12:38 AM EST, Thu December 18, 2014
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago
David Ross, Craig Breslow still in mix with Red Sox

David Ross, Craig Breslow still in mix with Red Sox

The Red Sox and Cubs evidently aren’t done battling for players this offseason. According to a major league source, free agent catcher David Ross was choosing between the Red Sox, Cubs and Padres as of early Wednesday night. Reliever Craig Breslow is also narrowing his potential landing spots, with his agent having had recent discussions […]
River Ave. Blues 7 hours ago

Eddy: Yankees sign infielder Cole Figueroa to minor league deal

The Yankees have signed infielder Cole Figueroa to a minor league contract, reports Matt Eddy. No word on whether he received an invitation to Spring Training but I assume that is the case. The Rays designated Figueroa for assignment in November and released him a few days later. They originally acquired him from the Padres [...] Eddy: Yankees sign infielder Cole Figueroa to minor league deal is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Eddy: Yankees sign infielder Cole Figueroa to minor league deal appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Rangers’ recently signed right-handed bat still facing trouble with injury that forced him to miss 86 games

Oakland Athletics pinch hitter Kyle Blanks (88) hits a two-run rbi single in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Athletics 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

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The Republican 7 mins ago

Not just an extra man: Red Sox may value Brock Holt more than any other team

The Red Sox value Holt as a utility guy and they don't seem interested in trading him.
Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago

Wil Myers trade not a crazy at it sounds

Surely Matt Silverman has lost his mind. That's your first thought.
Toronto Sun 2 hours ago
Blue Jays shaping up for spring

Blue Jays shaping up for spring

To this point, it’s hard not to see the parallels between the first half of the Blue Jays’ 2014 season and the first half of their current off-season.
Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago

Rays agree to trade Wil Myers in 11-player, three-team deal

The Rays agree to send Wil Myers to the Padres as centerpiece of an 11-player, three-team trade.
Baltimore Sun 3 hours ago

Restoring relations with Cuba good for baseball, but time will tell how much

The consensus within baseball circles is that President Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba only can be a good thing for the sport — although it's too early to tell exactly what changes may occur.

MLB “closely monitoring” announcement on Cuban-U.S. relations

This isn’t the sort of thing that usually lands on a baseball blog, but in this case, a bit of international policy is worth mentioning. Today, President Obama announced the United States is restoring full diplomatic relations with Cuba. This isn’t a baseball decision — at least, I don’t think it is — but it […] The post MLB “closely monitoring” announcement on Cuban-U.S. relations appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Jeter and Matsui team up for charity event in Japan

From Jim Armstrong of The Associated Press: TOKYO (AP) — Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Matsui, the 2009 World Series MVP, attended a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday to promote […] The post Jeter and Matsui team up for charity event in Japan appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
New York Post 7 hours ago
Yankees give a stiff-arm to veteran closer Jason Grilli

Yankees give a stiff-arm to veteran closer Jason Grilli

The Yankees have not said they are done adding pieces to a revamped bullpen, but it doesn’t appear veteran reliever Jason Grilli will be joining the cast. “We talked to...

Cora on Castillo: 'He’s not a prima donna'

BOSTON -- Alex Cora, who played 14 seasons in the big leagues, including four with the Red Sox, on Wednesday gave a strong endorsement to Rusney Castillo, the Cuban outfielder who is playing for Cora in Puerto Rico as he prepares for his first spring training with the Red Sox. “I think he’s going to be an everyday player next season, no doubt about it," Cora said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “He’s going to play, and play well.

Reliever off the board: Romo back to San Francisco

Clearly Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances are very good relief pitchers, and chances are, one of those two should be fine in the closer role next season. But I still think the Yankees would be wise to look into an experienced closer to take the ninth inning out of spring training, with the understanding that […] The post Reliever off the board: Romo back to San Francisco appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 9 hours ago

Derek Jeter, Hideki Matsui will go head-to-head in ex-Yankees charity home run derby

The two former Yankees will be part of an enormous event in March at the Tokyo Dome.
MASN Sports 9 hours ago

Quick Wright update and MLB statement on U.S. - Cuban relations - School of Roch

In case you missed it in the comments section, left-hander Wesley Wright is scheduled to take his physical Thursday morning in Baltimore. His signing could be announced later that day or Friday, depending how quickly the results come back. Major...

AL East Player News

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  • 2 Wil Myers

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  • 1 Steve Pearce

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  • 1 Shane Victorino

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