12/12/2013 | Mariners return to Seattle reloaded for 2014
General manager Jack Zduriencik's shopping list this winter has grown considerably shorter after some interesting maneuvering both before and during the Winter Meetings, with Seattle's offense adding significant thump through free agency and a trade.
12/12/2013 | Blue Jays bring back Ohka as knuckleballer
The Blue Jays have brought a familiar face back into the fold by signing right-hander Tomo Ohka to a Minor League contract.
12/12/2013 | Managers ready to take on challenge of replay
To challenge or not to challenge, that will be the question. It will introduce an entire new layer of strategy to in-game management.
12/12/2013 | Twins sorting out possible pitching options
The Twins left the Winter Meetings on Thursday without making any notable moves, but general manager Terry Ryan believes he laid the groundwork with agents and other general managers to continue to improve the club this offseason.
12/12/2013 | Yanks to introduce Ellsbury in news conference today
The Yankees will host a news conference on Friday morning to introduce newly-signed outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.
12/12/2013 | Indians leave Meetings closer to upgrading pitching
While nothing came to fruition in general manager Chris Antonetti's suite at the Winter Meetings, Cleveland might be nearing some resolution on the pitching front.
12/12/2013 | Astros deal Rule 5 pick Schuster to Padres
The Astros acquired right-handed pitcher Anthony Bass from the Padres in exchange for the top pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, which wound up being left-handed pitcher Patrick Schuster.
12/12/2013 | Elated Cano feels at home in Seattle
Flanked by GM Jack Zduriencik and manager Lloyd McClendon, Robinson Cano was officially introduced on Thursday afternoon at Safeco Field, and the All-Star second baseman opened his news conference by saying, "You can't be more happy than this."
12/12/2013 | Astros seeking additions after quiet Meetings
The Astros left the Winter Meetings without making much news, with the exception of trading for right-handed reliever Anthony Bass. General manager Jeff Luhnow said on Thursday before leaving for Houston that his pursuit of a veteran relief pitcher and another bat to add to the lineup will continue.
12/12/2013 | D-backs still seeking starter, but Towers happy
The D-backs left the Winter Meetings with the corner-outfield power bat they coveted in Mark Trumbo, and minus a couple of prospects.
12/12/2013 | Source: Phils, righty Hernandez agree to deal
The Phillies have agreed to a contract with right-hander Roberto Hernandez, a source confirmed. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Thursday morning at the Winter Meetings that the Phillies had an agreement with a starting pitcher, but he would not mention Hernandez's name because he has to pass a physical.
12/12/2013 | Cubs deal Bogusevic to Marlins for Ruggiano
The Cubs swapped outfielders with the Marlins on Thursday, sending Brian Bogusevic to Miami for right-handed-hitting Justin Ruggiano.
12/12/2013 | Giants agree to one-year deal with outfielder Morse
The Giants acquired the left-field complement they sought and added to their power supply by agreeing with free agent Michael Morse on a one-year contract Thursday morning, pending a physical examination.
12/12/2013 | MLB Notebook: Miggy unmatched in three-year reign
It's been a three-year stretch that finds few parallels in the game's history, providing just another layer to appreciate Miguel Cabrera's sustained, sharp and spectacular reign as the best.
12/12/2013 | Bucs must Hurdle complacency trap
The Pirates ended the longest streak of losing seasons in pro sports and reached to the postseason for the first time in two decades. Now comes the hard part: repeating that success and taking it a step further.
12/12/2013 | Rangers pick NFL QB Wilson in Rule 5 Draft
If there's any chance star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson makes a comeback in baseball, it will now be with the Rangers. In the Triple-A portion of Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, the Texas organization selected Wilson -- the Rockies' fourth-round choice in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft -- from Colorado.
12/12/2013 | MLB appoints Halem as EVP, labor relations
Commissioner Bud Selig appointed Dan Halem as executive vice president of labor relations for Major League Baseball on Thursday.
12/12/2013 | Rule 5 Draft has a little bit of everything
There were interesting selections made Thursday in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings, including a former high school standout, a nephew of a one-time All-Star and a Pro Bowl quarterback.
12/12/2013 | Winter League roundup: Arcia paces Aragua's outburst
Aragua scored four runs in the first and four more in the sixth, eventually finishing with 13 in a victory over Caracas on Wednesday. Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia went 4-for-5, scored twice and knocked in three runs, and first baseman Hector Gimenez added his fifth homer in four nights -- a two-run shot in the first.
12/12/2013 | Yankees, Reds reportedly discussed Phillips deal
The Reds and Yankees have held trade talks regarding All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips, MLB.com confirmed via an industry source on Wednesday night.
12/11/2013 | Dodgers poised to exit Meetings unchanged
The Winter Meetings will close Thursday without the Dodgers concluding a significant deal, general manager Ned Colletti predicted Wednesday night.
12/11/2013 | Angels keep tabs on free agents as Meetings wind down
Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto called Wednesday a "relatively quiet day" and said that the chances he signs a free agent before the Winter Meetings wrap up Thursday morning are "highly unlikely."
12/11/2013 | Big deals done, Mets look to trading Davis or Duda
General manager Sandy Alderson has two left-handed-hitting first basemen on his roster and would ideally like to deal one of them for a young, controllable pitcher. Yet he cautioned on Wednesday that he will not make a deal just to make a deal.
12/11/2013 | No left fielder yet, but Giants have time to fill spot
The final full day of baseball's Winter Meetings concluded Wednesday without the Giants acquiring the left fielder they seek to complement their roster. Fortunately for them, the search has barely begun, and intriguing free agents such as Jeff Baker and Michael Morse remain available.
12/11/2013 | Scioscia leans toward keeping Trout second in lineup
Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't particularly lay out his lineup while addressing the media during the Winter Meetings on Wednesday, but he gave the impression that Mike Trout would bat second in front of Albert Pujols.
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