MLB News & Notes

Heath Bell Announces Retirement

An article by posted on March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Heath Bell Announces Retirement

After being released by the Washington Nationals on Monday, veteran reliever and former Met Heath Bell has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. Bell told MLB.com’s Corey Brock: “My kids wanted me home. What’s more important: my kids or the big leagues? I’ve already accomplished more than I ever dreamed of. Now it’s time […]

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Marlins Sign Christian Yelich To 7-Year, $49.7 Million Extension

An article by posted on March 18, 2015 0 Comments
Marlins Sign Christian Yelich To 7-Year, $49.7 Million Extension

According to reports by Yahoo and Fox Sports, the Miami Marlins agreed to terms Wednesday with outfielder Christian Yelich on a seven-year deal that will pay him a guaranteed $49.75 million dollars. The deal includes an option for an eighth year valued at $15 million with a $1.25 million buyout, and carries an average annual […]

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Pete Rose Formally Asks To Have Lifetime Ban Lifted

An article by posted on March 16, 2015 0 Comments
Pete Rose Formally Asks To Have Lifetime Ban Lifted

Pete Rose has made a formal request to be reinstated to Major League Baseball, and new commissioner Rob Manfred agreed to meet with Rose and hear him out. “I want to make sure I understand all of the details of the Dowd Report and Commissioner Bart Giamatti’s decision and the agreement that was ultimately reached,” […]

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Despite The Loss Of Yu Darvish, Rangers Not Interested In Dillon Gee

An article by posted on March 8, 2015 0 Comments
Despite The Loss Of Yu Darvish, Rangers Not Interested In Dillon Gee

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Rangers have no interest in starting pitcher Dillon Gee despite the news that Yu Darvish is likely out for the rest of the season. The buzz is the Rangers could turn to the Phillies and try to work out a trade for Cole Hamels. Sources have told […]

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Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

Former Mets’ ace Johan Santana will make another attempt to return to the major leagues this season. The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that they will sign Santana to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Santana missed the entire 2013 season recovering from shoulder surgery, and his comeback last year was […]

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Yoan Moncada To Sign With The Red Sox

An article by posted on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
Yoan Moncada To Sign With The Red Sox

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com was the first to report on Twitter this morning that the Boston Red Sox have landed Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. The infield prospect signed for a record $31.5 million signing bonus, the most ever given to an international free agent. This obliterated the reigning bonus record of $8.27 million given out […]

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Marlins Reach Out To K-Rod

An article by posted on February 9, 2015 0 Comments
Marlins Reach Out To K-Rod

According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Miami Marlins have reached out to agent Scott Boras regarding free agent closer Francisco Rodriguez. Nothing is imminent he says, but the club could circle back to K-Rod at some point as they look to bolster their bullpen. Marlins GM Dan Jennings admitted to Jim Bowden on ESPN […]

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James Shields Agrees To 4-Year Deal With Padres

An article by posted on February 9, 2015 0 Comments
James Shields Agrees To 4-Year Deal With Padres

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports the Padres have agreed to sign free agent right-hander James Shields to a four-year deal that includes a club option for a fifth season, according to major-league sources. The deal, which is expected to be in the $72-76 million range according to sources, is pending a physical and is […]

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Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

Free agent RHP Kyle Kendrick has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million with the Colorado Rockies, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Only a two hours ago, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reported that Colorado was looking to add another starting pitcher, and indicated Kendrick and Dillon Gee as possibilities. Original Post 3:30 PM […]

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Nationals Sign Former Blue Jays Closer Casey Janssen

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Former Blue Jays Closer Casey Janssen

The Washington Nationals and free agent right-hander Casey Janssen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.5 million with a mutual option that will guarantee him a total of $5 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Janssen, 33, has served as the Blue Jays closer the past three seasons, and while he’s been […]

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