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 Posted: Tue Dec 3rd, 2013 03:46 am
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Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to A's for second baseman Jermile Weeks



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Benlen wrote:
Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to A's for second baseman Jermile Weeks

Jemile Weeks was Oakland's 1st round pick ( 12th overall ) in the 2008 MLB Draft.



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http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/12/03/report-red-sox-agree-to-deal-with-a-j-pierzynski/

Report: Red Sox agree to deal with A.J. Pierzynski

D.J. Short

Dec 3, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Red Sox have agreed to a deal with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Terms aren’t yet known.

We heard last night that the Red Sox were “unlikely” to keep Jarrod Saltalamacchia, which was a strong hint that they were moving in another direction at the catcher position. Pierzynski was the best alternative available in the free agent market. And while we don’t know the specifics of the contract yet, the Red Sox probably won’t have to commit as many years to him as they would with the younger Saltalamacchia, who now appears likely to land with the Twins or Marlins.

Pierzynski, who turns 37 later this month, batted .272/.297/.425 with 17 home runs and 70 RBI over 134 games this past season with the Rangers. He’ll share catching duties with David Ross in Boston.



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The Oakland Athletics fortified their rotation Monday, reaching a two-year, $22 million agreement with free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir, sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden and Buster Olney on Monday.

Kazmir, who turns 30 in January, is 76-70 with a 4.16 ERA in parts of nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians.

The Associated Press reported Monday afternoon the contract would be pending a physical and wasn't finalized.

After pitching a total of 1 2/3 innings in the big leagues in a two-year span, Kazmir returned to post a 10-9 record with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts with the Indians in 2013.

The A's were reportedly in pursuit of Tim Hudson in hopes of striking a deal with terms similar to Kazmir's. But Hudson signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Kazmir joins Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin, Dan Straily and Sonny Gray in Oakland's projected rotation and could give the A's sufficient depth to entertain trade offers for the frequently injured Brett Anderson.

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the Kazmir signing also brings an end to the A's attempt to re-sign right-hander Bartolo Colon

Kazmir, a first-round draft pick by the New York Mets in 2002, made the American League All-Star team with Tampa Bay in 2006 and 2008.

His career quickly unraveled due to a combination of injuries and mechanical issues, and the Angels released him in June 2011.

But Kazmir worked his way back in a stint with the Sugar Land Skeeters in the independent Atlantic League, attracting the attention of Edwin Rodriguez, a minor league manager in the Cleveland system, last winter in Puerto Rico.

After winning a spot in the Cleveland rotation in spring training, Kazmir struck out 162 batters in 158 innings. He was particularly effective at home, going 7-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 14 starts at Progressive Field.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Detroit is going to sign another free agent hitter. Dan Plesac on MLB Network speculated Shin Shin Choo.


I'm guess that's supposed to be Shin-Soo Choo. Anyway - some reports are saying that one of the reasons Detroit traded away Prince Fielder was to free up some money to sign Choo.


 

Also to extend Scherzer's contract so he doesn't become a free agent after 2014.

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The J.P. Arencibia era ended quietly on Monday night as the Toronto Blue Jays opted to let the beleaguered catcher become a free agent at midnight.

Arencibia was one of four players who had to be tendered a contract by the deadline to make them eligible for salary arbitration. The Jays offered contracts to the other three, centre fielder Colby Rasmus and pitchers Brett Cecil and Esmil Rogers.

Arencibia’s fate seemed sealed Monday afternoon when several news reports said the Jays had agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent catcher Dioner Navarro. The Jays confirmed that deal in the evening, saying that Navarro, late of the Cubs and a former member of the Rays, would make US$3-million next season and US$5-million in 2015.

Navarro was a regular for Tampa Bay from 2007-09 but the Jays will be his fourth team since the Rays let him go after the 2010 season. With Chicago last season, Navarro hit .300 in 266 plate appearances with 13 home runs and 34 RBIs and well-above-average .856 OPS. His Wins Above Replacement numbers were outstanding for a part-time player (2.0/Baseball-Reference; 1.7/Fangraphs) last season.

But the cost of one unit of WAR was worth US$5-million in 2013, so it doesn’t appear the Jays are expecting anything more than his ability not to let pitches hit the umpire in the knee and to occupy the No. 9 hole in the lineup. Josh Thole remains onboard to catch knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and may see more time against opposing right-handed pitchers.

It remains to be heard from general manager Alex Anthopoulos why he decided to give up now on Arencibia, who was popular with many fans. The catcher’s stubbornly persistent strikeout rate, which is 28.7% for his career and came perilously close to 30% last season, had been a frustrating factor. His batting average last year fell to .194 and his on-base percentage was a remarkably poor .227.

Rasmus, Cecil and Rogers will head to salary arbitration unless they can come to an agreement with the Blue Jays before arbitration opens Feb. 1. Rasmus is in his final year of eligibility and would become a free agent after the 2014 season.

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The Chicago Cubs non-tendered pitcher Daniel Bard before Monday night's deadline for arbitration-eligible players.

The Cubs tendered contracts to pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood, and reached agreements with catcher George Kottaras and infielder Donnie Murphy.

The moves were announced Monday night.

Kottaras, acquired from Kansas City last week, is due $1,075,000. Murphy will earn $825,000.

Besides Samardzija and Wood, the Cubs offered contracts to five other arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Pedro Strop and James Russell, infielders Darwin Barney and Luis Valbuena, and outfielder Nate Schierholtz.

Pitchers Chang-Yong Lim and Bard and infielder Mat Gamel were not offered contracts. Lim was not eligible for arbitration.

Chicago's roster now stands at 37 players.

If arbitration-eligible players are non-tendered by their clubs, they become free agents. Bard might still return to the Cubs.

Bard, who was claimed from the Boston Red Sox in September, has battled inconsistency and injuries since a two-year run (2010-11) in which he gave up just 91 hits in 147 2/3 innings as one of the game's top setup men.

The Red Sox gave up on Bard late this past season following his struggles with a move to the rotation. Bard, 28, appeared in just two games for the Red Sox in 2013 and was plagued by injuries. He never appeared in a game for the Cubs.

The Cubs also lost their backup catcher Monday, as Dioner Navarro agreed to a two-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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MIAMI -- Chris Coghlan, the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year, became a free agent when the Miami Marlins failed to offer him a 2014 contract by Monday's midnight ET deadline.

In addition to letting the outfielder go, the Marlins didn't offer a deal to right-hander Ryan Webb.

After hitting .321 with nine homers and 47 RBIs to win the rookie award, Coghlan has been limited by injuries to 91, 65, 39 and 70 games over the past four seasons. He hit .256 this year with one homer and 10 RBIs in 195 at-bats, and was eligible for salary arbitration after making $503,500.

Webb was 4-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 65 relief appearances and made $975,000.

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The Detroit Tigers are close to a deal with free agent closer Joe Nathan, a source has told ESPN's Buster Olney.

David Pepe, Nathan's agent, declined to comment on the original report by Foxsports.com.

The pending deal comes after Brian Wilson, who had also been in negotiations with the club, broke off talks with Detroit to explore other opportunities, a baseball source told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com.

Nathan, 39, is tied with Rollie Fingers for 10th place on baseball's career list with 341 saves. He went 6-2 with a 1.39 ERA and 43 saves and made his sixth career All-Star team with the Texas Rangers in 2013.

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The Rangers trade Craig Gentry to the A's for minor league outfielder Michael Choice.



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clawmaster wrote:
Report: Red Sox agree to deal with A.J. Pierzynski


I really hope all that stuff about him being a clubhouse cancer is overblown. One thing the Red Sox had going for them last season was great team chemistry so I hope that losing Saltalamaccia and adding Pierzynski doesn't screw all that up.



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Benlen wrote:
The Rangers trade Craig Gentry to the A's for minor league outfielder Michael Choice.

It turned out to be a 4 player deal.


To Texas - OF Michael Choice and INF Chris Bostick
To Oakland - OF Craig Gentry and P Josh Lindblom



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CanadianHorseman wrote:
clawmaster wrote:
Report: Red Sox agree to deal with A.J. Pierzynski


I really hope all that stuff about him being a clubhouse cancer is overblown. One thing the Red Sox had going for them last season was great team chemistry so I hope that losing Saltalamaccia and adding Pierzynski doesn't screw all that up.


So Pierzynski vs. McCann? Which will be the better signing in the A.L. East?



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So Pierzynski vs. McCann? Which will be the better signing in the A.L. East?

If they both really suck it will easier for Boston to accept since Pierznyski is only on a 1 year deal while the Yankees have committed 5 years to McCann.



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CanadianHorseman wrote:
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So Pierzynski vs. McCann? Which will be the better signing in the A.L. East?

If they both really suck it will easier for Boston to accept since Pierznyski is only on a 1 year deal while the Yankees have committed 5 years to McCann.


True, and the Yankees always over-commit, but McCann is 29 and Pierzynski 36, so it's not outrageous.



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