Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Rangers.
Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin was allegedly held for ransom in Mexico after leaving Cuba in 2010.
Wilson, who played minor league baseball for parts of two seasons before becoming an NFL star, will be placed on Texas’ restricted list.
At least five teams are said to be in the mix for Carlos Beltran. But the Yankees are “emerging” as the top bet to land the free-agent outfielder, according to the New York Post.
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski reportedly has no interest in pursuing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano.
Less than two years after boldly signing Prince Fielder to a $214 million contract, the Detroit Tigers traded the slugging first baseman to Texas in another blockbuster move.
The first person David Price looked for after pitching the Rays into the playoffs was third baseman Evan Longoria. Price yelled after the two locked eyes, and they embraced to start the celebration.
Every game is now a must-win for the Yankees. The team knows it. Their fans know it. Manager Joe Girardi knows it. “You’d have to have your head in the sand not to know,” the skipper said before Wednesday’s big win.
Dickey opened up to the Daily News about his feeling on A-Rod. “It’s like a kid learning that a superhero is cheating,” Dickey said.
Don Hooton said Rodriguez had done an outstanding job for the foundation but all the good work has been wiped out by the suspension.
Monday’s decision by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will define A-Rod’s career, overshadowing his 647 home runs.
No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.
If Rodriguez is indeed banned for life, the Yankees will likely be freed from the roughly $100 million that he’s owed until his contract expires in 2017. Texas, on the other hand, would still be on the hook, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Matt Garza pitched into the eighth inning of his Rangers debut, the only run he allowed unearned after his throwing error, and Texas beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Eduardo Nunez hit a tying triple, Brent Lillibridge followed with a go-ahead single and the Yankees rallied against All-Star closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning Tuesday night for a 5-4 victory over the Rangers.