When Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland sought offseason pitching tips, he bypassed peers, turned past teachers, eschewed experts and spurned sages. Strickland didn’t mess around. He went all the way to the master.
The Giants liked what they saw of Tim Lincecum during the free agent’s showcase effort Thursday. Whether that was enough to prompt the club to seek a reunion with its former staff ace remains uncertain.
San Francisco has reportedly agreed to terms with veteran free-agent reliever Tony Watson, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.
The Cardinals’ continued search for bullpen help led them to an old friend Friday. The club agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with right-hander Jason Motte. St. Louis has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.
Dansby Swanson arrived in Braves camp on Friday with a clear message. “Last year is last year,” Swanson said. “That is in the past. I’ve already kind of reflected, and that is by the wayside.”
The second phase of Giancarlo Stanton’s career is officially underway, as the reigning National League Most Valuable Player reported for his first Spring Training as a member of the Yankees on Friday.
He has been standing behind a batting cage on a back field behind Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, an old Yankees teammate named Mike Pagliarulo a few feet away from him, and Don Mattingly and Pags are watching kids you have never heard of and might never hear of take their cuts in the late morning, […]
The Twins added to their starting rotation depth, agreeing to terms with veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with up to $2.5 million in incentives, Major League sources confirmed on Friday.
The Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens announced a two-year extension to their player development agreement on Friday, keeping Toledo as Detroit’s Triple-A affiliate through at least 2020.
Eight months ago, Alex Faedo was pitching in the College World Series. Now, he’s at big league camp with the Tigers.
Royals manager Ned Yost had suggested on Thursday that Raul Mondesi, perhaps thought to be ticketed for Triple-A Omaha once shortstop Alcides Escobar was re-signed to a one-year deal last month, could still win a job this spring at second base.