Category Archives: American League

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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Houston Astros Sign Outfielder Colby Rasmus

The Astros and free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal for the 2015 season. The signing comes just one day after Houston traded center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for … Continue reading

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White Sox Slated to Retire Paul Konerko’s Number

In a very classy gesture, the Chicago White Sox will retire Paul Konerko’s number 14 in a ceremony this May. Konerko spent 16 seasons with Chicago and famously helped lead the Sox to a World Series championship in 2005, the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Showing Interest in Johan Santana’s Comeback Bid

Johan Santana is attempting another comeback bid. While that is newsworthy all by itself, there’s even more to the story that peeks this blogger’s interest. It’s looking like Santana’s comeback could involve a reunion with the Minnesota Twins. That’s the … Continue reading

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Billy Beane Turns Rebuild into Reload

What a difference a day makes. On Friday, we covered what – at the time – appeared to be the Oakland Athletics waving the white flag on 2015 in preparation for a return to competitiveness down the road. Naturally, Billy … Continue reading

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