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Astros' White among prospects impressing in Winter Leagues
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Astros No. 28 prospect Tyler White has been the driving force for Estrellas de Oriente, pacing all qualified hitters in the league with a .918 OPS, seven home runs, 30 RBIs, 76 total bases and 32 walks.

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Phillies acquire starter Charlie Morton from Pirates
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The rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies plucked another mid-range starting pitcher off the trade market on Saturday, announcing they have acquired veteran right-hander Charlie Morton from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Morton, 32, has been an average-to-unspectacular mid-rotation pitcher throughout his eight-year career in Pittsburgh, posting a career 4.54 ERA. He’s only topped 170 innings once, that coming in […]

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Delino DeShields admits daydreaming at times in the outfield
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Young Texas Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields participated in a podcast for the Dallas Morning News and was wonderfully honest in revealing one of the parts of the game he needs to work on in spring training and during his second year in the big leagues next season. DeShields acknowledged he sometimes has trouble staying […]

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Red Sox will retire Wade Boggs' No. 26 and we'll drink to that
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When we’re talking about Wade Boggs, the Hall of Fame third baseman, it’s hard to not talk about numbers. He had 3,010 hits in 18 MLB seasons, finishing with a .328 career average. He’s also famous for supposedly drinking 107 beers in a day. Both are impressive feats, but the first is the reason for […]

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Catch of the Year countdown: Nolan Arenado tops the tarp (No. 5)
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Editor’s note: This week, Big League Stew is counting down our five favorite MLB catches of 2015. Come back each day to see who lands at No. 1.  When Nolan Arenado is around, third base really is the hot corner. The Colorado Rockies star had quite the 2015 — leading the NL in homers and […]

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Rangers, Griffin agree to minor-league deal
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A.J. Griffin will attempt to revive his career in Texas after agreeing Monday to a minor-league deal with the Rangers following a two-year absence from the majors amid setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Griffin, who turns 28 next month, will receive an invitation to MLB spring training and could compete for the […]

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Future with Reds is foggy for Phillips
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Where do the Reds go now with Brandon Phillips? There are different options surrounding the four-time Gold Glove winning second baseman, each with their own risks and rewards.

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Pirates acquire lefty Lobstein from Tigers
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The Pirates bolstered their pitching depth on Monday by acquiring left-hander Kyle Lobstein from the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations.

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Padres sign LHP Baumann to 1-year deal
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The Padres signed left-hander Buddy Baumann to a one-year deal on Monday.

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Bonds talks new role in Q&A with MLB.com
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Barry Bonds is back in Major League Baseball as hitting coach for the Marlins under new manager Don Mattingly. The all-time leader with 762 home runs played the final 15 years of his 22-year career for the Giants, ending in 2007.

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Vogelsong given spot on Giants' Wall of Fame
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Ryan Vogelsong may have migrated to Pittsburgh in free agency, but he has made his mark as a Giant, qualifying for a plaque on the club’s “Wall of Fame,” where the longest-tenured and most accomplished players from the franchise’s San Francisco era are honored.

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Minor League managers in place for 2016
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The Dodgers announced their Minor League managers on Monday, with Bill Haselman at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Ryan Garko at Double-A Tulsa, Drew Saylor at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, Gil Velazquez at Class A Great Lakes, Shaun Larkin at Rookie Advanced Ogden and John Shoemaker at Rookie Arizona League Dodgers.

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