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Orioles | O's discussing Travis Snider again
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:35:04 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider is being rekindled in trade talks with the Baltimore Orioles. However, a deal is not done, according to a source. The Orioles would have to give Pittsburgh a couple non-rostered minor leaguers.

Angels | Zach Stewart signs
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:56:26 -0800

Free-agent SP Zach Stewart (Braves) signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Angels | James Shields not on LA Angels radar
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:55:12 -0800

Free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) has not drawn the attention of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, even though sources indicate his price may have come down.

White Sox | Avisail Garcia feeling great
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:54:49 -0800

Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia (shoulder) has lost a considerable amount of weight this offseason and is feeling great heading into the 2015 season. "I feel great," Garcia said. "Really good because I need to get in shape. I need to get ready for October. Everybody is on the same page. We want to play in October and hopefully everything works for us this year." Garcia posted a slash line of .312/.366/.528 with five home runs and 22 RBI and four stolen bases in 142 plate appearances in the Venezuelan Winter League, too, showing that he is well on his way to being fully recovered from a torn labrum in his shoulder last year.

Twins | Won't pursue Alexi Ogando
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:45:27 -0800

Free-agent RP Alexi Ogando (Rangers) will not be pursued by the Minnesota Twins.

Twins | Won't pursue John Axford
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:41:23 -0800

Free-agent RP John Axford (Pirates) will not be pursued for a relief role on the Minnesota Twins.

Royals | Jarrod Dyson avoids arbitration
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:46:32 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.22 million deal Tuesday, Jan. 27. He can make an extra $25,000 for 350 plate appearances this year.

Angels | Frank Herrmann signs
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:15:36 -0800

Free-agent RP Frank Herrmann (Indians) signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Royals | J.C. Boscan signs
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:53:45 -0800

Free-agent C J.C. Boscan (Dodgers) signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals Monday, Jan. 26.

Indians | Tribe wants Michael Bourn to run wild
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:25:57 -0800

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is wanted to be the stolen base threat he has been through much of his career by the team. Bourn is working with former Olympian Leroy Burrell this offseason.

Mariners | Franklin Gutierrez re-signs
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:21:47 -0800

Free-agent OF Franklin Gutierrez (Mariners) re-signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners Monday, Jan. 26. The deal includes an invite to spring training.

Astros | Looking at Kevin Correia
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:19:03 -0800

Free-agent SP Kevin Correia (Dodgers) is being looked at by the Houston Astros as they seek to add a backend starting pitcher.

Blue Jays | Paul Beeston signs extension
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:45:14 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays president and chief executive officer Paul Beeston signed a one-year extension with the team Monday, Jan. 26. He'll remain with the team through the 2015 season.

Orioles | Matt Wieters plans to be ready
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:27:21 -0800

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (elbow) said he is preparing as though he'll be ready for opening day, and he has moved his throwing distance back to 150 feet Monday, Jan. 26.

White Sox | Conor Gillaspie ticketed for platoon role?
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:15:47 -0800

Chicago White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie has spent the last two years as the team's starting third baseman, but this year he'll likely serve in a platoon role with INF Emilio Bonifacio. Gillaspie hit a career-high .282 last season, but he struggled against lefties (.221/.248/.317) compared to .300/.360/.444 against right-handers. Bonifacio is much better from the right side while facing lefties. Gillaspie is willing to fill whatever role the team needs, and he gained roughly 15 pounds in the offseason so he can be more of a power threat.

Orioles | Bud Norris avoids arbitration
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:07:22 -0800

Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.8 million deal Monday, Jan. 26.

Orioles | Chris Parmelee, Dane De La Rosa signed
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:05:02 -0800

Free-agent OF Chris Parmelee (Twins) and RP Dane De La Rosa (Angels) have signed minor league deals with the Baltimore Orioles. Both players have been invited to spring training.

Rays | Jake McGee plays catch
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:13:24 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) played catch Monday, Jan. 26, for the first time since he had elbow surgery in December. He hopes to rejoin the team in April or early May.

Athletics | Sean Doolittle to miss start of season?
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:54:55 -0800

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season due to a slight tear of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He also has considerable inflammation and irritation in the area. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday, Jan. 23, in an effort to decrease the inflammation and irritation before he starts a rehab plan. There is no timetable for his return, although doctors think he can recover and pitch without undergoing surgery. Doolittle went 2-4 with a 2.73 ERA and 22 saves in 61 outings for Oakland last year.

Yankees | NYY going after A-Rod's bonuses
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:17:43 -0800

Updating previous reports, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is six home runs away from tying Willie Mays with 660 career home runs. His contract includes a $6 million bonus for reaching that mark, as well as additional $6 million bonuses for reaching other milestones. The team is in pursuit of avoiding those milestones because of his steroid admissions.

Orioles | Ryan Flaherty avoids arbitration
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:52:45 -0800

Baltimore Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty agreed on Sunday, Jan. 25, to a one-year deal worth $1.075 million to avoid arbitration. He will also get $25,000 if he makes 400 plate appearances. Other bonuses include $50,000 apiece for a Gold Glove, All-Star appearance, League Championship Series MVP or World Series MVP.

Indians | Will consider Corey Kluber extension
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:35:12 -0800

The Cleveland Indians will consider a contract extension for SP Corey Kluber in the near future, according to team president Mark Shapiro.

Indians | David Murphy open to trade
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:31:16 -0800

Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy has said he is open to being traded if his playing time is drastically cut, but he understands he may lose some playing time with the acquisition of 1B Brandon Moss and a healthy return of 1B Nick Swisher.

Mariners | Austin Jackson looks to bounce back
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:09:38 -0800

Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson is look to bounce back in his first full season with the club after a disastrous two months following his acquisition last July 31. "Offensively," manager Lloyd McClendon said, "he's doing some things mechanically that we need to clean up. It's nothing major. We'll work on that in spring training." Jackson and McClendon spent time together with the Detroit Tigers, when McClendon was the hitting coach there.

Mariners | Seattle right fielders might bat second
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:08:38 -0800

Seattle Mariners OFs Justin Ruggiano and Seth Smith are projected to be part of a right field platoon situation. Manager Lloyd McClendon is tentatively planning to use the two outfielders in the No. 2 slot of the batting order.

Mariners | Tom Wilhelmsem, M's to arbitration?
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:07:59 -0800

Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen appears to be the first player from the organization headed for an arbitration hearing since 2003. Wilhelmsen is seeking $2.2 million, and the team has countered with $1.4 million.

Mariners | Franklin Gutierrez, M's moving closer
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:06:45 -0800

Free-agent OF Franklin Gutierrez (Mariners) and the Seattle Mariners are moving closer to a reunion. Gutierrez is seeking to make a comeback after missing the 2014 season due to severe gastrointestinal issues. He drew interest from several clubs after playing winter ball in Venezuela, but indicated a preference to return to Seattle.

Mariners | Endy Chavez returns to Seattle
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:05:53 -0800

Free-agent OF Endy Chavez (Mariners) and the Seattle Mariners agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with an invitation to big league camp over the weekend.

Angels | Jered Weaver building strength
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:04:26 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver has increased his weight from 199 pounds to 224, about as high as it has ever been. Weaver is focused on getting bigger and stronger during the offseason so he can pitch deeper into games during the regular season.