Russell Martin, Pirates Reportedly Agree To 2-Year, $17 Million ContractA person with knowledge of the deal said the Pirates have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract with the three-time All-Star, hoping he can give them some pop at the plate and respectable defense behind it.
Ex-Yankees Starter A.J. Burnett Out 8-12 Weeks After Orbital Fracture SurgeryThe right-hander was injured Wednesday at the Pirates' spring training facilities in Bradenton, Fla., while trying to bunt.
Pirates Believe In Yankees' Castaway A.J. BurnettThe Pirates believe that Yankees' castoff A.J. Burnett can find success in Pittsburgh, away from the pressures of New York.
Mets Trade Barajas To Dodgers For CashThe New York Mets announced that catcher Rod Barajas was assigned on a waiver claim to the Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Jesus Feliciano was recalled from AAA Buffalo.
Barajas Comes Off DL, Martinez Back To AAAThe New York Mets have activated catcher Rod Barajas from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Fernando Martinez to Triple-A Buffalo.