The crosstown-rival Dodgers claimed hard-throwing reliever Danny Reynolds off waivers from the Angels on Monday, the first full day of the Winter Meetings.
Could Kole Calhoun switch positions, immediately after winning the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in right field? He would if the Angels sign Jason Heyward, one of very few right fielders — perhaps the only one — who’s actually better defensively.
He’s likable, smart and never short on confidence, and Astros manager A.J. Hinch is walking around the site of this year’s Winter Meetings no different from a year ago. The expectations in Houston, however, have changed.
The Astros’ athletic training staff was named the winner of the Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year for 2015 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. The award is given annually to one Major League athletic training staff and is voted on by the full PBATS membership.
Grammy Award-winning singer James Taylor will headline the first Astros Foundation Diamond Dreams Gala dinner Jan. 22 on the field at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros have hired Alonzo Powell as their assistant hitting coach, manager A.J. Hinch said Monday. Powell, who spent the last four years with the Padres, replaces Alan Zinter, who became the hitting coach in San Diego.
The Rangers have agreed to a deal to bring back right-hander Colby Lewis on a one-year, $6 million contract, according to Major League sources.
After coming to the Rangers in the trade that sent Leonys Martin to Seattle, outfielder James Jones is hoping to build on his strong showing in Venezuelan winter ball, following a subpar stint with the Mariners last season.
The Rangers announced Tuesday they had signed right-handed reliever Tony Barnette, a star closer in Japan last season, in a move that adds depth to their already strong bullpen.
In the end, Hisashi Iwakuma says he thinks things worked out for the best. And he got no argument from Mariners officials who were thrilled to re-sign the 34-year-old right-hander on a one-year guaranteed deal that automatically extends two more years if he pitches 162 innings each of the next two seasons.
The Astros completed their 2016 Major League sports medicine staff on Friday, naming Jeremiah Randall as head athletic trainer and Daniel Roberts as assistant athletic trainer. They join assistant athletic trainer James Ready.
Billy Eppler and Mike Scioscia have been in constant communication in the nine weeks since Eppler has taken over as the Angels’ general manager, because one of the most important aspects of his new job — many will tell you it’s the most important — is breaking down some of the barriers created by Scioscia’s […]