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A's, Blue Jays work out swap for righty Leon
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The Oakland A’s have traded Arnold Leon to the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced Tuesday.

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Astros announce Minors staff changes, adds
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The Astros on Tuesday announced several additions and changes to their Minor League field staff for the 2016 season.

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Hot Stove Digest: Ian Desmond is talking to the Padres
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Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. JUST TALKING: Ian Desmond’s representatives will talk to the San Diego Padres this week, but nothing is […]

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Report: No timetable from MLB on potential discipline for Reyes
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Though more than two months have passed since Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested in Hawaii for allegedly assaulting his wife, Major League Baseball still has no timeline for a decision on possible discipline for the 32-year-old, reports Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Related: Rockies' Reyes arrested for alleged domestic assault​ Reyes, who […]

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Report: Dodgers add Anthopoulos to front office
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Two months following his stunning departure from the Toronto Blue Jays, Alex Anthopoulos has reportedly found employment. The former Blue Jays general manager has been hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers to work in an unspecified role in their front office, according to ESPN. Despite the Blue Jays reaching the postseason for the first time […]

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Zimmerman, Howard sue Al Jazeera for defamation
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Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard have filed lawsuits against Al Jazeera over alleged defamation. The pair were linked to using performance-enhancing drugs during an undercover report by Al Jazeera late last month. As part of the investigation, pharmacist Charlie Sly said he supplied the two with the […]

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Report: Braves, Johnson discussing possible reunion
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Following a brief stop off in Queens, super utility man Kelly Johnson could be poised to rejoin the Atlanta Braves. The Braves and Johnson have continued discussions throughout the winter, with Mark Bowman of MLB.com reporting Tuesday that “there’s a real chance a deal could be reached.” David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution followed […]

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Farrell: Last season was a 'humbling experience' for Sandoval
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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell didn’t mince words when discussing the poor performance of Pablo Sandoval in his first season with the club. “It was a humbling experience for him here last year,” Farrell told the Hot Stove Show on WEEI on Tuesday. Sandoval was an extreme disappointment after agreeing to a five-year, $100-million […]

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2 baseball players sue Al-Jazeera over documentary on drugs
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Two Major League Baseball players have filed defamation lawsuits against Al-Jazeera America over statements made in a documentary about performance-enhancing drugs in sports.

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Out of batter's box: Browns hire baseball executive
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CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have made an out-of-the-batter’s box hire.

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LA in good spot despite offseason twists, turns
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The Dodgers have had a remarkable offseason — not the one they expected to have, and certainly not the one they hoped to have. Still, despite a few twists and turns, here they sit almost certainly favored to win a fourth straight division championship.

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D-Backs won't surrender draft pick to sign another player
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The Arizona Diamondbacks' unwillingness to forfeit a draft pick has likely withdrawn their interest from signing free-agent second baseman Howie Kendrick. “We’re not going to give up the pick,” general manager Dave Stewart told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. “It’s just tough after we’ve already given up our first pick. To give up our top two […]

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