Yankees' Sabathia confident he can return to being 200-inning pitcher
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Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia
continues to deliver positive updates coming off July knee surgery.
"The knee, I have no complaints," Sabathia told YES Network. "I’m able to do all of my workouts. … I’m changing a few things. Not as much pounding and running. I’m in the pool a lot, on different machines to get cardio, (on the) bike. Just adding a few different things to get some cardio in."
Despite coming off surgery and being limited to eight starts (46 innings) in 2014, Sabathia feels he can get back to being a 30-start, 200-inning pitcher in 2015.
"Yeah, for sure," he said. "I feel like I can. If you asked me that a couple of months ago, I would have said, ‘I don’t know,’ but the way I’m feeling now and being able to work out, definitely."
Mets SP Matt Harvey eager for the start of spring training
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Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey
, who missed the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, said "spring training can't come quick enough" during a radio interview
Tuesday with WFAN.
"My whole goal is to be able to face hitters in February as soon as I get down to Florida," Harvey said, per NJ.com. "I haven't faced any hitters. I haven't done any batting practice."
Harvey, who was an All-Star in 2013, is 12-10 with a 2.39 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 36 career starts. He is also striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings.
Report: Reported Cubs' offer to Jon Lester is not accurate
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Sources have indicated the reported six-year, $135 million contract the Cubs offered pitcher Jon Lester
is not accurate
, according to the Chicago Sun-Times
Along with the Cubs, the Red Sox, Giants, Braves and Cardinals have expressed serious interest in signing the left-handed pitcher, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Despite the various teams involved, Red Sox owner John Henry said he is ‘hopeful’ the Red Sox can lure Lester back to Boston, reports WEEI.com.
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish cleared to begin throwing
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An MRI revealed Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish
suffered no damage to his right elbow and has been cleared to begin his normal throwing routine. The Rangers expect Darvish to begin throwing in early December.
Darvish was placed on the DL in August with right elbow inflammation and was later shut down for the season. Before being placed on the DL, Darvish went 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 starts.
Report: Marlins checking in on Tigers SPs David Price, Rick Porcello
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Just a week removed from signing Giancarlo Stanton to a mega $325 million contract extension, the Marlins could be looking to add another big piece this offseason. The Marlins have reached out to the Tigers
about the availability of pitchers David Price
or Rick Porcello
, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. However at this point, talks between the two sides don't appear to be serious.
Price is under contract through 2015 with the Tigers. He went 15-12 with a 3.26 ERA in 34 starts, 11 of which came for Detroit in 2014. Porcello is scheduled to be a free agent in 2016. He went 15-13 with 3.43 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 32 games (31 starts) in 2014.
White Sox designate Scott Carroll for assignment
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The White Sox have designated right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll for assignment
. The move was made to make room for newly signed Adam LaRoche on the 40-man roster.
Carroll went 5-10 last season with a 4.80 ERA.
Vogelsong wants to return to Giants, but mutual interest isn't evident
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Free agent pitcher Ryan Vogelsong
said Tuesday he would like to return
to the Giants, according to MLB Network Radio. However, he said the Giants didn't show mutual interest in their last conversation.
Vogelsong, who was an All-Star in 2011, went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 32 starts in 2014. He is 39-35 with a 3.74 ERA over the last four seasons with San Francisco.
Report: Rockies among teams pursuing Kevin Correia
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The Rockies are interested in making a deal
for right-hander Kevin Correia
, according to the Pioneer Press
. A source said Colorado is among a "group of teams" currently pursuing the 34-year-old pitcher, who pitched for the Dodgers last season.
Correia went 7-17 with a 5.44 ERA in 2014. He has a career 4.03 ERA in 51 1/3 innings pitched at Coors Field.
Report: Marlins eyeing pitcher Johnny Cueto as trade target
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Sources have indicated the Marlins are interested in trading
for Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto
, reports 790AM The Ticket.
With Cueto set to become a free agent after the 2015 season, reports have shown the Reds are interested in trading one of their starting pitchers. And with the Marlins in the market for a starting pitcher, it could be a perfect match.
In 2014, Cueto went 20-9 with a 2.25 ERA.
Report: Dodgers interested in trading for pitcher Cole Hamels
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Along with the Red Sox and Blue Jays, the Dodgers have expressed interest
in trading for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels
, reports USA Today
Before any trade can be made, Hamels must waive his limited no-trade clause. In 2014, Hamels went 9-9 with a 2.46 ERA in 30 starts.