Saturday Nov 30
The Japan Times
Expect greater influx of Latinos in NPB
Fan Dayan Viera was born in Cuba and currently lives in Miami, Florida. He emailed to say, "As a Cuban, I wonder if Japanese teams will be taking advantage of the new policy change where Cuban players are going to be allowed to play in foreign leagues without needing to defect from Cuba."
Over The Monster
Mike Napoli free agency: What's Plan B?
The hope around Boston seems to be that Mike Napoli will be back at first base next season.
Wire Taps: Nationals Links; Stephen Strasburg's Elbow; Sammy Solis In AFL Action
Stephen Strasburg's agent said the chips in his elbow were a problem for the right-hander for a "good amount" of the 2013 campaign.
Blue Jays sign Dan Johnson to minor league deal, invite him to spring training
In a minor move, the Blue Jays have signed first baseman Dan Johnson to a minor league contract, with an invitation to big league spring training camp, according to a Buffalo Bisons release.
Nationals Request Release Waivers On Mauro Gomez
Mauro Gomez, we hardly knew ye. The hard-hitting 1B/3B claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays by the Washington Nationals in September is on his way to Japan to play for the Hanshin Tigers.
Mauro Gomez is headed to Japan
Mauro Gomez , who was claimed off waivers by the Nationals from the Blue Jays in September, has been released so that he can sign with a Japanese team.