for assignment. As a result, the club will move forward with Yorvit Torrealba as the backup to young Wilin Rosario. Hernandez, 36, batted just .217/.247/.353 with five home runs and a .601 OPS in 52…

  11. Rockies would like to trade Ramon Hernandez

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    Ramon Hernandez getting hurt last season opened the door for Wilin Rosario to become the Rockies’ starting catcher and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com indicates that they’d like to trade Hernandez. Colorado is also looking for some rotation depth, but it’s hard to imagine being able to get anything for Hernandez aside from some salary…

  12. Rockies bring back catcher Yorvit Torrealba on minor league deal

    Jan 24, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Torrealba has received a minor league contract with a spring training invite. The Rockies are looking at him as insurance and depth with Ramon Hernandez slated to play for his native Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. 11:15 PM: According to Jon Heyman of CBS…

  13. Rockies offer minor league deal to catcher Yorvit Torrealba

    Jan 21, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies have offered a minor league contract to free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba. Of course, Torrealba previously played with the Rockies from 2006-2009 and was the starting catcher with the club during their World Series run in 2007. The 34-year-old backstop batted just .227/.293/.330 with four home runs,…

  14. Yorvit Torrealba appealed his winter league suspension. To an actual court of law. And won.

    Dec 17, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba AP

    A year ago, Yorvit Torrealba was playing for Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League. On December 23 he was suspended for hitting an umpire. Like, straight out smacking him while arguing a call. For his transgression he was suspended for 66 games. Per the suspension, he would have been eligible again this coming January 3rd.…

  15. Brewers acquire catcher Yorvit Torrealba from Blue Jays

    Sep 21, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    He won’t be eligible for the playoffs if Milwaukee gets there, but the Brewers have added some backup catching help for the final two weeks by acquiring Yorvit Torrealba from the Blue Jays for cash considerations. Torrealba was released by the Rangers in early August after they traded for Geovany Soto to replace him as…

  16. Blue Jays sign Yorvit Torrealba to minor league contract

    Aug 14, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    As first hinted by Drew Davison of the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram earlier this afternoon, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have signed veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. Torrealba batted just .236/.302/.342 with three home runs, 12 RBI and a .643 OPS in 182 plate appearances with the Rangers this…

  17. Rangers release catcher Yorvit Torrealba

    Aug 8, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba AP

    Yorvit Torrealba wasn’t long for Texas as soon as the Rangers traded for Geovany Soto and today the veteran catcher was placed on release waivers. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers tried to trade Torrealba and his $3.25 million contract, but couldn’t find any takers. He’ll be outright released as soon as he…

  18. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Rangers celebrate

    One person’s thoughts on who made out best and worst at the trade deadline. Winners Texas Rangers: GM Jon Daniels wasn’t interested in parting with third baseman Mike Olt, much less shortstop Jurickson Profar, in order to counter the Angels’ Zack Greinke pickup, but he was able to keep his best prospects and land Ryan…

  19. HBT’s Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    Lets make a deal

    The 2012 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. Here’s your summary of who went where and for whom: 7/31/12: The Indians Acquire 1B Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright. Quick Take: Anderson is a once-promising slugger who has seemingly run out of gas on his third time through Triple-A. Wright…

  20. Nationals, Rangers talks for Yorvit Torrealba go nowhere

    Jul 31, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba AP

    UPDATE: So much for that: Kilgore now reports that the Nationals talked to the Rangers about Torrealba, but “one person involved says ‘it doesn’t look like a fit.’” ========== Yorvit Torrealba became expendable in Texas once the Rangers acquired Geovany Soto from the Cubs last night and after being designated for assignment he’s expected to…

  21. Cubs send Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson to Atlanta; Geovany Soto to Texas

    Jul 30, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

    Reed Johnson

    The Cubs started the unloading process Monday night, shipping left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Braves right-handers Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino and catcher Geovany Soto to Texas for right-hander Jacob Brigham. Maholm satisfies the Braves’ need for a starter after the team originally tried trading for fellow Cub Ryan Dempster. Maholm has…

  22. Mitch Moreland out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

    Jun 22, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    moreland getty

    As soon as Mitch Moreland injured his hamstring Tuesday the Rangers were pretty convinced he’d need a disabled list stint. That became official today and the team announced that he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Obviously the Rangers’ lineup is deep enough to withstand the loss–Moreland has been hitting near the bottom of the batting…

  23. Where’s Waldo Tim McClelland?

    Jun 3, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT

    Trout Torrealba

    Reader 1943mrmojorisin1971 alerted me to a play I didn’t see last night.  Rangers-Angels game. Seventh inning. Angels up 2-1, Mike Trout on third and Kendrys Morales at the plate.  Morales lifts a fly ball to right and Nelson Cruz fields it.  Trout tags up and races home.  The call … safe! Angels score what proved…

  24. Yu Darvish limits Tigers to one run in third major league start

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish Reuters

    After giving up a total of seven runs (six earned) on 17 hits and eight walks over 11 1/3 innings against the Twins and Mariners in his first two major league starts, Yu Darvish had the best outing of his brief career tonight against the powerhouse Tigers. Go figure. Darvish limited the Tigers to just…

  25. Ron Washington: Mike Napoli is “60-70 percent” recovered from World Series ankle injury

    Feb 28, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    2011 World Series Game 6 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    Mike Napoli played a game-and-a-half on the gruesome-looking ankle injury he suffered during the World Series, but four months later manager Ron Washington describes him as being “60-70 percent” recovered as Rangers camp begins. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Napoli’s ankle is strong enough that he’s been able to catch multiple bullpen sessions, but…

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