These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
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Feb. 14 holiday trivia - MLB players since 1900 with last name "Valentine" (Baseball-Reference.com): Bobby (LAD/CAL/SD/NYM/SEA IF/OF 1969-79), Corky (CIN P 1954-55), Ellis (MON/NYM/CAL/TEX 1975-83 & ‘85) Fred (BAL/WAS/BAL OF 1959 & ‘63-68) & Joe (CIN P 2003-05). Ellis was the only A-S & Bobby the only Mgr.
Veteran pitcher Doug Fister, who recorded a 3.72 ERA over 10 major league seasons, "wants to start a new chapter in his life," his agent told MLB.com on Wednesday.
You don't have to be a betting man to wonder whether teams like the Rays might make some noise in the standings again.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
Free-agent outfielder Hunter Pence has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers.
The Astros have managed to keep their talent pipeline strong, with the Angels, A's, Mariners and Rangers struggling to hang with them.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
Everybody loves to be ahead of the curve in identifying the next up-and-coming stars. Here are some names to put on your watch list.
The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., but how much young talent is behind him? And how does your team's prospect pool rate?
Infielder Matt Davidson has agreed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers. Davidson will be used as an infielder and could pitch as well, giving the Rangers their own two-way weapon.
The Texas Rangers will use specially designed synthetic playing surface rather than grass in their new retractable-roof stadium that opens in 2020.
From washed-up stars to guys who've never lived up to their paychecks and one slugger who is out of baseball, we examine MLB's biggest money mistakes.
Spring training is almost here. Check out reporting dates for teams in Florida and Arizona, including the defending champion Red Sox.
With baseball enjoying a surge in young talent, we look at which up-and-comers should be part of the next wave.
Free-agent reliever Shawn Kelley signed a one-year deal with the Rangers that includes a club option for 2020, the team announced.
They didn't quite make the list, but they still have plenty of talent and upside. Meet an extraordinarily deep pool of "just missed" prospects.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward named Jose Leclerc as the team's closer Friday night. Leclerc had taken over the role in August following Keone Kela's trade to Pittsburgh.
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I'll give Asdrubal Cabrera this: He sure is consistent. He's the only middle infielder in baseball with at least a .260 batting average, 14 home runs and 50 RBIs in each of the past four seasons. Texas' park is a plus for him, too, giving him great odds at a fifth straight.
The Rangers have agreed to a one-year deal with Asdrubal Cabrera and plan to play him at third base,
After Romo predicted the Pats' plays in the AFC title game, MLB free agent Bryce Harper joked on Twitter that he'd asked where Romo thinks he'll be playing next year -- and hijinks ensued.
With the offseason providing few answers for baseball's superstar free agents, we shed some light on where things stand and where they're headed.
Are the Yankees set to swoop in on Manny after all? Who might be biding their time for Bryce? We look at some of the potential surprise suitors insiders are talking about.
Texas Rangers right-hander Shawn Tolleson has retired after a setback in the former closer's attempted comeback from Tommy John surgery.
John Wetteland, who pitched for four teams over 12 major league seasons, has been arrested on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, according to police records.