1/4/2013 | Rangers-Astros rivalry holds great potential
It's a big deal that the Astros and Rangers will open the 2013 Major League Baseball season against one another. It's big for the obvious reasons -- it's Opening Day, silly -- but it's especially big for Texans, because it offers the promise of so much more.
1/4/2013 | Trumbo could make Angels' offense special
If Mark Trumbo can recover from a brutal second half and recapture the success that made him an All-Star leading up to it, then the Angels really have something special on offense.
1/4/2013 | Amaro searching for veteran corner outfielder
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. continues to make calls and send text messages and emails in search of a veteran corner outfielder. He understands it would be risky to enter the season without one.
1/4/2013 | Back of Astros' rotation has plenty of competition
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow created plenty of competition in the back end of the pitching rotation this season with the addition of right-handers Philip Humber, Alex White and John Ely to a group that already included youngsters Dallas Keuchel and Jarred Cosart.
1/4/2013 | O's claim catcher Martinez off waivers
The Orioles have claimed catcher Luis Martinez off waivers from the Texas Rangers, the club announced on Friday.
1/4/2013 | Mariners outright Mitchell to Triple-A Tacoma
Right-handed pitcher D.J. Mitchell was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners on Friday, remaining in the organization after being designated for assignment on Dec. 26 to make room on the 40-man roster for free-agent signee Raul Ibanez.
1/4/2013 | Indians bolster rotation by signing righty Myers
One of the Indians' main goals this offseason was to upgrade their starting rotation. Cleveland believes it has done precisely that with the acquisition of free-agent right-hander Brett Myers.
1/4/2013 | Headley eyes strong follow-up to breakout year
Chase Headley has certainly had a lot to digest this winter, a respite from a season that saw him win his first Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards, hit 31 home runs and tame his home ballpark.
1/4/2013 | Kemp, Billingsley progressing from their injuries
Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley, two of the most prominent Dodgers rehabbing injuries, have made it to this point in the offseason without a physical setback, according to agent Dave Stewart.
1/4/2013 | Home-schooling is answer for Carpenter at keystone
The settings vary, but nearly every day since the season ended, Matt Carpenter has been busy at work.
1/4/2013 | Beavan hopes continued work pays off in new year
While he may not have the raw stuff of other big-name young pitchers, Blake Beavan has shown progress and an ability to command his fastball.
1/4/2013 | Nationals looking like team to beat in NL East
Armed with arguably one of the best rotations in baseball, there is a feeling around baseball that the Nationals are the team to beat in the National League East.
1/4/2013 | Ryan discusses team's interest in Berkman at DH
Rangers president Nolan Ryan confirmed the club's interest in free-agent slugger Lance Berkman on Friday.
1/4/2013 | Kimbrel, Medlen candidates to join Team USA
When this year's World Baseball Classic begins, Braves legends Dale Murphy and Greg Maddux will be part of a Team USA contingent that could also include Craig Kimbrel and Kris Medlen.
1/4/2013 | Red Sox plan to make best of fresh start
With the start of Spring Training coming fairly soon, it seems like the proper time to take an analytical look at the Red Sox and how they stack up after missing the postseason for three straight seasons.
1/4/2013 | Getting on base key to Brown's path to Giants
Gary Brown has speed to burn and is an above-average defender, but he'll need to prove that he can get on base consistently before earning a spot with the Giants.
1/4/2013 | O's, Showalter meeting to discuss extension
Orioles manager Buck Showalter traveled to Baltimore on Friday from his home in Texas to meet with the Orioles about a deal that would extend his contract beyond the 2013 season.
1/4/2013 | Slow market for Lohse doesn't mean he'll come cheap
There are circumstances dragging on the market for Kyle Lohse, particularly the new compensation/draft regulations. But the notion that righty's continuing presence on the open market means that his services will be purchased relatively cheaply is misguided to the point of being purely mistaken.
1/4/2013 | Romo cited in incident at Las Vegas airport
Giants right-hander Sergio Romo was cited and briefly detained by police on New Year's Day at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after arguing with authorities, according to various reports
1/4/2013 | Exclusive 300-win club figures to stay that way
The 300-win club -- the modern standard of excellence, the landmark upon which a pitcher can safely book a future flight to Cooperstown -- seems like a tall order for the current crop of hurlers.
1/3/2013 | Oliver seeking raise or trade to Rangers
Blue Jays reliever Darren Oliver is considering the possibility of retirement after a 19-year career if Toronto doesn't raise his salary or trade him to the Rangers.
1/3/2013 | Swisher signing could change Tribe's fortunes
The signing of Ohio native Nick Swisher was a critical addition for the Indians, both on and off the field.
1/3/2013 | Partnership puts Rox at forefront of training science
The Rockies and Sparta Performance Science, a Silicon Valley sports performance company, announced an agreement that will make the club the first pro sports team to install force-plate technology and propriety software as part of the strength-and-conditioning equipment.
1/3/2013 | Royals ink righty Boyer to Minor League deal
The Royals added some pitching depth on Thursday, signing right-hander Blaine Boyer to a Minor League contract for 2013.
1/3/2013 | Friedman not afraid of doing long-term deals
The Rays signed David Price to a contract for the 2013 season on Tuesday, and on Thursday afternoon, executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman addressed the deal.
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