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A's encouraged by Colon's winter ball stintThough Bartolo Colon's winter ball stats equate to a small sample size, the A's are convinced that the veteran right-hander has maintained the form that helped him win 10 games for them last year.Upvote Share TweetThe Cleveland Indians have reclaimed infielder Russ Canzler off waivers from Toronto.Upvote Share Tweet
O's camp to feature plenty of pitching battlesWhile Baltimore remains interested in bringing back free agent Joe Saunders and could potentially sign another reliever or two, there's plenty of competition already on the roster.Upvote Share TweetEdwin Jackson keeps bouncing around, and he thinks he knows why.Upvote Share TweetThe wife of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones filed for divorce about a week after she accused him of grabbing her neck and saying he wanted to kill her, according to a court document.Upvote Share Tweet
High School slugger David Denson mashes 515-foot homer at Marlins Park in Miami (Video)As expected, Marlins Park in Miami and its spacious dimensions proved to be very friendly for pitchers as it only surrendered 113 home runs in its inaugural season - the third fewest by any park in 2012. Of course that didn't stop the strongest man inUpvote Share Tweet
Guti's winter ball showing has Mariners excitedFranklin Gutierrez has wrapped up his Venezuelan Winter League season, and the Mariners will be thrilled if the center fielder can carry his success there over into Spring Training next month in Arizona.Upvote Share TweetST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have announced American League Cy Young Award winner David Price has agreed to a one-year deal for just over $10 million and avoided arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros' roster likely in place for spring campWith the start of Spring Training less than six weeks away, general manager Jeff Luhnow says the Astros aren't likely to add any additional key players before the team hits Kissimmee, Fla.Upvote Share Tweet
Wade Boggs buys a piece of the Field of Dreams, plans to develop itWell, if the beloved farm in Dyersville, Iowa that spawned "Field of Dreams" must be sold and developed into a multimillion dollar baseball and softball complex, it's good that Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is one of the new owners. Right? The sale…Upvote Share Tweet
Padres confident in options for starting rotationThere's a chance the Padres won't add another starting pitcher before the start of Spring Training.Upvote Share Tweet
Post-holiday splash could be from within for TigersFor the Tigers, January has been more like holiday shopping. But whether it'll be that kind of January for Detroit this time around remains to be seen.Upvote Share Tweet
An Imperfect Ten: Voters can select up to 10 players for election t…CNNSI.com Jan 2, 2013Voters can select up to 10 players for election to the Hall of Fame each year, but there's a chance no one will get in from this year's loaded ballot, writes Jay Jaffe.Upvote Share Tweet
Raines to coach in Blue Jays' farm systemTim Raines, in his sixth year on the Hall of Fame ballot, will join the Blue Jays as a Minor League baserunning and outfield coach this season. An official announcement from Toronto is expected later this week.Upvote Share Tweet
Baseball in Jamaica: Let’s make it happen, mon!If a pilgrimage to Jamaica leads to a Major League Baseball team employing Usain Bolt as a pinch runner, we'll all be better for what Joel Reinebold started. In December, Reinebold - the head groundskeeper for the South Bend (Ind.) Silverhawks who alsoUpvote Share Tweet
Retooled rotation now Angels' biggest uncertaintyHeading into 2012, starting pitching was perceived to be the Angels' greatest strength. Now, it's the main concern for a club with championship aspirations.Upvote Share Tweet
Beckham 'encouraged,' embraces clean slateAfter knocking out a career-high 16 homers and compiling 60 RBIs, Gordon Beckham believes to have found something important within his overall game.Upvote Share TweetThe busiest half of baseball's Hot Stove season is over, with fruitful free agent and trade markets defining November and December. The Mets took part in the action to an extent, signing David Wright to a $138 million contract extension and trading R.A.…Upvote Share Tweet
McCutchen named Dapper Dan Sportsman of YearAndrew McCutchen went out of 2012 the same way he spent the year: Collecting awards and public confirmations of a breakout season. The Pirates' center fielder just added a big one to his cache: The 2012 Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year.Upvote Share TweetThere will be days when Brett Myers frustrates the Cleveland Indians. But he's also one of baseball's more amazing pitchers, one who learned to get by on smarts, grit and determination.Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins looking to mirror success of 2006 teamDramatically turning over their roster has created opportunity along with plenty of uncertainty for the Miami Marlins in 2013. So much surrounding the club is new. Since Jeffrey Loria assumed ownership in 2002, the Marlins also underwent a major redo in…Upvote Share Tweet
Target Field smothered by frozen white substanceThis is kind of what it looked like at old Metropolitan Stadium during the baseball offseason 35 years ago. The above photo submitted by the Minnesota Twins via Twitter on Wednesday is much more football-y than baseball-y. Fair enough, with the Vikings …Upvote Share Tweet
Twins leaning toward in-house solution for centerThe Twins have a hole to fill in center field, which has been one of their steadiest positions in recent years.Upvote Share Tweet
Cards have full-fledged star to head catchers squadThis is the first of a seven-part Around the Horn series that will take a position-by-position look at the Cardinals' projected starters and backup options heading into next season. Up first: Catchers.Upvote Share Tweet
Cashman still looking to add meaningful piecesAs the Yankees' high command reports to the office for the first time in 2013, they'll do so knowing that they have entered the home stretch for assembling a competitive roster.Upvote Share Tweet
Selig creating a legacy of hope for all franchisesAchieving competitive balance has been a way of life for the 20 years of Commissioner Bud Selig's tenure. There was a time not all that long ago, when competitive imbalance was a way of life in Major League Baseball.Upvote Share Tweet
Why the Local TV Bubble Is About to Burst and Other MLB Newsgrantland.com Jan 2, 2013The holidays saw several more deals go through, ranging from the Royals signing 38-year-old Miguel Tejada in the hopes he'll provide actual value for ...Upvote Share Tweet
Buster Blog: Price's Future In TampaJan 2Buster Olney blogs about David Price's one-year contract with the Rays to avoid arbitration.
Ray Lewis retires -- Ravens linebacker among five best defensive players e…Jan 2Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis won't be easily replaced by Baltimore or the NFL at large.