This is the January 24, 2013 news archive. View today's AL East rumors and news.
AL East News and Rumors
Team USA manager Joe Torre cast considerable doubt Thursday on whether Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte will pitch for him in the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Jan 24, 2013Terry Francona, who won two World Series championships in his eight years as manager of the Red Sox, was back in town to receive the Judge Emil Fuchs Award, a Boston Baseball Writers award presented for long and meritorious service to the game.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 24, 2013ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The entrance to the Cathedral Basilica looked more like that of a St. Louis Cardinals game on Thursday, just the way Stan Musial would have liked it.Upvote Share TweetPedro Martinez rejoins the Red Sox as a special assistant to GM Ben Cherington.Upvote Share TweetBOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox signed left-handed pitcher Craig Breslow on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Arbitration-eligible Aviles still waiting on dealMLB.com Updated Jan 24, 2013Indians manager Terry Francona knows what he has in Mike Aviles from their time together with the Red Sox, but the arbitration-eligible Aviles needs a contract first.Upvote Share Tweet
Babe Ruth and Al Capone: Pals’ autographed baseball is up for auctionyahoo.com Updated Jan 24, 2013It was neat enough, getting the likes of New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth and "Scarface" Al Capone, icons of 1920s America, to autograph the same baseball. Hall of Fame pitcher Herb Pennock, a longtime teammate of Ruth's, somehow made it hap…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 24, 2013By acquiring Justin Upton to pair with his recently-signed older brother B.J., the Braves might have both the game's best outfield and the best team, writes Joe Lemire.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jan 24, 2013Reliever Kyle Farnsworth has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Tampa Bay Rays, a baseball source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick on ThursdayUpvote Share Tweet
Greatest Team Of All TimeJan 24Buster Olney picks the 1998 Yankees as the greatest team of all time.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0Jan 24A mock draft in January is the ultimate example of the can't-wait-for-it mindset that prevails in today's world. Never mind that this year's draft class just became finalized days ago, or that NFL teams are still very early in the process of immersing t…