12/26/2014 | Kuroda reportedly returning to Japan to pitch
Hiroki Kuroda is returning to Japan to pitch for Nippon Professional Baseball, according to multiple reports.
12/26/2014 | 10 things to watch in MLB heading into '15
It has been one of the busiest offseasons in recent years, but there are still some issues that teams have to address. Here are 10 heading into the New Year.
12/26/2014 | BC, PSU gear up for Pinstripe Bowl at Stadium
Boston College and Penn State have both distinguished themselves on defense, but Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl will bring two key elements together. B.C. has ranked as one of the top rushing teams in the country this season, but nobody has been better against the run than Penn State.
12/26/2014 | Astros outright Downs, Petit to Triple-A Fresno
The Astros announced Friday that left-hander Darin Downs has been outrighted to Triple-A Fresno and infielder Gregorio Petit has accepted his assignment to Fresno.
12/26/2014 | Nationals sign Uggla to Minor League deal
The Nationals signed second baseman Dan Uggla to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Friday.
12/26/2014 | Nats return to top of NL East in exciting '14 campaign
The 2014 regular season was great for the Nationals. They won their second division title in three years, this time by 17 games over the Braves and Mets. It helped that they had a dominant pitching staff, led by Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann.
12/25/2014 | Library of Congress offers window into baseball's evolution
The nation's greatest storehouse of knowledge has developed a healthy baseball habit. The Library of Congress has traced the history and maturation of America for more than 200 years, and baseball has weaved its way into the national consciousness in surprising ways.
12/25/2014 | New stance with Cuba should provide influx of talent
The notion that Cuba, a baseball hotbed, might be open for business as a talent pool is more compelling to North American baseball people than even cigars and rum.
12/24/2014 | Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer
Mets third baseman David Wright called the two sons of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on Wednesday, according to a report. He invited the boys to training camp and offered them a spot in the dugout for spring games.
12/24/2014 | Penn State, Boston College ready to rumble in the Bronx
Penn State and Boston College met the media in advance of the sixth running of the Pinstripe Bowl. The two regional powers will meet on the Yankee Stadium field Saturday, and they'll be seeking fitting closure to their college football seasons.
12/24/2014 | Bernadina set to join Rockies on Minor League deal
The Rockies have reportedly signed outfielder Roger Bernadina, 30, to a Minor League deal.
12/24/2014 | All I want: Holiday wishes for the league
As David Byrne famously sang, "I can't seem to face up to the facts." It's too late for last-minute shopping. The best you can do at this point is to extend New Year's wishes.
12/24/2014 | Source: Pierzynski agrees to 1-year deal with Braves
Pending a physical, A.J. Pierzynski will join the Braves to help mentor catching prospect Christian Bethancourt, who is expected to be the primary backstop in 2015.
12/24/2014 | CarGo takes swings, brings holiday joy
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has offered some baseball-related holiday cheer on social media.
12/24/2014 | Source: Young returns to Orioles on 1-year deal
The Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder/designated hitter Delmon Young, a source tells MLB.com, helping the club add the right-handed bat they needed. The club has not confirmed.
12/24/2014 | Gomes clears waivers, accepts assignment
Brandon Gomes cleared waivers and has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Durham with a Major League invite to Spring Training.
12/24/2014 | Winter Meetings in San Diego among the wildest in history
There's never been a time like this in Major League Baseball. Maybe it shouldn't have been so surprising that the Winter Meetings were the wildest we've seen since Bill Veeck set up his famous table in the hotel lobby in 1975, trading 22 players in three days.
12/24/2014 | Lone Star: Pence giving back to Houston kids
A Texas native and the Astros' first pick in the Draft a decade ago, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is usually in Houston this time of year, helping out at the Hunter Pence All-Star Camp for kids. And although he's moved on professionally, this part of his past isn't going anywhere.
12/23/2014 | Braves reach agreement with veteran reliever Grilli
Jason Grilli and the Braves have reached an agreement on a two-year, $8.25 million deal that includes a $3 million option for the 2017 season.
12/23/2014 | Angels invite 20 non-roster players to Spring Training
The Angels have invited 20 non-roster players, including 10 pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and three outfielders, to Spring Training.
12/23/2014 | Twins sign right-hander Stauffer to 1-year deal
The Twins strengthened their bullpen on Tuesday as they signed right-hander Tim Stauffer to a one-year deal worth $2.2 million.
12/23/2014 | Barnes claimed by Blue Jays; Rowen a free agent
Former Rangers left-hander Scott Barnes was claimed on waivers by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, while right-hander Ben Rowen cleared waivers and is now a free agent.
12/23/2014 | Maronde clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A
The Indians maintained a layer of depth on Tuesday, when left-hander Nick Maronde cleared waivers. Cleveland subsequently sent the pitcher outright to Triple-A Columbus and extended an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.
12/23/2014 | Mets prospect Mazzilli suspended
Major League Baseball has suspended Mets prospect L.J. Mazzilli 50 games for a second positive test of a "drug of abuse," in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment program.
12/23/2014 | Dodgers send outfielder Jensen to Triple-A
Kyle Jensen, who was acquired Nov. 17 from the Marlins, was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
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