12/19/2013 | Kotsay joining Padres' front office
Mark Kotsay, who retired following the season, will join the Padres' front office as a special assistant.
12/18/2013 | Angels near one-year deal with Ibanez
The Angels are close to a one-year deal with 41-year-old designated hitter Raul Ibanez, according to multiple published reports.
12/18/2013 | Padres, reliever Benoit agree to two-year deal
According to a source, the Padres have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with 26-year-old reliever Joaquin Beniot, pending a physical.
12/18/2013 | Pirates invite five players to big league camp
The Pirates have signed five players to Minor League contracts which include an invitation to big league Spring Training camp, including Travis Ishikawa, Michael Martinez and Daniel Schlereth.
12/18/2013 | Reds know what they have in Phillips
The holiday season has arrived, and Brandon Phillips hasn't gone anywhere. He is still a Cincinnati Red. Odds are he will remain a Cincinnati Red.
12/18/2013 | Koch-Weser to help keep Astros a step ahead
The Astros believe they have moved to the forefront of analytical advance scouting this winter by making a significant upgrade to their video capabilities, as well as hiring Tom Koch-Weser to be the team's coordinator of advance information.
12/18/2013 | Mo will always be standard-bearer of greatness, class
Among the gifts Mariano Rivera gave us in his final Major League season was the opportunity to say goodbye and to let him know how much we appreciated him. Every so often, a guy comes along who does everything right.
12/17/2013 | ABL's finest to showcase talent in All-Star Game
The third annual Australian Baseball League All-Star Game will pit Australia's finest against the top imported players from around the world on Wednesday at Melbourne Ballpark, home of the Melbourne Aces.
12/17/2013 | Pipeline Perspectives: Twins' Draft best of 2013
The Twins didn't have any extra picks in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, but with a deep, talented group led by Kohl Stewart, the top high school arm in the country, Minnesota has the top class from the Draft, argues MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
12/17/2013 | Beane has changed game for the better
The Oakland Athletics just won the American League West for a second straight season, and virtually no one seemed the least bit surprised about it. Sure, the A's did it with baseball's 27th-largest payroll. No news there, right? Of course, it came after some offseason changes. So what? Same as it ever was. In the end, this reaction, this expectation of winning, this raising of the bar, may be Billy Beane's enduring legacy in baseball.
12/17/2013 | Toronto catchers to benefit from Ohka's knuckler
Having knuckleballer Tomo Ohka, and possibly Josh Banks, at Blue Jays Spring Training will better prepare Josh Thole and Co. to catch staff ace R.A. Dickey next season.
12/16/2013 | Braves, Floyd come to terms on one-year deal
Gavin Floyd and the Braves have reached agreement on a one-year, $4.5 million contract with an additional $4.5 million in incentives.
12/16/2013 | Gardenhire, Yost put '13 in rearview, excited about '14
Both Ned Yost and Ron Gardenhire were in the final seasons of their contracts, which made them especially vulnerable. But rather than yield to public pressure, Dayton Moore and Terry Ryan, the general managers who had hired them originally, doubled down by giving them two-year extensions. And look at their teams now.
12/16/2013 | Making a Hall of Fame case for Morris
Jack Morris has come closer to being elected to the Hall of Fame than anybody who was ever denied admittance, but in this, his 15th and final year on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot, Morris still faces long odds. It's a shame.
12/16/2013 | MLB Notebook: Royals' 'pen reaches elite heights
Walking out to the mound for the bottom of the eighth inning on Sept. 26, Royals right-handed reliever Luke Hochevar had a clear task: take on the top of the White Sox lineup, hold a one-run lead and give bullpen mate Greg Holland a chance to close out the win in the ninth.
12/16/2013 | The Week Ahead: More deals to be done
After a busy Winter Meetings last week, the calendar turns to another Monday and the last week of 2013 in which regular business hours will be in full operation all the way to Friday, meaning a bevy of offseason acquisitions could be on deck.
12/15/2013 | New Cardinal Ellis joins 'winning organization'
Despite overtures from clubs willing to promise more playing time and a more clearly defined role, Mark Ellis said he found himself drawn to an opportunity with the Cardinals that offered an even more appealing guarantee -- the assurance of joining a team built to contend for championships.
12/15/2013 | Rizzo hosts second 'Walk Off for Cancer'
An Ohio mother and daughter, Niki and Molli Jahns, made the 16-hour drive to Florida so they could take part in Anthony Rizzo's second "Walk Off for Cancer" on Sunday at Pine Trails Park. It was something Molli wanted as her 16th birthday present.
12/14/2013 | Gonzalez ready for permanent role in center field
The temperature was low and the line outside the Rockies' Diamond Dry Goods Store at Coors Field was long, but the chance to experience the warmth of outfielder Carlos Gonzalez's smile and brighten the holidays for many was well worth it Saturday morning.
12/14/2013 | Breslow planned wedding with eye on October
About a week after Craig Breslow and the Red Sox found themselves on top of the baseball world, the left-handed reliever picked up a ring of a different, and more important, sort: a wedding ring.
12/14/2013 | Uribe agrees to two-year contract with Dodgers
The Dodgers and third baseman Juan Uribe finally came to terms Saturday on a two-year, $15 million deal that resolves the club's biggest hole, according to a baseball source.
12/14/2013 | Royals sign three players to Minor League deals
The Royals signed three players to Minor League contracts on Saturday, including an infielder and a reliever with previous Major League experience.
12/30/2013 | Tight-knit Rays made most of opportunities in 2013
Aside from not going deep into the playoffs, the Rays enjoyed another successful season in 2013. The team advanced to the postseason for the fourth time in its history -- all in the last six years.
12/30/2013 | Tigers' step back in 2013 wasn't without its thrills
When 2013 began, a World Series title was the only step up left to go for the Tigers. As the year ends, fans and players like are still processing the first real step back in this three-year Tigers reign atop the American League Central.
12/30/2013 | Winter League roundup: Aragua wins behind big bats
Juan Infante led the way for Aragua in its Venezuelan Winter League win, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Wilson Ramos also went 3-for-5 with two doubles. Carlos Hernandez got his third win, while Junior Guerra took his second loss of the season.
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