| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
As news spread overnight that Jon Lester had spurned Red Sox ownership in favor of the boy genius who once had escaped its employ dressed in a gorilla suit, another slightly less audacious scene began to spread across the Internet.
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| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:51 PM
SAN DIEGO — Getting marquee left-hander Jon Lester to commit to an eye-opening six-year, $155 million contract late Tuesday night put a stamp on the Cubs’ Plan A this offseason.
That plan also includes adding complementary parts to fortify...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:20 AM
It’s hard to imagine anyone 6-4 flying under the radar, but that’s what Wilmette native Ben Klimesh has done until recently. The New Trier graduate, now pitching in the Cincinnati Reds organization, opened some eyes in a six-week stint in...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:02 PM
The White Sox acquired the first new piece of their much-needed bullpen renovation Tuesday when they announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Zach Duke, a 10-year major league veteran who has experienced a rebirth since his transition from starter...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:14 AM
The Orioles announced the signings of nine minor league free agents Wednesday, including two who were in the organization last season -- left-hander Chris Jones and infielder Michael Almanzar.
The team also signed left-hander Frank Gailey, utility...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The Orioles added three more minor league free agents to the organization Friday, announcing the signings of infielder Paul Janish, right-hander Terry Doyle and outfielder Quincy Latimore.
Janish also will receive an invitation to major league spring...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The Orioles are expected to reach an agreement with minor league shortstop Rey Navarro, most likely on a major league deal, according to industry sources. The deal is pending a physical.
Navarro, who turns 25 in December, played at Double-A and Triple-A...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Free-agent left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, who dominated for the Orioles down the stretch run and throughout the postseason, is negotiating seriously with eight to 10 teams.
And, according to an industry source, the Orioles are not one of them....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Cubs left room for Jon Lester in case the marquee free-agent left-hander signs with them even as they added pitching prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster before Thursday night's deadline.
The addition of Edwards, 23, who has struck out 294...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:42 AM
The Orioles officially began their search for a new hitting coach on Monday, when they interviewed two candidates in Baltimore, one of them being minor league hitting coordinator Jeff Manto.
In the process of replacing Jim Presley, who will not return...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had...