This is the January 17, 2013 news archive. View today's AL East rumors and news.
AL East News and Rumors
The New York Yankees and relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain have agreed on a one-year contract worth $1,875,000 for 2013, avoiding arbitration.Share TweetESPN.com Jan 17, 2013A person familiar with the diagnosis says Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was found to have relatively minimal cartilage damage in his left hip during surgery this week.Share Tweet
Red Sox steadily on rebound in beastly AL EastEven though Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has had a busy offseason, climbing out of last place seems like a Herculean task.Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NL East champion Washington Nationals have signed right-handed reliever Rafael Soriano to a $28 million, two-year contract that includes $14 million in deferred money.Share Tweet
Team USA roster out: NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto's R.A. Dickey heads a st…CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto's R.A. Dickey heads a starting pitching staff missing David Price, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Clayton Kershaw and Matt Cain on the preliminary U.S. roster for the World Baseball Classic.Share TweetPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling - whose video game company underwent a spectacular collapse into bankruptcy last year - is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during the 2004 World Series.Share TweetBOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox and catcher Mike Napoli have agreed to shorten their deal to a one-year contract worth $5 million, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.Share TweetIn a quiet winter, the Orioles had yet to use their news conference room. And while there was no big-name free agent or trade to unveil Thursday morning, the official announcement of extending executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette…Share TweetCatcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2 million.Share Tweet
Roberts doing 'good,' but still dealing with health issuesSecond baseman Brian Roberts has been working out at the Orioles' Spring Training facility in Sarasota, Fla., and while the organization remains cautiously optimistic that he will be able to stay healthy, it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for the ve…Share Tweet