This is the January 15, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
Padres seek first All-Star Game at Petco ParkPadres executive chairman Ron Fowler said on Tuesday that the team is preparing a presentation for Major League Baseball to propose an All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego.Upvote Share Tweet
Perez, two other Royals win winter league awardsIt's the awards season, winter league style, and the Royals are walking the red carpet. Three members of the Royals' organization have taken honors, including starting catcher Salvador Perez, named the Venezuelan League Rookie of the Year.Upvote Share TweetAstros pitchers Bud Norris and Wesley Wright and shortstop Jed Lowrie were among the 133 Major League players who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetA couple months ago we told you about the cool 'Design A Youniform Contest' the Milwaukee Brewers were running that allows baseball fans to show their creative and design a new alternate uniform for them to wear for their March 22 Catcus League game aga…Upvote Share Tweet
Provisional Classic rosters to be unveiled ThursdayThe World Baseball Classic is back, now on a four-year cycle, and provisional rosters for each of the participating 16 teams will be released Thursday.Upvote Share TweetThe Angels and pitcher Jerome Williams agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $2 million contract that avoids arbitration for the 31-year-old right-hander, a source told MLB.com.Upvote Share Tweet
Steinbach ready to get back in the game, as coachMuch has changed for Terry Steinbach since those days, as he was named Minnesota's new bench coach this offseason and joined manager Ron Gardenhire, infielder Brian Dozier and broadcaster Dick Bremer on the first leg of the annual Twins Caravan.Upvote Share Tweet
Top prospect Arenado matures at Double-A in 2012Rockies top prospect Nolan Arenado turned 21 at the start of last season at Double-A Tulsa. It turned out he was old enough, all right ... old enough to experience stress in a baseball uniform for the first time.Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees were fortunate to have Rafael Soriano waiting in their bullpen when disaster struck in 2012, but now they're hoping the hurler's departure will pay dividends in the future.Upvote Share TweetTerry Francona has a book coming out about his time in Boston. Written with (ugh) Dan Shaughnessy, it probably won't satisfy readers expecting a bridge-burning tell-all, since he's back in baseball managing the Indians and has to work alongside the play…Upvote Share Tweet
Winter Meanings: With most of the game's biggest free-agents havin…CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013With most of the game's biggest free-agents having signed, SI.com begins its team-by-team assessment of the offseason. Jay Jaffe takes a look at the Cubs' rebuilding effort.Upvote Share TweetNationals GM Mike Rizzo has constructed a roster that's close to perfect, and now he's about to turn it over to a manager, Davey Johnson, with one of the best winning percentages in history.Upvote Share Tweet
Rays glimpse future as Myers visits The TropWil Myers, attending the Rays' annual Winter Development Camp featuring many of their top prospects, made his first visit to Tropicana Field as a member of the organization.Upvote Share Tweet
Capuano welcomes competition in rotationIn 2012, Chris Capuano had a career-best 3.72 ERA. His 198 1/3 innings pitched, second most on the Dodgers' staff, were his highest total since 2006. He also ranked second on the club with 12 wins and 162 strikeouts. Oh, and he probably lost his job for…Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers bring McClellan into mix for rotation, 'penThe Rangers have signed right-hander Kyle McClellan to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league camp, putting him in the mix for both the rotation and bullpen.Upvote Share Tweet
Arencibia set to lend talent to Team USA in ClassicJ.P. Arencibia has become the latest Blue Jays player named as a participant in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share Tweet
Danks says shoulder 'feels great' in mound sessionsWhen asked about his outlook for the 2013 season during the months of October, November and December, John Danks would use the words "cautiously optimistic" as part of his response.Upvote Share TweetMany of them have crossed paths with Roger Clemens in the past, whether it was at an event honoring the Astros' 50th anniversary last year or in previous years at a Minor League ballpark when the Rocket was stopping in to check on his son Koby.Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers' Harrison declines World Classic inviteRangers pitcher Matt Harrison said he has declined an invitation to participate in the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Trout snags 550-pound grouper at Key Westyahoo.com Jan 15, 2013500 lb Goliath Grouper! I'd say it was a good day fishing! @trouty20 @jeffreytrout @tylertrout @debbietrout27 twitter.com/JessTara/statu… - Jessica Tara Cox (@JessTara) January 13, 2013 There's an old baseball saying about great defense that fans withUpvote Share Tweet
There are solutions for unsigned talentWe seem to have reached an impasse in this offseason -- a point at which several notable players are still searching for homes and some long-expected deals are falling short of the finish line. Here are some thoughts on how to get out of this traffic ja…Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins ink Green to Minors deal with spring inviteNick Green, who was with the organization in 2012, has agreed to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. The 34-year-old will have an excellent chance to win the utility infielder role, with the Marlins' 40-man roster thin on middle i…Upvote Share Tweet
Grace blames self for firing from DiamondbacksFormer Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace says he blames himself, not the team, for firing him last season.Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks give Ichiro 'new sense of determination'Ichiro Suzuki is looking forward to starting the baseball season the way he ended last season: as a member of the New York Yankees.Upvote Share Tweet
It's never too late to make a key signing or tradeA number of established players have signed or changed teams after mid-January in recent years. And many of them have played significant roles during the ensuing season.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 15, 2013So, was it Nyjer Morgan, his alter-ego Tony Plush, or an anonymous third party who sent a string of bizarre messages from Morgan's Twitter account Monday night? Yes, they were bizarre even for Morgan. At first, Morgan appeared to admit he was caught che…Upvote Share TweetA series of rules changes proposed by the general managers in November and approved by the sport's top executives at the recent Owners Meetings are awaiting ratification by the Major League Baseball Players Association.Upvote Share Tweet
Soriano Agrees To Deal With NationalsJan 15Source: Rafael Soriano and the Nationals have agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal with a third-year vesting option for $14 million.
Mulcoy's WorldJan 15Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., Josh Mulcoy is on a global hunt to find the best, most remote surf on the planet. From Iceland to the wilderness of Alaska, Canada and islands untold, the more off the beaten path the better. And 2013 promises to see more
Buster Blog: Dodgers Interested In SorianoJan 15Buster Olney blogs about the Dodgers' interest in signing Rafael Soriano.
Francona Book: Red Sox Owners Big On ImageJan 15Terry Francona's book describes Red Sox owners as image-conscious.
Peter King: Peyton's arm and conservative Broncos; catching up with Reid; …Jan 15Five items, a sort of mini-MMQB, for a Championship Week Tuesday ...
Paul George, Deron Williams shine at home; Andrea Bargnani, Tim Duncan shi…Jan 15John Cregan looks at players with significant statistical splits at home versus on the road.
Don Banks: Once left for dead, Ravens a threat again thanks to bold Caldwe…Jan 15Everyone understood it was a bold and risky move to make at such a vital position so late in the season. But that Harbaugh guy clearly knew what he was doing, because it has quickly elevated his team's offensive production to new heights and brought a S…
Grantland Channel Presents: House EatsJan 15Joe House and I became friends for two reasons: eating and basketball. When we went to school together at the College of the Holy Cross, we would play...