3:22 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014
Yankees hire Eric Chavez as scout

Yankees hire Eric Chavez as scout

Eric Chavez#12 3BArizona Diamondbacks 2014 STATSGM44 HR3 RBI8 R6 OBP.346 AVG.246The Yankees have hired Eric Chavez as a special assignment scout, GM Brian Cashman confirmed. Chavez, 37 in December, played 44 games with Arizona, hitting .246 this past season. He retired at the end of July, forfeiting around a million bucks of his $3.5 million salary. Chavez made more than $84 million in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.com. When Chavez was with the Yankees in 2011-12, he spoke about one day wanting to manage.
Baltimore Sun 5 hours ago
Orioles decline longtime outfielder Nick Markakis' $17.5 million option for 2015

Orioles decline longtime outfielder Nick Markakis' $17.5 million option for 2015

As expected, the Orioles on Friday declined their $17.5 million option for 2015 on right fielder Nick Markakis, essentially making the team’s longest-tenured player a free agent.
Boston Herald 3 hours ago
Red Sox turn down option on lefty Craig Breslow

Red Sox turn down option on lefty Craig Breslow

Craig Breslow picked a bad time to have the worst season of his career.With a $4 million team option awaiting him next year, Breslow compiled a 5.96 ERA in 60 appearances for the Red Sox, a far cry from his 2.82 ERA over the previous six seasons. And so, as expected, the Sox announced yesterday that they have declined the lefty reliever’s option, buying him out for $100,000 and making him a free agent.
Mariners reinstate Bloomquist from 60-day disabled list

Mariners reinstate Bloomquist from 60-day disabled list

The Mariners reinstated utilityman Willie Bloomquist from the 60-day disabled list in a move that boosted their 40-man roster to 34 players. Bloomquist, 36, underwent season-ending surgery Aug. 9 on his right knee after suffering a micro-fracture July 23 while running out a ground ball. He batted .278 in 47 games prior to the injury. The move was expected. All players on the 60-day disabled list must be returned to the 40-man roster within five days after the conclusion of the World Series. Bloomquist is under contract through next season after returning Dec. 9, 2013 to the Mariners as a … ...
Seattle Times 3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs hire Joe Maddon, former Tampa Bay Rays manager

The Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon as manager. Maddon led Tampa Bay to the playoffs four times in nine seasons. The Cubs fired Rick Renteria, who was 73-89 in his only season as the team’s manager. Renteria played for the Mariners in the 1980s.
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago
Free agent Jason Giambi

Free agent Jason Giambi "difficult fit' on Cleveland Indians 2015 roster

GM Chris Antonetti said it would be tougher to find a spot for veteran DH Jason Giambi on the 2015 roster than it has been the last two years.

Bulls' Jimmy Butler prepared for restricted free agency

The agent for Jimmy Butler said his camp is done negotiating with the Chicago Bulls on a contract extension.

After initial talks fail to produce deal, Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis will test free agent market

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Friday that after a week of exchanging contract proposals with the agent for Colby Lewis, the veteran pitcher has decided to further test the free agent market. Daniels said the door remains open …
Athletics Nation 13 hours ago
Pitchers and catchers report in 111 days: Athletics announce 2015 spring training schedule

Pitchers and catchers report in 111 days: Athletics announce 2015 spring training schedule

The Athletics will open their spring schedule at Hohokam Stadium on March 3 against the San Francisco Giants. Pitchers and catchers will report for spring training on February 19, with other players reporting on February 24. The Athletics open the spring schedule against the San Francisco Giants on March 3 at 12:05 PM Pacific Standard Time/1:05 PM Mountain Standard Time at their new home in Mesa, Arizona, a renovated 10,000-seat Hohokam Stadium. The A's signed a 20-year agreement with the City of Mesa to train there beginning in 2015. Ticket prices for spring games will be dynamically...
Twinkie Town 19 hours ago
The official Minnesota Twins managerial interview thread

The official Minnesota Twins managerial interview thread

Let's just get all of the official stuff down in one place. Our story stream is full of information regarding the Twins' hunt for a new manager, from highlighting some of Gardy's best ejections to reviewing the candidates. This post, however, will be our official resource for the stage of each of our rumored and legitimate candidates. Do you have information that is more up-to-date than what's listed? Provide a link in the comments. Internal candidates Interview status Notes Gene Glynn Interviewed Has not been mentioned regarding the position in weeks Doug...

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Twinsights: Twins have not contacted ex-Cubs manager Rick Renteria

Shortly after the Chicago Cubs announced they had fired Rick Renteria and hired Joe Maddon, a USA Today report suggested Twins general  manager Terry Ryan would consider adding Renteria to his list of managerial candidates. As of Friday evening, however, the Twins had yet to reach out to Renteria, according to a person with direct knowledge. Renteria, 52, guided the Cubs to a 73-89 record and a last-place finish in the National League Central this season, his maiden voyage as a big-league manager. A former big-league infielder, Renteria was bench coach for the San Diego Padres before the...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

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Halloween with the Yankees

Happy Halloween, everyone! Be safe out there. Demand chocolate at every stop. And if you’re going to a costume party, you’ve got to go all in. None of this “too old for it” nonsense. Of course you’re too old for it. That’s the point! Anyway, I think I’ve done this for a few years now. […] The post Halloween with the Yankees appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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