This is the January 31, 2013 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
If the Bombers were a prizefighter, they would most resemble Mike Tyson rolling around on the canvas after being hammered by Buster Douglas. Unlike Tyson, the Yankees have a savior to pick them up off the canvas: The organization has Derek Jeter to lead…
Museum honors Negro League stars who servedUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetFrom Hall of Famers Oscar Charleston and Bullet Rogan to Larry Doby and Monte Irvin, some of black baseball's all-time greats also served in U.S. armed forces.
Guti eager to erase injury concernsUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetThe only way Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who has missed more games than he's played over the past two seasons, can silence his doubters is to perform on the field.Share TweetThe Indians have signed free-agent reliever Matt Capps to a minor league contract.Share TweetFormer Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program.Share TweetThe Pirates on Thursday came to terms with their two remaining players eligible for arbitration, agreeing to one-year contracts with second baseman Neil Walker and right-handed starter James McDonald.Share TweetThe Cincinnati Reds have agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Chris Heisey and right-hander Alfredo Simon, avoiding arbitration.Share TweetThe Boston Red Sox on Thursday agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman Lyle Overbay, an agreement that includes an invitation to spring training, a team official confirmed.
Buckel among four to get Spring Training inviteUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetPitcher Cody Buckel, who this week was named the No. 87 overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com, is among four players from within the Rangers' farm system not on the 40-man roster who have been invited to Major League camp.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have signed right-hander LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $40 million, four-year contract with Martin Prado just a week after acquiring the former All-Star infielder in a trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta.
Roll The Dice: The Rays traded away one of their top pitchers fo…Updated Jan 31 Share TweetThe Rays traded away one of their top pitchers for a wildly talented, but unproven outfielder. Jay Jaffe loves that move, but is concerned about the rest of the Rays' offseason.Source: CNNSI.com
At full strength, prospect Gibson eyes Twins' rotationUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetThe 2012 season offered two blueprints for how to handle young pitchers coming off Tommy John surgery. Now, the twins must decide which one to follow for top prospect Kyle Gibson.
Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64Updated Jan 31 Share TweetEarl Williams, the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year who played for the Braves, Orioles, Expos and Athletics, died this week at home in Somerset, N.J. The Newark Star-Ledger reported his death, noting that Williams had been diagnosed with acute le…
WS MVP Sandoval lifts Venezuelan team to titleUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetJust three months after becoming the first Venezuelan to win the World Series MVP award, Pablo Sandoval is celebrating a new feat -- the championship win of his team in Venezuela's professional league.Source: ESPN.com
Crew clears up paperwork, inks Figaro to Minors dealUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetProving Yogi Berra's old adage that "it ain't over 'til it's over," right-hander Alfredo Figaro has signed a Minor League deal with the Brewers. Again.
Jackie Robinson gets Google Doodle on birthdayUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetThursday marks the birthday of three Hall of Fame major leaguers: Nolan Ryan, Ernie Banks and Jackie Robinson. And yet, only Robinson gets the Google Doodle treatment. By heading to Google's homepage, you'll see what you see above - its corporate logo dSource: yahoo.com
Indians' equipment trucks begin trek to ArizonaUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetThe Indians have spent this winter figuratively loading up their dugout with two-time World Series-winning manager Terry Francona and veteran outfielder Nick Swisher, among others. And on Thursday morning, it was time to literally load up the equipment …
MLB reveals top 50 Fan Cave hopefulsUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetMajor League Baseball on Thursday revealed the top 50 fans vying to be Cave Dwellers in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave, and you can view all 50 video submissions and vote for your favorite candidate on MLBFanCave.com.
Cardinals boast remarkable depth in rotationUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetThe Cardinals enter 2013 touting depth, which is a testament to the focus the organization has put on developing elite talent through its Minor League system. And in no area is that depth more obvious than on the starting pitching front, where the Cardi…
Improved Nats, Braves will again pace NL EastUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetThe Nationals and Braves were two of the top teams in all of baseball in 2012. And after a busy offseason for both, they'll be the class of the NL East again this season.
MLB Notebook: Price joins elite company with Cy winUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetIn 2012, David Price joined a group eight Cy Young Award winners who led the league in wins and ERA but not in strikeouts since 1967.
A-Rod Has No Plans To RetireJan 31Jerry Crasnick reacts to the report that Alex Rodriguez has no plans to retire and discusses New York's season outlook.
Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ersJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie NewsomeJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…