Jose Molina, Cole Figueroa clear waivers, released by Rays
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:55 pm ET) Catcher Jose Molina and infielder Cole Figueroa cleared waivers and were released by the Rays Wednesday. 

Both Molina and Figueroa were designated for assignment Thursday. Molina, 39, hit .178 over 225 at-bats last year, while Figueroa hit .233 in 43 at-bats. 


Rays finalize 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Rays have finalized the 40-man roster on Thursday.

The team designated Cole Figueroa, Michael Kohn and Jose Molina for assignment, freeing up space on the roster. The team then added Matt AndrieseRyan Brett , Grayson Garvin, Mikie Mahtook  and Justin O’Conner to the 40-man roster. 


Mariners' Robinson Cano suffers non-displaced fracture in right toe
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was ruled out for the remainder of the Japan Series after suffering a non-displaced fracture of the pinkie toe on his right foot during the eighth inning of Saturday's game against Samurai Japan.

Cano was taken to a local hospital for X-rays immediately after being hit by a pitch, which revealed the fracture. He will be sidelined approximately 3-4 weeks before resuming baseball activities in mid-December, a source told MLB.com.

In his first season with the Mariners after signing a 10-year, $240 million contract, Cano posted a .314/.382/.454 slash line to go along with 14 home runs, 82 RBI and a career-high 10 stolen bases in 595 at-bats. He is expected to be fully recovered for spring training.


Report: Angels want to keep Kendrick
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Despite various trade rumors, the Angels are intent on keeping second baseman Howie Kendrick for the 2015 season, according to the Orange County Register.

Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has told various reporters he would prefer not to trade Kendrick. The Blue Jays and Yankees are among the teams that have expressed interest in Kendrick.


Angels still fielding trade inquiries on Kendrick, Freese
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) The Angels aren't in a rush to trade second baseman Howie Kendrick or third baseman David Freese, but for the right deal that includes a pitcher, the team would consider a trade, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Yankees and Blue Jays are among the teams that have called about Kendrick, who is receiving more interest than Freese. However, it is believed the Angels are more likely to keep Kendrick than trade him.


Blue Jays GM expects Devon Travis to open season at Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday he had no plans to trade outfielder Anthony Gose, but he really wanted prospect Devon Travis, who was acquired in a Wednesday trade with the Tigers. He added the trade addressed areas of needs for both teams, but the deal for the Blue Jays "has everything to do with Devon Travis."

Anthopoulos said Travis "does a lot of things well," and has the chance to compete for the starting job at second base this spring. Although, Anthopoulos cautioned Travis hasn't played above Double-A and expects him to start the season at Triple-A.

Travis entered the 2014 season as a top-100 prospect (No. 84), according to Baseball America. He played in 100 games this past season for Double-A Erie, batting .298 with a .358 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage and .817 OPS. He also had seven triples, 20 doubles, 10 home runs, 52 RBI and 68 runs.


Blue Jays send Anthony Gose to Tigers
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) The Blue Jays have traded outfielder Anthony Gose to the Tigers for second baseman Devon Travis, according to Sportsnet.

Gose ranked as the 39th best prospect in the game in 2012 according to Baseball America, but hasn't developed as expected in the majors. Gose hit .234/.301/.332 over 552 career at-bats in the majors. The 23-year-old Travis hit .298/.358/.460 in Double-A last year. 


Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia says he's 'back to 100 percent'
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he's "back to 100 percent" following wrist surgery, according to ESPN.

Pedroia told the local media that his wrist feels so much better after the procedure. "Now that it’s fixed, it’s night and day," he said. Pedroia injured himself during the team's opener last season, but played almost the entire year with the injury. He didn't undergo surgery until September 11. He also expressed optimism about next season. "I’m full strength and I’m pretty excited," Pedroia said. "It’s been a long time since I’ve been myself. It’s going to be a lot of fun next year."


Yankees clear four from 60-day disabled list
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Yankees have cleared CC Sabathia, Slade Heathcott, Ivan Nova and Martin Prado from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Sabathia had knee surgery in July, but has been throwing since September. Nova had Tommy John surgery in April, and is in the process of recovery. Prado had an appendectomy in September. 


Report: Angels put 2B Kendrick, 3B Freese on trading block
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Angels are preparing to trade either second baseman Howie Kendrick or third baseman David Freese in an attempt to bolster their starting rotation or acquire a left-hander reliever, according to Fox Sports.

Both are 31 years old. Kendrick is coming off a strong season in which he tied a career-high with 75 RBI and added 85 runs scored. Freese struggled before a strong September and finished the year with a stat line of .260/.321/.383.


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