This is the January 10, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
Craig Biggio will ‘study a little harder’ to reach 75 percent in next year’s Hall of Fame vote (Video)Your browser does not support iframes. Despite falling short of reaching the 75 percent needed to earn entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Houston Astros great Craig Biggio has managed to keep a positive attitude and a strong sense of humor. Not that …Share TweetPete Rose recently went to Cooperstown to film an episode of his upcoming reality television show. His fiancee got choked up when baseball's career hits leader had to watch the Parade of Legends and other Hall of Fame festivities as just another face in…Share Tweet
Healthy Sizemore set to help wherever A's need himScott Sizemore feels normal again. Translation: The A's infielder is fully healthy, just as he was a year ago. That was before he suffered a torn ACL on the first day of spring workouts, underwent a lengthy rehab on his surgically repaired left knee and…Share TweetReds second baseman Brandon Phillips gave an indication via Twitter on Thursday evening that he might be representing Team USA in the World Baseball Classic this spring.Share Tweet
MLB.com Sells An NBA Headband For Cheaper Than NBA.com Doesdeadspin.com Jan 10, 2013Reader Zachary had a desire for an NBA logo headband, because he's cool like that. He looked it up at the NBA Store, and found it for $7.99. Then he found it at the MLB Shop, and it's a dollar cheaper. Why? We don't know. Why does MLB.com sell NBA stuff…Share Tweet
Cherington hopeful about Napoli but exploring optionsAlthough general manager Ben Cherington expressed hope that Mike Napoli will be signed, until that happens, he must keep his eyes open to other options.Share TweetPARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- Paul Dolan has been approved by Major League Baseball as the controlling owner of the Cleveland Indians, taking over from his father Larry.Share Tweet
Injured Chris Narveson agrees to $840k deal with BrewersMILWAUKEE (AP) -- Left-hander Chris Narveson and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $840,000, one-year contract.Share Tweet
Luis Valbuena, Chicago Cubs agree to $930,000 dealCHICAGO (AP) -- Infielder Luis Valbuena has agreed to a $930,000, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, nearly double the $495,200 he made last year.Share TweetRight-hander Chris Resop has agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.Share TweetPITTSBURGH (AP) -- Free agent pitcher Francisco Liriano injured his right (non-throwing) arm over the holidays and his deal with the Pirates is on hold.Share Tweet
Bryce Harper campaigns for MLB 13 cover with a good impression of ‘The Bachelor’We hate to spoil the surprise, but Big League Stew has already found the Valentine Day's card for all those we'll choo-choo-choose next month. Yes, it's the screen cap that DC Sports Bog's Sarah Kogod took from Bryce Harper's campaign video for the upco…Share Tweet
Selig reflects on progress of drug testing programCommissioner Bud Selig is looking forward to the implementation of the enhanced drug testing programs that were announced Thursday at the quarterly Owners Meetings at the Sanctuary Resort.Share Tweet
Soria targets June return from elbow surgeryTexas Rangers reliever Joakim Soria has targeted late May or early June for a return to the big leagues following the second Tommy John surgery of his career.Share Tweet
Blue Jays claim Hottovy off waivers from RangersThe Blue Jays claimed left-hander Tommy Hottovy off waivers from the Rangers on Thursday afternoon.Share Tweet
Nats sign Ohlendorf, Mann to Minor League dealsThe Nationals signed pitchers Ross Ohlendorf and Brandon Mann to Minor League contracts, MLB.com has confirmed.Share TweetPARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and will step up efforts to track the use of artificial testosterone.Share Tweet
Dodgers prospect Lee focused on future in baseballZach Lee is well into his third year of insisting he doesn't regret becoming a professional pitcher instead of a major college quarterback, even if it means he doesn't have a beauty queen for a girlfriend.Share TweetGreg Maddux, Frank Thomas & Tom Glavine will be among next year's first-timersShare Tweet
All-Rejects team vs. Hall of FamersThe Baseball Hall of Fame has become utterly absurd. We have completely lost the purpose of it. It is designed to honor the best players in the history of the game, and that is not happening.Share Tweet
It's Complicated: After a year of debate, the BBWAA didn't elect an…After a year of debate, the BBWAA didn't elect anyone to the Hall of Fame. That shouldn't be a problem next year, writes Jay Jaffe, but the 2014 ballot has its own challenges.Share Tweet
Sammy Sosa didn’t make the Hall of Fame, but he does have a popular Pinterest pageWhat a world we live in. Sammy Sosa didn't garner many headlines on Wednesday for only winning 12.5 percent of the vote in his first time on the Hall of Fame ballot - a staggeringly-low total that almost guarantees he'll never see induction over the nexShare Tweet
In-season HGH testing to begin this yearCommissioner Bud Selig announced Thursday significant modifications in MLB's drug testing program, by which players will be tested during the season for human growth hormone.Share Tweet
Braun heads wide array of guests to attend fanfestAll-Star outfielder Ryan Braun and all three of the Brewers' new relievers were among 50 current, former and future players confirmed Thursday to attend the team's annual "On Deck" event later this month.Share TweetA 148-year-old team photo of the amateur Brooklyn Atlantics, which the Library of Congress calls "the first dated baseball card," might fetch $100,000 or more when it goes up for auction next month in Maine. Problem is, nobody knows exactly ho…Share Tweet
Beck, Nen or Wilson? You make the callWith three outs to go and the game on the line, which closer gets the nod -- Rod Beck, Robb Nen or Brian Wilson? Here's your chance to decide.Share Tweet
Upbeat Hosmer motivated to bounce back in 2013First baseman Eric Hosmer will be an integral part of the revamped Royals' revitalized hopes for the coming season.Share Tweet
Amaro assures Hamels' throwing shoulder is finePhillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Thursday left-hander Cole Hamels' shoulder is fine. CSNPhilly.com reported Hamels had some shoulder soreness late in the season and in the offseason.Share Tweet
New York Times sports page goes blank to reflect lack of Hall of Fame newsThe New York Post and Daily News usually corner the market with it comes to buzzy front pages that make national news. The New York Times, however, got into the act on Thursday morning by making a statement with the front page of its sports section. Ado…Share Tweet
Hall of Famers glad Bonds, Clemens deniedNobody was happier about the Hall of Fame shutout than the Hall of Famers themselves.Share Tweet
Price featured on cover of 'MLB 2K13'David Price has been selected as the cover athlete for MLB 2K13.Share Tweet
If shy Bauer can fit in, he'll be just fine in ClevelandFor Trevor Bauer, the baseball talent that came so naturally to him stands in stark contrast to the social and interpersonal skills that have often eluded him.Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Verlander, Scherzer duo dominatedWhen it comes to raw strikeout totals in relation to the league leaderboards and strikeout rates in relation to history, the combination of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer in 2012 had few peers.Share Tweet
Jerry Dipoto offers encouragement, reassurance on Mike Trout’s future in latest letter to fanIt was around this time last winter when Jerry Dipoto, who was in the midst of an aggressive rookie offseason as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels, impressed us by taking time from his busy schedule to write a legitimate and sincere response to …Share Tweet
Mint Condition: Memorabilia Market Hurt By No New HOFersJan 10Tristar Productions president Jeffrey Rosenberg joins Michele Steele to discuss the financial impact on the sports memorabilia market of having no new Baseball Hall of Famers in 2013.
Buster Blog: Hall Of Fame Tipping PointJan 10Buster Olney blogs that Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame candidacies represent a tipping point for the Hall of Fame and performance-enhancing drugs.
Source: Justin Upton Rejects Trade To SeattleJan 10ESPN.com senior MLB writer Jerry Crasnick has the latest on Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, who exercised his no-trade clause in his contract to reject a proposed deal that would have sent him to the Mariners.