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Winter Meetings interview with John Gibbons
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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons met with the media Monday at the Winter Meetings.

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Astros protect 7 prospects from Rule 5 Draft
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The Astros filled their 40-man roster Friday night at the deadline to protect players from next month’s Rule 5 Draft.

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Astros to open spring schedule on March 3
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The Houston Astros’ Spring Training schedule, which includes 28 games in Florida and two exhibition games at Minute Maid Park, was announced Monday.

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Astros deal Lowrie to A's for Minors pitcher
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The Astros were busy the day before Thanksgiving, trading infielder Jed Lowrie back to the Athletics and outfielder L.J. Hoes to the Orioles.

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Angels name Radinsky bullpen coach
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The Angels finalized their coaching staff for the 2016 season on Wednesday, naming Scott Radinsky as bullpen coach.

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Santiago's dedication to giving back is unrivaled
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Angels left-hander Hector Santiago is one of baseball’s most benevolent and congenial players, a two-time Roberto Clemente Award nominee who attends many charity events, signs for every fan, consents to every interview and dedicates most of his off-the-field time to charitable efforts.

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Back in Anaheim, Roenicke finds fit with Angels
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For Ron Roenicke — and, for that matter, Bud Black — the Angels were an ideal landing spot if the Dodgers’ managerial vacancy didn’t work out. But before he agreed to return as third-base coach and rejoin the staff of longtime manager Mike Scioscia, there were certain things Roenicke wanted to hear from Billy Eppler; […]

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There's no need for Dodgers to panic after Giants sign Cueto
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The team with the most expensive payroll has been suspiciously quiet this offseason. Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have more money than any other club, the team has missed out on signing major free agents thus far.  On the surface, this isn’t necessarily a big issue. Spending doesn’t guarantee success, […]

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Hot Stove Digest: Three teams are looking at Yovani Gallardo
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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. WANTED: At least three teams are considering free-agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo. [@ChrisCotillo] OK THEN: Don’t expect the St. […]

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Steven Matz dresses up as Santa for Mets' kids holiday party
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Being a rookie means occasionally dressing up in funny costumes in order to be ridiculed. New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz experienced that during the season, but he didn’t seem to mind too much. [Elsewhere: Pete Rose was denied reinstatement by commissioner Rob Manfred] Matz donned a different costume Tuesday, dressing up as Santa for […]

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Iwakuma: Mariners moved quick after LA deal fell through
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Hisashi Iwakuma said he’s back where he belongs – even if it took a botched deal to realize it. Iwakuma was re-introduced by the Seattle Mariners on Friday, nearly four years since his arrival from Japan, and one day after reports broke that his three-year, $45-million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers was in jeopardy. […]

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Vogelsong returns to Pirates on 1-year deal
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Veteran right-hander Ryan Vogelsong is returning to Pittsburgh almost 10 years later. Vogelsong and the Pittsburgh Pirates reached agreement on a one-year deal, the club announced Friday, reuniting the pitcher with the city he spent six seasons in from 2001 to 2006. The deal will pay Vogelsong a salary of $2 million in 2016, and […]

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