12/17/2012 | A's set to announce Nakajima signing Tuesday
The A's are scheduled to welcome a "special guest" to the Oakland Coliseum by way of a media conference on Tuesday, and MLB.com has learned that it is Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima.
12/17/2012 | Angels add depth with veteran infielder Rodriguez
The Angels signed veteran utility infielder Luis Rodriguez to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite on Monday.
12/17/2012 | MLB looking into padded caps to protect pitchers
Major League Baseball is working with a half-dozen manufacturers to develop padded caps that could help pitchers avoid serious injury if struck by a line drive or a broken bat, MLB.com has confirmed.
12/17/2012 | At last healthy, Mitchell poised for breakthrough
The 2013 season stands as a defining one for White Sox outfield prospect Jared Mitchell.
12/17/2012 | Lewis approved to begin throwing on flat ground
Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis, who is coming back from surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, was examined by Dr. Keith Meister on Friday and was given the green light to begin his throwing program on flat ground.
12/17/2012 | Indians making their push to sign Swisher
The Indians have a hole to fill in right field and the ballclub believes free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher offers the solution. Cleveland is in the midst of making a serious push to convince Swisher to call Progressive Field home.
12/17/2012 | Mariners weighing their options via free agency
With Josh Hamilton off the board, the question now is what possibilities remain for the Mariners to improve their offense in a winter where the premier free agents are starting to dwindle.
12/17/2012 | Brewers ink Murphy, continue relief search
The Brewers signed infielder Donnie Murphy to a Minor League contract Monday but remained quiet on their most pressing front: relief pitching.
12/17/2012 | Veteran Pena joins Astros on one-year contract
Looking to provide punch to their lineup as well as add a veteran presence, the Astros on Monday announced the signing of free agent Carlos Pena to a one-year contract.
12/17/2012 | Auction winner continues stand against cancer
Sara Ratzenberger stood up to cancer, fought hard and valiantly, and lost. Her husband, John, is determined to help others win that battle.
12/17/2012 | For many clubs, it's World Series or bust in 2013
It's World Series title or bust for the 2013 Dodgers, as well as some other teams who have been aggressive in adding players and payroll in an effort to build a winner.
12/17/2012 | Hillman excited to be reunited with Greinke
When the Dodgers began due diligence before launching their record-breaking $147 million pursuit of Zack Greinke, they didn't look far for inside information.
12/17/2012 | Alan Ashby on Astros' radar for broadcast job
Alan Ashby, a popular Astros catcher for more than a decade who later served for nine years as the team's radio color analyst, is in the mix to return to the booth in Houston.
12/17/2012 | Cozart aiming to continue growth in 2013
As far as Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was concerned, his biggest success from his rookie season was something that can't be measured by existing statistics.
12/17/2012 | Lee impresses with his speed and glove work
Playing in the Arizona Fall League offered Rays prospect Hak-Ju Lee additional at-bats and an opportunity to catch up against high quality pitching.
12/17/2012 | Marlins may be interested in dealing for Bourjos
If the opportunity presented itself, Miami would pursue center field candidates. One name that has presented itself is Peter Bourjos, who may now be on the market after the Angels signed Josh Hamilton.
12/17/2012 | Red Sox, shortstop Drew agree to one-year deal
The Red Sox have found their everyday shortstop for 2013, agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract with Stephen Drew. The agreement with Drew means Jose Iglesias won't be the Boston's starting shortstop in 2013, barring injury.
12/17/2012 | MLB Notebook: Headley on base consistently
In his breakout 2012 season, Chase Headley showed an exceptional ability to win the daily battle to reach base.
12/17/2012 | Open books: Authorship for players brings paradox
Ballplayers spend much of their time keeping their private lives to themselves, but many go on to write books. Some, like Frank Catalanotto and Doug Glanville, go on to share intimate details of their lives and careers.
12/17/2012 | Week Ahead: Expect some pre-Christmas deals
If we've learned anything over the years, we should know that just because it's the week before Christmas, it would be very silly to believe that every team, front-office executive, general manager, agent or player is vacationing somewhere warm and out of the reach of a smartphone.
12/16/2012 | Nats' contract talks with LaRoche at 'stalemate'
Almost two weeks after the Winter Meetings ended, free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche and the Nationals "are at a stalemate" when it comes to contract negotiations, according to a baseball source.
12/16/2012 | Report: Twins, Pelfrey agree to one-year deal
Mike Pelfrey, 28, had a 2.29 ERA in three 2012 starts with the Mets but underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on May 1.
12/16/2012 | Busy offseason has Blue Jays poised to take AL East
The Toronto Blue Jays have won the offseason, so let's go ahead and crown 'em. Now comes the fun part.
12/16/2012 | Reds' Draft pick Felt in critical condition
Mason Felt, the Reds' fifth-round pick in the 2012 Draft, was critically injured in a one-car accident on Saturday morning outside of Ozona, Texas.
12/16/2012 | Dickey trade set pending extension agreement
In one of the most significant gambles in recent franchise history, the Mets have reportedly agreed to trade National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays in a seven-player deal.
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