Category Archives: TRANSACTIONS

Signings, Trades, Retirements, Etc.

INDIANS ADD BAUER FOR DOUBLEHEADER

With a doubleheader vs. the Padres scheduled for Wednesday due to Monday’s rainout, the  Cleveland Indians have added Trevor Bauer to the active roster as the 2nd-game starter. The right-hander out of UCLA was the third overall pick in the 2011 … Continue reading

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ANGELS EXTEND TROUT WITH 6-YEAR DEAL

Angels OF Mike Trout forced a tense contract situation when he put up other-worldly number in his first two big-league years, his age-20 and age-21 seasons. The situation was addressed today, as multiple sources are reporting that Trout and the Angels … Continue reading

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TIGERS EXTEND CABRERA

The Detroit Tigers have come to terms with two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera, extending his contract eight years beyond the two left on his current deal. The extension, which runs through the 2023 season, is reportedly worth $248MM, with two more … Continue reading

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34 PLAYERS FALL UNDER ARTICLE XX (B) THIS YEAR

The statuses of players in Spring Training and the decisions that teams must make regarding them are all over the map this time each year. The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement added a new wrinkle that protects some players of a particular … Continue reading

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ORIOLES SIGN JIMENEZ TO 4YR/$50MM DEAL

Finally, after all that has happened in this eventful offseason, the one player I was watching most closely has signed a new deal. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez proved that he knows the old saying “timing is everything” by having a lights-out … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SLOW YEAR FOR ARBITRATION CASES

We are midway through the Feb 1-21 window for arbitration cases to be heard and so far there have only been two. RHP Andrew Cashner won his case with the Padres while Indians’ reliever Vinnie Pestano lost his. ANDREW CASHNER: Won … Continue reading

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YANKEES SIGN TANAKA, 7YRS/$155MM

The drama is over in the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes and the New York Yankees reeled in the prized Japanese RHP with a 7-year, $155MM contract. The deal has an opt-out clause for Tanaka after 2017. The MLB suitors all met … Continue reading

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ARBITRATION FIGURES EXCHANGED

After 146 players filed for arbitration on Tuesday, the field has been reduced considerably by the numerous deals reached since then, including those agreed to by David Price, Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer. Today, figures were exchanged between players and … Continue reading

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PRICE, RAYS AGREE ON 1YR/$14MM DEAL

The Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration with ace David Price with a one year/$14MM deal, MLB.com’s Adam Berry is reporting. The Rays are not known for spending big money or giving long-term deals, but they did give the 2012 AL Cy … Continue reading

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146 PLAYERS FILE FOR SALARY ARBITRATION

Tuesday was the day for arbitration-eligible players to file and a total of 146 players did so. The next step in the process is for the players and their clubs to exchange figures on Friday. Each side comes up with … Continue reading

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