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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.
Share TweetDespite 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.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…
JAFFE: Young outlived his usefulness in TexasUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetMichael 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.Source: CNNSI.comShare 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.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.
What the late Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner would say about free agents and penny-pinching YankeesUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetOne can just imagine the conversation that went on between Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner in baseball’s celestial “ever-after” last week.Source: nydailynews.comShare 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.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 …
Reds to incorporate 'Los Rojos' jerseys in 2013Updated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetThe 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.
Leake preparing to start, but role undecidedUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetReds 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.
Chapman bittersweet about move to rotationUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetAroldis Chapman certainly likes the idea of moving into the Reds rotation in 2013. But the left-hander will also miss being a closer.
Reliever Beimel should be ready for Spring TrainingUpdated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetLefty 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.
Longtime Minors manager Carey dies at age 59Updated Dec 8, 2012 Share TweetP.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.
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.