This is the November 12, 2012 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
MLB.com has you covered with great holiday giftsWith the holiday season right around the corner, check out all of the great gifts MLB.com has to offer at great prices.Share TweetTorii Hunter played a big part in helping Mike Trout become one baseball's best at age 21. Now Trout is starting to come to grips with the reality that his biggest mentor probably won't be back next season.Share TweetErvin Santana feels like a rookie again, getting a fresh start with the Kansas City Royals.Share Tweet
BoSox have agreement with backup catcher RossBOSTON (AP) -- A baseball official familiar with the deal says the Boston Red Sox have agreed with backup catcher David Ross on a two-year, $6.2 million contract.Share Tweet
Bourgeois chooses free agency over Triple-AOutfielder Jason Bourgeois has declined an assignment to Triple-A Omaha and decided to become a free agent, the Royals announced on Monday.Share TweetFor Bryce Harper, 19, the path to the NL Rookie of the Year award was a little bit tougher than Mike Trout's in the AL- as evidenced by the mere seven point difference between himself and runner-up Wade Miley - but there's a very good reason for thatShare TweetESPN.com Nov 12, 2012Free-agent catcher Mike Napoli says he prefers to catch but will play any position that gets him in the lineup regularly. He also still has interest in returning to the Texas Rangers.Share Tweet
Rangers face tough task in prioritizing needsThe Rangers are going to be serious players for free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, but they also have to address their bullpen and catching situation.Share TweetTorii Hunter's play as a Minnesota Twins outfielder early in his career earned him the title as a Tiger killer around these parts. After all these years, it's now realistic for Detroit fans to consider the possibility of Hunter becoming a Tiger.Share Tweet
Cubs hire Mainville as new head athletic trainerThe Cubs have hired PJ Mainville, who was the D-backs' assistant athletic trainer the last two seasons, as the team's head athletic trainer.Share Tweet
Dollars And Sense: The Dodgers, flush with money from a new ownershi…The Dodgers, flush with money from a new ownership group, are not done yet spending big to acquire talent. That doesn't mean this is a smart approach, writes Jay Jaffe.Share Tweet
Dodgers make additions to international scoutingTwo weeks after hiring former Seattle executive Bob Engle as vice president of international scouting, the Dodgers on Monday announced the hiring of six international scouts from the Mariners: Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jam…Share Tweet
Durability important to Headley's successIt would be nearly impossible to overlook the offensive and defensive accomplishments that Padres third baseman Chase Headley reached in 2012. But if you ask Headley which statistic he's most proud of from the past season, it would likely be this -- 160…Share Tweet
White Sox gauging young talent in offseason planIt's up to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and his staff to decide if enough talent exists in a much maligned system to move a frontline prospect or frontline player or two.Share Tweet
Malone is Mets' new strength/conditioning coordinatorThe Mets made a tweak to their training staff on Monday, naming Jim Malone their strength and conditioning coordinator.Share Tweet
Indians face tough decision on ChooThe clock appears to be ticking on Shin-Soo Choo's time in Cleveland. The only question seems to be whether it expires this winter or if the Indians will ride things out and let the right fielder walk in free agency next offseason.Share TweetBaseball kicks off its award week today -- the list of finalists and announcement times can be found on the BBWAA's website -- and it features many of the game's boldest-face names in Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey, Justin Verlander, Mike Trout and Bryce …Share Tweet
Wates gives back through mentoringAstros prospect Austin Wates is in the early stages of a budding baseball career, but the kind of advice Wates wants to share has much more to do with life and the challenges ahead.Share Tweet
Photo: Pablo Sandoval supports the 49ersyahoo.com Nov 12, 2012After helping bring a second world championship in the past three seasons to the city of San Francisco, it appears World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval is making the rounds at Bay Area sporting events hoping to spread that Giants magic around a little bit. J…Share Tweet
The Week Ahead: And the winners are ...Monday began a significant week on the calendar of America's Pastime -- one fans have been arguing and discussing for months. It's the week when the Baseball Writers' Association of America award winners will be revealed, when the most serious individua…Share Tweet
Mike Trout On Winning Rookie Of The YearNov 12Mike Trout joins SportsCenter to talk about winning the AL Rookie of the Year.
Bryce Harper On Winning Rookie Of The YearNov 12Bryce Harper joins SportsCenter to talk about winning NL Rookie of the Year award.
East Side -- Mike D'Antoni was right call for Los Angeles LakersNov 12Fans may not like it at first, but Mike D'Antoni is the coach Los Angeles Lakers need
Adande: Phil Jackson was Lakers' manNov 12Despite high price, Phil Jackson's history of success was worth it for L.A. Lakers
Peter King: Lots to like in Week 10, but one weird game stands above the r…Nov 12Tie Trivia as we wrap up another week in the playoff race to determine who'll square off in New Orleans:
Don Banks: Texans prove they're ready for the elementsNov 12CHICAGO -- Covering a Ravens-Texans game last month on a beautiful sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in Houston, I couldn't help but notice the powers that be elected to keep the roof at Reliant Stadium closed, even though the weather couldn't have been muc…