This is the January 12, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
Canada unveils provisional roster for ClassicUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetCanada submitted its 23-man provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic on Saturday, putting together a group that includes 15 current or former Major Leaguers, highlighted by Twins first baseman Justin Morneau.Share TweetMarlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will add his powerful bat to the middle of Team USA's lineup in the World Baseball Classic.
With many teams, including the Yankees and Mets, salivating over Nationals' Michael Morse, it shows just how shallow MLB's talenUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetAll winter long, more than a dozen teams - the Yankees and Mets being front and center - have been scouring the market for power-hitting outfielders with none to be found.Source: nydailynews.com
Trout opts to skip World Baseball ClassicUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetAngels outfielder Mike Trout, the American League Rookie of the Year and runner-up for AL Most Valuable Player, won't participate in the World Baseball Classic in March.
Axford one of three Brewers on Canada WBC rosterUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetRelief pitchers John Axford and Jim Henderson, as well as infielder Taylor Green, are on the initial roster for Canada's World Baseball Classic team.
No. 1 Duke Suffers First Loss To Some Team Or Other As Nation Revels In Annual Guilty PleasureUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetIt's not the Yankees losing in the divisionals, nor a conference rival pantsing Alabama midseason. Nor is it quite the Lakers fizzling in May, or the Cowboys losing year after year after year after delicious year. More »Source: deadspin.com
Eovaldi excited about opportunity 2013 presentsUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetOne reason for the Marlins' optimism is the emergence of Nathan Eovaldi, a hard-throwing 22-year-old who built confidence with every outing a year ago.
Phils add veteran hurler Lopez on Minors dealUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetThe Phillies have signed veteran right-hander Rodrigo Lopez to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite.Share TweetTexas Rangers infielder Ian Kinsler said he expressed a desire to stay at second base rather than move to first base to club officials in a meeting last month, but didn't draw "a line in the sand" about it.
Cashman: Jeter out of boot, working out in TampaUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetYankees shortstop Derek Jeter has removed his walking boot and is beginning to work out at the team's Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., according to general manager Brian Cashman.Share TweetDespite missing most of last season, outfielder Nolan Reimold more than doubled his salary when he agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
Ex-Astro Blum set to join club's TV broadcast teamUpdated Jan 12 Share TweetGeoff Blum, who played five years with the Astros in two separate stints with the club, has reached an agreement to join the team's television broadcast team, a source has told MLB.com.
Andrew McCutchen earns cover of MLB 13Updated Jan 12 Share TweetFinally we have a ballot result that baseball fans, writers, experts and all of mankind can get behind. Well, I hope that‘s the case anyway. After a five-day voting period set up to allow fans to select the cover athlete for the MLB 13: The Show video gSource: yahoo.com
Jon Stewart weighs in on Hall of Fame results during ‘The Daily Show’ (Video)Updated Jan 12 Share TweetThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart While digesting the literally hundreds and hundreds of thoughts, opinions and strong criticisms regarding this year’s Hall of Fame vote over the past three days, perhaps you overlooked or just flat out missed those expresSource: yahoo.comShare TweetTexas Rangers starter Yu Darvish will have a personal catcher in 2013, as manager Ron Washington indicated his plan is for Geovany Soto to catch most of Darvish's starts.Source: ESPN.com