Jordan Zimmermann knew what his free-agent market value was, knew where he was wanted, and knew where he’d like to pitch. The right-hander didn’t need to wait for David Price and Zack Greinke to sign to figure that out.
The Royals acquired catcher Tony Cruz from the Cardinals on Wednesday in exchange for Minor League infielder Jose Martinez.
Al Avila’s first offseason as Tigers general manager featured baseball’s first major signing off the deep free-agent starting-pitching market. Detroit announced Monday that it inked right-handed starter Jordan Zimmermann to a five-year contract and introduced him at an afternoon news conference.
Kendrys Morales of the Royals is the 2015 winner of the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.
Pitchers and catchers for the world champion Royals will report to Spring Training on Feb. 18, while the full squad will report Feb. 22, the team announced Tuesday.
Losing left fielder Michael Brantley for even a month of next season is a big blow for the Indians. If the timetable extends deeper into the summer, Cleveland would be without arguably its most dynamic offensive player.
The Indians claimed outfielder Joey Butler off waivers from the Rays on Monday, designating left-hander Jayson Aquino for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster.
The scoreboard at Progressive Field looms large over the left-field bleachers and was a state-of-the-art addition to the ballpark a little more than a decade ago. Time and technology changes, and Cleveland is taking a necessary step with one of the focal points of its home stadium.
The Indians’ annual offseason search for more power is ongoing. Earlier this week, a pair of intriguing options hit the open market when sluggers Pedro Alvarez and Chris Carter were not tendered contracts and thus allowed to become free agents.
Jeff Samardzija and the Giants have agreed to a five-year deal, with the deal being worth $90 million per multiple reports. This move means the right-hander’s short tenure with the White Sox officially has come to a close.
A first look at the White Sox free-agent additions of Dioner Navarro and Alex Avila behind the plate would seem to indicate a change based on an offensive upgrade. Navarro’s deal became official on Friday, for one year at $4 million.
Few young prospects in baseball have the raw power of Adam Brett Walker II, the huge 6-foot-4, 225-pound right-handed hitting outfielder in the Twins organization. I have just watched Walker II compete in the 2015 Arizona Fall League. Having just turned 24 in October, Walker II hit some very long home runs as the ball […]