11/24/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Dodgers to bring Haren back West
It was relatively quiet Sunday after a busy Saturday for the Hot Stove season. The biggest news was the report of the Dodgers reaching a one-year deal with right-hander Dan Haren.
11/24/2013 | Haren, Dodgers reportedly agree to one-year deal
The Dodgers have reached a one-year deal with free-agent right-hander Dan Haren, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The deal is for $10 million with a 2015 option that vests if Haren throws 180 innings.
11/24/2013 | Taking pride in line, Alomar gives to Jays Care
On Saturday, Roberto Alomar reintroduced Alomar Baseball, his new line of baseball equipment, at Home Run Sports in London, Ont., with some proceeds from sales going to the Jays Care Foundation.
11/24/2013 | McCann latest in line of great Yankees catchers
The Yankees' history of great catchers, including Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson and Jorge Posada, continues with Brian McCann.
11/24/2013 | Winter League roundup: Perez keys La Guaira
Royals catcher Salvador Perez smacked an RBI triple and Alex Cabrera went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs to lead La Guaira to a 4-3 win over Margarita on Saturday in Venezuelan Winter League action.
11/23/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: McCann, Yanks turn up heat
The Yankees stole the Hot Stove headlines on Saturday, filling their void at catcher by agreeing to a five-year contract with free agent Brian McCann.
11/23/2013 | Angels to sign former Indians reliever Smith
The Angels and free-agent reliever Joe Smith agreed to a three-year contract worth just over $15 million on Saturday night, sources confirmed to MLB.com. The deal, first reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com and MLB Network, won't be announced until Smith completes a physical next week.
11/23/2013 | Nationals release Cuban right-hander Maya
The Nationals have released right-hander Yunesky Maya, MLB.com has confirmed. Baseball America was the first to report that Maya was let go. Maya, 32, played for the Cuban national team and participated in the 2006 and '09 World Baseball Classics.
11/23/2013 | McCann leaves Braves for five-year deal with Yanks
Brian McCann enjoyed nine productive seasons with the Braves, but the free-agent catcher is moving on after agreeing to a five-year contract with the Yankees on Saturday. The Yankees have not announced the deal, which will require McCann to pass a physical.
11/23/2013 | Infielder Laird among five signed to Minor League deals
Third baseman Brandon Laird, younger brother of veteran Braves catcher Gerald Laird, signed a Minor League contract with the Royals on Saturday.
11/23/2013 | Cardinals reportedly close to deal with Peralta
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick tweeted on Saturday night that St. Louis and free agent Jhonny Peralta are "closing in on a deal," although the terms were not specified. Peralta is expected to play shortstop for the Cardinals, Crasnick added.
11/23/2013 | A View From Studio 3: Free-agent guessing game
Free agents Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Beltran, Nelson Cruz and Curtis Granderson remain unsigned. Where will each of these star players end up?
11/23/2013 | McCann, Yankees agree to five-year deal
The Yankees are on the verge of completing a bold upgrade behind the plate, agreeing to terms on Saturday with free-agent catcher Brian McCann on a five-year contract worth at least $85 million. McCann, widely regarded as the top available catcher on the market, will need to pass a physical before the deal becomes official. The Yankees have not made an announcement regarding the signing.
11/23/2013 | Lewis inks Minors contract, invited to camp
The Rangers have re-signed pitcher Colby Lewis to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League camp. Lewis would receive a $2 million base salary if he makes the team and another $4 million in incentives.
11/23/2013 | Long-term deals not always played out with one team
The long-term contract has not ensured long-term relationships.The recent Prince Fielder trade marks latest example of player dealt during the tenure of big-time contract.
11/23/2013 | Winter League roundup: Gonzalez leads Zulia
Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs as Zulia cruised past La Guaira,12-6, on Friday in Venezuelan Winter League action.
11/22/2013 | Trade makes room for Calhoun in right field
The four-player trade that sent Peter Bourjos to St. Louis was facilitated by the Angels' confidence in Kole Calhoun as the everyday right fielder in 2014.
11/22/2013 | Ziegler reflects on passing of Weiner
When D-backs closer Brad Ziegler first learned that Michael Weiner had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, he asked his uncle, who is a pathologist, about the disease. Just by the look on his uncle's face, Ziegler knew that Weiner faced almost insurmountable odds.
11/22/2013 | A's infielder Sizemore elects to become free agent
Scott Sizemore's time with the A's appears to be over. The versatile infielder, who was limited to just two games in the last two years because of knee injuries, cleared waivers and elected free agency on Friday.
11/22/2013 | Walters signs Minor League contract with Royals
The Royals have signed right-handed starting pitcher P.J. Walters to a Minor League contract, but he'll get a look as the club sorts through its rotation candidates in Spring Training.
11/22/2013 | Prospect Barfield making transition to mound
Jeremy Barfield had pitched sparingly in high school, but he had always been known for his cannon left arm since the A's plucked him out of San Jacinto College, annually racking up more outfield assists than anyone else in the organization -- much like his father did during his 12-year big league career.
11/22/2013 | Cubs name coaching staff for 2014
Pitching coach Chris Bosio and bullpen coach Lester Strode will return to the Cubs and be part of new manager Rick Renteria's coaching staff, and they will be joined by former American League batting champion Bill Mueller, who was named the hitting coach.
11/22/2013 | Santos hopes injuries are in rearview mirror
Two years ago, Sergio Santos was the Blue Jays' prized offseason acquisition, but it wasn't until the tail end of the 2013 campaign that the hard-throwing reliever finally started living up to expectations.
11/22/2013 | Catchers Hayes, Pena positioned for backup role
The Royals' decision to drop catcher George Kottaras leaves Brett Hayes and Francisco Pena as the two prime candidates to back up All-Star regular Salvador Perez next season.
11/22/2013 | Baseball built to heal in times of tragedy
With the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination upon us, it's worth remembering how Major League Baseball has helped the nation overcome catastrophic events, writes Terence Moore.
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