This is the December 13, 2012 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
CC and Amber Sabathia staged their second annual holiday party at the Fan Cave in New York, benefitting 52 local kids from the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx.Share TweetIchiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees are closing in on a contract that would guarantee the outfielder between $12 million and $13 million.Share TweetRangers general manager Jon Daniels was talking before lunch Thursday about the team still wanting to re-sign Josh Hamilton.Share Tweet
Bourn may be next free agent to land surprising dealIf it can happen for Josh Hamilton, then maybe it can happen for Michael Bourn. That's how free agency works. Sometimes, just when a player starts thinking his options have dwindled, something unexpected happens.Share Tweet
D-backs host over 600 children at holiday partyChris Johnson and Aaron Hill were on hand Thursday as the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted more than 600 underprivileged children at the club's 15th annual Winter Classic Holiday Party at Chase Field.Share Tweet
Blanco among nine invited to Spring TrainingVeteran infielder Andres Blanco was among nine players to receive a non-roster invitation to Phillies Spring Training, the club announced on Thursday.Share Tweet
This mega-contract seems about rightCNNSI.com Dec 13, 2012The Los Anaheim Angels stole Josh Hamilton. Actually, they simply paid him what he is worth. But in baseball's free-agency market, that is a steal. Nobody pays the retail price in free agency -- everybody pays more, always. It's like the opposite of Koh…Share TweetThe Padres and Rays swapped Minor League players on Thursday, with San Diego landing 25-year-old left-handed pitcher Chris Rearick in exchange for infielder Vince Belnome.Share Tweet
After closing in 2012, Cishek looks to retain roleEntering 2013, Steve Cishek, the 26-year-old with the sidearm delivery, is the favorite to close for the Marlins. And like all successful closers, he craves that ninth-inning thrill.Share TweetJosh Hamilton is going to Los Angeles and so is the game's balance of power, as the Angels and Dodgers engage in an arms race with no sign of slowing down, writes Joe Lemire.Share TweetThe Cubs were potentially moving in on one of the free-agent market's top arms on Thursday evening, with USA Today reporting the club had agreed to a five-year contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez.Share TweetBOSTON (AP) -- Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26.5 million, two-year contract with right-hander Ryan Dempster.Share TweetTorii Hunter should be feeling good these days. He's coming off of a terrific season and he just signed a two-year, $26 million contract with the AL champion Detroit Tigers. Not bad for a 37-year-old outfielder! More »Share TweetThe Orioles named Bobby Dickerson as their new third-base coach on Thursday, filling the void DeMarlo Hale left when he was name the Blue Jays' bench coach last month.Share Tweet
The Yankees' Lineup Is Going To Be Very Sad And Old This SeasonThe Yankees finally made their big free-agent splash this week, when they signed Kevin Youkilis, an aging third basemen with bad hips, to fill in for Alex Rodriguez, their incumbent aging third basemen with bad hips. OK, maybe it was less a "splash…Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Pirates recently re-signed reliever Jason Grilli, locking him down for two more years at $6.75 million. Yesterday, during a press conference to announce the deal, Grilli said all the right things about wanting to win in Pittsburgh, about …Share TweetThe Cincinnati Reds and free-agent infielder Jack Hannahan have finalized a two-year contract, giving the team added depth at third base.Share Tweet
Twins finalize 2-year, $10M deal with CorreiaThe Minnesota Twins have finalized a $10 million, two-year contract with right-hander Kevin Correia to fill a rotation spot after their starters posted the second-worst ERA in the majors last season.Share TweetThe Red Sox on Thursday made their three-year deal with Shane Victorino official.Share Tweet
David Price and his bulldog Astro given keys to city of Tampa (Video)yahoo.com Dec 13, 2012A key to the city has a practical use, beyond the honorary and symbolic. After the city of Tampa awarded him such a key on Wednesday, left-hander David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays realized he can now try to open any Chick-fil-A restaurant on any given S…Share Tweet
The St. Louis Cardinals Just Traded For Subject 7 From The Duke Fuck ListOn Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals traded infielder Skip Schumaker to the Los Angeles Dodgers for some guy named Jake Lemmerman. Who is Jake Lemmerman? The baseball record says he's nobody special, a 24-year-old utility infielder who's put up decent nu…Share TweetAcquired by Houston in last week's trade that sent reliever Wilton Lopez to the Rockies, Alex White said he's excited about the change of scenery and looks forward to being able to compete for a spot in the Astros' rotation next year.Share Tweet
Cubs reportedly reach terms with Korean relieverThe Cubs have agreed to terms with South Korean reliever Chang-Yong Lim on a split contract worth up to $5 million, according to a report.Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Posey's '12 was historically greatBuster Posey's NL batting title and MVP Award came upon the conclusion of one of the best offensive performances by any catcher in baseball history.Share Tweet
Report: Rays close to deal with righty HernandezTampa Bay is closing in on a deal to sign right-hander Roberto Hernandez, according to a report in Thursday's St. Petersburg Times.Share TweetR.A. Dickey's story of triumph over personal adversity and later, professional adversity has a new storyline, as the Mets face a decision on moving the knuckler and building for the future, or keeping him with an extension.Share TweetAlong with his impressive track record earned on the mound, newly acquired right-hander James Shields also brings great leadership qualities to the Royals.Share Tweet
Arms embargo: Stockpiling pitchers brings benefitsThe old adage is repeated so often in baseball that it's practically lost all meaning: You can never have too much pitching. General managers say it when asked about hoarding young starters. Managers say it when their rotations are so full that starters…Share TweetMariano Rivera said Wednesday he'll be ready to pitch for the New York Yankees on Opening Day.Share Tweet
Hamilton-to-Angels Is Setting 2013 Up for Some Serious West Coast Biasgrantland.com Dec 13, 2012Jumping suddenly and aggressively into the fray, the Angels reeled in Josh Hamilton for five years and $125 million, delivering a sharp blow to the ri...Share Tweet
The Rangers' Hot-Stove Hangovergrantland.com Dec 13, 2012First, Zack Greinke flew off the board, signing the record-setting deal with the deep-pocketed Dodgers that we all should have expected. Then the Diam...Share Tweet
Red Sox Sign Ryan DempsterDec 13Jayson Stark discusses Ryan Dempster's 2-year deal with the Red Sox.
Hamilton Headed To AngelsDec 13Jerry Crasnick discusses free-agent slugger Josh Hamilton agreeing to a five-year deal with the Angels.
Angels Make Win-Now MoveDec 13Pedro Gomez discusses Josh Hamilton's five-year deal with the Angels.