12:38 AM EST, Thu December 18, 2014
Athletics Nation 3 hours ago

Athletics link roundup: The Internet responds to the A's big trades

Last week, the Oakland Athletics followed up their trade of Josh Donaldson with two more deals to ship out fellow fan favorites Brandon Moss and Jeff Samardzija. It's entirely possible that these moves left you sick to your stomach, and we'll just have to wait until the 2015 season to see if that reaction was warranted. I'm not disgusted by the trades, but I found myself sick to my stomach anyway last week. I haven't said a lot about the A's since the trades went down, but it's not because I didn't want to. Last Wednesday, the pain in my gut was caused not by anything Billy Beane did, but...
Seattle Times 3 hours ago
Mariners acquire Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

Mariners acquire Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

The Mariners announced they acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Cubs in exchange for minor league reliever Matt Brazis.

More AL West Rumors & News

Rangers outfield candidate could get some looks for the infield

Texas rookie Ryan Rua rounds first after clubbing a three-run homer in the seventh inning during the Houston Astros vs. the Texas Rangers major league baseball game a Globe Life Park in Arlington on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. (Louis DeLuca/The …
Tacoma News-Tribune 5 hours ago

Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

Trade sends minor league reliever Matt Brazis to Chicago…
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

MLB takes wait-and-see approach on Cuba

Major League Baseball isn’t sure of the impact of President Barack Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. The U.S. withdrew diplomatic recognition of the Cuban government in January 1961. Because of the American trade embargo, a player who defected from Cuba has had to obtain a license from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office […]

Rangers notes: Jon Daniels still working to upgrade roster

DALLAS -- At the annual Christmas luncheon on Wednesday, Texas Rangers president/GM Jon Daniels said the club is still searching to improve the roster via trade or free agency. The team has made small moves, from trading for middle-of-the-rotation starter Ross Detwiler and drafting center fielder/second baseman Delino DeShields Jr. in the Rule 5 Draft. When it comes to medical news, Prince Fielder (neck), Yu Darvish (elbow) and Shin-Soo Choo (ankle and elbow) are progressing well from injuries and should be ready for spring training with no limitations.

Texas Rangers add minor-league arm

The Texas Rangers on Wednesday signed right-hander Mitch Atkins to a minor-league contract that does not include an invitation to the major-league spring training. Atkins, 29, has 10 games of major-league experience with the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore. He spent …

Profar rejects surgery idea, wants to play this season with Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, trying to regain his status as a top prospect, said on Wednesday that he rejected the suggestion of shoulder surgery. “I already missed one season,” Profar said. “I don’t want to miss another one.” Profar …

Rangers talk to Angels about Josh Hamilton

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres have spoken to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim about trading for outfielder Josh Hamilton. Rosenthal says the talks "were exploratory in nature and they did not gain traction." A Rangers source said the Rangers did speak with the Angels but acquiring Hamilton is out of the question. Several reasons are at play here: Money: Hamilton is owed $90.2 million through the 2017 season.
Tacoma News-Tribune 11 hours ago

Cubs send OF Ruggiano to M's

The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
Tacoma News-Tribune 11 hours ago

Mariners acquire outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

The Mariners culminated their search for a second right-handed bat Wednesday by acquiring outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs in a trade for minor-league pitcher Matt Brazis. The Mariners…
Orange County Register 13 hours ago
Miller: Angels would be wise not to rely on Hamilton

Miller: Angels would be wise not to rely on Hamilton

So I returned from a week of vacation to read that the Angels, last seen being swept from the playoffs, are clearly improved and excitedly anticipating the start of the 2015 season. Then I read this headline from CBS Sports: “After Kendrick trade,...

Another Texas Rangers infielder on the rise in the Dominican

Hanser Alberto, part of the glut of middle infielders in the Texas Rangers’ organization, handled a new assignment with aplomb on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic winter league. Alberto batted second for the first time this season with Gigantes del …

With Melky Cabrera out, what are Mariners’ options in right?

Right is what’s wrong with the Seattle Mariners’ offseason so far. After making some major moves this offseason that included shipping off incumbent right fielder Michael Saunders, M’s general manager Jack Zduriencik still has a hole to fill in his outfield. The good news is that’s about the only glaring weakness facing a club that […]
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 16, 2014

Analysis: Could Mariners’ search for an outfielder lead them back to Justin Upton?

Atlanta appears willing to discuss possible trade packages for outfielder Justin Upton that don’t include pitcher Taijuan Walker.

AL West Player News

  • 1 Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish

    Rangers notes: Jon Daniels still working to upgrade roster

  • 1 Ryan Rua

    Ryan Rua

    Rangers outfield candidate could get some looks for the infield

  • 1 Ross Detwiler

    Ross Detwiler

    Nats GM Mike Rizzo explains trading Detwiler; talks prospects

  • 1 Jurickson Profar

    Jurickson Profar

    Profar rejects surgery idea, wants to play this season with Texas Rangers

  • 1 Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton

    Rangers talk to Angels about Josh Hamilton

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