Jose Contreras, the right-hander from Cuba who turns 42 on Friday, has signed a minor league contract with the Rangers that includes a non-roster invitation to spring training.
As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
The mushroom cloud from the Kinsler-for-Fielder supertrade that blindsided us all still lingers weeks later. As the dust finally begins to settle, we find ourselves punch-drunk, covered in dust, and wondering what exactly just happened.
Ortega played 42 games for Double-A Tulsa in the Texas League last season before sustaining a hairline fracture on his shin. The left-handed leadoff hitter batted .228 with one homer, 10 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
Alex Rodriguez’s lawyers updated his lawsuit against the MLB and Bud Selig, adding new criticism of the commissioner for not testifying in the union’s grievance.
In the Prince Fielder era the Cowboys are 1-0, Tony Romo has yet to screw up a game winning drive in the fourth quarter.
The Indians have signed free agent outfielder David Murphy to a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. Murphy was drafted by Boston in 2003 and traded to Texas in 2007.
Major League Baseball security director John Skinner says all 30 teams are expected to screen all fans entering ballparks next season.
Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of players that sent him to the Rangers and Ian Kinsler to the Tigers, less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.
Mariano Rivera said that he believes Alex Rodriguez is innocent. The retired Yankees reliever said that he’s willing to accept the word of his former New York teammate.
After Game 6 of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder said, “It’s not really tough for me. It’s over, bro.”
When the news broke Wednesday night that Texas traded Ian Kinsler for Prince, the Metroplex EXPLODED with excitement and praise for the embattled Jon Daniels.