Category Archives: American League

Alex Rodriguez Issues Hand-Written Apology to Fans

Alex Rodriguez was slated to issue a public apology to fans at Yankee Stadium this spring, but that all changed earlier today when Rodriguez switched gears and issued a hand-written letter apologizing to fans for his past indiscretions. The Yankees … Continue reading

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Trying to Find a Team for Dayan Viciedo

Dayan Viciedo was released by the White Sox on Wednesday after the club designated him for assignment the week prior. Viciedo, 25, should – in theory – be an interesting option for a number of clubs. He’s young, he’s still … Continue reading

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Victor Martinez to Undergo Knee Surgery

Detroit Tigers slugger Victor Martinez received some bad news Thursday when he learned that he’d torn the medial meniscus in his left knee and will require surgery. Martinez, 36, will go under the knife on Tuesday with renowned surgeon Dr. … Continue reading

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Josh Hamilton to Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Doubtful for Opening Day

Josh Hamilton’s tenure in Los Angeles hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations that came with the five-year, $125 million contract that he signed before the 2013 season. Now it looks as though he’s run into yet another speedbump. Angels’ … Continue reading

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Oakland Closer Sean Doolittle Expected to Miss Opening Day with Shoulder Injury

There is some unfortunate news coming out of Oakland this evening. We’re learning that Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has a “slight” rotator cuff tear and significant inflammation in his pitcher shoulder. The lefty received a platelet-rich plasma injection, but he … Continue reading

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White Sox Add Veterans Jesse Crain and Geovany Soto

The Chicago White Sox continued their offseason overhaul today by signing reliever Jesse Crain and catcher Geovany Soto to minor league deals. Both veterans receive an invite to big league camp as part of their pacts with Chicago. Crain, 33, … Continue reading

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Blue Jays and Orioles Reportedly Nearing a Swap of Dan Duquette for a Top Pitching Prospect

Dan Duquette has been responsible for a number of huge acquisitions throughout his career and it’s looking like he might have another one up his sleeve in Baltimore. Unfortunately, he won’t be around to reap the rewards of this addition, … Continue reading

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