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The 32-year-old Granderson, who broke in with the Detroit Tigers, comes over from the crosstown New York Yankees, giving the Mets much-needed power in their punchless outfield. He batted .229 with seven homers and 15 RBIs this year, when injuries limited him to 61 games. But he surpassed 40 homers in each of the previous two seasons.
Ben Cherington had a vision of building a power bullpen when he first became Red Sox general manager after the 2011 season, when one of his first acts was to trade for closer Andrew Bailey even though he had Daniel Bard, who at the time was still considered a closer in waiting. That blew up when Bailey went down with an injury and Bard lost his way, but Cherington took another crack at it last winter, when he traded for another power closer in Joel Hanrahan and signed free agent Koji Uehara, even though Bailey was back.
One of the Nationals’ biggest weaknesses last season was the lack of production from their reserves, and they attempted to address just that Friday afternoon, when they agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder and left-handed hitter Nate McLouth, according to a person familiar with the deal. McLouth spent most of the past two seasons nearby, serving as Baltimore’s primary left fielder last season. He is capable of playing all three outfield positions and filling in every day should a starter suffer a long-term injury, a need the Nationals couldn’t fill when Bryce...
Tampa Bay Rays left-handed starter David Price, long expected to be on the trade market this offseason, is drawing considerable interest with at least seven teams known to be showing strong interest.
LHP Wesley Wright didnt stay unemployed for long after being non-tendered by the Rays on Monday, agreeing Wednesday night to a one-year, $1.425-million deal with the Cubs. The Rays said they would be open to possibly bringing Wright back later in the off-season, but there was immediate interest from several teams. He signed for close …
If you checked twitter, you’ve seen the Mariners are one of several teams interested in trading for Rays lefty ace pitcher David Price. Jeff Passan of Yahoo first reported the growing interest. About a week ago, a baseball source said the Rays were looking at scouting reports and doing i
First, Robinson Cano, and now David Price? Credit the Mariners with this much: They sure know how to stir up the Hot Stove rumor mill. One day after emerging as the top alternative if Cano, the winter’s top free agent, chooses not to return to the New York Yankees, the Mariners are now linked in a trade rumor to Price, the 2012 Cy Young Award winner from the Tampa Bay Rays. In fact, according to Yahoo.com’s Jeff Passan, the Mariners are well positioned to land Price, whom the money-crunched Rays are shopping, because they have the sort of young talent … Read more »
Castellanos, 21, has been the most entertaining story of player development in the Tigers system since he was drafted in 2010 as Detroit's top pick. He is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-handed hitter who is projected by most scouts to be a middle-of-the-order slugger on the level of Rays star and third baseman Evan Longoria.
Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy recently began a light throwing program in Florida and he is ahead of schedule in his return from June surgery. In the last few days, Bundy began a light tossing program of 25 throws from...
The new deal with the Yankees wasn’t official yet and on Wednesday an over/under number had been posted in Las Vegas regarding the number of games Jacoby Ellsbury will play next season. Such is his reputation for being injury-prone, which in Boston led to a perception that Ellsbury was soft as well, at times reluctant to play if he wasn’t completely healthy.
By Sports staffAccording to a story first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Red Sox have signed free-agent relief pitcher Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5-million deal. The right-handed Mujica, who is 29, is a veteran of eight seasons. He spent most of last year as the closer for the eventual National League champion St. Louis Cardinals. He was named to the National League All-Star team as an injury replacement, although he did not pitch in the game. Mujica compiled 37 saves with a 2.78 ERA but struggled in September and was ousted from his closer role prior to the postseason....
Pirates outfielder Travis Snider revealed Wednesday he played through a more significant injury last season than was previously known, a injury to his left foot ...
Catcher Ryan Hanigan and reliever Heath Bell are eager to try to help the Tampa Bay Rays get back to the playoffs.
By Jim Donaldson Scott Boras is better at his job than Brian Cashman is at his. Boras showed why he has a well-deserved reputation as a super agent, negotiating a super deal for Jacoby Ellsbury with New York Yankees -- a reported 7-year contract worth a $153 million, with an option for an eighth year.. Given that Ellsbury's 30 years old and has had some bad luck with injuries, that's more money, and more years, than anybody without an unlimited budget would give him. Cashman, the Yankees' GM, doesn't have to think -- he only has to spend. The Ellsbury deal...
Jacoby Ellsbury to New York Yankees: Injury-prone label unfair, but Boston Red Sox were right to move on
Jacoby Ellsbury may not have deserved to be called fragile, but he deserves the New York Yankees.
Jacoby Ellsbury is a Yankee. The outfielder agreed Tuesday to a seven-year, $153 million contract, an astronomical contract for a dynamic – and injury prone – player. What does this mean for the Yankees? In the short term, it means they are a better baseball team. In the long term? That ...
There's a sense that if the Tampa Rays have done something, it must be a smart thing. Just because. The Rays can acquire just about anyone, no matter how questionable, and things will just work out for them. To support their legitimately great players like Evan Longoria and David Price and Ben Zobrist, the Rays just keep moving question marks to and from their own Island of Misfit Toys, and the answer is always more wins. Which is something that occurs to me every time. Tuesday, for example, when the Rays acquired Heath Bell, who racked up 132 saves from 2009 through '11, but has just 34...
4/6/12: Carlos Pena belts a single to center to score Ben Zobrist, giving the Rays a 7-6 walk-off win
Rays outfielder Wil Myers reacts to winning the American League Rookie of the Year award.
Yankees Magazine chats with outfield prospect Mason Williams about recovering from shoulder surgery and how he prepares for each game.
7/17/90: Bo Jackson blasts three home runs, tallying seven RBIs against the Yankees, before exiting with an injury
5/5/02: Trot Nixon's bat "slips" out of his hand and helicopters past Rays pitcher Ryan Rupe
10/8/13: Craig Breslow strikes out four over 1 2/3 dominant innings of relief against the Rays in Game 4
10/8/13: Koji Uehara pitches 1 1/3 innings of hitless relief, striking out two to send the Red Sox to the ALCS
10/8/13: Facing elimination in Game 4, the Rays pull out all stops by using nine pitchers against the Red Sox
10/7/13: Jose Lobaton drills a walk-off solo home run into the Rays Tank in right-center, giving the Rays a dramatic 5-4 win in Game 3
Charissa Thompson, Jimmy Rollins and Gabe Kapler discuss the Rays' dramatic Game 3 win and preview the rest of the series.
10/7/13: Jose Lobaton's walk-off homer in Game 3 of the ALDS earned him some ice cream from his Rays teammates
Dustin Pedroia comments on the Red Sox's 7-4 Game 2 victory over the Rays in their division series.
David Ortiz comments on his performance in the Red Sox's Game 2 victory over the Rays in their division series.
David Ortiz comments on the Red Sox's 12-2 victory over the Rays in Game 1 of their division series.
10/2/13: Fernando Rodney strikes out Lonnie Chisenhall to end the game and send the Rays to the ALDS
10/2/13: After winning the AL Wild Card Game, Desmond Jennings explains how the Rays celebrated their win with silly string in the clubhouse
9/30/13: David Price pitches the Rays into the postseason with a complete-game gem, holding the Rangers to two runs while striking out four
Kruk, Larkin, Schilling & Ravech handicap Rays at Indians
9/30/13: Evan Longoria drills a two-run home run just over the center-field wall to extend the Rays' lead to 3-0 in the third inning
9/30/13: Evan Longoria goes 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored to help power the Rays to a win to clinch a postseason spot
9/30/13: Sam Fuld steals third base, then comes around to score on a throwing error by Tanner Scheppers to push the Rays' advantage to 5-2
9/30/13: David Price induces a groundout off the bat of Nelson Cruz to seal his complete-game gem, advancing the Rays to the Wild Card game
Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson recap the Blue Jays' 7-2 win over the Rays.
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Baseball Tonight impressed with the Yankees holding it together despite all the injuries.
Right moves at the right time under Friedman & Maddon
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9/17/13: David Price discusses being named the Rays' Roberto Clemente Award nominee for 2013
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey talks about his plan to rehab rather than have Tommy John surgery.