This is the December 14, 2012 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
The holiday season came early to the Fan Cave on Friday, as Major League Baseball played host to 35 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, N.J. The kids were bussed in to Broadway and W. 4th Street and treated to a night of revelry and holi…
Share TweetThe Phillies have found their setup man. MLB.com confirmed the Phillies have agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with right-hander Mike Adams.
Holiday Tour stops at Westfield Valencia SaturdayUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetThe Dodgers Holiday Tour of Southern California will stop at Westfield Valencia on Saturday when Nick Punto and Tim Leary will participate in a meet-and-greet and autograph signing.
Town hall session kicks off PiratesFestUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetAmong the topics discussed by president Frank Coonelly and GM Neal Huntington was the payroll for 2013.
Rockies won't trade Cuddyer without big returnUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetThe Rockies are maintaining a high price for teams interested in trading for center fielder Dexter Fowler. It also has emerged that the Rockies have the same or similar stance for any team interested in outfielder-first baseman Michael Cuddyer.Share TweetThe New York Yankees have been hit with an $18.9 million luxury tax by Major League Baseball, the 10th consecutive year they will pay a penalty for their spending.Share TweetThe Blue Jays reportedly are front-runners to land 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets.
A's, Oakland Zoo team up for annual holiday partyUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetRelievers Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle signed autographs and took pictures with over 200 fourth- and fifth-grade students as part of the annual A's Community Fund holiday party at the Oakland Zoo.Share TweetST. LOUIS (AP) -- Free agent infielder Ty Wigginton and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract.
GM Colletti: Dodgers not spending recklesslyUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetDodgers general manager Ned Colletti said the perception that the team is out of control with its spending isn't accurate.Source: ESPN.com
Wren content, but still eyeing possible improvementsUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetBraves general manager Frank Wren will continue to evaluate different opportunities to improve his club over the next few weeks and months. But as he looks at the current makeup of his roster, he believes he already has the makings of a pretty strong te…
Springer's skills spring to life early in careerUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetGeorge Springer may be the ideal player to anchor the future of the Houston Astros. Power is at a premium in baseball. Springer is an outfield prospect with significant power.Share TweetThe Angels will unveil their new prize -- free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton -- at a Saturday news conference at 11:30 a.m. PT at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney -- where Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson, Sean Burnett and Ryan Madson were introduced on Wedne…Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have made another major move to help their quest to win a World Series for the first time since 1984.
New Ranger Lindblom comfortable with pressure onUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetThe Rangers have spent the winter futilely chasing some of the bigger free-agent names on the market, but one of their offseason goals was to upgrade the bullpen, and Josh Lindblom is a big part of that.Share TweetIf Ryan Dempster is worth $26.5 million over two years to the Red Sox, how much should R.A. Dickey, the National League Cy Young Award winner, be worth to the Mets?Source: nytimes.com
Zduriencik made 'substantial' offer to HamiltonUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetIt's no secret the Mariners are in pursuit of offense this offseason. What wasn't certain was how hard they'd be willing to pursue high-priced slugger Josh Hamilton, but general manager Jack Zduriencik acknowledged Friday his club went after the former …
Youkilis in place to be Yankees' third basemanUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetFormer Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis is officially a New York Yankee, the team announced Friday, and will be the every-day player at the position in place of injured Alex Rodriguez.Source: ESPN.com
Bucs to unveil new alternate home uniforms for '13Updated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetSundays will have a throwback feel all season long at PNC Park in 2013.
Angels moving press box ‘down the right-field line’ to add luxury seatsUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetThe Los Angeles Angels just added $125 million in payroll by signing slugger Josh Hamilton in the free-agent market. Someone has to pay for it, so no one is going to be surprised when Angels fans get the bill in some, way, shape or form. They're not the…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetThe Royals, continuing to add veteran depth for what they hope will be a run at a division title, signed outfielder Xavier Nady to a 2013 Minor League contract on Friday.
MLB holding tryouts for International ShowcaseUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetRepresentatives from the MLB Prospect League are holding tryouts in Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama and Curacao to find prospects to attend the second annual MLB International Prospect Showcase next month.Share TweetIchiro Suzuki and the Yankees are continuing to finalize the terms of a new contract that will keep the 39-year-old veteran in pinstripes next season.
Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno following in late George Steinbrenner's footsteps, signing one big-name free agent after anUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetIt’s official now: Arte Moreno is the new George Steinbrenner, as determined to make the biggest splash as he is to win a championship. Whether collecting high-priced sluggers is the right formula remains to be seen, but Moreno is clearly running the AnSource: nydailynews.com
ESPN's John Kruk doesn't think Alex Rodriguez will ever be the same after he undergoes his second hip surgery since 2009 in JanuUpdated Dec 14, 2012 Share TweetWhen dissecting the Yankees’ acquisition of Kevin Youkilis, it’s important to recognize the obvious: In this cult-of-personality world, Youk ain’t no Alex Rodriguez.Source: nydailynews.com
Schaap Talk: Angels Continue Spending SpreeDec 14Jeremy Schaap discusses the Angels' signing of Josh Hamilton and the Yankees' quiet offseason.
Angels Under PressureDec 14Tim Kurkjian thinks the Angels will be under more pressure to make the playoffs than any other team in the American League after the acquisition of Josh Hamilton.
Angels Make Splash With Hamilton SigningDec 14Buster Olney discusses Josh Hamilton's 5-year, $125 million deal with the Angels and thinks Mike Scioscia will be under more pressure than any other manager in baseball.
Anibal Sanchez Stays With TigersDec 14Jerry Crasnick discusses Anibal Sanchez's decision to stay in Detroit after agreeing to a five-year, $80 million contract.
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