1/17/2013 | Cubs avoid arbitration with Garza
The Cubs avoided arbitration with Matt Garza on Thursday by reaching a one-year, $10.25 million agreement for 2013 with the veteran right-hander, according to a tweet by CAA Baseball, the agency that represents Garza.
1/17/2013 | Storen reaches one-year deal with Nationals
The Nationals and Drew Storen agreed on Thursday to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, avoiding arbitration, according to a Twitter post by CAA Sports, which represents the 25-year-old reliever. Storen can also earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses.
1/17/2013 | Rizzo pleased with Nats' return in Morse deal
On Thursday, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo discussed the players his club received in exchange for Michael Morse as part of a three-team deal.
1/17/2013 | Classic schedule adds wrinkle to Farrell's new job
The World Baseball Classic isn't doing John Farrell any favors in his first season as Red Sox manager.
1/17/2013 | Mets, Parnell avoid arbitration with one-year deal
Right-hander Bobby Parnell, 28, appeared in a career-high 74 games with the Mets last season.
1/17/2013 | Future promising for prospects Joseph, Martin
Tommy 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.
1/17/2013 | Smith, newly acquired Jaso avoid arbitration with A's
The A's went straight to work with John Jaso on Thursday, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal to avoid arbitration with their new catcher, less than 24 hours after acquiring him from the Mariners.
1/17/2013 | Yankees agree to one-year deal with Joba
Right-hander Joba Chamberlain and the Yankees have agreed on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for 2013, avoiding salary arbitration.
1/17/2013 | Reyes all smiles as era with Blue Jays takes flight
Jose Reyes couldn't help but go through a wide range of emotions after finding out he had been dealt from Miami to Toronto in November.
1/17/2013 | Ankiel among Astros' non-roster invitees
Rick Ankiel, the pitcher-turned-outfielder who belted 25 homers for the Cardinals in 2008, will be coming to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee for the Astros.
1/17/2013 | Red Sox steadily on rebound in beastly AL East
Even though Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has had a busy offseason, climbing out of last place seems like a Herculean task.
1/17/2013 | On fast track, Baez learning Major League lessons
Cubs top prospect Javier Baez has been on the fast track, and on Thursday he completed one week of the team's first rookie development camp.
1/17/2013 | As Caravan gets under way, high hopes abound
The Royals Caravan -- featuring several players, including Billy Butler -- got under way on Thursday with a visit to the University of Kansas Hospital, where the players visited with children in the neonatal medical home and the pediatrics unit.
1/17/2013 | Brewers, Gomez avoid arbitration with one-year deal
The Brewers and center fielder Carlos Gomez avoided arbitration on Thursday by agreeing to a one-year contract, one day before teams and their arbitration-eligible players were set to formally exchange figures.
1/17/2013 | Harrison happy to have deal, spot in Texas rotation
Matt Harrison earned his hefty pay raise from the Rangers on Thursday by developing as a front-line starter at the Major League level. Harrison doesn't plan on letting up after signing a five-year, $55 million contract, solidifying another key piece of the Rangers' rotation through 2017.
1/17/2013 | Sandoval hospitalized with abdominal inflammation
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval remained hospitalized Thursday in Venezuela with abdominal inflammation but was expected to be released in 24 to 48 hours.
1/17/2013 | Braves announce Minor League coaching staffs
There 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.
1/17/2013 | Many of world's best set to play for their countries
All 16 provisional rosters for the upcoming World Baseball Classic were revealed Thursday with a bevy of big-name Major Leaguers committing to the third edition of the international tournament.
1/17/2013 | Cubs plan to build hotel across from Wrigley Field
The Ricketts family, owners of the Cubs, reportedly have signed an agreement to build a hotel across from Wrigley Field on the northwest corner of Clark and Addison streets.
1/17/2013 | Pujols likely out of Classic; teammate Aybar in
Erick Aybar was the lone Angels representative when provisional rosters for all 16 World Baseball Classic teams were unveiled on MLB Network on Thursday, setting the speedy shortstop up to play for his native Dominican Republic for the first time. It doesn't look like teammate Albert Pujols will be joining him.
1/17/2013 | Mariners tab Goldsmith as radio play-by-play man
Aaron Goldsmith, a St. Louis native who was the radio broadcaster for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox last year, has been selected as the Mariners' new voice to work alongside Rick Rizzs in the radio booth this coming season.
1/17/2013 | Duquette, Showalter not resting on their laurels
In a quiet winter, the Orioles had yet to use their news conference room. And while there was no big-name free agent or trade to unveil Thursday morning, the official announcement of extending executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter through 2018 spoke volumes about what direction the organization is headed.
1/17/2013 | Deal official, Nationals introduce Soriano
The Nationals made it official on Thursday evening, signing right-handed closer Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million contract. The deal also includes a $14 million option for 2015 that vests if Soriano finishes 120 games over the next two years.
1/17/2013 | Roberts doing 'good,' but still dealing with health issues
Second baseman Brian Roberts has been working out at the Orioles' Spring Training facility in Sarasota, Fla., and while the organization remains cautiously optimistic that he will be able to stay healthy, it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for the veteran this offseason.
1/17/2013 | Profar heads list of top prospects in 2013 Classic
Four members of the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects lists have been named to World Baseball Classic provisional rosters, including top-ranked Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar.
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