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Noted hand surgeon Thomas Graham performed surgery to reconstruct a ligament in the left thumb of Indians minor-league infielder Jose Ramirez today at the Cleveland Clinic. Ramirez is expected to resume full baseball activity in eight to 12 weeks, which means he probably will participate in most of training camp. Ramirez spent most of last season at Akron but played briefly with the Tribe.
MLB Winter Meetings: Strasburg, Harper, LaRoche all recovering from surgery
Hefner could miss the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery
Reality is setting in for Matt Harvey, who had Tommy John surgery in October and will miss all of 2014. Without him, the Mets’ offseason plans and expectations for next season have to change, Jeff Wilpon admitted.
Corey Hart #1 1BMilwaukee Brewers 2013 STATS GM- HR- RBI- R- OBP- AVG- LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Milwaukee Brewers would like a decision from Corey Hart soon about whether he will re-sign with the ballclub. If he balks, the Brewers may be prepared to try to complete a trade for Ike Davis before the winter meetings close, according to insiders. The Tampa Bay Rays and Brewers appear among the most viable options for the Mets in trying to find a trade partner for Davis.
Before obtaining starter Brett Anderson, the Rockies nearly landed the left-hander they wanted for their bullpen. They were on the verge of acquiring the Reds' Sean Marshall on Monday night before concerns about his injuries last season created pause.
Brett Anderson has potential to be a top starter, but has battled injuries for the last three years. (Jason O. Watson/) Shortly after the completion of the Winter Meetings’ first trade, the three-team Mark Trumbo deal involving the Angels, Diamondbacks and White Sox, the A’s and Rockies pulled off a swap of their own on […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Yankees have joined the Mets among the total of eight teams that have expressed interest in Johan Santana for 2014, sources have told ESPN New York. The talks with all the teams are in the preliminary stages. Santana, 34, has not pitched in two of the past three seasons because of shoulder surgery. In 2012, he threw the first no-hitter in Mets history before injuring the shoulder again. According to a baseball official, another of his former teams, the Minnesota Twins, have expressed interest in Santana.
Five teams have emerged as the most serious suitors for Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp: Seattle, Detroit, Boston and two unidentified National League teams. As trade talks between those five clubs and the Dodgers proceed, Kemp is beginning to lessen concerns about his recovery from ankle and shoulder injuries. He recently shed the walking […]
Curtis Granderson's performance vs left-handed pitching tailed off at the end of 2012.Right after the season ended, we took a look at what some of the current Mets could improve upon to better the team's chance of winning in 2014. Curtis Granderson has some work to do as well. Curtis Granderson If you want to chalk up Granderson's 2013 numbers to injury issues and rustiness, that's fair. We'll throw those out. But let's take a look at what happened to him in his last healthy season.
Stephania Bell catches up with Orioles 3B Manny Machado, who is rehabbing to make it back for Opening Day after undergoing surgery for a torn medial patellofemoral ligament.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Matt Harvey missing the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery inevitably changed the Mets' offseason plan, Jeff Wilpon acknowledged Tuesday afternoon. "Sure," Wilpon said. "Matt getting hurt has taken away unquestionably a guy who looked like he was going to be our ace. It changes things a little bit. We don't need an extra pitcher if Matt is the guy there. And you might use the resources elsewhere." As for whether it also downgraded the Mets' expectations for next season, Wilpon added: "I don't have an answer.
Red Sox manager John Farrell is "glad he's out of the East,'' Rays manager Joe Maddon says loss of Cano makes Yankees' offseason so far, "a push''
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There has been some temptation among some Chicago Cubs fans for team officials trade one of their prized prospects to land a big-time player, such as left-hander David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Dodgers continue to be linked to the Tampa Bay Rays’ David Price, but general manager Ned Colletti said the team has not spent time here in trade talks for a frontline starting pitcher, so that could be a conversation for another day, if it happens at all. “That’s not where our concentration is right now,” Colletti said. Colletti and manager Don Mattingly both said Tuesday they would be happy to go into next season with a starting rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dan Haren and Josh Beckett, with Chad Billingsley likely ready by...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The White Sox added to their starting pitching depth by signing free-agent right-hander Felipe Paulino to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with a $4 million club option for 2015. Paulino, 30, is a hard-throwing, 6-3, 270-pounder. He posted a 4.11 ERA in 20 starts for the Royals in 2011, then went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA in 371/3 innings before his elbow went bad in 2012. While rehabbing after surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament, he had a...
The rehabs of Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg and Adam LaRoche, three players who underwent offseason surgeries in October, are going well and all are expected to be fully ready for spring training, according to Manager Matt Williams. Strasburg, who dealt with forearm tightness in September, underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right […]
Jeremy Hefner #53 SPNew York Mets 2013 STATS GM24 W4 L8 BB37 K99 ERA4.34 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Jeremy Hefner, who was one of five players non-tendered by the Mets on Dec. 2, is rejoining the organization on a minor-league contract. That will allow the Mets to retain control of Hefner at a reduced salary while he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. Hefner underwent the procedure on Aug. 28. So he potentially could be a September addition after rosters expand.
Chris Perez #54 RPCleveland Indians 2013 STATS GM54 W5 L3 BB21 K54 ERA4.33 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Mets are considering free-agent reliever Chris Perez, a source said Monday. Perez, 28, went 5-3 with a 4.33 ERA and 25 saves in 54 relief appearances for the Cleveland Indians this past season. He was released after earning $7.3 million in 2013. He would provide a viable complement to Bobby Parnell, who missed the final two months of this past season and required surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
Detroit Tigers notebook: Miguel Cabrera recovering well from surgery; Prince Fielder's streak in jeopardy
Heres a list of highlights Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski touched upon during his half-hour session with members of the media during Day 1 of the winter meetings. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski hosted a group of Tigers reporters in his hotel suite late Monday during Day 1 of baseball's annual winter meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Here's a list of highlights that Dombrowski touched upon during the half-hour media session: -- Dombrowski confirmed first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who...
The Tigers now acknowledge that leftfielder Andy Dirks played this past season with a lingering injury to his right knee that he sustained in spring training. Dirks' average and extra-base power dropped noticeably from the year before.
The revelation of Andy Dirks' knee injury last season was more alarming than surprising, even to his employers. It is why Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers president and general manager, believes Dirks should rebound in 2014 as part of a heftier left-field platoon with a yet-unidentified right-handed hitter.
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
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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
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