12/21/2012 | Cubs finalize one-year contract with Schierholtz
The Cubs have finalized their deal with outfielder Nate Schierholtz on a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
12/21/2012 | Braves' additional moves likely to come from within
Though there's a chance the Braves could make another significant roster move, there is more reason to believe that Frank Wren will stick with internal options.
12/21/2012 | Infante gives Tigers needed stability at second
The Tigers have gone into Spring Training with a question mark at second base in each of the past three seasons. They were filled by different players each year, none of whom are currently with the club.
12/21/2012 | Winning offseason doesn't guarantee championship
Part of the fun of the 2012 season was seeing the pennant races in a different light every couple of weeks as different clubs emerged as contenders. Despite all that has happened the last few months, that's how 2013 is likely to be, too, even if some of the word is more subtle and harder to recognize.
12/21/2012 | White Sox still confident despite improved division
The pre-holiday White Sox question on the table today deals with the team's ability to contend in the American League Central for the 2013 season. It was the same question on the table last Friday and will carry through into the new year.
12/21/2012 | Diamond undergoes surgery to remove bone chip
Left-hander Scott Diamond underwent surgery to remove a bone chip from his left elbow on Tuesday, but will be ready for Spring Training, the Twins announced Friday.
12/21/2012 | Harden inks Minor League deal with Twins
The Twins are set to take a chance with oft-injured right-hander Rich Harden, as they signed him to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training on Friday.
12/21/2012 | Pirates, Liriano agree to two-year, $14 million deal
The Pirates have agreed to terms on a two-year, $14 million contract with pitcher Francisco Liriano, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Friday.
12/21/2012 | Baseball has long been in Dietrich's blood
Prospect Derek Dietrich had the sport instilled in him from birth. His grandfather, Steve Demeter, is a former third baseman, Minor League manager and scout.
12/21/2012 | Black 'humbled' by Padres' confidence
Bud Black recently sat down with MLB.com to reflect on his first six seasons with the club and to discuss what lies ahead.
12/20/2012 | Van Slyke clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A
The Dodgers announced Thursday that outfielder Scott Van Slyke has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque.
12/20/2012 | Flowers prepping for Major League starting gig
The reported departure of A.J. Pierzynski via a one-year deal with the Rangers, pending a Friday physical, means the Tyler Flowers era behind the plate for the White Sox unofficially has begun.
12/20/2012 | Dodger Stadium to host FanFest on Jan. 26
Dodgers past and present will appear and be available for autographs during the club's FanFest presented by State Farm on Jan. 26 at Dodger Stadium.
12/20/2012 | Pierzynski joins Rangers with one-year contract
The Rangers reached an agreement with catcher A.J. Pierzynski on a one-year contract worth $7.5 million on Thursday, according to a source. An announcement is expected Friday after Pierzynski undergoes a physical in Arlington.
12/20/2012 | Sox make moves in baseball operations department
The Red Sox on Thursday announced a number of promotions and hires within their baseball operations department.
12/20/2012 | After Morales deal, Mariners look to fill other needs
Wednesday's trade of Jason Vargas for Angels first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales helps the Mariners' offense, but creates a hole in the rotation that GM Jack Zduriencik can still look to fill either through free agency or another trade.
12/20/2012 | Selig's comments suggest retirement is near
Commissioner Bud Selig has previously stated his intention to retire, yet he has subsequently remained at his post. But on Wednesday, when he reiterated his plan to retire, he did so more directly than he has in the past.
12/20/2012 | Greenberg inks Minor League deal with Orioles
Adam Greenberg, who was hit in the head in his first Major League plate appearance in 2005 and struck out in one at-bat with the Marlins last season, signed a Minor League contract with the Orioles on Thursday.
12/20/2012 | Cards agree to Minors deal with catcher Towles
The Cardinals have added to their catching depth by reaching a Minor League agreement with 28-year-old backstop J.R. Towles. The club will provide an official comment after Towles signs a contract.
12/20/2012 | Brewers, Gorzelanny agree on two-year contract
The Brewers have agreed to terms with left-hander Tom Gorzelanny on a two-year contract pending a physical exam, two sources confirmed Thursday. The club did not comment on an agreement first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
12/20/2012 | Jeter offers condolences to family of slain teacher
Yankees captain Derek Jeter on Wednesday phoned the mother of Victoria Soto, the Sandy Hook elementary teacher who died last week in Newtown, Conn., attempting to shield her students from gunfire to offer his condolences.
12/20/2012 | Marlins sign Polanco to play third base
Scratch third base off the Marlins' winter shopping list. On Thursday afternoon, Miami announced the signing of free agent Placido Polanco, a two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award winner. After passing his physical, the 37-year-old signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract.
12/20/2012 | Lohse brings talent -- and risk -- to the table
In a picked-over market starved for starting pitching sits Kyle Lohse -- tempting in that he's been a reliable pitch-to-contact innings-eater, alarming in that his cost threatens to exceed the value of those abilities.
12/20/2012 | MLB Notebook: Jeter still great, even at 38
In 2012 Derek Jeter hit an AL-leading 216 hits. It was the most for a shortstop 38 years old or older, and made Jeter the third player in history to lead the league at 38 or older.
12/20/2012 | Like swings, offseason workouts evolve with time
Professional baseball players, even amateur players, don't just walk into offseason workouts with the same routine year to year. Like swing and pitching mechanics, the exercises are almost always fluid through a career.
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