LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. _ Not only did the Texas Rangers close the annual winter meetings by bagging a big name, they believe that the player they selected Thursday in the Rule 5 draft can make an impact next season in the organization.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. _ Having sat still at their table Thursday morning during the major-league rounds of the annual Rule 5 draft unmoved by the available players, the Cardinals made their first move to the microphone to announce a pick in the Class AAA round.
SEATTLE _ The deal that shook up baseball, revolutionized the Mariners and made Robinson Cano a very rich man was finalized while Jack Zduriencik sat in his car, parked in front of The Capital Grille restaurant in Seattle.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. _ There was a time this week when it appeared that the Twins were going to land another starting pitcher, but Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings concluded Thursday with General Manager Terry Ryan unable to crack the transaction wire.
It was a reception befitting a superstar.
The Seattle Mariners made it official on Thursday, announcing the signing of second baseman Robinson Cano.
Yes, Russell Wilson loves baseball. But, for now, the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback is thinking about getting his team to the Super Bowl.
Michael Morse and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a one-year, $6 million contract Thursday, and he is expected to be the team's starting left fielder.
DETROIT _ Joba Chamberlain was once for the Yankees what Bruce Rondon now is for the Tigers: the young hard-throwing right-hander who is seemingly capable of long-term dominance out of the bullpen.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. _ When Brad Ausmus became their manager 51/2 weeks ago, the Tigers remained the slowest team in the American League.
The Washington Nationals officially announced the signing of outfielder Nate McLouth to a two-year contract on Thursday.
The Chicago Cubs obtained the right-handed outfield bat they needed, acquiring Justin Ruggiano from the Miami Marlins for lefty swinging Brian Bogusevic.
Reliever Jordan Walden and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $1.49 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. _ As Ruben Amaro Jr. departed these winter meetings Thursday morning, the Phillies' general manager could not name the pitcher he agreed to sign. That pitcher, Roberto Hernandez, has two names. He is three years older than he once claimed to be, and he is the latest fortification to the Phillies' rotation.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. _ Perhaps the trade rumors will resurface in spring training or at the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. _ In lieu of major activity at the winter meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated two anniversaries.
Selections listed by team, position, name and team selected from:
Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home plate collisions to guard their investments.
Tomo Ohka, who last pitched in the major leagues in 2009, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs traded outfielders on Thursday, as Justin Ruggiano was sent to the Cubs and Brian Bogusevic was dealt to South Beach.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. _ The Los Angeles Angels acquired another pitcher on the final day of baseball's winter meetings, but not the veteran starter they would like to add to their rotation.
The Miami Marlins on Thursday put a bow on an active week at the Baseball Winter Meetings, acquiring outfielder Brian Bogusevic from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for outfielder Justin Ruggiano.
The Chicago White Sox have selected minor league catcher Adrian Nieto from the Washington Nationals organization in the first round of the Rule 5 draft.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was selected by the Texas Rangers from the Colorado Rockies on Thursday in the Triple-A portion of baseball's winter meeting draft.
The San Francisco Giants have signed outfielder Mike Morse to a one-year deal. According to reports the pact is worth $5 million plus incentives and is pending a physical.