This is the January 16, 2013 news archive. View today's AL East rumors and news.
AL East News and Rumors
Blue Jays pitcher Farina suspended 50 gamesBlue Jays Minor League pitcher Alan Farina received a 50-game suspension without pay on Thursday after testing positive for a drug of abuse.Share TweetESPN.com Jan 16, 2013The Boston Red Sox and Mike Napoli are working towards a one-year contract, sources with knowledge of discussions told ESPN.com's Jim Bowden.Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013NEW YORK (AP) -- Right-hander Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $3.75 million.Share Tweet
Yanks, Hughes avoid arbitration with one-year dealPhil Hughes was 16-13 with a 4.23 ERA in 32 starts with the Yankees last season and was arbitration-eligible for the third and final time.Share TweetThe Orioles today announced contract extensions through the 2018 season for Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette and Manager Buck Showalter through 2018.Share TweetIf all goes well, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez should be back in major league games in July, his surgeon said.Share TweetThe Blue Jays say 42-year-old left-hander Darren Oliver has decided to pitch a 20th major league season.Share TweetMajor League Baseball's spring training schedule opens when the Boston Red Sox host Northeastern University on Feb. 21 at Fort Myers, Fla., in what the commissioner's office says is the earliest start to exhibition games.Share Tweet
Yankees to play exhibition game at West PointThe Yankees are making one additional spring stop before returning home to open the regular season, having agreed to play in a March 30 exhibition game at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.Share TweetVeteran right-hander Vicente Padilla, who went 4-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 56 relief appearances with the Red Sox last season, has signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with Japan's SoftBank Hawks, according to an industry source.Share Tweet
E:60 Exclusive Excerpt: Terry FranconaJan 16Terry Francona sits down exclusively with E:60's Jeremy Schaap to discuss his new book - Francona: The Red Sox Years. The full segment airs on SportsCenter this week.
Jeter Cleared To Resume Baseball ActivityJan 16Derek Jeter has been cleared to resume baseball activity in his recovery from a broken left ankle.