AL West News and Rumors
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Carlos Gomez will be back in a Rangers uniform for 2017. (AP) This is The Stew’s running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball’s Winter Meetings. We’ll update this post as news happens. TUESDAY Carlos Gomez returns to Rangers on one-ye…Share Tweet
Sources: Gomez, Rangers reach 1-year dealMLB.com 6 hours agoThe Rangers have addressed their center-field situation by agreeing with outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year, $11.5 million contract late Tuesday night, Major League sources said.Share Tweet
Source: A's target Dyson deal, but nothing imminentMLB.com 8 hours agoThe A's appear to be casting a wide net in their search for a center fielder, while also looking to add security at second base as they attempt to piece together a club that's more than a season away from contending.Share TweetMLB.com 10 hours agoIs it possible that Mark Trumbo could return to the Mariners after leading the Major Leagues in home runs last year for the Orioles? According to a source, Seattle has had discussions with the free-agent first baseman's representatives during the Winter…Share Tweet
Sources: Reds talking trade for Rangers' JeffressMLB.com 11 hours agoMore meetings and plenty of talks have occupied the Reds as the Winter Meetings rolled through Tuesday. One of the clubs that general manager Dick Williams has been in discussions with is the Rangers.Share Tweet
Crisp, righty Norris on Angels' radarMLB.com 12 hours agoThere was nothing official to report after another busy Day 2 of the Winter Meetings for Angels general manager Billy Eppler, but it wasn't for lack of effort. Eppler said things were progressing in his club's search for a second baseman, pitching, a fo…Share TweetThe Astros on Monday announced their one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. Terms of the deal weren't released, but sources told MLB.com last week that Beltran would receive $16 million in 2017 with a no-trade clauseShare TweetMLB.com Dec 3 (3 days ago)The A's announced Saturday night that they are matching donations up to $30,000 for those affected by the deadly fire that broke out inside a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood overnight Friday.Share Tweet
Angels non-tender Petit, Ege with roster fullThe Angels did not tender contracts Friday to veteran infielder Gregorio Petit and reliever Cody Ege, who now become free agents.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 2 (4 days ago)Albert Pujols may not be ready for opening day after second surgery on right foot. (Getty Images) It’s deja vu all over for the Los Angeles Angels. At this time last year, slugger Albert Pujols was recovering from early November surgery aimed at allevia…Share Tweet
5 FA signings too obvious not to happenLet's help push the free agent market along with some completely obvious pairings. We all know the Giants need a closer. We all know the Astros need help at first base. Let's get them there.Share TweetThe Mariners tendered contracts for 2017 to 32 players on their Major League roster on Friday, including seven arbitration-eligible players who would have otherwise become free agents.Share Tweet
Rangers non-tender Hoying, sign 7 to dealsThe Rangers on Friday tendered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players, except outfielder Jared Hoying, making him a free agent.Share Tweet
Royals swap Pounders for Minor League pitcherMLB.com Dec 1 (5 days ago)The Royals on Thursday traded right-hander Brooks Pounders to the Angels for Minor League right-hander Jared Ruxer.Share Tweet
Source: Mariners, Rzepczynski near dealMLB.com Dec 1 (5 days ago)The Seattle Mariners are closing in on a deal with left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski, a source told MLB Network's Jon Morosi on Thursday. The club has not confirmed the report.Share Tweet
MLB Will No Longer Allow The Oakland A's To Pretend To Be A Small-Market Teamdeadspin.com Dec 1 (6 days ago)If you’re fed up with hearing about the Oakland Athletics’ half-assed quest to find a new stadium, MLB and the MLBPA want you to know they’re right there with you. A stipulation in the new collective bargaining agreement reclassifies the Athletics as a …Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 1 (6 days ago)Edwin Encarnaction, not a Houston Astros yet. (Getty Images) Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from a…Share Tweet
Dipoto: Mariners looking for 'experienced starter'Jerry Dipoto has solidified his lineup and position group with a flurry of six trades involving 19 players over the past 23 days. But the Mariners' general manager acknowledges one of his remaining priorities -- acquiring a veteran starting pitcher to b…Share TweetThe Oakland Athletics and outfielder Matt Joyce have agreed on a contract, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday morning. The club has not yet confirmed the report.Share Tweet
Epstein's 'simple' Draft strategy continues to pay offIt's not too soon to see what the top of the 2014 Draft -- when the Mariners made the conventional choice with the sixth overall pick and selected Alex Jackson, a widely praised high school catcher with the ability to hit -- says about how the game is c…Share TweetMLB.com Nov 29Rangers right-hander Nick Martinez said he enjoyed everything about pitching for the Toros del Este in the eastern city of La Romana. It was his first time pitching in winter ball and it appears to a complete success for the 25-year-old who will once ag…Share Tweet
At Meetings, Yanks open to all possibilitiesMLB.com Nov 29In the hours immediately following the phone call that informed Brian McCann that he would be reporting to camp as a member of the Astros, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman took a moment to appreciate how the offseason landscape had now changed for …Share Tweet
Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of ToothMar 20Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice!Mar 18ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses the new bacon-related items being offered by the Texas Rangers this season.
Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's ReturnMar 13Stephania Bell explains the unknown of when Yu Darvish will be able to return and whether he can avoid a second corrective surgery down the line.
Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John SurgeryMar 13Tim Kurkjian reacts to the news that Yu Darvish's season will end before it even begins as the Rangers' ace will undergo Tommy John surgery.