Report: Talks break down between Yanks, Phils about Rollins deal
by Brandon Wise |
(11/26/2014) The Yankees and Phillies reportedly discussed a deal for 35-year-old shortstop Jimmy Rollins before talks broke down, according to ESPN reporter Jayson Stark.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Rollins is "one of the best shortstops in baseball still" but wouldn't confirm Yankees interest in the veteran. Amaro also said Rollins is "somebody we want on our club and would be very hard to replace."

Rollins is due $11 million this season and his contract is up at the end of 2015. Rollins hit .243 with 55 RBI and stole 28 bases in 2014. 

Report: Yankees unlikely to make a run at acquiring Troy Tulowitzki
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11/25/2014) While the Yankees are usually in the mix any time a big-name player is mentioned, it appears they will not make a run at acquiring Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to replace retired shortstop Derek Jeter. The Yankees acquiring Tulowitzki has always been considered a long shot, but there are now strong indications it won't happen, according to the New York Daily News.

According to the report, the Yankees are sending clear signals they have no interest in assuming the $114 million remaining on Tulowitzki's contract, which runs through 2020 and has a $15 million team option for 2021.

Yankees ink Jonathan Galvez to minor league deal
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(11/22/2014) The Yankees signed infielder Jonathan Galvez to a minor league contract.

Padres shore up 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik |
(11/20/2014) The Padres have altered their 40-man roster.

The team purchased the contracts of Tayron Guerrero, Taylor Lindsey and Alex Dickerson . In order to make room for those adds, the team designated both Blaine Boyer and Yeison Ascensio for assignment. 

Pirates claim Pedro Florimon from Nationals
by Chris Cwik |
(11/20/2014) The Pirates have claimed infielder Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Nationals.

Florimon didn't see much time in the majors last season, receiving just 76 at-bats. He hit just .092 between the Twins and Nationals. The 27-year-old will join his fourth franchise in six seasons. 

Brewers put three on 40-man roster
by Larry Hartstein |
(11/20/2014) The Brewers purchased the contracts of shortstop Yadiel Rivera and pitcher Michael Strong from Double-A Huntsville, and pitcher Taylor Jungmann from Triple-A Colorado Springs, reports All three are now protected from December's Rule 5 draft.

Braves add seven to 40-man roster on Wednesday
by Chris Cwik |
(11/19/2014) The Braves have added seven players to the 40-man roster on Wednesday.

Mauricio Cabrera, Williams Perez, Kyle Kubitza, Tyrell Jenkins, Yean Carlos Gil, Brandon Cunniff and Jose Peraza all had their contracts purchased on Wednesday. Peraza was the co-winner of the team's Minor League Player of the Year last season. 

Marlins trying to work out new deals for Yelich, Hechavarria
by Michael Hurcomb |
(11/17/2014) Now that the Marlins have signed star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term deal, the team is still trying to sign shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and outfielder Christian Yelich to multiyear deals, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

As far as outfielder Marcell Ozuna and starting pitcher Jose Fernandez are concerned, however, it appears it could be a little more difficult to work out contract extensions, especially for Fernandez.

Report: Rays to receive Justin Williams, Andrew Velazquez
by Chris Cwik |
(11/14/2014) The Rays will receive outfielder Justin Williams and shortstop Andrew Velazquez from the Diamondbacks, according to

The 19-year-old Williams hit .351/.403/.467 over 320 at-bats. He did not appear above Class A. Velazquez, 20, hit .290/.367/.428 over 623 at-bats in Class A last season. 

Report: Rockies lean toward keeping Tulowitzki, Gonzalez
by Marty Gitlin |
(11/14/2014) The Rockies are leaning toward standing pat rather than trading stud shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, according to ESPN, which is speculating that despite injuries and contract obligations, both are too talented to be swapped without receiving equal value.

The timing for such a deal could indeed be wrong considering that both lost about half of the 2014 season to injuries.

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