Category Archives: National League

Atlanta Braves Reunite with Kelly Johnson

The Atlanta Braves signed former first-round draft pick Kelly Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp. Johnson, 32, is coming off the worst season of his career where he hit .215/.296/.362 with 14 doubles, … Continue reading

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Mr. Scherzer Goes to Washington

It is official; Max Scherzer has reached an agreement with the Washington Nationals. The deal comes amid rampant speculation Sunday evening that the two-time All-Star was nearing a deal with the Nationals. At the time we knew Scherzer had a … Continue reading

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Cardinals Ace Adam Wainwright Begins Post-Surgery Throwing Program

Cardinals fans – and management – can breathe a sigh of relief, their ace is on his way back. Adam Wainwright played catch yesterday for the first time since undergoing right elbow surgery in October to repair damaged cartilage. The … Continue reading

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San Francisco Giants Ink Deal with Outfielder Nori Aoki

Norichika Aoki reached the World Series last season with the Kansas City Royals, but his club lost to the San Francisco Giants in a thrilling seven game series. It seems that Aoki must follow the “if you can’t beat ’em, … Continue reading

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St. Louis Cardinals, Lance Lynn Avoid Arbitration with Three-year, $22 Million Deal

The Cardinals avoided arbitration with Lance Lynn today, opting instead to sign the right-hander to a three-year, $22 million deal. Lynn, 27, was arbitration eligible for the first time this off-season, but the deal buys out the remainder of his … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Pirates Finalize Deal with Jung-ho Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang have agreed on four-year, $16 million deal. According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the deal also includes an option for a fifth year in 2019. The Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Phillies Sign Aaron Harang

The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with free agent starter Aaron Harang. The move is a far cry from years past where the club traded for Roy Halladay or signed free agent Cliff Lee, … Continue reading

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