This is the January 17, 2013 news archive. View today's NL East rumors and news.
NL East News and Rumors
After giving Rafael Soriano a $28 million, two-year contract filled with deferred payments to be their go-to guy in the ninth inning, the Washington Nationals figure they have three closers now.Upvote Share Tweet
Relief pitcher Drew Storen has agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
Rizzo pleased with Nats' return in Morse dealOn Thursday, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo discussed the players his club received in exchange for Michael Morse as part of a three-team deal.Upvote Share TweetReliever Joba Chamberlain and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,875,000, avoiding salary arbitration.Upvote Share TweetRight-hander Bobby Parnell, 28, appeared in a career-high 74 games with the Mets last season.Upvote Share Tweet
Future promising for prospects Joseph, MartinTommy Joseph and Ethan Martin have gone from being virtual strangers to batterymates and roommates, and the Phillies hope they'll spend a lot of time together in Philadelphia in the future.Upvote Share Tweet
Team USA roster out: NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto's R.A. Dickey heads a st…NEW 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Braves announce Minor League coaching staffsThere will be a sense of familiarity this season, as five of the Braves' six Minor League affiliates will have the same manager as last year. The one newcomer is Randy Ready, who was announced as Triple-A Gwinnett's manager in November.Upvote Share TweetARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have finalized a $55 million, five-year contract with All-Star left-hander Matt Harrison.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Jan 17, 2013The Mariners, A's, and Nationals pulled off a three-way trade, one that likely improves just one of the three teams this year, and potentially makes o...Upvote Share Tweet
USA Announces WBC RosterJan 17Jim Bowden breaks down Team USA's roster for the World Baseball Classic.
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami HeatJan 17The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?Jan 17Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picksJan 17It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship PicksJan 17Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks