MLB News & Notes

Orioles Agree On One Year Deal With Catcher Welington Castillo

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Orioles Agree On One Year Deal With Catcher Welington Castillo

Jon Heyman reports via Twitter that the Baltimore Orioles have signed free agent catcher Welington Castillo to a one year deal worth $6 million dollars, that includes a player option for 2018 worth $7 million. Castillo, 29, batted .264/.322/.423 last season with 24 doubles, 16 home runs and 68 RBIs in 457 plate appearances. He […]

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Rockies In Discussions With Mark Trumbo

An article by posted on December 10, 2016 0 Comments
Rockies In Discussions With Mark Trumbo

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Colorado Rockies remain interested in signing 1B/OF Mark Trumbo despite having recently signed Ian Desmond to a five year, $70 million dollar deal to play first base next season. Should the Rockies sign Trumbo, the team may ultimately trade one of their outfielders.  Last season, the Rockies outfield was […]

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Cubs Close To Signing Reliever Koji Uehara

An article by posted on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Cubs Close To Signing Reliever Koji Uehara

According to Evan Drellich on Twitter, the Chicago Cubs are close to signing former Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. The deal is reportedly for one year, $6 million. Uehara, 41, had a 3.45 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, seven saves and a 5.73 SO/W ratio for the Red Sox in 2016. He did miss time during […]

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NL East News: Nationals Acquire Catcher Derek Norris

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Nationals Acquire Catcher Derek Norris

The Washington Nationals announced that they have traded right-handed pitching prospect Pedro Avila to the San Diego Padres for catcher Derek Norris. Norris, 27, hit just .186/.255/.328 with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 2016 for the Padres. Norris is a career .223/.309/.380 hitter and fills the Nationals hole at catcher with […]

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NL East News: Braves Acquire Starter Jaime Garcia

An article by posted on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Braves Acquire Starter Jaime Garcia

The Atlanta Braves have acquired left-handed starter Jaime Garcia from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for prospects according to Mark Saxon of ESPN. The Braves will send former Mets prospect John Gant, infield prospect Luke Dykstra (son of Lenny), and right-handed pitching prospect Chris Ellis to the Cardinals according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. […]

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Milwaukee Brewers to Non-Tender Chris Carter

An article by posted on November 29, 2016 0 Comments
Milwaukee Brewers to Non-Tender Chris Carter

In a somewhat surprising move, Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported via Twitter that the Milwaukee Brewers have decided to cut ties with power-hitting first baseman, Chris Carter. After being non-tendered by the Houston Astros last offseason, Carter blasted onto the scene in Milwaukee, hitting a league leading 41 homers. He ended his season with […]

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Tigers To Shop J.D. Martinez At Winter Meetings

An article by posted on November 29, 2016 0 Comments
Tigers To Shop J.D. Martinez At Winter Meetings

According to a report by John Perrotto of FanRag, the Detroit Tigers are expected to shop outfielder J.D. Martinez at the Winter Meetings next week. He’s one of several high priced veterans the team is looking to deal as they seek to get younger while shedding some payroll. Martinez, 29, batted .307/.373/.535 this past season […]

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MLB News: Braves Sign First Baseman Sean Rodriguez

An article by posted on November 25, 2016 0 Comments
MLB News: Braves Sign First Baseman Sean Rodriguez

(Photo Courtesy of Ron Chenoy – USA Today) According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Atlanta Braves have signed former Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman, Sean Rodriguez. The deal is for two years at $11 million per Rosenthal and is pending a physical. Rodriguez, 31, is coming off a fine season for Pittsburgh, hitting to […]

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Is Adding a 26th Roster Spot a Good Idea?

An article by posted on November 25, 2016 0 Comments
Is Adding a 26th Roster Spot a Good Idea?

As both the owners and players continue their talks on a new collective bargaining agreement, one of the main issues brought up was adding a 26th roster spot. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on the possible change which included adding a 26th man to the everyday roster of a team. One extra player could make […]

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MLB News: Twins Sign Catcher Jason Castro

An article by posted on November 22, 2016 0 Comments
MLB News: Twins Sign Catcher Jason Castro

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Minnesota Twins have signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro. The deal is worth 3 years, $24.5 million per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.  Castro, 29, hit .210/.307/.377 with 16 doubles, 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 113 games for the Astros in 2016. On the […]

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