PHOENIX (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Smyly has won baseball's first salary arbitration case this year.
Matt Boyd spent the final nine weeks of last season in the Tigers' rotation. He will spend Spring Training competing for the chance to start in 2016.
Seeking to add pitching depth, the Orioles acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the Padres in exchange for Minor League pitcher Jean Cosme on Thursday.
By the time all the smoke cleared this offseason in the National League West, about $500 million in mostly long-term contracts had been spent on six pitchers, with the Dodgers offering another $100 million in incentives to the tender-elbowed Kenta Maeda over the course of his eight-year deal.
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for a minor league pitcher.
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It was unseasonably warm when a large group of Indians players convened last week for Tribe Fest. Around Northeast Ohio, snow shovels gathered dust, heavy jackets were ditched and fans could daydream a little about the upcoming season.
HOUSTON -- The Astros will enter Spring Training camp with a set outfield, including the three starters and the two bench players.
The Dodgers made official on Thursday the re-signing of Howie Kendrick, but club president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman stopped short of saying Kendrick would necessarily get his starting second-base job back.
Red Sox fans will soon see up close that ace David Price is as passionate about community endeavors as he is about pitching. On Thursday, the lefty and his Project One Foundation broke ground on a new "Miracle Field" in his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The Phillies will have a few familiar faces in Spring Training as guest instructors. The team announced Wednesday that Larry Andersen, Dave Hollins, Jim Kaat, Greg Luzinski, Charlie Manuel, Matt Stairs and Mike Schmidt will be in camp.
The Padres officially have a closer, or at least a candidate who has experience in closing games.
While Royals left-hander Danny Duffy has been told he will get every chance to grab a spot in the rotation in Spring Training, the reality is that the addition of right-hander Ian Kennedy reduces those odds.
There's a Boss AND a Bort...nick.
Drew Smyly won in arbitration on Thursday, when a decision came down that the Rays left-hander will make $3.75 million for the 2016 season rather than the $3.2 million salary the team submitted.
Tim Hulett, who manages the Rangers' Class A Short-Season team in the Northwest League, is at the helm of Team Philippines for the World Baseball Classic qualifying round.
Braves right-hander Matt Wisler is looking forward to taking advantage of a couple opportunities to discuss his changeup with Tom Glavine, who supposedly knows a thing or two about the offspeed pitch .
John Ryan Murphy woke up from a midday nap after an early morning hunting session with his friend in Virginia on Nov. 11 and noticed he had a voicemail on his cellphone.
Hideki Okajima, once a workhorse lefty in the Boston Red Sox's bullpen, picked a good day to sign a Minor League deal with the Orioles and attempt a comeback: Throwback Thursday.