Force 2B reckoned with: LA makes deal

Force 2B reckoned with: LA makes deal

Jan 24, 2017 | No Comments

The Dodgers acquired Tampa Bay’s Logan Forsythe on Monday to fill their hole at second base in a deal that sent right-handed pitching prospect Jose De Leon in the Rays.

‘A terrible pain’: Dominican Republic mourns Ventura, Marte

Jan 24, 2017 | No Comments

Yankees first-base coach Tony Pena was already crying when someone leaned over and told him about Yordano Ventura’s tragic death early Sunday morning.

Diamondbacks To Sign Josh Thole

Jan 24, 2017 | No Comments

The Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor-league deal with catcher Josh Thole, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). His potential salary and other terms have not been reported at this time. Thole, 30, had spent the last four years with the Blue Jays after an equivalent stint with the Mets. He went with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the 2012 swap between those organizations, and continued to function as Dickey’s personal catcher in Toronto. Though he rates as a high-quality blocker and framer behind the dish, and did hit at around a league-average rate earlier in his career, the left-handed hitter has trailed off over the last five seasons

Dodgers land Forsythe to play second base

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

The Dodgers acquired Tampa Bay’s Logan Forsythe on Monday to fill their hole at second base in a deal that sent right-handed pitching prospect Jose De Leon in the Rays.

Blue Jays Claim Juan Graterol, Designate Leonel Campos

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

The Blue Jays announced on Monday that they’ve claimed catcher Juan Graterol off waivers from the Angels and designated right-hander Leonel Campos for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old Graterol will give the Blue Jays a potential option to back up Russell Martin in 2017, as the team lacks a clear option right now. A.J. Jimenez is the top internal candidate but is coming off a lackluster season at Triple-A. Toronto has reportedly expressed interest in veteran Jarrod Saltalamacchia as well, though Graterol represents a better defensive options. Graterol, 27, made his Major League debut and tallied 15 plate appearances with the Halos this past season.

Funeral for Ventura to be held Tues. in DR

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

Funeral services for Yordano Ventura will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. CT/2 ET in his hometown of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic, the Royals confirmed Monday.

Puig sporting healthier shape, mindset in ’17

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

A trimmer Yasiel Puig, after serving as barista at a neighborhood coffee shop in a Dodgers community appearance, on Monday said he wants “to be a starter again, whether it’s here or somewhere else.”

For new team, Moncada again top rising 2B

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball’s top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball’s 10 best second-base prospects.

2017 Prospect Watch: Top 10 Second Basemen

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

Leading up to the release of the 2017 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com looks at baseball’s top 10 prospects at each position. Here are baseball’s 10 best second-base prospects.

2017’s Top 10 starting pitchers right now

Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

With so many great starters on the mound, how do you pick only 10? It’s not an easy choice, though Clayton Kershaw is still clearly atop the heap. But how do you rank Scherzer, Bumgarner, Sale, and others? Let’s count down 2017’s Top 10 Starting Pitchers.