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Report: Yelich, Hechavarria turn down offers from Marlins


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11:21 am ET) The Marlins are no longer discussing multiyear contracts with outfielder Christian Yelich and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, reports the Miami Herald.

A significant gap between Yelich and the Marlins has caused contract talks on a long-term deal to stall. Hechavarria turned down the Marlins' multiyear contract because the offer was not significant enough. He can become a free agent after the 2018 season, while Yelich can become a free agent after 2019.


Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki wants to move past injury concerns


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has heard the rumors about being injury-prone and he said it only motivates him to play better, reports MLB.com.

Tulowitzki only appeared in 91 games during the 2014 season and said his main goal for 2015 is to stay on the field.

"I've heard that I'm injury-prone. I've heard that I'm getting older. I like it," he said. "That stuff fuels me. It makes my workouts better. It makes me want it that much more. I just want to prove that I can do it. For so long, I've worked so hard to try to stay on the field. That's what keeps driving me - to stay on the field, help this team win and try to solidify myself as the best player in the game."

He added that he wants to play between 140 and 160 games, but he knows it will be a challenge as he gets older.

"It's been a battle for me, no doubt," Tulowitzki said. "I do everything I possibly can to prepare for the season and make myself healthy."


Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez confident he can play outfield


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) When Hanley Ramirez makes his spring training debut, he’ll be trying to learn new teammates and a new position.

The Red Sox signed Ramirez in the offseason with the intent of having him play in left field. Ramirez has never played in the outfield during his career, but has been working on outfield mechanics, including tracking balls and hitting the cutoff man. Ramirez believes the switch from the infield to the outfield will be seamless, once he receives enough experience, reports ESPN.com.

"I think if I put in all the work that I need to put to get better it's not going to be that hard," Ramirez said.


Dodgers sign Jarek Cunningham, Ben Rowen to minor league deals


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) The Dodgers have signed third baseman Jarek Cunningham and pitcher Ben Rowen to minor-league contracts, the team announced Friday.

Rowen pitched just 8 2/3 innings in 2014 for Texas with a 4.15 ERA and seven strikeouts before being released by the team. Cunningham has yet to make a big league appearance.


Tigers' Ausmus is expecting Jose Iglesias to be starting shortstop


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is confident shortstop Jose Iglesias, who missed all of the 2014 season due to stress fractures in both legs, will be able to return to his role as the team's everyday shortstop, per MLive.com.

"The short answer is yes, I'm under the impression he's ready (to play everyday). That being said, he still has to go out there and do it," Ausmus said. "We've got to get him out there and see if he can withstand a pounding. But as of right this second, we're under the impression he'll be healthy."


Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez avoids arbitration with one-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) The Astros and shortstop Marwin Gonzalez have come to terms on a $1.0625 million contract for next season, avoiding arbitration, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Gonzalez reportedly asked for $1.4 million, while Houston initially offered $900K. 

Gonzalez posted a .277 batting average, a .400 slugging percentage, with 23 RBI over 285 at-bats last season.


Rockies' Bridich: Tulo 'starting to ramp up the pure baseball activity'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who underwent surgery to repair a torn left hip labrum, has been cleared to ramp up baseball activities, per MLB.com.

"Tulo was in Denver last week just for a couple days for a routine checkup on his progress, and everything's great," Rockies senior vice president and general manager Jeff Bridich said. "He's swinging fully, he's taking full batting practice in the cage, and this week he's starting to add taking ground balls in the infield and really starting to ramp up the pure baseball activity."


Hanley to report to camp by second week of Feb. to begin OF work


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez, who hasn't played in the outfield during a major-league game, will report to spring training by the second week of February to start working with coach Arnie Beyeler.

“He’s been in the Dominican for a good chunk of the winter and he’s been doing outfield stuff down there,” general manager Ben Cherington said, per The Boston Globe.


Astros SS prospect Correa: 'Anxious,' 'ready' to get back on field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa, who has been sidelined since late June due to a fractured fibula, said he is back to 100 percent, per MLB.com.

"I’m anxious because I want to show them I’m ready and I’m back, and my ankle is feeling great," he said.

Correa, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, has logged just 229 games in the minors and hasn't played above high Class A. Although, it seems he is very eager to make his MLB debut.

“I can’t wait for the moment to be up there," he said.


Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias adamant about being 100 percent


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, who missed the 2014 season due to stress fractures in both shins, reiterated multiple times Thursday he will be ready for spring training, per the Detroit Free Press.

"I will be 100 percent for spring training," said Iglesias, who was cleared by doctors for all physical activity last week. "I feel great. I'm good to do everything and, obviously, I'm in a spot where I gotta be smart, but I'm cleared to do anything it takes to play baseball."

The only remaining hurdle for Iglesias will be to sprint at 100 percent.

"I'm close to it," he said. "I'm about 75-80 percent every time I run. I've been running, fielding, hitting, jumping and doing everything pain free and I'm excited -- excited – for 2015.

"I'm healthy now and I'm blessed to be in this situation now. I will be good for 2015."


Tigers' Andrew Romine, Hernan Perez to see time in OF this spring


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that infielder Andrew Romine will get some work in the outfield during the spring, MLive.com reports.

Romine appeared in 94 games during the 2014 season, spending most of his time at shortstop, and he's also seen time at second base and third base in his major-league career (as well as one pitching appearance). His only playing time in seven minor-league seasons also came at those same three infield positions.

If Romine is able to handle the outfield defensively, he could serve in the a similar role as utility player Don Kelly, who saw action at every position at all three outfield positions as well as work at first base, second base and third base in each of the Tigers' last two seasons.

Romine, who is out of options, is expected to compete for a roster spot with infielder Hernan Perez, who will also get some playing time in the outfield. Romine hit .227/.279/.275 with two home runs, 12 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 251 at-bats in his first season with the Tigers in 2014. Perez, who has split time primarily between shortstop and second base in the minors, hit .287/.331/.404 with six home runs, 53 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 547 at-bats with Triple-A Toledo.


Penny, Carroll among players signed to minor-league deals by ChiSox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The White Sox announced Thursday they signed 15 players to minor-league contracts, which included invites to spring training.

The 15 players were pitchers Jairo Asencio, Scott Carroll, Jesse Crain, Logan Kensing, Arcenio Leon, J.D. Martin, Brad Penny, Zach Phillips, Joe Savery, catchers George Kottaras and Geovany Soto, infielders Juan Diaz and Andy LaRoche, and outfielders Tony Campana and Michael Taylor


Brad Miller, Chris Taylor to compete for starting SS role with M's


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Thursday there "is no favorite" between Chris Taylor and Brad Miller, who will compete this spring to become Seattle's starting shortstop.

Manager Lloyd McClendon shared similar sentiments Thursday.

"We had two young men who performed well in spurts," McClendon said. "They’ll be given the opportunity to battle [this spring]."


SS Willie Bloomquist running, on track for spring training


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Mariners shortstop Willie Bloomquist, who had microfracture surgery on his right knee in August, has begun running and is expected to be ready for spring training, reports 710 ESPN in Seattle. He batted .278 in 47 games last season.

Everth Cabrera, Rickie Weeks could be on Blue Jays' radar


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The Blue Jays might consider free agent infielder Everth Cabrera an option to play second base, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Rickie Weeks might also draw some consideration, but he appears to be further down the list.

Mariners sign Shawn O'Malley to minor-league contract


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The Mariners have signed utility player Shawn O'Malley to a minor-league deal on Thursday, reports MLB.com. The deal also includes an invite to spring training.

O'Malley was with the Angels' organization last year. He hit .317/.400/.464 in 103 games between Triple-A Salt Lake City, Double-A Arkansas and the Arizona League squad. He hit .188 over 16 major-league at-bats last season.


Tigers' Bruce Rondon, Jose Iglesias considered good to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon and shortstop Jose Iglesias are good to go, according to the Detroit News.

Rondon is recovering from March Tommy John surgery, but is nearing a return. Iglesias missed all of last season due to a shin issue. General manager Dave Dombrowski said that although both players were healthy, the team would take it easy with them early in spring training. 

Rondon posted a 3.45 ERA over 28 2/3 innings back in 2013. Iglesias hit .303/.349/.386 between Boston and Detroit. 


Huntington: Pirates' Kang 'horrified' at portrayal of Mercer quote


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday the team is "trying to reduce expectations up front" for shortstop Jung-ho Kang in an effort to "allow him to transition and become comfortable."

The expectations are certainly riding high for Kang, who is coming off a 40-homer season in Korea. Kang also put himself in a tough position a few weeks ago when he was quoted as saying he "can play better than" Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer.

Although, Huntington said Kang was "absolutely horrified" how the quote about winning the shortstop job over Mercer was portrayed in the U.S., per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"The one mistake I made through Kang process is not coming out and saying how much we like Jordy Mercer," Huntington told MLB Network Radio. "We like him."

Huntington said Kang is "most comfortable" at shortstop, but added he is going to play at second and third base in spring training as well.


Pirates prospect Tucker working his way back from thumb surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Pirates shortstop prospect Cole Tucker, who was selected in the first round (24th overall) in the 2014 MLB Draft, had surgery in October to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Tucker sustained the injury while playing in a rookie-league game in July. He opted for surgery after he aggravated the injury in the instructional league.

“We were certainly aware that Cole was battling this and were working with him as he tried to play through it,” assistant general manager Kyle Stark said in an email. “After struggling to (make) progress, we sought further testing and had further dialogue where all parties ultimately decided it was best to get the procedure done at that time.”

Tucker hit .267 with a .368 on-base percentage, .356 slugging percentage, .724 OPS, two triples, two home runs, six doubles, 13 RBI, 39 runs and 13 stolen bases in 48 games in the Gulf Coast League last season.

He is expected to be ready for the start of the minor-league season.


Pirates INF Jake Elmore designated for assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Pirates infielder Jake Elmore was designated for assignment Tuesday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Jung-ho Kang.

Elmore, who was claimed off waivers in early November, has just a .221 average over three MLB seasons. He also has two home runs, eight doubles and 13 RBI.


Brewers trade Yovani Gallardo to Rangers for three players


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) The Rangers have finalized the trade for Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Brewers will receive infielder Luis Sardinas, reliever Corey Knebel and pitching prospect Marcos Diplan in the trade.

The 28-year-old Gallardo is in the last year of his contract. He won less than 10 games in 2014 for the first time in the last six seasons. He is 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in eight MLB seasons. 

The 21-year-old Sardinas made his MLB debut in 2014, batting .261 with six doubles, eight RBI and five stolen bases in 43 games. He had been considered a top-100 prospect by MLB.com in 2013 and 2014. He had a .289/.336/.355/.691 slash line in the minors.

The 23-year-old Knebel was traded for the second time in a year. He was traded from Detroit to Texas in July. He also made his MLB debut in 2014, posting a 6.23 ERA in eight relief outings for Detroit. He struck out 11 in 8 2/3 innings. He is 7-2 with a 1.65 ERA in two minor-league seasons.

The 18-year-old Diplan went 7-2 with a 1.54 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 13 starts in the Dominican Summer League in 2014. The Rangers signed Diplan in July 2013 for $1.3 million, per MLB.com.


Report: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will not be traded


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will reportedly not be traded and remain with the team for the time being, according to FOXSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo reportedly told another executive this week Desmond will not be traded, but the team would consider a deal "that we can't refuse." Rizzo also said the deal would have to be "pretty elaborate," according to Rosenthal.

Desmond hit .225 in 2014 with 24 home runs and 91 RBI for the Nationals.


Cardinals INF Pete Kozma willing to play anywhere in 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Cardinals infielder Pete Kozma said he is willing to play anywhere next season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"If (manager Mike Matheny) names a position, I'm going to say, 'Yes,''' said Kozma. "I'm not going to say, 'No.'"

After serving as a starting shortstop for most of 2013, Kozma spent nearly all of his 2014 season in the minors. The club's top draft pick in 2007 hit .304 (7 for 23) in 14 big-league games. He struck out 567 times compared to 294 walks in the minor leagues.

"I've focused on trying to cut my strikeouts down and trying to get on base. Try to get my walks and my strikeouts about even," Kozma said.


Report: Giants' Brandon Crawford files for $3.95 million


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has filed for $3.95 million in arbitration, with the team offering $2.4 million, Fangraphs reports.

Crawford is in his first year of arbitration eligibility but has already been part of two World Series championship teams. He hit .246/.324/.389 with 10 home runs and 69 RBI in 491 at-bats in 2014.


Report: Marwin Gonzalez, Astros exchanging arbitration figures


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez and the Astros are reportedly discussing aribtration numbers with Gonzalez asking for $1.4 million and Houston offering $900K, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Gonzalez hit .277 in 285 at-bats in 2014, with 23 RBI and a .400 slugging percentage.


 
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