AL East News and Rumors

Early Hot Stove feast in AL East, but room left for dessert

Early Hot Stove feast in AL East, but room left for dessert

MLB.com Updated 5 hours ago
As we recover from our collective turkey coma, here's a look at where every team in the AL East stands, with the Winter Meetings slowly becoming visible above the horizon.
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  • Yankees must counter Boston's big moves

    Yankees must counter Boston's big moves

    MLB.com Nov 27 (yesterday)
    With the Red Sox already deep into their offseason makeover, it's time for the Yankees to make a splash -- perhaps by signing Jon Lester -- to show that they are committed to being in the mix for the 2015 AL East title.
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  • O's Werner thankful for support during cancer battle

    O's Werner thankful for support during cancer battle

    MLB.com Nov 27 (yesterday)
    Diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in Spring Training, Orioles Minor League catching coordinator Don Werner was confined to his home and endured numerous surgeries, 16 chemotherapy treatments and 35 radiation treatments, the last of which came Friday …
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  • Rays snag Frieri for $800K, DFA Rodriguez

    Rays snag Frieri for $800K, DFA Rodriguez

    ESPN.com Nov 26 (yesterday)
    Reliever Ernesto Frieri and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract.
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  • O's acquire lefty Barnes from Indians for cash

    O's acquire lefty Barnes from Indians for cash

    MLB.com Nov 26 (2 days ago)
    The Indians traded left-hander Scott Barnes to the Orioles for cash considerations on Wednesday, with Baltimore also signing infielder Rey Navarro to a Major League contract.
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  • Sizing up the powerful AL East after Red Sox's moves

    Sizing up the powerful AL East after Red Sox's moves

    MLB.com Nov 26 (2 days ago)
    The American League East is still baseball's strongest division, top to bottom, and the Red Sox's signing of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez only underscores its competitiveness.
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  • What might Yanks, Dodgers do, and when?

    What might Yanks, Dodgers do, and when?

    MLB.com Nov 26 (2 days ago)
    At this point, it's uncertain if the Dodgers are the Yankees of the West or if the Yankees are the Dodgers of the East. They are baseball's preeminent payroll superpowers, and they've both been eerily quiet in the early going of the Hot Stove season. We…
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  • Red Sox to use Hanley in outfield; is a trade next?

    Red Sox to use Hanley in outfield; is a trade next?

    yahoo.com MLB.com Nov 25 (3 days ago)
    When Hanley Ramirez went from the Red Sox to the Marlins in a blockbuster trade after the 2005 season, he was viewed as one of the best shortstop prospects in baseball. Now 30, Ramirez returned to Boston on Tuesday after signing a four-year deal for $88…
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  • Red Sox: Could exceed tax to reel in Lester

    Red Sox: Could exceed tax to reel in Lester

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 25 (3 days ago)
    Boston Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry said Tuesday that the team remains "hopeful" of re-signing pitcher Jon Lester and indicated a willingness to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold as part of that pursuit.
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  • Red Sox introduce Pablo Sandoval, with plenty of pandas

    Red Sox introduce Pablo Sandoval, with plenty of pandas

    Pablo Sandoval put on a Boston Red Sox uniform Tuesday and was introduced to the media as Boston's new $95 million man. He sat there, next to Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and said the things that players say at these types of press conferences: He was exc…
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  • The Phillies are 'in no rush' to trade Cole Hamels

    The Phillies are 'in no rush' to trade Cole Hamels

    yahoo.com Nov 25 (3 days ago)
    Once again, Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels is one of the most intriguing names in trade talks. All around baseball, people have already matched up the pitching-thirsty Boston Red Sox as the best suitor for Hamels, though you have to figure no tea…
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  • Blue Jays seek counter to Boston's splash

    Blue Jays seek counter to Boston's splash

    MLB.com Nov 25 (3 days ago)
    Boston's signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval will have a ripple effect throughout baseball both in terms of free agency and trades. Here's a closer look at what it could mean for the Blue Jays.
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  • Farrell: Yoenis will move from left field for Hanley

    Farrell: Yoenis will move from left field for Hanley

    MLB.com Nov 25 (3 days ago)
    Red Sox manager John Farrell made it clear on Tuesday that Hanley Ramirez will play left field for Boston in 2014, while incumbent starter Yoenis Cespedes will shift to center or right.
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  • Dice-K To Return To Japan, Take His Mythical Gyroball With Him

    Dice-K To Return To Japan, Take His Mythical Gyroball With Him

    deadspin.com Nov 25 (3 days ago)
    After six seasons with the Red Sox and two with the Mets, Daisuke Matsuzaka is apparently returning to Japan, considering a contract with the defending champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. He'll always be remembered for the hype, and for his unhittable pitc…
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  • Yankees great Joe DiMaggio was overrated, says MLB historian

    Yankees great Joe DiMaggio was overrated, says MLB historian

    nydailynews.com Nov 25 (4 days ago)
    On the date of what would have been his 100th birthday, the late Joe DiMaggio’s larger-than-life legacy lives on for countless Yankee fans whose opinions of the Hall of Famer are shaped largely by the breathless stories passed down from parents or grand…
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  • Video - Buster's Blog: Shortstop Shortage 02:13

    Buster's Blog: Shortstop Shortage

    Nov 26
    Buster Olney takes a look at the market, or lack thereof, for elite shortstops this offseason.
  • Video - Red Sox Introduce Sandoval 00:33

    Red Sox Introduce Sandoval

    Nov 25
    Pablo Sandoval expresses his excitement to join the iconic Red Sox and is up for the challenge of bringing another title to Boston.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Hanley In The Outfield? 01:27

    Buster's Blog: Hanley In The Outfield?

    Nov 25
    Buster Olney takes a look at how the Red Sox plan to use Hanley Ramirez and which former Boston player Ramirez could seek out for some advice.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Chase Headley 01:52

    SweetSpot TV: Chase Headley

    Nov 24
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at Chase Headley's free-agent stock.

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