11/21/2013 | Yu cleared to continue offseason program
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been given the go ahead to continue with his normal offseason conditioning program.
11/21/2013 | Prince excited to join a 'great team' in Texas
Prince Fielder spoke briefly on a conference call with Texas reporters on Thursday, one day after the Rangers acquired him in a trade with the Tigers. He is scheduled to be formally introduced at a news conference on Monday at the Ballpark in Arlington.
11/21/2013 | White Sox vow turnaround after trying 2013 season
In a letter to season-ticket holders, the White Sox thanked fans for their loyalty and support, said the 99-loss 2013 season was "unacceptable" and vowed to be "competitive again, and soon."
11/21/2013 | Masterson: Blockbuster trades good for the game
Justin Masterson may be happy Prince Fielder is no longer Miguel Cabrera's teammate in Detroit, but the Indians right-hander doesn't expect the Tigers to be any less of a force in the American League Central.
11/21/2013 | Tigers flip offseason script with new payroll flexibility
The Tigers didn't just get a second baseman and likely leadoff hitter by trading Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler. They got a financial do-over.
11/21/2013 | Prince deal likely first course on Texas' hot stove
After an uncharacteristically quiet offseason a year ago, the Rangers and general manager Jon Daniels appear to have the pedal to the metal this time around.
11/21/2013 | Left-hander Vargas inks four-year deal with Royals
Left-hander Jason Vargas signed a four-year deal with the Royals, instantly adding another frontline starter to the club's rotation.
11/21/2013 | Red Sox head list of postseason shares
Major League Baseball's postseason shares were announced Thursday, with the World Series champion Red Sox's full share worth $307,322.68.
11/21/2013 | Andrus off list of Cards' shortstop trade targets
As the Cardinals continue shopping for a shortstop, it would seem that Wednesday evening's mega-trade between the Rangers and Tigers eliminated one possible trade target from their list -- Texas' Elvis Andrus.
11/21/2013 | Q&A with White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf
Jerry Reinsdorf has been owner and chairman of the White Sox since 1981 and has held the same position with the NBA's Bulls since 1985. Under his watch, the two teams have combined to win seven league championships -- six with Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson and the Bulls, and the 2005 World Series with the White Sox.
11/21/2013 | Rotation depth a good starting point for Blue Jays
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos' top priority this offseason is finding a way to upgrade his rotation. While there's a clear need for another frontline starter, it's pretty apparent that depth won't be an issue in 2014.
11/21/2013 | Phillips, Choo could be affected by Prince-Kinsler deal
The ripple effects of Wednesday's trade that sent Prince Fielder and $30 million from the Tigers to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler could reach Cincinnati. Possibly affected by the swap are the two biggest pieces of the Reds' Hot Stove puzzle -- second baseman Brandon Phillips and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.
11/21/2013 | D-backs hire Duncan to help with pitching
The D-backs made official what has been reported for a while: Dave Duncan will join the organization as special assistant to the general manager/pitching consultant.
11/21/2013 | Making catchers safe at home a good idea
Major League Baseball is seriously considering changing its rules to make certain types of hits at home plate illegal. The sooner the better.
11/21/2013 | Phillies hire McClure to be pitching coach
The Phillies have found their new pitching coach. More than seven weeks after the Phils told Rich Dubee he would not be back next season, they announced on Thursday afternoon that they have hired Bob McClure.
11/21/2013 | Padres go from famine to feast in starting rotation
After two years of dealing with multiple injuries to their starting pitchers, the Padres currently have nine options for the 2014 rotation.
11/21/2013 | Ike realizes trade is possible, wants to stay with Mets
The text messages that stream across Ike Davis' cell phone on a weekly basis are reminder enough from family and friends. He understands there is a strong likelihood that he will be traded this winter, that he has already played his last game as a Met. Davis has come to terms with what he considers an uncomfortable situation.
11/21/2013 | World Series keepsakes open for bidding
Keepsakes from last month's 109th World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals are now up for bidding through Nov. 30 at MLB.com Auction, including the only Game 6 lineup card used in the Boston dugout during their first championship home clincher since 1918, as well as the actual third base removed after the Game 3 obstruction-call play.
11/21/2013 | Rangers give Prince a chance for a fresh start
Prince Fielder's two-year stay in Detroit ended in disappointment, but the All-Star slugger should thrive in the middle of the Rangers' lineup.
11/21/2013 | Mets sign righty Socolovich to Minors deal
The Mets on Thursday signed right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich to a Minor League contract, inviting him to Spring Training. Socolovich, 27, posted a 0.79 ERA this season in 11 relief outings with Hiroshima of Japan's Central League, striking out six batters and walking four over 11 1/3 innings.
11/21/2013 | Tigers reach one-year contract with Coke
The Tigers and left-handed reliever Phil Coke agreed to terms on a one-year contract on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.
11/21/2013 | Winter Leagues roundup: Dodgers' Pederson paces Lara
Dodgers top prospect Joc Pederson had three hits and drove in two runs as Lara topped Zulia, 7-2. Pederson had struggled out of the gate in the Venezuelan Winter League, but in the past eight games the toolsy center fielder is hitting .345.
11/21/2013 | Teams would be wise to keep door open on closers
In a year in which Mariano Rivera gracefully bowed out of the ninth-inning job he so routinely dominated, baseball's biggest stage reminded us, convincingly, that the closer role is, with precious few exceptions, a fungible and precarious position.
11/21/2013 | Blockbuster trade has ripple effect on Tigers' roster
With Prince Fielder no longer a mainstay at cleanup and first base, and Ian Kinsler now installed at second base, the Tigers will reshape their infield and their batting order, both of which could result in a domino effect of moves.
11/20/2013 | Braves plan $400M entertainment district
The Braves have released plans for a $400 million entertainment district that will be part of Atlanta's new stadium to be funded solely by the club and private partners.
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