This is the January 21, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
Expect a lot of Pete Rose talk, Ken Griffey Jr. love and an epic Home Run Derby in 2015, when Major League Baseball plans All-Star Game festivities for the Queen City of Cincinnati. Reporter John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the scoop, reporting t…Upvote Share TweetA memorial celebration was held on Monday night for the late Marvin Miller, who used a keen intellect and a steely resolve during his 17-year tenure to change the economics of baseball forever.Upvote Share Tweet
Porter believes Ankiel can have big role for AstrosAstros manager Bo Porter spoke glowingly Monday about outfielder Rick Ankiel, who signed with the team last week and will come to camp as a non-roster invitee. Ankiel played during the previous two seasons with Washington, where Porter was third-base co…Upvote Share TweetPreparing to enter the final season of his two-year contract with the Cardinals, Carlos Beltran spoke candidly Monday about his interest in staying in St. Louis beyond the 2013 season.Upvote Share Tweet
"You're Here For One Reason: To Fuck Us Good!": Let's Remember The Time Earl Weaver Completely Lost It On An Umpiredeadspin.com Jan 21, 2013Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away last Friday, and that makes us very sad. What makes us very happy, however, is the video above, which features Weaver going absolutely crazy on a first base umpire who had just called a balk on the Orioles' p…Upvote Share Tweet
Matheny addresses report of financial issuesA day after Mike Matheny's current financial situation -- one that has him facing potential bankruptcy due to a series of investments gone wrong -- was delineated, in detail, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals manager stressed that terming it…Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers alums kick off caravan painting muralsFormer Dodgers center fielder Ken Landreaux has never considered himself much of an artist, but on Monday at Belmont High School, he had plenty of brushes in his hands.Upvote Share Tweet
Indians sign free agents Raburn and FranciscoCNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have signed utilityman Ryan Raburn and outfielder Ben Francisco to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) Left-hander Pedro Feliciano is returning to the New York Mets, who also settled their salary arbitration case with first baseman Ike Davis.Upvote Share TweetThe Pirates have reached a new two-year agreement with left-hander Francisco Liriano, about a month after an original deal was in place, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Selig to announce big contribution at Cincy UYAThe Reds and Major League Baseball on Monday announced that Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig will be at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday to announce a significant contribution for an Urban Youth Academy in Cincinnati.Upvote Share TweetARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Outfielder David Murphy and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth $5,775,000.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies looking at Pavano, Lowe for rotationAfter signing Miguel Batista over the weekend and reportedly reaching an agreement with Chris Volstad on Monday, the Rockies are pushing for two other veterans to compete for a starting-rotation spot -- Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe.Upvote Share TweetST. LOUIS (AP) A public visitation for baseball great Stan Musial will be Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, with a funeral Mass on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Royal Gamble: The Royals traded away one of the best players in…CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013The Royals traded away one of the best players in minor league baseball to try and win this year. Jay Jaffe argues that the move will likely come back to haunt GM Dayton Moore.Upvote Share Tweet
The Union Wants Bud Selig To Force The Marlins To Spend More Moneydeadspin.com Jan 21, 2013Here's the projected payroll for the 2013 Miami Marlins. After a fire sale that began with trading star shortstop Hanley Ramirez and ended with trading star shortstop Jose Reyes (and everyone else), this isn't a rebuilding year. It's austerity straight …Upvote Share Tweet
Baseball’s impact on Martin Luther King Jr.Before Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Alabama and on the Washington mall, Jackie Robinson marched around the bases on major league ball fields. King was 18 years old when Robinson broke the modern color barrier in America's pastime. Robinson's arriva…Upvote Share Tweet
Adam Jones (the Orioles outfielder) celebrates Super Bowl-bound Baltimore RavensWhere is @simplyaj10 ? You guessed it! Go @ravens ! twitter.com/Orioles/status… - Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) January 20, 2013 Just because Adam Jones' team got beat in the first round of the NFL playoffs doesn't mean that Adam Jones can't enjoy hisUpvote Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Hamilton turned in game for the agesNearly 60 years after Joe Adcock turned in one of the greatest individual performances in baseball history, Josh Hamilton went 5-for-5 with with 18 total bases in a four-homer performance on May 8, 2012 for the Rangers.Upvote Share Tweet
Black baseball pioneers aided King's messageOn this day in which we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and pause to remember the men and women who suffered and sacrificed in the name of racial fairness, Major League Baseball should be proud of its role in forcing people to see the world in a way they'd…Upvote Share Tweet
Hector Santiago Visits NewtownJan 21Chicago White Sox pitcher, Hector Santiago, visits Newtown to meet with children.
Clayton's mailbag: Diversity efforts need refiningJan 21The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
NBA - Los Angeles Clippers offseason paying offJan 21A series of small-print moves has helped boost the Clippers to elite status in the 2012-13 season.
Peter King: Two compelling championship games produced HarBowlJan 21ATLANTA -- The Niners are back. Hard to believe it's been 18 years since Steve Young threw six touchdown passes to shred the Chargers, then mimed having a monkey on his back while begging Harris Barton to rip it off, only to throw up a Gatorade/cookie m…