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Players Avoiding Arbitration: Friday

We'll keep track of today's smaller deals to avoid arbitration in this post. Click here for background on the upcoming arbitration schedule and how...

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AL Notes: Rays, Garza, Ibanez, As...

On this date in 1980, the Yankees made Dave Winfield the highest-paid athlete in all of sports with a ten-year, $16MM contract. In the intervening ...

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West Notes: Beane, Fowler, Blanton

Baseball personnel believe Billy Beane of the Athletics is the best GM in the game, the New York Post's Joel Sherman writes in a survey of scouts a...

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Astros Notes: Choo, Loney, Carp

The Astros aren't likely to sign Shin-Soo Choo, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle argues. They don't want to sacrifice the draft pick they'd h...

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Astros Release Cesar Izturis

Infielder Cesar Izturis did not make the Astros and will opt out of his deal with the Astros, tweets Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. Izturi...

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West Notes: Scutaro, Singleton, M...

Due to his back injury, Marco Scutaro still isn't playing in extended spring training games, but it's unlikely the Giants will make a trade to repl...

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AL Notes: Rangers, Bailey, Carp, ...

Now that it's clear Nelson Cruz won't be back, it's unclear who the Rangers will use as their designated hitter against lefties, Evan Grant of the ...

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Astros To Sign Cesar Izturis

The Astros have agreed to a minor league deal with infielder Cesar Izturis, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (on Twitter). Izturis, who is rep...

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Astros Claim Alex Presley, Design...

The Astros have claimed outfielder Alex Presley off of waivers from the Twins, tweets Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. To clear a roster spot, the team ...

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Masahiro Tanaka Links: Tuesday

News on a landing spot for Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka has been expected between now and Thursday. But now Jayson Stark of ESPN.com tweets that th...

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Astros Release Cesar Izturis

Infielder Cesar Izturis did not make the Astros and will opt out of his deal with the Astros, tweets Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. Izturi...

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Minor Moves: J.D. Martinez

Here are today's minor moves from around the league. The Astros have released outfielder J.D. Martinez, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart tweets. Houston h...

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Quick Hits: Red Sox, Indians, Cra...

Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Stephen Drew, Nelson Cruz and Kendrys Morales are all still free agents, and draft-pick forfeiture is a key reason w...

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Cafardo On Burnett, Tanaka, Moral...

In today's column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe checks in with GMs, players, writers, and scouts to help run down the best coaches in baseball....

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Minor Moves: Watanabe, Poythress,...

We'll round up today's minor moves here: The Red Sox have released reliever Shunsuke Watanabe, who was in camp on a minor league invite, tweets WEE...

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Players Avoiding Arbitration: Friday

We'll keep track of today's smaller deals to avoid arbitration in this post. Click here for background on the upcoming arbitration schedule and how...

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Hanrahan Talking With Multiple Cl...

12:19pm: Hanrahan isn't yet negotiating with anyone but is expected to start taking offers next week, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (via Twitte...

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Out Of Options Players: AL West

The following 40-man roster players have less than five years service time and are out of minor league options. That means they must clear waivers ...

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Quick Hits: Royals, Wolf, Astros,...

The Royals made an odd move Tuesday, claiming Rule 5 pick Patrick Schuster from the Padres and designating outfielder Carlos Peguero for assignment...

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Poll: Did The Astros Promote Geor...

When the Astros promoted top prospect George Springer earlier this week, it ended a mini-drama that cut to the heart of Major League Baseball's rul...

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