12/16/2014 | DeShields thrilled for chance to make impact
Delino DeShields Jr. joins the Rangers with a chance to make the big league club as a fourth outfielder/super-utility man. As a Rule 5 Draft selection, he will remain with the Rangers if he can stick on their 25-man roster for the entire 2015 season.
12/16/2014 | Hospital visit, toy drive highlight Rangers' day of giving
The Rangers were out in force again Tuesday, giving back to the community by making a visit to Cook Children's Medical Center and hosting a toy drive at Globe Life Park.
12/16/2014 | Reports: Padres, Rays discussing Myers trade
According to multiple reports, the San Diego Padres are discussing a "significant trade" involving Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers.
12/16/2014 | Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City
New White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija will be stoked for the return to Wrigley Field in July, while lefty Jon Lester called his move to the Cubs "the right fit at the right time.'' The only way it can be better for Chicago fans is if it turns into an annual experience.
12/16/2014 | O's, reliever Wright reportedly agree to 1-year deal
The Orioles reportedly have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent left-hander Wesley Wright, according to MASNsports.com. The Baltimore Sun reported that the deal is pending a physical. The club has not confirmed the deal.
12/16/2014 | Butler, Gray ready for mulligan in 2015
Rockies right-handed pitching prospects Eddie Butler and Jon Gray, whose 2014 plans were squashed by shoulder injuries, hope to make the most of their second chances to make a big splash.
12/16/2014 | Cubs Convention to take place Jan. 16-18
New manager Joe Maddon and pitcher Jon Lester will join Anthony Rizzo, Kerry Wood and Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Ernie Banks and Fergie Jenkins at the 30th Cubs Convention, Jan. 16-18, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.
12/16/2014 | Brewers sign Petersen to Minors deal with invite
The Brewers restocked their Triple-A outfield on Tuesday with Minor League deals for Triple-A veterans Bryan Petersen and Ben Guez, and invited Petersen to Major League Spring Training.
12/16/2014 | Wave of enthusiasm fuels White Sox momentum
White Sox fans can feel an even deeper connection to their team than they usually do because they influenced what could end up being a necessary piece for contention.
12/16/2014 | Davis gets therapeutic-use exemption for Adderall
During a recent golf outing in Texas, Orioles slugger Chris Davis told manager Buck Showalter that he has been approved for a therapeutic-use exemption for Adderall during the 2015 season.
12/16/2014 | Indians sign right-hander Floyd to 1-year deal
The Indians announced the signing of right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Floyd made nine starts for the Braves in 2014 before breaking his right elbow.
12/16/2014 | Winds of change? White Sox continue chasing Cubs
Despite living in a city where the mindset of most baseball fans is dominated by ivy instead of whatever covers the walls at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox are trying to become as popular around Chicago as the Cubs. A tall task indeed, writes columnist Terence Moore.
12/16/2014 | Left elbow surgery to sideline McGee for start of 2015
The Rays have been dealt their first major blow of the 2015 season: Jake McGee will begin the campaign on the disabled list. Tampa Bay announced on Tuesday that Jake McGee had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Friday to remove a loose body.
12/16/2014 | Rockies add former Cards infielder Descalso
The Rockies' signing of utility infielder Daniel Descalso to a two-year, $3.6 million contract on Tuesday represents a small but potentially important departure from the roster construction of the last couple of years.
12/16/2014 | New Angel in the outfield: Joyce aboard, Jepsen to Rays
The Angels traded homegrown reliever Kevin Jepsen to the Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, the latest in a string of moves this offseason.
12/16/2014 | McCarthy's addition ends Wilson's Dodgers tenure
The anticipated confirmation of the signing of free-agent starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy on Tuesday was accompanied by the surprise announcement that veteran reliever Brian Wilson was designated for assignment by the Dodgers to clear room on the 40-man roster.
12/16/2014 | White Sox, Penny reportedly agree to Minors deal
Veteran right-hander Brad Penny has agreed to a Minor League contract with the White Sox, according to multiple reports.
12/16/2014 | Huntington, Hurdle: Alvarez is option No. 1 at first
Two developments on Monday brought a little more clarity to perhaps the fuzziest inset of the 2015 Pirates' picture: The first-base cast. Free-agent first baseman Michael Morse reached a two-year agreement with the Marlins, who reportedly had prior trade interest in Pedro Alvarez, among others, for that position.
12/16/2014 | New shortstop Lowrie re-introduces himself to Houston
Jed Lowrie felt wanted in Houston, and the Astros believe that the switch-hitting shortstop can improve the team in 2015 with his hitting, fielding and leadership. The newest Astro addressed the hometown media after the club agreed to terms with the free agent on a three-year deal.
12/16/2014 | Hot Stove likely to remain on simmer until new year
Though it remains likely that the Mets will try to deal a starting pitcher at some point this offseason, general manager Sandy Alderson doesn't anticipate any potential trade taking place until at least January.
12/16/2014 | Yankees strengthen rotation, bring back Capuano
The Yankees have finalized a one-year deal to bring back left-hander Chris Capuano, the club announced on Tuesday. The contract is said to be worth $5 million, according to multiple reports.
12/16/2014 | Orioles sign three to Minor League deals
The Orioles added some depth to their organization on Tuesday, agreeing to Minor League deals with right-handers Chaz Roe and Jesse Beal, and outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo. The club did not announce whether any of the players would receive Spring Training invitations.
12/16/2014 | Marlins full of intrigue after roster reshaping
Michael Morse does two things for the Miami Marlins, both significant. First, he continues the momentum that began with the signing of Giancarlo Stanton. Second, Morse adds to a team that already looked capable of contending for a postseason berth in 2015.
12/16/2014 | Hometown shows pride for Panik after quick ascension
Joe Panik has been the talk of town in his suburban New York community since the Giants selected him in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, but never more so than in recent months as he took the local-boy-makes-good narrative several steps further than anyone could have reasonably expected a year ago.
12/16/2014 | Padres sign righty Morrow to 1-year deal
The Padres signed right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
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