This is the January 22, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
Yogi honored as players go to BAT for their ownYankee legend Yogi Berra's legacy was celebrated at the Baseball Assistance Team's 24th annual Going to Bat for B.A.T. Fundraising Dinner, where more than 100 players, including nine Hall of Famers, were in attendance on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Joba Chamberlain: ‘I sold my trampoline’"We'll hug it out." - @joba_62 on Youk at #BATDinner. Also, "Don't worry, I sold my trampoline." twitter.com/MLB/status/293… - MLB (@MLB) January 23, 2013 Three bits of news come from that official MLB tweet: 1. Joba Chamberlain cleans up OK in a suitUpvote Share Tweet
Speedier Pence ready to rally in new seasonHunter Pence knows that he can exceed the .219 batting average he compiled last year after San Francisco acquired him from Philadelphia. So he has devoted this offseason to improving his speed and relaxing more in the batter's box.Upvote Share TweetJose Altuve may have an understated demeanor, but the second baseman is ready to lead the charge as Astros baseball enters a new era in 2013.Upvote Share TweetThe D-backs reached agreement on a two-year $5 million deal with shortstop Cliff Pennington on Tuesday night, a baseball source told MLB.com.Upvote Share TweetLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax is going to work for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a special adviser.Upvote Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Rays have added their second pitcher with a new name.Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs remain open to trading outfielderWith less than three weeks to go until pitchers and catchers begin reporting, general manager Kevin Towers said that if something is going to happen regarding a trade of one of his outfielders, it will take place before that.Upvote Share TweetThe mystery of Francisco Liriano's broken right arm received some unsubstantiated clarification recently with a newspaper in his native Dominican Republic reporting he suffered it in a bathroom fall.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jan 22, 2013Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli revealed Tuesday that he has avascular necrosis in both hips, the same degenerative condition that ended the career of two-sport star Bo Jackson.Upvote Share Tweet
Inbox: What will A's Opening Day lineup look like?What will the A's Opening Day lineup look like? How many wins will Oakland have this season? What will happen with George Kottaras? Beat reporter Jane Lee answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.Upvote Share TweetWhat are the Philadelphia Phillies doing? They signed Delmon Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract Tuesday with the intention, GM Ruben Amaro said, of playing him every day in right field in 2013. There are several problems with this plan. 1. Young has…Upvote Share Tweet
Kimbrel not content after record-breaking yearDespite establishing himself as perhaps the game's best closer in 2012, Craig Kimbrel thinks he can be even better this upcoming season.Upvote Share TweetTime Warner Cable Inc. has won a contract to carry Los Angeles Dodgers games for at least the next two decades starting in 2014, snatching the games away from Fox Sports after this year's baseball season ends, according to a person familiar with the mat…Upvote Share TweetSEATTLE (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame as its seventh member.Upvote Share Tweet
Stauffer looking for chance to keep pitchingA free agent, former Padres Opening Day starter Tim Stauffer is looking to sign with a team before the start of Spring Training, as the 30-year-old hopes to resume his pitching career.Upvote Share TweetCloser Jason Motte has inked a two-year contract with the Cardinals that will buy out his final two seasons of arbitration-eligibility. At the end of the deal, Motte will be a free agent.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers banking on better 'pen results vs. leftiesThe bullpen debate around the Tigers began soon after the World Series ended, and it rolls into the final weeks leading into Spring Training. Even when roles begin to be defined in camp, it'll probably still go on, weighing youth and potential against e…Upvote Share Tweet
Former Ray Dukes arrested on drug warrantESPN.com Jan 22, 2013Police say former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes has been arrested on a warrant related to previous drug charges.Upvote Share Tweet
Bryce Harper cuts mohawk for awards showHere's how the discussion regarding Bryce Harper and his haircut usually goes: Observer 1: "Somebody ought to tell him that something died on top of his head." Observer 2: "Hey, get off his back. He just turned 20 years old. Didn't everyb…Upvote Share TweetCINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds will host the 2015 All-Star game at Great American Ball Park, the city's first since 1988, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.Upvote Share Tweet
Sarah's Take: Solid leadoff man underrated assetMost teams nowadays overlook the importance of a good leadoff hitter. In the exciting National League West, no team has a good leadoff hitter.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Mark DeRosa has agreed to a $775,000, one-year contract with Toronto, giving the Blue Jays more infield and outfield depth as they try for their first playoff berth since 1993.Upvote Share Tweet
An 'A' For The Jays: With one major move after another, Toronto has ha…CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013With one major move after another, Toronto has had a busy and oustanding offseason, which has earned it the highest grade yet in Jay Jaffe's winter report cards.Upvote Share Tweet
For Hagadone, focus is on moving forwardNick Hagadone is trying to keep his thoughts focused on what lies ahead. The left-handed pitcher has a growing family to help support and an opportunity to win a job in the Indians' bullpen this spring.Upvote Share Tweet
Reds sign Galarraga to Minor League contractThe Reds have signed right-hander Armando Galarraga to a Minor League contract, according to a report from CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.Upvote Share Tweet
Duffy will do whatever Royals need upon returnHard telling where left-hander Danny Duffy might find himself when he finally returns to Kansas City around midseason or so. Heck, he might be in the bullpen, and that's fine with him.Upvote Share Tweet
Hart seeking second opinion before knee surgeryBrewers first baseman Corey Hart, who last week developed swelling in his knee during offseason workouts, will not undergo surgery as expected Tuesday and will instead seek a second opinion.Upvote Share Tweet
Proceed With CautionCNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013Tired of the Stephen Strasburg innings limit debate? It's back this year for these 11 pitchers at risk of the Year-After Effect, including Strasburg himself, writes Tom Verducci.Upvote Share Tweet
R.A. Dickey fights human trafficking in IndiaToronto Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey continues to set an admirable example for us normal folks. Admirable and unattainable! After accepting the Cy Young Award at the BWAAA dinner in New York on Saturday night, Dickey announced via Twitter that he …Upvote Share Tweet
Last year's strong finishers hope for big startsTeams that finished the 2012 campaign on high notes are hopeful that the momentum can carry over through the offseason.Upvote Share Tweet
The clutch gene exists, and Morris is proof of itJack Morris is the model of the pitcher who rises to meet the highest challenges. And although this endears him to those who live inside the game, the analytics movement isn’t nearly as impressed, claiming he is no more qualified for enshrinement th…Upvote Share Tweet
The Week Ahead: Patience may pay off in free agencyIf last week in baseball taught us anything, it’s that Scott Boras is a pretty patient guy.Upvote Share Tweet
Mint Condition: Catching Up With Terry FranconaJan 22Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona discusses his Red Sox memorabilia, interacting with fans and the most creative way he's ever been asked for an autograph.
"Francona: The Red Sox Years"Jan 22Terry Francona talks to Hannah Storm about his new book detailing his time as manager of the Red Sox.
Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKCJan 22That "other" Kevin is a big reason why the Thunder own the NBA's best record, J.A. Adande writes.
Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers may consider trading Dwight HowardJan 22Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight HowardJan 22Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
Peter King: Wilson not asking for new deal; more on Payton's reinstatement…Jan 22Three items in the news, all non-Harbaugh related, today: