March 1, 2013 |
SECOND BASEMAN Robinson Cano has received a "significant" offer from the Yankees, according to general manager Brian Cashman. "We've made an offer to him. We've made a significant offer to him," Cashman said Thursday, though he refused to elaborate. The GM was under the impression that managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner had said as much to reporters earlier in camp. But Steinbrenner merely disclosed that there had been a preliminary discussion with agent Scott Boras about his client.
February 25, 2013
Russell Martin won't be moonlighting at shortstop after all. Pittsburgh's new catcher says he will not play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic because Canadian and Pirates officials don't feel comfortable with him moving from his normal position. Yanks' Granderson has broken arm New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson will be sidelined up to 10 weeks with a broken right forearm. The slugger was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in the bottom of the first inning Sunday.
February 25, 2013 |
CURTIS GRANDERSON jogged to first base after being hit on his right forearm as if it was a minor annoyance. Back at the ballpark in a brace a couple of hours later, it was clear the New York Yankees had a pretty big power problem on their hands. In his first at-bat of spring training, the slugger broke his arm when he was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, and is expected to be out until early May. "Grandy is not a bat you say is easy to replace, but we're going to have to find a way," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
March 19, 2011 |
Brett Myers will start the Houston Astros' season opener at Citizens Bank Park against his former team. Myers is in his second season with the Astros. Roy Oswalt, who was traded to the Phillies last July by the Astros, started Houston's last eight Opening Days. Astros manager Brad Mills says he's "thrilled" with Myers as the Opening Day starter, adding "there's nobody else we would want there. " Myers went 14-8 with a 3.14 ERA in 2010, his first year with the Astros after pitching the previous 8 years for the Phillies.
December 18, 2010
At the winter meetings last week, multiple sources confirmed that the Phillies had reached agreement with lefthander Dennys Reyes on a 1-year contract plus an option that guaranteed the veteran reliever $1.25 million. The deal, as almost all contracts are these days, was contingent on Reyes passing a physical. He was reported to be in Philadelphia on Thursday for the examination. But assistant GM Scott Proefrock confirmed yesterday that he will not be pitching for the Phillies next season after all. It doesn't take a lot of thinking to conclude that the Phillies saw something during the physical that concerned them, but teams never admit that on the grounds that they don't want to prejudice another club against being interested in the player.
December 9, 2010 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - They shot for the moon, Ruben Amaro Jr. said, but in four days at the winter meetings, the Phillies will likely come away with just a lefthanded reliever. Late Wednesday night, the Phillies and Dennys Reyes finalized a one-year deal, pending a physical, with an option for 2012. Reyes, who turns 34 in April, will become the primary lefty in the Phillies' bullpen in the wake of J.C. Romero's departure. According to a baseball source, Reyes agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.1 million with a mutual option for $1.35 million in 2012.
December 8, 2010 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - For many of the 31 minutes Charlie Manuel addressed reporters Tuesday, he spoke about how his offense can remain one of baseball's best, the importance of Jimmy Rollins, and how he would enjoy the challenge of possibly fixing free-agent outfielder Jeff Francoeur. He answered one question that addressed what his boss, Ruben Amaro Jr., has deemed the top priority this off-season: the bullpen. "I think he's definitely right," Manuel said, "and I agree with that.
December 4, 2010
Here are some off-season moves that could have an effect on the Phillies in the coming weeks. 1. The Angels signed lefthander Hisanori Takahashi to a two-year, $5.5 million deal. Takahashi was a pitcher who interested the Phillies for an obvious reason: He's lefthanded. When he hit the market, it was believed Takahashi was seeking a two- or three-year deal, but he ends up with a deal almost identical to the one Jose Contreras signed with the Phillies earlier this off-season.
November 24, 2010 |
It was a no-brainer for the Phillies to offer Jayson Werth arbitration on Tuesday. The decision on Chad Durbin left room for debate, but the team decided against risking a raise it was uncomfortable paying to the righthanded reliever. The decisions don't affect the Phillies' ability to negotiate with the two free agents. What it means is they will receive compensation if Werth, a Type A free agent, signs elsewhere; and no compensation if Durbin leaves. The arbitration offer to Werth was expected - it's a win-win for the Phillies.
October 27, 2010 |
J.C. Romero became the Phillies' first order of business after the abrupt end to their 2010 season when the team announced Tuesday that it would not exercise its $4.5 million option on the lefthanded reliever for next season. He will receive a $250,000 buyout from the Phillies. Romero, 1-0 with three saves and a 3.68 ERA in 60 appearances this season, had an inkling after the Phillies' Game 6 loss to San Francisco on Saturday night that his time in Philadelphia had run out. "My time here, I had a blast," he said.