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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zach Lee throws against the Texas Rangers during an exhibition baseball game in Glendale, Ariz., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Those fans hoping to snap a photo of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a Texas Rangers uniform will get a shot Monday. The Rangers announced today that Wilson is expected to work out with the big league squad Monday and will be in uniform for the Cactus League game that afternoon against Cleveland at Surprise Stadium. It's unclear what parts of the workout that Wilson may participate in with the Rangers. Wilson, who helped lead the Seahawks to the Super Bowl title less than a month ago, was selected by the Rangers in the Rule-5 draft at the Winter Meetings in...
/Associated PressThe Mariners have two capable shortstops: Nick Franklin and Brad Miller. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A Mets insider acknowledged validity to an ESPNNewYork.com report about a potential match for the Mets in Seattle infielder Nick Franklin. The source said there had been dialogue with Mariners officials at the winter meetings. The talk is expected to resume in the next month with Seattle having an excess infielder and the Mets having the type of young pitching Seattle desires to obtain in a swap.
TAMPA, Fla. - During the winter meetings Yankees general manager Brian Cashman emphatically stated several times he had no interest in trading Brett Gardner, even after spending $153 million a week earlier to sign centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.
BRADENTON, Fla. -- For fans, the Rule 5 draft represents little more than the conclusion of the Winter Meetings. The most interest generated by recent Rule 5 drafts came in December, when the Texas Rangers drafted second baseman Russell Wilson out of the Colorado Rockies organization. Wilson went on to win the Super Bowl as the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Brandon Phillips refused to speak to the media on the day position players reported to camp. “I’m just here to play,” Phillips said through a club spokesman. Phillips was the subject of trade rumors early in the offseason. During the Winter Meetings, the Reds had a deal worked out that would have […]
Adam RubinCurtis Granderson surveys Tradition Field on Sunday afternoon.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Curtis Granderson created a mild stir upon signing a four-year, $60 million deal during the winter meetings in December by saying real New Yorkers are Mets fans. Sunday, upon arriving at Mets camp, Granderson said he meant no malice. "It definitely wasn't a shot by any means to anybody," Granderson said. "The organization, from top to bottom, including the fans, have been absolutely amazing for me and my foundation over the four years I had with the New York Yankees.
Adam RubinBartolo Colon arrives at Mets camp Saturday.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Bartolo Colon arrived at Mets camp Saturday and revealed that the club was the only to offer him a two-year deal. He agreed to the $20 million contract during the winter meetings, in early December. "I really left it up to my agent. I trusted in him to find a good team that would be a good fit for me," Colon said in Spanish through an interpreter. "... Other teams had one-year offers.
Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten flew to Arizona late Thursday in advance of the team's first full-squad workout. He was up at the crack of dawn for early meetings, paused briefly to speak with reporters and then caught a flight back to Los Angeles. He's a busy man. The Dodgers will launch their own channel in 11 days. For the second straight winter, the Dodgers have spent lavishly to upgrade their stadium, adding about $50 million in improvements from the $100 million they spent last winter.
As far as news goes, the idea that Mike Trout is going to hit second for the Angels, most likely, doesn't qualify. Manager Mike Scioscia said as much at the winter meetings, and he stuck to that when asked about it today, the day that pitchers and...