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  1. Report: Indians offered Shane Victorino $44 million

    Dec 4, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    Finally out from under Travis Hafner‘s deal, the Indians tried going big for once, offering free agent Shane Victorino a four-year, $44 million deal, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. Victorino instead signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox, netting him an extra $2 million annually. The $44 million would have been the…

  2. Yunel Escobar a possibility for Rays, A’s and Red Sox

    Dec 4, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    While there are bigger names out there to be had, perhaps no player is more likely to be traded this week than new Marlins infielder Yunel Escobar. Escobar was mostly included in the Jose Reyes–Josh Johnson megadeal for salary purposes, and the Marlins have been intent on moving him since the day they picked him…

  3. Yankees weighing Jeff Keppinger, Kevin Youkilis for third base

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    While the Yankees have at least touched base with free agent Kevin Youkilis, Jeff Keppinger appears to be their primary target at the moment. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that the two sides met yesterday and that the Bombers’ interest in Keppinger is “very strong.” Keppinger is the more realistic target, given that Youkilis is…

  4. Yankees could receive insurance funds if Alex Rodriguez can’t play

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    So, the best thing A-Rod can do for the Yankees now is not play? CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have insurance on Alex Rodriguez‘s contract that would cover 75-80 percent of his salary if he proves unable to play due to injuries. Rodriguez is currently expected to miss 4-6 months following hip surgery…

  5. The Yankees are willing to trade Curtis Granderson

    Dec 4, 2012, 8:33 AM EDT

    curtis granderson getty

    One of the biggest trades in recent history went down at the Winter Meetings a few years ago. It involved Curtis Granderson. Could we see such a thing happen again this year? Buster Olney says it’s at least possible: NYY have been open to talks about Curtis Granderson. If they move his $15m salary, it…

  6. Pedro Feliciano is healthy, plans to pitch in Puerto Rican Winter League

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

    Yankees Spring Training

    Shoulder issues prevented Pedro Feliciano from throwing a pitch in the major leagues during his two-year, $8 million contract with the Yankees, but he’s hoping for better luck in 2013. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, Feliciano’s agent said that the veteran left-hander is healthy and intends to pitch in the Puerto Rican…

  7. Joe Mauer, David Wright commit to Team USA for WBC

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    We’ll hear plenty about players opting out of the World Baseball Classic over the next couple of months. How about a couple of guys that are in: Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and the Mets’ David Wright. The Mauer commitment makes it less of a big deal now if Buster Posey decides not to play for Team…

  8. Derek Jeter says “no question” he’ll be in the Opening Day lineup

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Alex Rodriguez may end up missing the entire first half following hip surgery, but Derek Jeter thinks he’ll be in the Opening Day lineup despite breaking his ankle in the ALCS. Just two weeks ago Yankees manager Joe Girardi called Jeter’s status for Opening Day “a little bit of a question mark” but today during…

  9. Padres official: Chase Headley won’t be traded

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    That’s the report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, so Yankees fans best set their hearts on someone else. Sherman quotes as unnamed Padres official saying, “we’re not going to move (Chase) Headley.” Headley was being talked about as a candidate to replace the injured Alex Rodriguez at third base for the Bombers.…

  10. Dodgers, Rangers setting up to be top bidders for Zack Greinke

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The New York Post’s Joel Sherman hears that the Rangers are “right there” with the Dodgers in the bidding for Zack Greinke, with the Nationals possibly still in the mix and the Angels nearly out of it. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com doesn’t see anyone hanging with the Dodgers, though: But it seems pretty clear who…

  11. UPDATE: Brian Cashman: well, no one asked me a specific question about A-Rod’s hip

    Dec 3, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

    Cashman presser

    UPDATE:  Cashman started the presser by saying that the first the Yankees knew that Rodriguez was having problems was when Joe Girardi pinch hit Raul Ibanez for him in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Orioles.  After the decision was made, Rodriguez told Girardi that his hip was keeping him from “firing” but that…

  12. Report: Asdrubal Cabrera’s no-trade includes Red Sox, Tigers

    Dec 3, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    Some players with partial no-trade clauses choose to put the teams they really don’t want to play for on their block list. Others simply pick the teams most likely to trade for them, figuring that gives them more control over their future. Asdrubal Cabrera appears to have gone the latter route. A source told WEEI.com’s…

  13. Blue Jays claim Eli Whiteside off waivers from Yankees

    Dec 3, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

    Eli Whiteside, Matt Cain

    Eli Whiteside has been a busy guy. First the Yankees claimed him off waivers from the Giants in early November. Then he avoided arbitration with the Yankees by signing a one-year, $625,000 deal. Then the Yankees dropped him from the 40-man roster and placed him back on waivers. And now the Blue Jays have claimed…

  14. Yankees announce 4-6 month recovery timetable for Alex Rodriguez

    Dec 3, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 5

    Making official what was reported this morning, the Yankees announced that Alex Rodriguez will undergo left hip surgery to repair a torn labrum and bone impingement. His recovery timetable is expected to be 4-6 months and because the surgery is being delayed until January in order for Rodriguez to build up the necessary strength that…

  15. Red Sox still in on Nick Swisher, out on Adam LaRoche

    Dec 3, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

    Nick Swisher

    Boston’s pursuit of Adam LaRoche ended with the signing of Mike Napoli, but the Red Sox are still talking to Nick Swisher, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports. ESPN’s Jayson Stark says the Red Sox are also considering Cody Ross and Shane Victorino as they seek to round out their outfield. Signing one player from that group…

  16. Reports of Derek Jeter’s fatness were greatly exaggerated

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:18 AM EDT

    Print

    On Friday Derek Jeter appeared to not be in The Best Shape of His Life. Yesterday he hung out with Harold Reynolds, and he looks much skinnier. He’s clearly the beneficiary of the most intense two-day workout ever devised. Or, possibly, that was a bad picture of the guy last week. For now I’m going…

  17. Alex Rodriguez needs more hip surgery, out until midseason

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    This morning George King of the New York Post wrote that Alex Rodriguez‘s surgically repaired right hip remains damaged and now his colleague Joel Sherman reports that Rodriguez “almost certainly needs more hip surgery”–this time on his left hip–and is expected to miss at least part of 2013. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily…

  18. A-Rod, Yankees worried about his hip; call it “a big issue”

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez strikes out against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Even though we’ve said this every year since 2009, it remains true: for the Yankees to keep up  their winning ways, they need a healthy and productive Alex Rodriguez.  George King of the New York Post reports, however, that A-Rod’s surgically repaired right hip is damaged, with an insider telling him that it’s “a big issue.”…

  19. Ichiro Suzuki’s agent says he’s now talking to other teams

    Dec 2, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

    ichiro getty

    Tony Attanasio, the agent for Ichiro Suzuki, seems to be growing frustrated over the lack of attention his client is drawing from the Yankees here in early December. Via George King of the New York Post: “At the beginning we talked a lot but since that time, zero,” Attanasio said. “As far as we are…

  20. The Mets have increased their offer to R.A. Dickey

    Dec 1, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Reuters

    After agreeing to an eight-year, $138 million extension with third baseman David Wright earlier this week, the Mets have turned their attention to 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Talks have progressed slowly until now, but ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Mets have increased their offer. No word on the specifics of the…

  21. The Pirates are shopping Joel Hanrahan

    Dec 1, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Joel Hanrahan has been a quality closer for the Pirates for the past two seasons, but he’s about to get another raise in arbitration and can become a free agent next offseason. With that in mind, ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that the Pirates are currently trying to gauge his trade value. Hanrahan is coming off…

  22. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Brian Wilson Getty

    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  23. Tigers non-tender reliever Daniel Schlereth

    Nov 30, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    daniel-schlereth-tigers

    Detroit has non-tendered left-handed reliever Daniel Schlereth, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Schlereth was the Diamondbacks’ first-round pick in 2008 and went to the Tigers in the big three-team deal with the Yankees involving Curtis Granderson, Max Scherzer, Ian Kennedy, Austin Jackson, Edwin Jackson, and Phil Coke in December of 2009. He tossed 49 innings…

  24. Derek Jeter is not in The Best Shape of His Life

    Nov 30, 2012, 9:11 AM EDT

    Mr. Creosote

    God love the New York Post. They got a paparazzi photo of Derek Jeter not looking his best yesterday, and ran it with the headline “Derek Jeter packing on the pounds during recovery.” It ain’t exactly newsworthy, but it’s fun and I’m pretty OK with fun being the threshold for most things sports-related, especially on November 30. But…

  25. Dodgers in the mix for A.J. Pierzynski?

    Nov 29, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    UPDATE: Heyman was told by Dodgers officials that it’s unlikely they’ll make a run at Pierzynski. Makes sense with Ellis in-house. As in, they’re all stocked up on A.J.’s. 10:15 PM: It seems like the deep-pocketed Dodgers have been mentioned as a potential suitor for nearly every free agent on the market. Now it’s A.J.…

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