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Share TweetMaintaining their strategy of trying to retain the core of their pitching staff, the Giants announced Monday night that right-hander Santiago Casilla had agreed to a three-year contract, pending a physical examination.
Granderson takes in Sandy's devastation first-handUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetCurtis Granderson had watched the news, like everyone else. But until he stepped onto Staten Island, he never could've imagined the devastation that people have been living through.Share TweetFormer Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew, who retired after the 2011 season, thinks his younger brother, Stephen, has found a nice fit in Boston.Share TweetTwo people with knowledge of the negotiations say the Oakland Athletics have agreed to sign shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima of Japan's Seibu Lions.
Tigers welcome Sanchez in 'prime of his career'Updated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetAnibal Sanchez hadn't gone anywhere, really, and yet here he was getting a big "welcome back" from Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetCy Young winner R.A. Dickey has reached an agreement with the Blue Jays on a two-year, $25 million extension that allowed Toronto and the New York Mets to complete their trade.Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) -- Free agent Nick Swisher is visiting the Cleveland Indians, who have a hole to fill in right field.
Angels add depth with veteran infielder RodriguezUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetThe Angels signed veteran utility infielder Luis Rodriguez to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite on Monday.Share TweetMajor League Baseball is working with a half-dozen manufacturers to develop padded caps that could help pitchers avoid serious injury if struck by a line drive or a broken bat, MLB.com has confirmed.
Rays minor leaguer refuses drug test, gets banUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetA minor league outfielder in the Tampa Bay organization has been suspended 50 games after refusing to take an offseason drug test.Source: ESPN.com
At last healthy, Mitchell poised for breakthroughUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetThe 2013 season stands as a defining one for White Sox outfield prospect Jared Mitchell.
Lewis approved to begin throwing on flat groundUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetRangers pitcher Colby Lewis, who is coming back from surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, was examined by Dr. Keith Meister on Friday and was given the green light to begin his throwing program on flat ground.
AL-bound Astros sign veteran PeÃ±a to be DHUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetHOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have signed veteran Carlos PeÃ±a to be their designated hitter, addressing a key need as they prepare for their first season in the American League.Source: CNNSI.com
End Of The Raines DelayUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetTim Raines' Hall of Fame vote total has been rising in recent years and there should be no further hold-up about electing him to Cooperstown, writes Jay Jaffe.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetCarlos PeÃ±a and the Houston Astros agreed to a contract for 2013 on Monday, as first reported by Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. PeÃ±a will earn a $2.9 million base salary and is eligible for up to $1.4 million in incentives. PeÃ±a hit .197/.330/.354 with…
‘Ernie the Blue-Nosed Reindeer’ highlights ‘Christmastime in Wrigleyville’ albumUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetLooking for a stocking stuffer for the big Chicago Cubs fan in your life? A songwriter named Kevin Henrickson has an album of Cubs-themed Christmas songs entitled "Christmastime in Wrigleyville." It contains such songs as "Ronnie The Sno…Source: yahoo.com
Mariners weighing their options via free agencyUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetWith Josh Hamilton off the board, the question now is what possibilities remain for the Mariners to improve their offense in a winter where the premier free agents are starting to dwindle.
Brewers ink infielder Murphy to Minors dealUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetShort of shortstops, the Brewers have signed infielder Donnie Murphy to a Minor League contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training camp.
Auction winner continues stand against cancerUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetSara Ratzenberger stood up to cancer, fought hard and valiantly, and lost. Her husband, John, is determined to help others win that battle.
Hillman excited to be reunited with GreinkeUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetWhen the Dodgers began due diligence before launching their record-breaking $147 million pursuit of Zack Greinke, they didn't look far for inside information.
Charlie Sheen, Zac Efron and a fun (if not entirely true) story about a $2.6 million Babe Ruth baseballUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetThe Daily Mirror story that's quickly making its way around gossip sites on Monday morning has all the ingredients that make up a successful link bait story. Among them: Charlie Sheen, a young Disney star, drunken antics, valuable memorabilia, the New Y…Source: yahoo.com
Cozart aiming to continue growth in 2013Updated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetAs far as Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was concerned, his biggest success from his rookie season was something that can't be measured by existing statistics.
MLB Notebook: Headley on base consistentlyUpdated Dec 17, 2012 Share TweetIn his breakout 2012 season, Chase Headley showed an exceptional ability to win the daily battle to reach base.
MLB Pitchers To Try Out Padded CapsDec 17Rob Vito, President of Unequal Technologies, discusses his company's prototype MLB cap which will help reduce the severity of head injury to players.
Mint Condition: Stocking StuffersDec 17Professional appraiser Leila Dunbar joins Michele Steele to discuss potential holiday gifts for sports memorabilia fans, including a basketball signed by Michael Jordan and a championship ring.
Mets Trade R.A. Dickey To Blue JaysDec 17ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin discusses R.A. Dickey's trade to the Blue Jays.
Peter King: Some statement Week 15 wins, but playoff chase still a tangled…Dec 17In my job, athletes are not very good interviews after 34-0 losses. They don't want to talk after 34-0 losses. They will find every excuse not to pick up the phone after 34-0 losses. But Sunday was different. Victor Cruz is different. This weekend was d…