11/25/2014 | Padres shift offseason focus to trade market
After trying to sign Pablo Sandoval to what would have been the largest contract in club history, the Padres might not find offensive help in free agency after all. A source told MLB.com on Tuesday that the Padres are heavily focused on trades, with Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes a potential match.
11/25/2014 | Red Sox willing to dramatically expand payroll for '15
Fresh off investing over $180 million in two hitters, the Red Sox are hardly done reconstructing their roster. There is pitching to go get, and owner John Henry made it clear that he isn't going to hold back the front office when it comes to investing properly in the starting rotation.
11/25/2014 | 'Three Amigos' ready to take Boston by storm
Although Pablo Sandoval is just beginning to get a taste of his new home, Boston's new third baseman is having no trouble adjusting to his new teammates, especially Hanley Ramirez and David Ortiz.
11/25/2014 | How much will Giants miss Panda?
Perennial contenders in baseball have a core, and while the Giants still have Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, losing Pablo Sandoval could have a big impact on their future success.
11/25/2014 | Giants reportedly set to meet with lefty Lester
After missing out on retaining third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the Giants have reportedly shifted their focus to acquiring free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, who is scheduled to meet with the club next week.
11/25/2014 | Lefty Roth clears waivers, becomes free agent
Angels left-hander Michael Roth left the organization on Tuesday, electing to become a free agent just 28 months into his professional career after clearing waivers. Outfielder Alfredo Marte and catcher Jackson Williams, both of whom were claimed by the Angels this offseason, also cleared waivers but were outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.
11/25/2014 | Dodgers seek short-term solution at shortstop
Now that Hanley Ramirez has returned to Boston, the Dodgers will try to add a shortstop, short term. Corey Seager, the 20-year-old can't-miss prospect, is close but not yet ready.
11/25/2014 | Lee cleared to begin offseason throwing program
After an examination last week, Cliff Lee has been cleared to begin his normal offseason throwing program next week, a good sign for the left-hander as he recovers from an elbow issue that sidelined him for the final two months of the 2014 season.
11/25/2014 | Hanley's journey brings him back to Boston
The Boston Red Sox agreed with left fielder Hanley Ramirez on a four-year contract through the 2018 season on Tuesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Juan Francisco was designated for assignment.
11/25/2014 | Holland teaches value of fitness, nutrition to kids
Rangers pitcher Derek Holland spent Tuesday afternoon teaching fifth-graders at Rankin Elementary School about the importance of exercise and good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle.
11/25/2014 | Twins talk with Torii about possible reunion
Could the Twins be heading for a reunion with free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter? A Major League source familiar with the situation said the Twins have been in contact with Hunter and his agent, Larry Reynolds, about a return to Minnesota.
11/25/2014 | Rumor roundup: Suitors lining up for Lester
The Cubs have reportedly extended a six-year offer to Jon Lester that is worth an amount "north of" $135 million, according to CSNChicago.com.
11/25/2014 | Blue Jays seek counter to Boston's splash
Boston's signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval will have a ripple effect throughout baseball both in terms of free agency and trades. Here's a closer look at what it could mean for the Blue Jays.
11/25/2014 | Zimmerman ready to begin prep for move to first
Thus far, Ryan Zimmerman's offseason has consisted of "a lot of resting," but that's about to change. He plans to enjoy the holiday weekend with his family, then begin his normal routine next week as he works toward 2015.
11/25/2014 | Farrell: Yoenis will move from left field for Hanley
Red Sox manager John Farrell made it clear on Tuesday that Hanley Ramirez will play left field for Boston in 2014, while incumbent starter Yoenis Cespedes will shift to center or right.
11/25/2014 | Panda's goal is to remain full-time third baseman
Pablo Sandoval, who was unveiled on Tuesday as Boston's new third baseman, is acutely aware of the perception that he will move to designated hitter when David Ortiz retires, and he is determined not to make it a reality.
11/25/2014 | Reds have left-field options on free-agent market
If Walt Jocketty and the Reds look to the free-agent market to fill left field, their options include Nori Aoki, Torii Hunter, Michael Morse, Alex Rios, Colby Rasmus and Chris Denorfia.
11/25/2014 | Altuve stays busy following breakout season
It's been a busy offseason for Jose Altuve, who spent a couple of weeks on a tour with fellow big leaguers for the Japan All-Star Series, emerging off the bench as one of the Major League Baseball All-Star squad's best hitters.
11/25/2014 | Spring dreaming: MLB exhibition slate is set
All 30 Major League clubs have finalized their Spring Training schedules, and it's a mere 95 days until the first exhibition pitch of 2015 will be thrown.
11/25/2014 | Giants coach Flannery announces retirement
Just a day after the Giants lost third baseman Pablo Sandoval, third-base coach Tim Flannery informed the organization he is also saying goodbye.
11/25/2014 | Dice-K will return to Japan to continue career
Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka has decided to return to his home country, according to a report in The Japan Times on Monday, with the defending Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks expressing a strong interest in signing him.
11/25/2014 | Carrera outrighted by Tigers, becomes free agent
Outfielder Ezequiel Carrera elected to become a free agent on Tuesday after the Tigers outrighted him to Triple-A Toledo.
11/25/2014 | Blue Jays sign reliever Burke to Minors deal
The Blue Jays on Tuesday signed right-hander Greg Burke to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Burke spent the 2014 season pitching for Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Rockies' organization.
11/25/2014 | Alvarez poised to take over first base for Pirates
In 2014, Pedro Alvarez began his conversion from third base to first, but his campaign was cut short due to injury. Heading into Spring Training, the Pirates expect him to be their regular first baseman next season.
11/25/2014 | Braves showing increased interest in Tomas
While evaluating trade options involving Justin Upton, the Braves have continued to aggressively pursue Yasmany Tomas, the Cuban sensation who could immediately fill one of the corner-outfield positions in Atlanta.
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