This is the January 31, 2013 news archive. View today's NL East rumors and news.
NL East News and Rumors
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms on 2013 contracts with second baseman Neil Walker and right-handed pitcher James McDonald on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.
Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have signed right-hander LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $40 million, four-year contract with Martin Prado just a week after acquiring the former All-Star infielder in a trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta.Source: CNNSI.com
Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64Updated Jan 31 Share TweetEarl Williams, the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year who played for the Braves, Orioles, Expos and Athletics, died this week at home in Somerset, N.J. The Newark Star-Ledger reported his death, noting that Williams had been diagnosed with acute le…Source: MLB.com
Improved Nats, Braves will again pace NL EastUpdated Jan 31 Share TweetThe Nationals and Braves were two of the top teams in all of baseball in 2012. And after a busy offseason for both, they'll be the class of the NL East again this season.Source: MLB.com
Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ersJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie NewsomeJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…