11/28/2012 | Pirates acquire three in deals with KC, Boston
In separate deals, the Pirates acquired right-hander Zach Stewart from the Red Sox and first baseman Clint Robinson and righty Vin Mazzaro from the Royals.
11/28/2012 | Coaching shuffle lands Tremie as Clippers' skipper
To fill new first-base coach Mike Sarbaugh's shoes, the Indians have promoted Chris Tremie to skipper of the Clippers.
11/28/2012 | Trade should help Marlins see results in Minors
Restructuring the roster has been costly at the big league level, as the Marlins parted with a number of veterans. Over time, Miami is hoping that its recent blockbuster trade pays off at all levels of the organization. Immediate results should be felt in the Minor League system, which had been thinned in recent years.
11/28/2012 | Lefty Furbush will stand pat in Mariners' bullpen
Charlie Furbush adapted well to his new role as a left-handed setup man this past season, and the Mariners see no reason to move him back to the rotation.
11/28/2012 | Hagadone reinstated, R. Perez DFA'd by Tribe
The Indians on Wednesday reinstated Nick Hagadone to the club's 40-man roster while designating veteran Rafael Perez for assignment.
11/28/2012 | Minor League free agents can fill Major roles
Despite being overshadowed by blockbuster trades and marquee free-agent signings, Minor League free agents can play major roles for their new teams.
11/28/2012 | Broxton happy to remain part of Reds' bullpen
The Reds re-signed veteran free-agent reliever Jonathan Broxton to a three-year contract worth $21 million on Wednesday.
11/28/2012 | It would be painful, but Mets need to trade Wright
David Wright is the most valuable chip the Mets have, the best avenue for the franchise to get to the top of the National League. It would not be fun to trade him, but it would be the correct course of action.
11/27/2012 | O's and Reynolds have yet to negotiate 2013 contract
The Orioles and Mark Reynolds have had no negotiations regarding the first baseman's 2013 contract according to a baseball source, further questioning whether Reynolds will remain in the organization with Friday's non-tender deadline looming.
11/27/2012 | Two top Cuban prospects near MLB free agency
Two top Cuban prospects, shortstop Aledmys Diaz and outfielder Dariel Alvarez, are expected to be declared free agents soon and could enter the market as early as next week, according to an industry source.
11/27/2012 | Rockies not shopping Fowler, but could listen
Various teams' pursuits of free-agent center fielders Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton could determine whether the Rockies will receive serious trade inquiries for center fielder Dexter Fowler, baseball sources told MLB.com on Tuesday. The Rockies insist they aren't shopping Fowler.
11/27/2012 | Payroll, health concerns may hinder Wilson's return
The Giants and closer Brian Wilson have struggled to come to terms in contract negotiations, and it seems unlikely that he will be in a San Francisco uniform in 2013.
11/27/2012 | Ruiz suspended 25 games for using amphetamine
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for using a banned amphetamine, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. The suspension will begin at the start of the 2013 season, which means Ruiz will be unable to play until April 28 against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
11/27/2012 | Longoria's deal one worth mimicking
The Tampa Bay Rays just did the right thing by signing Evan Longoria to one of those "forever" contracts. Thus a question: What's taking the Washington Nationals so long? They should do the same with Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg.
11/27/2012 | Miller the right man to fight the first fight
No union leader ever did more for his members than Marvin Miller. As legacies go, that's a pretty good one. Along the way, he changed baseball forever, and every player owes him a debt of gratitude for his tenacity and fundamental belief that they should have the same rights as workers in every other field.
11/27/2012 | Patient Dickey hoping to remain with Mets
Though R.A. Dickey initially expected a contract extension with the Mets to be all but done by now, December is mere days away. Snow fell Tuesday on New York City. And Dickey still has no gut feeling whether he will sign an extension at all.
11/27/2012 | White Sox finalize coaching staff for 2013
The White Sox have named Daryl Boston first-base coach, Bobby Thigpen bullpen coach and Harold Baines as assistant hitting coach, a newly-created position with the club.
11/27/2012 | Dodgers promote longtime front-office personnel
The Dodgers, having beefed up the baseball operations department with recent hires, have also promoted several department heads.
11/27/2012 | Janssen on the mend from shoulder surgery
Blue Jays right-hander Casey Janssen underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder to repair lingering AC joint soreness earlier this month.
11/27/2012 | Cubs add Feldman to rotation on one-year deal
The Cubs added one more starter to the mix, signing right-hander Scott Feldman on Tuesday to a one-year, $6 million deal that includes another $1 million in incentives.
11/27/2012 | Tribe signs utility man Spears to Minor League deal
The Indians signed versatile Nate Spears to a Minor League deal with a non-roster invitation to Spring Training on Monday.
11/27/2012 | Influential union chief Miller dies at age 95
Marvin Miller, who helped bring balance to the financial playing field of Major League Baseball as the executive director of the players union, died Tuesday. Miller, who was ill with cancer, was 95.
11/27/2012 | Yanks, Pettitte near new deal; Mo may be next
Andy Pettitte's decision is in, and the left-hander has told the Yankees that he is ready to reclaim his spot in the rotation for the 2013 season.
11/27/2012 | Offseason slugfest not in cards for Yanks, Red Sox
With the offseason in full force and the kickoff of the Winter Meetings less than a week away, the brand of free-agent slugfest that the media craves between the Yankees and the Red Sox hasn't materialized -- and may not at all.
11/27/2012 | Negotiations between Wright, Mets ramping up
After crawling throughout the first two months of the offseason, contract negotiations between the Mets and third baseman David Wright appear to be accelerating.
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