AL Central News and Rumors
White Sox acquire Kahnle in deal with RockiesMLB.com Nov 24 (2 days ago)The White Sox on Tuesday acquired right-hander Tommy Kahnle from the Rockies in exchange for Minor League right-hander Yency Almonte.Share Tweet
KC rolls out blue carpet for premiere of Series filmMLB.com Nov 24 (3 days ago)Royals owner David Glass has always enjoyed watching dramatic films with happy endings and thus could hardly wait for Monday's Blue Carpet premiere of "The 2015 World Series," produced by MLB Network.Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)After a disappointing first season with the Boston Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez is going to fully embrace his move to first base. The 31-year-old told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he plans to play winter ball for the Licey Tigers this offseason, and w…Share TweetLloyd McClendon is returning to the Detroit organization as manager of the Tigers' Triple-A team.Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)Former Minnesota Twins legend Rod Carew is hoping to receive a heart transplant. Carew was profiled in an article by Steve Rushin of Sports Illustrated, where he talks about his near-death experience following a massive heart attack. The details surroun…Share Tweet
Mariners GM relates to Norris' cancer battleMLB.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)Jerry Dipoto doesn't know Daniel Norris personally. Considering Norris' status as the best young pitcher in the Tigers' organization, the left-hander likely isn't in the new Mariners general manager's future. Yet to a degree, Dipoto knows what's ahead f…Share Tweet
Week Ahead: Hot Stove set to cook up tasty dealsMLB.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)The Angels signing Cliff Pennington was the stuffing. The A's inking Rich Hill to a one-year contract was the sweet potatoes. The Tigers trading for Francisco Rodriguez and then Cameron Maybin? Cranberries and corn pudding. Oakland flipping Jesse Chavez…Share Tweet
KC's Mondesi sees action with Licey in MiamiMLB.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)Raul Mondesi, the Royals' No. 1 prospect and the only player to make his MLB debut in the World Series, is not just on the fast track, but the 20-year-old shortstop also continues to carve out his own unique path.Share Tweet
Team effort lifts Scottsdale to Fall League titleMLB.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)The best prospects in baseball have finally taken their last bows of the season. The Scottsdale Scorpions capped off the latest Arizona Fall League campaign with a championship, and they earned a 6-4 victory over Surprise in Saturday's title game by vir…Share Tweet
Engel takes home AFL MVP, batting titleMLB.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)Although his team, the Glendale Desert Dogs, wasn't on the field at Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday for the Arizona Fall League championship game, White Sox outfield prospect Adam Engel was there to accept two awards, including the Joe Black Most Valuabl…Share TweetFriday's deadline to set 40-man rosters brought with it a flurry of roster moves, including a pair of trades. The Tigers acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin in a deal with the Braves, while Toronto swapped Kyle Hendriks for Oakland's Jesse Chavez. And if…Share TweetA decade after the Tigers drafted Cameron Maybin to be their center fielder of the future, they reacquired him to help their outfield of the present. The rangy, athletic outfielder rejoined his original organization Friday night in a trade with the Brav…Share TweetThe White Sox added right-handers Brandon Brennan and J.B. Wendelken to their 40-man roster, as Friday was the deadline to protect players from December's Rule 5 Draft.Share Tweet
Twins protect 7 prospects from Rule 5 DraftWith Friday's deadline to add players to the 40-man roster to protect them from December's Rule 5 Draft, the Twins added outfielder Adam Brett Walker and pitchers Taylor Rogers, J.T. Chargois, Pat Dean, Mason Melotakis, Randy Rosario and Yorman Landa to…Share Tweet
Phils claim righty reliever Achter off waiversThe Phillies on Friday added another arm for their bullpen competition in Spring Training, claiming right-hander A.J. Achter off waivers from the Twins.Share Tweet
Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' WinMar 6The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
Royals Injury UpdateMar 4ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell discusses Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's recovery from offseason wrist surgery and pitcher Luke Hochevar's recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Price Excited For 2015 SeasonMar 3Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
Cabrera, Tigers Focused On TitleMar 3Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.
Future NBA cornerstone (Insider)Nov 25Chad Ford says the LSU freshman has special qualities. "I think what scouts love the most is how Simmons plays the game. He plays with a calm demeanor...
NBA: Opponents can't afford to give Golden State Warriors second looksNov 22For Golden State, offensive boards equal a wide-open -- and dangerous -- Steph Curry. Teams that want a chance against the champs must limit their second looks, writes J.A. Adande.
NBA: Warriors are having a blast making historyNov 20Winning is a feat and a mindset built by repetition. The Warriors have grasped the concept and mastered the approach and are leaving the rest of the NBA behind.
ESPN NowNov 13No. 1 recruit in 2015 ESPN 100From Melbourne, Australia6-10, 240 lbsNo. 1 on Chad Ford's 2016 NBA draft Big Board