This is the January 30, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
The latest steroid-tainted twist in the Alex Rodriguez saga has only added to the perception that the Yankees - old, injury-prone and now strapped by a self-imposed salary cap - are headed down a dark alley toward a very uncertain future.Upvote Share Tweet
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chase Headley and the Padres have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing on an $8,575,000, one-year contract that gives the San Diego third baseman a $5.1 million raise following his huge 2012 season.Upvote Share TweetShawn Kelley and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB to expand investigation into Miami-area clinicMajor League Baseball, which had been investigating suspected links between an alleged steroids supplier, a Florida health clinic and several players, will expand its investigation based on reporting done by the Miami New Times, an industry source confi…Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Teixeira makes one-night-only appearance in ‘Rock of Ages’ on BroadwayHere's a lighter story for fans of the New York Yankees to digest in the wake of the Alex Rodriguez news from the past 48 hours. Since 1980 - when he was born, of course - all Mark Teixeira has wanted to do - aside from destroy fastballs - is rockUpvote Share Tweet
Zito receives Hutch Award for humanitarian effortsBarry Zito's work away from the mound was honored Wednesday when he accepted the 48th Hutch Award for outstanding community service at the annual luncheon at Safeco Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Halos add veteran utility man Hall on Minors dealFree-agent infielder Bill Hall has agreed to a Minor League deal with the Angels and will receive an invitation to the club's Major League Spring Training, an industry source confirmed Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
'Sweet Lou' is a big hit in return to SeattleLou Piniella, who managed the Mariners from 1993-2002, returned to Seattle to serve at the keynote speaker at Wednesday's luncheon for the 48th Hutch Award, which was presented to Giants pitcher Barry Zito in recognition of his community service.Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees are considering the veteran free agent Travis Hafner as a possible left-handed designated hitter, according to a person familiar with the team's planning.Upvote Share TweetTORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms with infielder Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.Upvote Share Tweet
Canada sports TV confuses Melky Cabrera for Miguel Cabrera in PED graphicYou know what the funniest thing about Canada is? It's the little differences. I mean, they got the same stuff over there that we got here, but just ... just there, it's a little different. Example: Melky Cabrera translates into Miguel Cabrera. Canada's…Upvote Share Tweet
Pennington, Diamondbacks finalize 2-year dealThe Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized their $5 million, two-year contract with shortstop Cliff Pennington.Upvote Share Tweet
Cards ready to break ground at Ballpark Village siteHaving sealed the necessary financing for the project, the Cardinals and real estate development company Cordish Companies began preliminary construction work on what is to be the future site of Ballpark Village. The Cardinals announced that a formal gr…Upvote Share TweetNew Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum said he signed with the team because of the promise of lots of innings, which were freed up when the team traded Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.Upvote Share Tweet
Beachy on track despite 'trying' rehab workThere has been a void in Brandon Beachy's life since he blew out his right elbow while pitching against the Orioles on June 16. With one painful pitch, Beachy went from being on top of the world to being just another of the countless pitchers who have b…Upvote Share Tweet
Lightning Rod: In the wake of more PED allegations, there are pl…CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013In the wake of more PED allegations, there are plenty of opinions as to what should come next for Alex Rodriguez. Which ones make the most sense? Jay Jaffe explores.Upvote Share Tweet
Kalish's shoulder surgery successfulThe Red Sox announced Tuesday that Ryan Kalish's right-shoulder surgery was successful. The surgery was performed in L.A. earlier in the day.Upvote Share Tweet
Spirit Airlines uses ‘A-Rod,’ ‘PED’ advertising punsIf you've ever flown Spirit Airlines, or only heard of the discount carrier, you've probably seen some of their pun-laced marketing efforts. Many of them involve sports themes. Kind of. They recently made fun of Manti Te'o (hey, who hasn't?) and now the…Upvote Share TweetThe immediate assumption is that we've likely seen the end of A-Rod, saddled as he is with hip issues and, now, another doping scandal from which he'll presumably never recover.Upvote Share Tweet
Back to school?! Bobby Valentine applies for college jobNever afraid to try something different, Bobby Valentine might be heading from the home dugout at Fenway Park to a small university in Fairfield, Conn. He has applied for the director of athletics position at Sacred Heart, the Connecticut Post has repor…Upvote Share Tweet
Cards-Yanks open ESPN's slate of spring telecastsAdam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- R.A. Dickey said the pictures and literature couldn't have prepared him for the young boy who approached him last week on one of the squalid streets of Mumbai's red-light district.Upvote Share Tweet
Bourn vs. Bourne: The Mets could use a fictional hero who could put…nytimes.com Jan 30, 2013The Mets could use a fictional hero who could put up real numbers.Upvote Share TweetANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels and reliever Kevin Jepsen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,181,250, avoiding arbitration with the hard-throwing right-hander.Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals' Harper signed jersey for late MusialWashington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper was able to grant a request for Stan Musial before the baseball icon and Hall of Famer died earlier this month.Upvote Share Tweet
Competitive balance leaves no clear favoriteYou know the thing about this baseball season that excites me the most? It's that there's chaos in the land. Go ahead and pick a World Series winner. Tigers? Nationals? Giants? If you asked a dozen baseball fans, you might get a dozen different answers.…Upvote Share Tweet
After car accident, Silverio eager for fresh startAlfredo Silverio has come so far he doesn't want to go back. Considering all that the 25-year-old has gone through, it's understandable that he is eager for a fresh start.Upvote Share TweetNew York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will not play for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, his agent confirmed.Upvote Share TweetThe Nationals are looking to win their second consecutive National League East title, and they realize it will not be easy. They noticed that the Braves improved themselves last week by acquiring outfielder Justin Upton in a trade that sent infielder/ou…Upvote Share TweetInfielder Omar Vizquel, who retired this past season after a 24-year career, is the Los Angeles Angels' new roving infield instructor, MLB.com reported.Upvote Share Tweet
Prince Fielder needs a $10,000 pair of Air Jordans soon - and only Eminem can help (Video)"Detroit Rubber" seems like a show that should be on regular TV and not just YouTube's LOUD channel, but that's where it is right now. It chronicles the lives of the guys who run the Burn Rubber shoe boutique in Royal Oak, Mich., just outside …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Freddy Garcia and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.Upvote Share Tweet
If MLB is going to clean up its sport, the government has to go after Anthony Bosch, his clinic and his 'patients' -- includingYou may be one of those, like Lance Armstrong’s enablers, who fall back now on the defense that Everybody Was Doing It. But if you believe these guys are cheats, if you are one who believes that what the juicers have done is a form of athletic fraud, thUpvote Share Tweet
Mint Condition: How Is Topps Impacted By A-Rod?Jan 30Topps VP of Sports Mark Sapir joins Michele Steele to discuss the launch of Topps Series 1 Baseball and the impact of PED allegations on Alex Rodriguez Topps products.
Alex Rodriguez Denies AllegationsJan 30Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether they believe Alex Rodriguez's denial of his involvement with Anthony Bosch.
Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super BowlJan 30Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
Sources -- Memphis Grizzlies agree in principle to trade Rudy Gay to Toron…Jan 30The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talentJan 30NEW ORLEANS -- The Cain and Abel coaching subplot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almos…