2 hrs ago
Yankees sign Carlos Beltran to a three-year deal
On the day the New York Yankees lost Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, they struck back and agreed to sign outfielder Carlos Beltran to a three-year, $45 million deal, an official told USA TODAY Sports.
13 hrs ago
Robinson Cano headed to Mariners: 10 years, $240 million
Robinson Cano is headed to the Seattle Mariners, agreeing to terms on a 10-year, $240 million contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
What the Rangers Don't Need
Feb 26, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Fans of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish practice choreographed cheers near the bullpen as he warms up on the field before the start of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Surprise Stadium.
Tanaka may not be available to MLB suitors
Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's baseball future was thrown into flux Thursday when the president of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles told a newspaper that the team might not make the prized starter available to major league teams as a free agent this winter.
New Japanese Posting System Effects Marlins
Masahiro Tanaka; If you haven't heard of that name yet, get ready, it is coming.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Are the Phillies gearing up for another run at a top-of-the-market starting pitcher?
We haven't heard much in the way of buzz on the starting pitching market, probably because many of the likely power brokers are in a holding pattern waiting for a resolution on the Masahiro Tanaka situation, which Joel Sherman recaps here in the New York Post.
Post season coming as Cubs covet Masahiro Tanaka
The Cubs' pursuit of Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka could get very serious very fast, according to sources who say the business side of the operation already is boasting that the Cubs might land the top pitcher on the market.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Tuesday's Three Astros Things
Lots of talk on Monday about the negotiations for the new Japanese/MLB posting system.
Red Sox, Pierzynski Agree to Deal
After a solid year with the Texas Rangers, veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski has reportedly agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox on a one-year deal worth $8.25 million, as reported by ESPN's Buster Olney.
How Posting Fee Limit for Japanese Players Helps Level Playing Field in MLB
Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka can only sign with a major league team this offseason if a new posting system is agreed upon.
Tigers sign closer Joe Nathan to a two-year deal
The Detroit Tigers, who saved nearly $80 million in their recent deals, utilized some of their newfound cash Tuesday by reaching a tentative agreement with free-agent closer Joe Nathan on a two-year contract, a person directly involved with the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.
A.J. Pierzynski joins champion Red Sox on 1-year deal
The Boston Red Sox made their first splash since winning the World Series by agreeing to a one-year contract with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierznyski, a Red Sox official confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
Player Profile: Ubaldo Jimenez
Ubaldo Jimenez was one of the best pitchers in baseball in 2010. Despite pitching in Colorado for the Rockies, Ubaldo ripped off a 19-8 record with a 2.88 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 214 Ks over 221.2 innings.
The Hate Is On
Red Sox Agree to One Year Deal with Pierzynski 2013: Pierzynski Downplays Heated Exchange With Yu Darvish 2012: A.J. Was Named 'The Most Hated Man in Baseball' by Men's Journal 2011: Anthony John Voted 'Baseball's Meanest Player' in Sports Illustrated 2006: A.J. Was the Player That Other Players Would Most Like to See Beaned ' Jake Peavy, ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Rangers Fan Fest is Jan. 25 at the Ballpark
Texas Rangers Fan Fest will be at Rangers Ballpark from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25, the club announced Monday.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The Jackson Sun
No doorbusters here: MLB free agency heats up
Showing up at Jay Z's house at 5 a.m. wasn't going to provide any Robinson Cano discounts for the Yankees general manager or anyone else - and the free agent market knows no holidays.
The Fantasy Top 5 Philadelphia Phillies for 2014
The Phillies aren't as good as they used to be. Still, there's some pitching value to be found there.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Call to the Pen
Texas Rangers: 2013 Season in Review
It's hard not to put Beltre near the top of the list for third basemen in the major leagues; in his three seasons with Texas he has averaged 33 homers and 100 RBI and for his career he has averaged 27/93 per season.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Rangers Moments: Tribal Sweep
AUGUST 12: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 12, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Expecting A Lot From Danny Duffy
Danny Duffy has, between promotions, demotions and injuries, made 31 major league starts in his career: essentially one full season.