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Phillies | Front-runners for Yasmani Tomas?
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:43:53 -0700

Free-agent OF Yasmani Tomas has several teams interested in him, but several reliable sources are pointing to the Philadelphia Phillies as the front-runners. The Phillies have the money to reach a deal with Tomas, which could go above $100 million. The team also wants to turn around quickly to compensate for a thin farm system.

Diamondbacks | Intrigued by Peter O'Brien
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:30:01 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Peter O'Brien, obtained from the New York Yankees in the trade for 3B Martin Prado, has struggled with his defense but has impressed with power. O'Brien had 37 home runs in four levels of play this season.

Phillies | Sign John Hester
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:49:41 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies signed C John Hester (Angels) to a minor league contract Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Giants | Tim Lincecum sick before Game 1
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:53:45 -0700

San Francisco Giants P Tim Lincecum (illness) was sick before Game 1 of the World Series, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Dodgers | Dan Haren has surgery
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:16:31 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Dan Haren (shoulder) had arthroscopic surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder Wednesday, Oct. 22, and he's expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

Padres | Phil Plantier fired
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:56:44 -0700

San Diego Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier was fired Wednesday, Oct. 22, after the team hit a collective .226 last year, which was worst in the majors. Assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell will be a candidate to take the position. Bench coach Dave Roberts, pitching coach Darren Balsley, third base coach Glenn Hoffman, first base coach Jose Valentin and bullpen coach Willie Blair will all return.

Phillies | A.J. Burnett expected to return
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:15:09 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett is expected to exercise his $12.75 million player option for 2015.

Giants | Madison Bumgarner wins Game 1 of Series
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:53:00 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner took a shutout into the seventh inning of Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday, Oct. 21, to beat the Kansas City Royals. He improved to 3-0 in the World Series and extended his scoreless streak to 21 innings before C Salvador Perez homered in the seventh inning. Bumgarner gave up three hits while striking out five and walking one.

Diamondbacks | Enrique Burgos added to roster
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:41:20 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Enrique Burgos was added to the 40-man roster Tuesday, Oct. 21. He is projected to pitch in Double-A Mobile in 2015 and has a fastball that can reach 100 mph.

Phillies | Jerome Williams re-signs
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:14:08 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies re-signed SP Jerome Williams to a one-year, $2.5 million deal Tuesday, Oct. 21. The deal includes performance incentives.

Cardinals | Trevor Rosenthal to remain reliever
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:16:37 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal will stay a reliever heading into the 2015 season. "We need Trevor to prepare to be a closer," said manager Mike Matheny.

Cardinals | Jon Jay entering season as starter
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:46:15 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay will enter the 2015 season as the starter in center field, according to general manager John Mozeliak. OF Peter Bourjos is expected to be retained, and the team said they'll figure out how to give him playing time over the offseason.

Cardinals | Marco Gonzales a bullpen option
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:44:30 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Marco Gonzales is an option for the bullpen in 2015. He will condition as a starter, and the team views him long term as a starter, but the team would like to find a role for him on next year's club.

Cardinals | Carlos Martinez forecasted in setup role
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:41:18 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez is expected to compete for the primary setup role in spring training. However, he will condition as a starter.