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Yuniesky Betancourt

  1. Yuniesky Betancourt signs with NPB’s Orix Buffaloes

    Jan 28, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Yuniesky Betancourt was said to be drawing interest last week from multiple major league teams, but free agents follow the money and the 31-year-old infielder is headed to Japan on a one-year guaranteed contract with the Orix Buffaloes. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal broke the story first. Betancourt likely would have had to settle for a…

  2. Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to a minor league deal

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have signed utilityman Ty Wigginton to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Wigginton will be competing for a bench job. He can play first, second, and third, and even has experience in the outfield corners. Wigginton was unproductive with the Cardinals last year, posting…

  3. The wait is almost over: we’ll soon learn where Yuniesky Betancourt will play in 2014

    Jan 22, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Yuniesky Betancourt

    The appetizer is out of the way, now comes the entree: step aside, Tanaka. We all eagerly await the winner of the Yuniesky Betancourt derby: Source: Yuniesky Betancourt less than a week away from making a decision on where he will sign. Multiple teams have been interested. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 22, 2014 Finally,…

  4. Multiple teams are still interested in Yuniesky Betancourt for some reason

    Dec 30, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

    Yuniesky Betancourt

    Every year I figure that Yuniesky Betancourt‘s career is approaching its end, every year he snags on someplace and gets way more plate appearances than one might think it reasonable. So it goes: Source: Multiple teams still interested in Yuniesky Betancourt w/ 1 possible opportunity to start. #MLB — Zach Links (@ZachLinks) December 31, 2013…

  5. 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…

  6. Yankees looking at Mark Reynolds, Michael Young

    Dec 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are contemplating Mark Reynolds, Michael Young and Brian Roberts as they seek to add to their infield.  Reynolds would be a re-signing after finishing last season with the Bombers. He hit .236/.300/.455 with six homers in 36 games with the Yankees and .220/.306/.393 with 21 homers in…

  7. Rangers sign catcher J.P. Arencibia for $1.8 million

    Dec 6, 2013, 12:36 PM EDT

    J.P. Arencibia

    The Rangers nearly traded for J.P. Arencibia before he was non-tendered by the Blue Jays. Now they have him anyway, signing him to a one-year deal, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. It’s worth $1.8 million and includes $300,000 in incentives, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. Arencibia, who turns 28 next month,…

  8. Of course the Marlins are interested in Yuniesky Betancourt

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Yuniesky Betancourt

    Yesterday I poked a little fun at the Marlins’ reported interest in “proven run-producer” Juan Uribe, so of course I have to post this from Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald: The Marlins have inquired about free agent third baseman Yuniesky Betancourt … Betancourt can play every infield position but the Marlins are considering him…

  9. 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…

  10. 2013 leads the way in spectacularly bad offensive performances

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton

    By OPS, the 2013 season boasts three of the six worst offensive seasons since 2000: .545 – Cesar Izturis (2010 Orioles) .559 – Alcides Escobar (2013 Royals) .562 – Nick Punto (2007 Twins) .564 – Neifi Perez (2002 Royals) .565 – Adeiny Hechavarria (2013 Marlins) .569 – Darwin Barney (2013 Cubs) .576 – Ramon Santiago…

  11. So, the Marlins obviously have money to waste

    Sep 27, 2013, 1:39 AM EDT

    Greg Dobbs

    I realize it’s a footnote that the Marlins re-signed Greg Dobbs for $1.7 million earlier today. It probably doesn’t make much of a difference to anyone besides a few Marlins fans who are already so apathetic that it scarcely registered for more than a few minutes. However, I don’t think this should be overlooked or…

  12. A Thoroughly Enjoyable Season

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals

    Well, it’s Sept. 17 … and the Kansas City Royals have a shot at the postseason. It’s a bit of a longshot, sure. They are 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the wildcard standings right now, which is hardly insurmountable (especially the way the Rangers are playing). But they also have Cleveland and Baltimore ahead…

  13. Marlins put Placido Polanco on concussion disabled list

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Placido Polanco

    Placido Polanco, who hasn’t played since being hit in the helmet by a pitch Friday, has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list by the Marlins. Polanco has spent all season as Miami’s primary third baseman despite hitting just .253 with one homer and a .600 OPS in 343 plate appearances. He’s scored just…

  14. Aramis Ramirez lifted due to knee injury

    Jul 6, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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    Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez had to exit tonight’s game after making a diving stop to end the fifth inning. MLB.com’s Kevin Massoth reports that Ramirez went back to the clubhouse as Yuniesky Betancourt replaced him at the hot corner. Ramirez had previously missed time between April 6 and May 2 with a sprained left…

  15. Corey Hart is “pretty close” to beginning rehab assignment

    May 29, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Milwaukee first basemen have hit .188 with four homers and a .521 OPS this season, which is what happens when you primarily use light-hitting middle infielders like Alex Gonzalez and Yuniesky Betancourt there, but help is on the way. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Corey Hart, who’s been sidelined all season following January knee…

  16. Corey Hart won’t be ready to return when eligible May 30

    May 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Corey Hart Getty

    Corey Hart is eligible to come off the disabled list on May 30, but Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that the Brewers first baseman won’t be ready to return from right knee surgery by then. However, he has progressed enough to take batting practice yesterday and doing some running on the field. There’s still no…

  17. Yankees School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    May 14, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Every now and again — well, let’s face it, pretty much every day now — I get another email telling me that Vernon Wells — Vernon Bleepin’ Wells — just got another two hits with another homer with another three RBIs and so on. The emails are from Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation executive producer,…

  18. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 8, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Mets 1, White Sox 0: For as good a pitcher as Matt Harvey is, something is clearly wrong with him given that he did not get the win in this game. The object of the game is to win it, Matt. You clearly lack The Will to Win, as I’m sure Hawk Harrelson mentioned during…

  19. Aramis Ramirez returns from DL without rehab stint

    May 3, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    As expected Milwaukee activated Aramis Ramirez from the disabled list after the veteran third baseman missed the past four weeks with a sprained left knee. Ramirez balked at going on a minor-league rehab assignment and the Brewers decided not to make a huge fuss about it, so it’ll be interesting to see how game ready…

  20. Yuniesky Betancourt is batting cleanup tonight

    Apr 27, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Yuniesky Betancourt

    Yuniesky Betancourt will be batting cleanup when his Brewers square off against the Dodgers tonight, tweets Tom Haudricourt. Betancourt is second on the team with four home runs and 16 runs batted in, so you can sorta kinda maybe understand manager Ron Roenicke’s thinking. It is, however, the first time in Betancourt’s career he will…

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 9, Athletics 6: Just yesterday Mike Napoli was named player of the week for last week. He’s making a bid for a repeat now, hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs here. Overall he has 25 RBI in 19 games. Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1: Chris Tillman had a one hitter…

  22. Brewers finally end ridiculous scoring drought

    Apr 14, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

    Ryan Braun‘s two-run home run in the eighth inning of today’s series finale in St. Louis sparked a late-game comeback and ended a team record 32-inning scoreless inning streak. The home run brought the score to 3-2. In the ninth, Yuniesky Betancourt‘s RBI double tied the game, and Jonathan Lucroy‘s solo home run in the…

  23. Corey Hart moved to 60-day DL, not eligible to return until May 30

    Apr 10, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Milwaukee transferred Corey Hart to the 60-day disabled list, meaning the injured first baseman is not eligible to return until May 30. Hart had previously hoped to be back before then, but Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that he’s been “making steady but slow progress in his recovery from right knee surgery” and has yet…

  24. The Brewers are one awful baseball team right now

    Apr 7, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse

    First of all, the Brewers are carrying 13 pitches, even though Ryan Braun can’t play because of a neck injury. That leaves them with a three-man bench that just doesn’t work in National League games. Second of all, the Brewers are carrying 13 pitchers. Why on earth is John Axford pitching a second inning in…

  25. Aramis Ramirez placed on disabled list with left knee sprain

    Apr 6, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    Aramis Ramirez was forced to leave last night’s game with a left knee sprain and he’s now looking at an extended absence. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Brewers placed Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list today and recalled utility man Josh Prince from Triple-A Nashville. It’s not known how long Ramirez will be…

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