This is the December 8, 2012 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
The Seattle Mariners finalized their one-year contract with outfielder Jason Bay on Saturday, returning the one-time slugger to familiar territory in the hopes of revitalizing his career.Upvote Share Tweet
Despite reaching a contract agreement with Zack Greinke on Saturday, the Dodgers still want to sign Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin, according to a baseball source.Upvote Share TweetDodgers president Stan Kasten is proud of his vision of Dodger Stadium and how the new management team is spending millions to improve it from top to bottom and make it the best place on earth to watch a baseball game. Still, it all begins here, with ta…Upvote Share Tweet
JAFFE: Young outlived his usefulness in TexasCNNSI.com Dec 8, 2012Michael Young is headed to Philly after 12 seasons in Texas, choosing a full-time role over staying home. How much of an upgrade he'll be at the hot corner is debatable, says Jay Jaffe.Upvote Share Tweet(AP) -- A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick is returning to the Cincinnati Reds for a two-year contract worth $15 million.Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.Upvote Share Tweet
What the late Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner would say about free agents and penny-pinching Yankeesnydailynews.com Dec 8, 2012One can just imagine the conversation that went on between Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner in baseball’s celestial “ever-after” last week.Upvote Share TweetMIAMI (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez went to see doctors with hopes of finding something wrong. When they actually located a problem, only then did he start feeling a bit better.Upvote Share TweetThe long rumored deal that had the Texas Rangers sending veteran infielder Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies was finally completed on Saturday, according to a tweet from Bob Nightengale. Young, 36, had earned 10-and-5 rights as a player giving …Upvote Share Tweet
Reds to incorporate 'Los Rojos' jerseys in 2013The front of rotation ace Johnny Cueto's No. 47 jersey said "Los Rojos," as the club is planning a Spanish-language alternate look for 2013. Cueto is from the Dominican Republic.Upvote Share Tweet
Leake preparing to start, but role undecidedReds starter Mike Leake heard that his team's signing of Jonathan Broxton to be the closer and moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation would have repercussions.Upvote Share Tweet
Chapman bittersweet about move to rotationAroldis Chapman certainly likes the idea of moving into the Reds rotation in 2013. But the left-hander will also miss being a closer.Upvote Share Tweet
Reliever Beimel should be ready for Spring TrainingLefty reliever and free agent Joe Beimel is ahead of schedule on his way back from Tommy John surgery and should be fully ready for the start of Spring Training.Upvote Share Tweet
Longtime Minors manager Carey dies at age 59P.J. Carey, whose 22-season Minor League managing career was spent mostly directing the Rookie and Class A prospects in the Rockies' system, died Friday night at age 59 after a long illness.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Dodgers Closing In On GreinkeDec 8Jayson Stark on the Dodgers close to signing Zack Greinke.
Sources: Ryan Ludwick Back To RedsDec 8ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Reds' decision to bring back outfielder Ryan Ludwick.
Sources: Michael Young Traded To PhilliesDec 8Jayson Stark discusses why Michael Young was traded to the Phillies and what it means for Josh Hamilton.