11/20/2013 | Indians name Quatraro assistant hitting coach
On Wednesday, Cleveland officially announced the hiring of Matt Quatraro as an assistant hitting coach for the ballclub. He will work alongside Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo, who will be entering his second season on manager Terry Francona's coaching staff.
11/20/2013 | Signing Johnson worth the risk for Padres
Josh Johnson has struggled to stay healthy in recent years, but he has the potential to bounce back in his pitcher-friendly new ballpark.
11/20/2013 | Marlins have company in search for run producers
The Marlins are surveying the market for impact bats, but they are not alone. Demand for quality hitters is high around the league, and the supply is scarce. For upgrades, Miami is exploring trades and modestly priced free-agent options.
11/20/2013 | Polanco could give Pirates an unmatched outfield
It shouldn't be long before top hitting prospect Gregory Polanco joins Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte in the PNC Park outfield.
11/20/2013 | Aussie squad takes aim at first Asia Series title
Since the Australian Baseball League was permitted entrance to the Asia Series, an international competition that has pitted some of the best teams in Asia against each other since 2005, the lone team representing Australia has struggled. However this year's representative, the Canberra Calvary, will play in Wednesday's championship game against the Uni-President Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (Taiwan).
11/20/2013 | Giants prospect Susac shows progress at catcher
The San Francisco Giants are fortunate to have Buster Posey, an All-Star-quality catcher. It's a luxury to have a catcher who can hit and play solid defense. Waiting in the wings to assist with the Giants catching duties is 6-foot-2, 210-pound Andrew Susac. Like Posey, Susac can hit and play solid defense.
11/20/2013 | Twins' Buxton, Cubs' Bryant head AFL Top 20
The Arizona Fall League was once again chock full of exciting young talent, though the league was younger than it typically has been, as more players who have yet to play above Class A participated. That's reflected in the Top 20 AFL Prospects list, which includes four teenagers.
11/20/2013 | October standouts vie for a GIBBY Award
Will Red Sox slugger David Ortiz add a Postseason MVP GIBBY to his October hardware haul? Fans can vote for Big Papi and the 12 other nominees in that category and others through Dec. 1.
11/20/2013 | Winter League roundup: Polanco continues tear
No. 2 Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Escogido, as he continued his torrid Dominican Winter League campaign to lead Tuesday's action around the globe.
11/20/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Padres roll dice on JJ
Tuesday's Hot Stove action saw Josh Johnson head to San Diego, David Murphy reach a deal with Cleveland and Corey Hart shed some light on his free-agent prospects. Catch the details on these moves and more in the Roundup.
11/20/2013 | Yankees great Richardson honored by MLBPAA
Bobby Richardson, Ozzie Smith, Tim Wakefield and Dustin Pedroia were honored at the MLBPAA's Legends for Youth Dinner in New York.
11/20/2013 | Tribe lures Murphy to shore up outfield
The Indians headed into the offseason with right field identified as an area to potentially upgrade. Cleveland believes it may have found a solution in veteran David Murphy.
11/19/2013 | Padres reach one-year deal with righty Johnson
Finding a starting pitcher wasn't the Padres' main priority of the offseason, but that didn't stop them from landing one late Tuesday. According to a source, the Padres reached an agreement on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Josh Johnson.
11/19/2013 | Latest ACE crop grateful as college choices announced
One by one, the 12 players seated at a long table in the U.S. Cellular Field Conference and Learning Center on Tuesday evening read off his name and announced the college or university where he was about to sign a letter of intent.
11/19/2013 | Red Sox reportedly showing interest in Beltran
The Red Sox and free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran are reportedly in the midst of "serious dialogue," according to the Boston Herald.
11/19/2013 | Hahn hopeful Konerko decides by Winter Meetings
There has been no official decision reached by Paul Konerko regarding his return for a 16th year as part of the White Sox. But general manager Rick Hahn reiterated Tuesday that he expects a decision from the White Sox captain before the Dec. 9 start of baseball's annual Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla.
11/19/2013 | Nationals tab Henley as next third-base coach
The Nationals have decided that Bobby Henley will be the team's third-base coach, replacing Trent Jewett. Henley was the team's Minor League field coordinator the past four seasons, and he's been in the organization for 10 years.
11/19/2013 | David Eckstein interested in bigger role with Angels
When David Eckstein retired as a player, his main focus was to be there for his wife, Ashley, and her startup business, HerUniverse.com. But now that business -- a clothing line for female sci-fi fans -- is entering its fourth year and flourishing. And David wants to be more involved as a coach.
11/19/2013 | Hudson promises to bring passion, intensity to Giants
Tim Hudson, who ended his foray into free agency by signing a two-year, $23 million contract with San Francisco, vowed to sustain the passion that has helped him thrive for 15 Major League seasons, and he welcomes the challenge of overcoming the fractured right ankle that ended his 2013 season after 21 starts.
11/19/2013 | Sandy expects Mets' payroll to increase in '14
The Mets may not be counting stacks of money "as high as some people expect," in general manager Sandy Alderson's words, but they do expect to increase their payroll heading into 2014. Alderson said Tuesday that he expects the payroll to be higher than the $87 million that he calculated for last year's budget, though the GM stopped short of guessing how much higher.
11/19/2013 | Pirates get Welker back, trade Johnson to Twins
The Pirates on Tuesday reacquired right-hander Duke Welker from the Twins in exchange for lefty Kris Johnson. With the trade, the Bucs essentially got a Mulligan on the "player to be named" in their Aug. 31 acquisition of first baseman Justin Morneau for outfielder Alex Presley. Welker had originally been identified as that player on Oct. 5 after having spent the entire 2013 season in the Pittsburgh organization.
11/19/2013 | Tigers face decisions on their 40-man roster
The Tigers are not in quite the same roster crunch this year as last. If they intend to leave a few spots open now for potential free-agent additions later, however, they have some choices to make on the players they have, either at the big league level or in the Minors.
11/19/2013 | Alderson responds to potential Tejada grievance
One day after a report indicated that shortstop Ruben Tejada is considering filing a grievance against the Mets over service-time issues, general manager Sandy Alderson defended his right to recall players from the Minors if and when he sees fit.
11/19/2013 | Halos hire Rick Eckstein; David wants to help
The Angels announced the hiring of Rick Eckstein on Tuesday, identifying him in a release as the club's Major League player information coach in 2014.
11/19/2013 | Nationals re-sign righty Young to Minors deal
The Nationals have re-signed right-hander Chris Young to a Minor League contract, MLB.com has learned. This will be Young's second season with the organization.
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