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MLB Archives: August 2013 Through February 2014

February 28: The Milwaukee Brewers feel their leadoff hitter for the upcoming season could be shortstop Jean Segura, with last year's leadoff man Norichika Aoki traded in the offseason. Dodgers's Carl Crawford, hampered by a quad that the team is calling "tightness," should still be ready for Opening Day. Citing his spleen injury, longtime starting hurler Carl Pavano has decided to hand up the cleats at the age of 38. An MRI taken on left-handed pitcher Jon Niese's shoulder showed no damage--good news for Neise and the Mets. The Mets will keep an eye on him, but he's expected to be ready for the beginning of the season. Boston's Shane Victorino is reportedly dealing with a core strength issue, which led to him being kept out of some workouts, as the team reassesses. Despite reports to the contrary, it looks like the Red Sox are not engaged in talks with Stephen Drew, who is having trouble finding suitors with his free agency tied to draft pick compensation.

February 27: The Angels signed Mike Trout to a one-year deal worth a million bucks, setting the pre-arbitration record for the highest amount a player has been signed to. Be that as it may, Trout is still in line for a 9-figure extension. Trout is one of only 4 players in MLB history to bat .320, hit 50 homers, and score 200 runs in his first two seasons. Phillies' pitcher Cole Hamels finally got started with his spring training, throwing off the mound for the first time on Wednesday. Recovering from offseason shoulder issues, Hamels is expected to perhaps miss some regular season time, but should be back sometime in April. Baltimore Orioles farmhand Josh Hart apparently didn't know who Baltimore legend Frank Robinson was, prompting manager Buck Showalter to assign him homework. Hart then wrote a short report on Robinson.

February 26: While throwing live batting practice, Angels pitcher CJ Wilson was struck on the side on the head by a line drive. He left the field under his own power and more will be known about his condition in coming days. Johan Santana, looking to latch on with a team, threw in a bullpen session Tuesday with his former team the Twins and a few other teams in attendance. Texas Rangers coach Ron Washington has already named his Opening Day starter and it will be Rangers' ace Yu Darvish. Chase Headley, who hurt his calf has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain and will miss a few weeks, though is expected to be ready for Opening Day, barring any more setbacks.

February 25: Word is the Mets and Mariners may be ready to deal before the season begins. The man in question is 22-year old Nick Franklin, who may see even less playing time with the Mariners with Robinson Cano now in the fold. The Mariners, in need of more arms, may be interested in trading the former first-rounder if the Mets can make a good offer. Tigers' ace Justin Verlander threw 49 pitches of live batting practice, as he continues recovering from core muscle surgery. Verlander is considered on track for being ready for Opening Day. Another starter trying to battle back from injuries is Atlanta's Mike Minor, who has dealt with shoulder soreness during spring training, in addition to recovering from an offseason urethra procedure. The Braves are still hoping Minor will be ready to go by Opening Day. In 2013, Minor was 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA and a WHIP of 1.090.

February 24: After a concussion suffered behind the plate last August that forced him to try his hand at first base, Minnesota Twins standout Joe Mauer took live batting practice and is hoping being at a less difficult position will inflate his batting stats. Without the grind of playing catcher, the three-time AL batting champ could be a more powerful offensive weapon at first or DH. Reports are that the Angels and young star Mike Trout are discussing a contract extension. Nothing is solid yet, but reports indicate the deal could be in the 6-year/$150 million range. The Yankees signed outfielder Brett Gardner to a 4-year extension worth $52 million. Padres star Chase Headley, who hurt his calf, will reportedly be out for two weeks. While not terrible news, it brings to light how vulnerable Headley is to getting injured, a problem he has suffered through for virtually his entire career.

February 23: Padres top hitter Chase Headley suffered a strained calf muscle during workouts, which could lead to Headley missing a few weeks of training. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason and the Padres dearly hope he can stay healthy, something that has been a problem for the talented but injury-prone slugger. The Dodgers signed shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena to a 5-year deal worth $25 million. the Cuban import is known to be a defensive whiz, but his bat will need to be brought up to speed. The signing could lead to the eventual move to third base for current shortstop Hanley Ramirez. In more news out of L.A., the Dodgers are paying close attention to the conditioning of Yasiel Puig, who is currently 25 pounds heavier than he weighed at the end of last season. The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a one-year deal with ex-Rangers standout Nelson Cruz worth $8 million, capping off an impressive offseason for the Orioles.

February 22: Dodgers legend and all-time great Sandy Koufax, who works with pitchers in spring training, was nailed in the head by a foul liner off the bat of Andre Ethier. Koufax was a little wobbly and bleeding, but smiled as he walked over to a cart to be taken away for treatment. Mariners' first baseman Jesus Montero, suspended last season for his role in the Biogenesis scam, arrived to spring training 40 pounds over his target weight, leading to some strong words against him made by the Seattle brass. Red Sox star David Ortiz is reportedly discussing an extension with the team, with Ortiz only currently signed through this next season. It is official, as the Reds have signed pitcher Homer Bailey to a contract extension for 6 years and $105 million, locking Bailey in as a key member of a pitching staff that should be quite good.

February 21: The Red Sox have signed veteran pitcher Chris Capuano to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million. He could compete for a role as the fifth starter. Some of the players who are already nursing injuries early in spring training include Yasiel Puig with a leg bruise and Jesse Crain with a calf strain. Giants' pitcher Tim Hudson is slowly being worked in after ankle issues last year, while Rangers pitcher is getting an MRI for back tightness, following two back surgeries last season. The Atlanta Braves continued a trend of offseason big spending by signing Andrelton Simmons to a 7-year deal worth $58 million. The Gold Glove-winning shortstop is now locked up until 2020.

February 20: Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has stated the middle of his lineup is already set. Washington said he will bat new Rangers addition Prince Fielder third, with Adrian Beltre remaining in the clean-up spot. Washington feels the 3-hole will offer Fielder better protection than what he was getting in Detroit. MLB has dropped their lawsuit against Biogenesis, the now closed anti-aging clinic. Milwaukee Brewer Aramis Ramirez should be able to bounce back quickly after having a non-malignant polyp removed from his colon. It now appears that the Reds and pitcher Homer Bailey are "all but done" in finalizing a contract extension. Look for a 6-year deal worth over $100 million.

February 19: Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon fired back on the heels of Yankees coach Kevin Long's remarks that former Yankee and current Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano didn't hustle, especially in running out grounders to first base. McClendon said "I didn't know Long was the spokesman of the Yankees" and that Long should focus on the Yankees and not the Mariners. Right-hander Justin Masterson and the Indians avoided contract arbitration when Masterson signed a one-year deal worth $9.8 million. Masterson is only 53-63 lifetime, but is coming off his best year when he went 14-10 with a 3.45 ERA and made the all-star team. The Baltimore Orioles are looking to cap off a busy offseason and reports are they are looking hard at former Rangers standout Nelson Cruz. They will have to compete with another busy offseason team in Seattle, who has also expressed interest in Cruz.

February 18: Red Sox star Dustin Pedroia said his thumb feels fine after offseason surgery on a torn collateral ligament. He managed to not miss any time because of it last season, but it definitely affected the poker-faced veteran second baseman over the final 100 games of the season. In a big signing for the Baltimore Orioles, they signed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to a 4-year deal worth $48 million. Jimemez, who played for the Indians last season, had a 13-9 record with a 3.30 ERA. At his best, the right-hander is one of the best in the business. San Francisco pitcher Barry Zito plans on taking off the 2014 season, but says he is not retiring. The former standout had a 5.74 ERA last last season. Either way, he has thrown his last pitch for the Giants. It turns out Mark Mulder did indeed suffer a ruptured Achilles and will undergo surgery that will rule out a 2014 comeback. Mulder didn't say he was officially done, though, meaning he may give it another go in 2015.

February 17: The Cleveland Indians are going to try to get Carlos Santana to get more comfortable playing third base. Santana split most of his time last year between catcher and DH, with a little first base action. Playing him at third opens up a lot of options. Top Seattle pitching prospect Taijuan Walker felt comfortable during a bullpen session this weekend. Walker had arrived at camp with soreness in his shoulder, but should be ready to throw in spring training in an effort to crack the Seattle rotation. Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds are close to signing a longterm deal. Bailey had a 3.49 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 209 innings thrown last season for the Reds. The Mets. hopeful that their closer Bobby Parnell will be ready for Opening Day, had Parnell throw a bullpen session on Monday with no bill affects.

February 16: Mark Mulder, signed by the Angels and attempting to make a comeback, suffered a ruptured Achilles on his left leg, though results of an MRI are still pending. Mulder, 36, hasn't thrown in the bigs since 2008 and if this report is correct, it may be the fatal blow to Mulder's comeback attempt. Pitcher Aaron Harang, coming off a brutal 2013 campaign, signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners and is hoping to latch on with the big club. Seattle also signed 1B Justin Smoak to a one-year $2.6 million deal that allowed both sides to avoid contract arbitration. The Chicago Cubs added some speed to their team with the signing of Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league deal. Bonifacio should make the team and see a lot of time at either second, third, or centerfield.

February 15: In sad news, former Major League player and manager Jim Fregosi has passed away after a series of strokes at age 71. In the sport his whole adult life, Fregosi was a star shortstop who made 6 all-star teams and later managed in the bigs for 15 seasons. Cincinnati setup man Sean Marshall has declared himself 100% healthy and ready to go. Shoulder problems limited Marshall in 2013 and he worked hard to poise himself for a healthy 2014 season. Less positive news out of Cincinnati as P Mat Latos had surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee, though it is expected he'll be ready to go for Opening Day. Pitcher Jake Westbrook has retired at the age of 36. He finishes with a 105-103 lifetime mark. It appears new Tigers manager Brad Ausmus will use Victor Martinez more in the role of catcher this season, according to reports out of Detroit.

February 14: The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Jason Hammel have agreed to a one-year deal worth $6 million. Hammel struggled with the Orioles last season, but the Cubs are hopeful he can rediscover his prior form. The Seattle Mariners continue an eventful offseason in terms of personnel, as they signed reliever Fernando Rodney to a two-year deal, reportedly worth $14 million. It is expected that Rodney will assume the role of closer. It helps balance out some unpleasant news for Seattle, as it was announced once-promising outfielder Franklin Gutierrez will have to sit out all of 2014, as different health issues will force him to focus on his well-being. The Washington Nationals added backstop Jose Lobaton to the fray in a 4-player trade. Lobaton is likely to be the Nationals' backup catcher.

February 13: After much wrangling and speculation, former Pirates pitcher AJ Burnett has decided to stay in Pennsylvania, but it won't be in Pittsburgh. Burnett signed a 1-year deal worth $16 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. Last season, Burnett posted a solid 3.30 ERA. That should help even more now considering that the Phillies just learned that pitcher Cole Hamels will not be ready to start the regular season to to shoulder tendonitis. Hamels still expects to be in the fold not long after opening day. New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter has announced that 2014 will be his final season. He is hoping his farewell tour is also a chance to bounce back from a 2013 season that saw him only play 17 games. Jeter currently has 3316 hits.

February 12: New Diamondbacks free agent signing Bronson Arroyo has passed his physical and all signs are go for him to take his place in the Arizona rotation. With the Reds in 2013, Arroyo posted a 1.15 WHIP. Miami looked to bolster their bullpen with the addition of Carlos Marmol, who signed a one-year $1.25 million deal. The 31-year old is coming off a bad season split between the Dodgers and Cubs. The Baltimore Orioles, eager to add another arm after failing to get Arroyo, have increased efforts to acquire Ervin Santana. Santana is 105-90 in 9 seasons and a major talent, though he has been under .500 in his last three seasons. In today's day and age, that will be good for tens of millions of dollars. The Los Angeles Dodgers and pitcher Kenley Jansen have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year/$4.3 million deal.

February 11: Outfielder Michael Brantley has signed a 4-year/$25 million contract to remain with the Indians. The 26-year old is a big part of the Cleveland resurgence and one of the team's better young players. The Indians won 92 games last season, a 24-win spike from the previous season. According to reports, former NBA standout Tracy McGrady was impressive as he threw for 20 minutes in a bullpen session. He is trying out for the Independent Atlantic League's Sugar Land Skeeters. Albert Pujols has dropped a defamation suit against Jack Clark after receiving a public apology, where Clark retracted previous comments that Pujols used performance-enhancing drugs. Former ace Curt Schilling had surgery after announcing he had cancer last week. Word is he is recovering well. He is expected to continue in his role as ESPN analyst. 36-year old former all-star pitcher Roy Oswalt has decided to hang 'em up after a 13-year career. The two-time 20-game winner had slowed down in recent years, but was the sport's most winning pitcher from 2001-2010 with 150 wins.


February 10: Recovering from thoracic outlet surgery, Dodgers' manager Josh Beckett is hoping for a big 2014. Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly has said Beckett would be the team's fifth starter if he remains healthy. In case his recovery has a setback and for extra insurance, the Dodgers signed veteran Paul Maholm to take Beckett's place in the rotation. Chris Capuano, who pitched for the Dodgers last season, is apparently being pursued by the Baltimore Orioles, who are looking to add another starter to their rotation before the season begins. The San Diego Padres are cautiously optimistic with P Josh Johnson, who is recovering from elbow bone ship surgery in October. Johnson was 48-23 until his last two seasons, where he went 10-22. Last season saw him register a 6.20 ERA with Toronto in 16 starts.

February 9: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has stated there is a possibility that OF Matt Kemp will not be ready to go by opening day. He hasn't ruled it out, but shoulder and ankle issues could delay his start to sometime early in the regular season. Also, Dodgers' catcher A.J. Ellis has reportedly dropped 15 pounds, declaring himself to be in the best shape of his career. RHP Chad Billingsley has pitched off the mound numerous times in the offseason, as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The Dodgers have also apparently inked Paul Maholm to a deal, though nothing is official as of press time. Padres up-and-coming starting pitcher Andrew Cashner won his arbitration case and will make $2.4 million in 2014.

February 8: Free agent Bronson Arroyo has signed a 2-year deal worth $23.5 million with a third-year option with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reliever Francisco Rodriguez has signed a one-year deal with Milwaukee and will likely be the team’s set-up man. Last season with the Orioles and Brewers, Rodriguez has a 2.70 ERA in 46 2/3 innings. The deal is reportedly worth $3.25 million. Oakland signed veteran Coco Crisp to a two-year/$22 million extension. Last season, Crisp had a power surge with a career-high 22 home runs. With a deal with Baltimore apparently evaporating, the chances may have gone up that starter AJ Burnett will return to Pittsburgh. The Washington Nationals signed right-hander Luis Ayala to a minor league deal. In recent years, Ayala has established himself as a dependable presence in the bullpen and should be a shoo-in to make the Nationals staff.

February 7: In sad news, Hall of Fame player and longtime announcer Ralph Kiner has passed away at age 91. Kiner hit 369 home runs in a ten-year career, leading the league in home runs in each of his first 7 MLB seasons. He then became a staple of the New York Mets broadcasting team, where he performed with distinction for decades. The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached a deal with former Mets utility man Justin Turner, who will fulfill the same role with the Dodgers. One of the top remaining free agent starting pitchers available, Bronson Arroyo, has reportedly lowered his asking price and would now be happy with a 2-year deal in the neighborhood of $22 million. One of the more reliable starters in the game in terms of durability, Arroyo is being most heavily pursued by the Dodgers, Orioles, and Diamondbacks. Coming off a 2013 campaign where he only played 99 games, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has reportedly had an offseason devoid of problems and is expected to be on-target for all elements of spring training. The 34-year old is looking to bounce back from his worst season. The Chicago Cubs and second baseman Darwin Barney have agreed to a $2.3 million deal for one year, thus avoiding contract arbitration. After two semi-promising seasons, Barney fell to a .208 average in 2013.

February 6: Veteran Matt Diaz, a career .290 hitter, is hanging up his cleats at age 35. Free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo is still unsigned, but the teams he could end up with has apparently been narrowed down to the Dodgers, Orioles, and Diamondbacks. Sadly, the Padres promising hurler Cory Luebke will have to undergo a second Tommy John surgery after a re-tear is his ulnar collateral ligament. Luebke will be out for all of 2014. It turns out Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman deal is worth more than originally reported. Freeman’s deal is worth $135 million over eight years. South Korean pitching prospect Suk-Min Yoon was watched by the Rangers and Cubs during a short pitching audition. Yoon has also drawn interest from other teams, as well.

February 5: The pursuit of free agent closer Fernando Rodney has been narrowed down to the Orioles, Mets, and Mariners. Rodney saved 37 games last season with a 3.38 ERA for the Rays. Offseason acquisition Logan Morrison and the Mariners have agreed to avoid arbitration and sign a one-year $1.75 million deal. While nothing official has been mentioned, Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman’s new contract extension is reportedly worth $125 million over 8 years. The 24-year old Freeman is one of the best young talents in the game and hit an off-the-charts .443 with runners in scoring position last season. Atlanta further locked in their future by signing Jason Heyward to a 2-year deal worth $13.3 million. Heyward’s 2013 season was plagued with injuries, but at 24 he remains one of league’s promising young power-hitters.

February 4: The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of both manager Kirk Gibson and GM Kevin Towers. Details are scarce, but the new deal allows both to avoid lame-duck status for the upcoming season. 2011 AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow, the result of an alarming offseason bullpen session. He will be out for as long as two months. Gold Glove winning outfielder Gerardo Parra and the Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Parra signing a one-year deal worth $4.85 million. Veteran hurler Kyle Farnsworth has signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets. Pending a physical, right-hander Jerome Williams will sign a incentives-laden deal with the Houston Astros. Williams is 42-47 lifetime and made 25 starts with the Angels last season.

February 3: Baltimore Orioles VP Dan Duquette said that the team offered star slugger Chris Davis a contract during the offseason, but Davis’ response seemed to be one of surprise. Davis and the Orioles avoided arbitration when Davis signed a one-year deal for over $10 million. Davis has re-iterated that he would prefer to stay in Baltimore for the longterm. At the Dodgers’ FanFest on Saturday, Yasiel Puig apologized to L.A. fans about his recent run-ins with the law for speeding, affirming his stance that he is now using a driver. The Kansas City Royals signed a deal with reliever Aaron Crow, who was 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA last season with the team. They still want to sign Greg Holland to a longterm deal, though his case may go to arbitration. Last season, Holland saved 47 games with a great ERA of 1.21. Free agent Jason Hammel has signed a one year deal worth $6 million with the Chicago Cubs. He was injured last season en route to a 7-8 mark. He is 59-49 lifetime with a 4.80 ERA.

February 2: The Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher AJ Ellis have avoided arbitration with Ellis signing a one-year/$3.55 million contract with an incentives package. Ditto for the Washington Nationals and new starting pitcher Doug Fister, as the hurler signed a deal. Details are pending. The Dodgers Dee Gordon has apparently packed on a lot of muscle in an effort to make his value more than simply speed. Gordon has 66 stolen bases in parts of 3 seasons with the Dodgers, but needs another element to make him more playable in the middle infield. He will be fighting for playing time. The Detroit Tigers and catcher Alex Avila have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4.35 million with an option for 2015.

February 1: Despite being urged to play another season by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Young will retire. Young had 200 or more hits in a season an amazing 7 times and made the all-star team the same number of times. The former batting champion had slowed down the past few years, but the Dodgers were hoping to add him for depth at second base this season, in case Alexander Guerrero didn’t pan out. The longtime Rangers star will retire with a .300 lifetime average and 2375 hits in a 14-year career. Baseball treasure Bob Uecker, 80, has said he will tone down his road schedule as Milwaukee Brewers announcer. The Angels and 3B David Freese have avoided contract arbitration by agreeing to a 1-year/$5 million contract. The Seattle Mariners are apparently close to making former Rangers standout Nelson Cruz a deal.

January 31: Former Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister, now a member of the Washington Nationals, has said his new team may have the best rotation in baseball. The rotation now includes Fister, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Gio Gonzalez. Fister was 14-9 last season in Detroit. the Minnesota Twins and relief pitcher Matt Guerrier have agreed to a minor league deal. Guerrier had previously spent 7 seasons with the Twins from 2004-2010. The Kansas City Royals have re-signed Bruce Chen to a one year deal worth a base salary of $4.25 million. The 36-year old had a 3.27 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 121 innings with the Royals last season. Pirates free agent pitcher AJ Burnett has revealed he will not retire and is now fielding offers from teams. Reports indicate the Orioles are the frontrunners. Red Sox star David Ortiz is looking for a one-year extension on his contract, which has Ortiz signed only through this upcoming season.

January 30: Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman, stuck in a storm and stranded on the freeway, was bailed out by former Braves star Chipper Jones, who saved the day by getting Freeman out of the predicament on his 4-wheeler. No word on what happened to Freeman’s car. The southeast is currently being hit by a major snow storm. Daniel Descalso and the St. Louis Cardinals avoided contract arbitration when the two sides agreed to a one-year/$1.29 million contract. Nine-year MLB veteran Yuniesky Betancourt has signed a deal with the Orix BlueWave in Japan’s Pacific League. After 12 seasons with the Tigers, Ramon Santiago has agreed to a minor league deal with the Reds. Six-time all-star Lance Berkman has decided to hang it up after 15 Major League seasons. Injuries in recent years have slowed Berkman down in the last few seasons. In his prime, the longtime Astros star could be counted on for a .300 average, with well over 30 home runs and 100 RBI. He will be 38 in February.

January 29: The Reds and elite closer Aroldis Chapman avoided arbitration when the Cuban lefty signed a 1-year/$5 million contract. Major League Baseball approved the use of padded hats for the upcoming season, in an effort to keep pitchers safe from comeback line-drives. Former player and Boston announcer Jerry Remy will return to the booth after taking a leave of absence on the heels of his son being arrested for murder in the killing of his girlfriend. In a nice story, former Padres utility man and current Giants coach Tim Flannery donated nearly 100k to Brian Stow, the fan who was beaten 3 years ago at Dodgers stadium following a Dodgers-Giants game. Stow is still recovering, though is still struggling massively with his injuries. The money was raised through shows performed by Flannery’s band The Lunatic Fringe.

January 28: Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz reportedly wants a long-term extension. Ortiz has one year remaining on his two-year extension and wants to retire as a member of the Red Sox. Ortiz has said he will “move on” if not offered an extension. Ortiz, 38, hit .309 with 30 homers and 109 RBI in 2013, his best offensive output since 2007. One of the top prospects in the sport is 20-year old Miguel Sano, who is part of the Minnesota Twins organization. Sano has bold predictions for the upcoming season, where he says he will hit between “45 and 55 home runs.” Sano has yet to play in the big leagues and still needs to make the Twins’ opening day roster. Veteran third baseman Michael Young is still debating whether to return, but says if he does, it will likely be as a member of a Los Angeles Dodgers.

January 27: In a move that was somewhat-anticipated, the Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent starting pitcher Matt Garza to a 4-year deal. No amounts have been disclosed, but the deal is expected to be in the neighborhood of $50 million, with performance incentives perhaps taking that number past $65 million. Garza, 30, has enjoyed a few good seasons, but is still only 67-67 lifetime with an E.R.A. of 3.84 and a W.H.I.P. of 1.28. In more Brewers news, Ryan Braun made his first Brewers appearance since last season’s 65-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs at a Brewers offseason fan event. Braun is apologetic and trying to move on, but it will be hard to remove the stink of the scandal and his multiple heartfelt denials that proved to be false. Nationals’ OF Bryce Harper continues to rehab his knee and looks forward to a productive 2014 season. The 21-year old was limited to 118 games in 2013. Cleveland is expected to approach Jason Kipnis about a contract extension. The second baseman stole 30 bases last season, while hitting .284 with 17 homers and 84 RBI.

January 26: Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, who injured his knee in a bizarre incident involving his dog on a stairway, has started working on a stationary bike and his progress is moving along well. However, Holland is still expected to be out until midseason, dealing a hard blow to the Ranger’s rotation. Texas’ number-one guy, Yu Darvish, has already been named opening-day starter, if he stays healthy in spring training. The Mets are reportedly in talks with relief pitcher Fernando Rodney in an effort to bolster their bullpen with the continued recovery of closer Bobby Parnell. With Detroit ace Justin Verlander recovering from core muscle surgery, Tigers’ GM Dave Dombrowski still won’t rule out the possibility that Verlander may need to miss the start of the season--this despite the fact that his recovery is reportedly going well.

January 25: Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been signed to a multi-year extension. The deal enables Ventura to not enter the 2014 season in the final year of his contract. In two seasons as Chisox manager, Ventura is 148-176. Veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia has signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Last season, Garcia compiled a 4.37 E.R.A. In 80 innings with the Braves last season. The Cubs and left-handed starter Travis Wood have avoided arbitration, as Wood signed a one-year/$3.9 million deal. In 200 innings last season, Wood was only 9-12, but had a solid E.R.A. of 3.11. Apparently, Pirates’ starter AJ Burnett is still torn on whether to return or not. Speculation is rampant that Burnett will call it quits. Cuban defector Yenier Bello has been cleared by authorities and is now eligible to sign with a major league team. Several teams are reportedly interested in the 28-year old catcher. Former Red Sox star Daisuke Matsuzaka re-signed with the Mets on a minor league deal and hopes to land a spot in the bullpen after being brought up late last season and posting a 4.42 E.R.A.

New Skippers: A number of teams changed head honcho's during this past offseason. The Cubs, Reds, Phillies, Nationals, Tigers and Mariners all have new Skipper's. Catch up on all of the new faces right here! New MLB Managers in 2014.

January 24: 36-year old Chone Figgins has agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Figgins missed all of 2013 and is looking to latch onto the big club as a utility player. Former Cleveland standout Grady Sizemore, a former 30/30 player, has been signed to a major league deal with the Red Sox. Sizemore is only 31, but a slew of injuries and surgeries have forced him to not play since 2011. If he remains healthy, he’s expected to compete for Boston’s starting center fielder job. The Indians have signed reliever David Aardsma to a minor league deal. Aardsma has a lifetime E.R.A. under 3.00, but has been slowed by injuries the past few seasons. 12-year vet Endy Chavez has been re-signed to a minor league deal by the Seattle Mariners. Chavez hit .267 in 97 games with the Mariners last season.

January 23: With the signing of Takahiro Tanaka, the Yankees continue adding key parts to a team that should be equipped to make a postseason run. Other new players on the team include Jacob Ellsbury, Brian McCann, and Carlos Beltran. Shockingly, the Yankees have spent half a billion dollars in free agency this season. The Oakland A’s signed left-handed relief pitch Eric O’Flaherty to a 2-year $7 million contract. O’Flaherty, 28, has a 1.45 E.R.A. over his past three seasons, which is best in the majors. He adds depth and talent to a robust Oakland bullpen. the Rays acquired ex-Padre Logan Forsythe in a multi-way trade that saw the Padres get pitchers Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn. Philadelphia set-up guy Antonio Bastardo agrees to a one-year $2 million deal to avoid arbitration.

January 22: The Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes have ended, with the New York Yankees signing the heavily-hyped Japanese import to a seven-year/$155 million contract. Tanaka was 24-0 in Japan last year and will now try to prove himself in the big leagues. Most scouts have projected Tanaka as a top-of-the-rotation guy. The Milwaukee Brewers have signed 1B Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract. Overbay, who hit well during his 2-year Brewers tenure in 2004-05, is expected to battle for the first base job with Mark Reynolds and Juan Francisco. Overbay, 36, hit .240 with 14 homers with the Yankees last season. With an impressive winter league showing under his belt, former all-star Bobby Abreu has been signed to a minor league deal by his old club--the Philadelphia Phillies, where Abreu played from 1997 to 2006. Abreu, who will turn 40 in March, sat out all last season. The Phillies also signed P Chad Gaudin to a minor league contract, though he should easily make the Phillies staff after posting a 3.06 E.R.A. in 97 innings with the Giants last season. Free agent Oakland closer Grant Balfour is reportedly close to making a decision on where he will land. Balfour has saved 62 games in the last season. Overwhelmingly, players in the MLB Player’s Union want Alex Rodriguez kicked out of the union, though that may not be legally possible.

January 21: Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is talking about a new deal with the club. Ramirez, who hit .345 last season, is eligible for free agency following the upcoming season, but the Dodgers want to secure him long-term. Pittsburgh pitching coach Ray Searage has attempted to contact Pirates starter A.J. Burnett, but has not heard back from the 37-year old. Searage is of the mind that Burnett will not return, which would put a major dent in the quality of the Pirates’ starting staff. The Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes have apparently been narrowed down to 5 teams, all of whom have offered Tanaka contracts. The teams include the Dodgers, Cubs, White Sox, Yankees, and Diamondbacks. Derek Jeter, who turns 40 in June, has resumed on-field workouts in an effort to get ready for the upcoming season. After breaking his ankle in the 2012 ALCS, the erstwhile Jeter only played 17 games last season after other leg injuries surfaced. Jeter is looking to play a full season in 2014.

January 20: Teams are apparently nervous about the health of Matt Garza, as the pitcher looks to sign a longterm deal. Garza, 30, was 10-6 with the Rangers and Cubs in 2013. Another player who may have to ease off his contract demands is Nelson Cruz. The Rangers’ slugger is looking for a 4-year deal worth upwards of $75 million, but may have to accept a one-year deal. Recently-deceased former longtime Padres announcer Jerry Coleman received a rousing send-off at Petco Park, with eulogies delivered by Joe Torre and longtime colleague Ted Leitner. The former war hero was given a 21-gun salute, with the Marines and Air Force both chiming in with the pageantry, which included four F-18s flying over the stadium. Former standout starter Carl Pavano, who missed all of 2013 with a ruptured spleen, will audition for teams next month. The 38-year old was 17-11 in 2010, but is 11-18 since.

January 19: One of the Cleveland Indians’ best hitters, Carlos Santana, is reportedly going to play third base next season for the Tribe. Santana, 27, had made most of his starts at catcher. 2014 MLB home run champion Chris Davis re-signed with Baltimore for one season at just over $10 million. Last season, Davis hit 53 homers with 138 RBI. The Orioles also resigned pitcher Tommy Hunter, who compiled a 1.81 E.R.A. in 68 games. Both players avoided arbitration by signing. Another player who avoided arbitration was Marlins’ power-hitter, Giancarlo Stanton, who signed a one-year deal worth $6.5 million. Last season, Stanton hit 24 homers in a season plagued by injuries in 2013.

January 18: The Washington Nationals and pitcher Jordan Zimmermann avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a two-year $24 million deal. Power-hitting IF Mark Reynolds has signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. It is an incentive-laden deal for Reynolds, 30, who has 202 career homers, despite a batting average that is customarily in the .220 range. An expanded form of instant replay will begin to be used this upcoming season. According to executive Tony LaRussa, 90% of all calls will now be reviewable. A manager will have one appeal, but two if the first appeal is successful. From the 7th inning on, umpires can initiate reviews. Detroit pitcher Max Scherzer has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year/$15.52 deal. The Tigers also re-signed reliever Al Alburquerque to a one-year deal. Also avoiding salary arbitration are the Mets’ 2B Daniel Murphy, the Braves’ P Mike Minor and P Kris Medlen, and the Angels’ P Ernesto Frieri.

January 17: The Rays and ace starter David Price agreed to a one-year/$14 million contract. Earlier this week, Price had filed for arbitration. Outfielder Vernon Wells was released by the Yankees. Reportedly, the Chicago Cubs have emerged as candidates to sign highly-coveted Japanese pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka. Starting pitcher Brad Penny, 35, who missed the entire 2013 season, has signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals. If Penny stays healthy, his chances are pretty good in making the Kansas City rotation. Another player who missed all of 2013 is looking to make a comeback, as Chone Figgins worked out in front of ten teams as he attempts to latch on with a team for 2014. The Padres have avoided arbitration and signed SS Everth Cabrera, Tyler Ross, and P Ian Kennedy to one-year contracts. Ditto for the A’s and save-specialist Jim Johnson, as well as the Mets with 2014 National League stolen base leader Eric Young, Jr.

January 16: The Dodgers have signed Clayton Kershaw, 25, for 7 years/$215 million. The Dodgers’ ace had filed for arbitration yesterday, but both parties agreed to waive that process. Kershaw will still be able to pursue free agency when he is 30, enabling him to cash in on perhaps another big contract. The Dodgers had offered him $300 million earlier in the season, but that would have locked him in for the projected remainder of his prime. Kershaw’s annual salary of $30.7 million is the highest of any player in MLB history. Commissioner Bud Selig is sticking to his retirement plan, which will make 2014 his last season in that role. Some had questioned whether Selig may stick around longer, but he is now adamantly affirming his exit-strategy. With the Angels now looking like a long-shot to sign Masahiro Tanaka, they have turned their attention to Rangers’ starting pitcher Matt Garza. The two parties have already had discussions. After being fired as manager by the Phillies in August, Charlie Manuel will reportedly return to the Phillies as a senior advisor to the general manager.

January 15th: Longtime Texas Rangers player Michael Young, who split time last year with the Phillies and Dodgers, is apparently contemplating retirement. Young, 37, hit .279 in 147 games last season. After hitting only .250 with 21 homers last season, Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has gained 20 pounds and is back at the same weight he was at when with Texas. He’s hoping the change will be for the better. Wladamir Balentien, the former major leaguer who became a star in Japan, was arrested on domestic violence charges. Balentien broke Sadaharu Oh’s longtime Japanese home run record last year with 60 homers. 146 players filed for contract arbitration, including Chris Davis, Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Max Scherzer, and David Price.

January 14th: In a story many wished would just go away, Alex Rodriguez, on the heels of an arbitration leaving him with a 162-game suspension, filed suit in district court, looking to have the suspension overturned. The suit names both MLB and the Player’s Union as defendants. On Monday, the Chicago Cubs, without a mascot for their 138-year history, unveiled “Clark,” their new mascot--a cub with a backwards baseball hat. 28-year old Delmon Young has signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles with an invite to spring training. Young split time with the Phillies and Rays last season, while hitting .260 with 11 homers. He is expected to make the big-league club. The Astros added another veteran on Monday, signing infielder Cesar Izturis, 33, to a minor league deal. Though he is expected to make the club, he did only hit .209 with the Reds last year in limited time.

January 12th/13th: It turns out Alex Rodriguez’ suspension was reduced, but he will now still have to serve a 162-game suspension. It is considered a victory for MLB and a major blow to the legacy of A-Rod. The saga is not over, however, though Rodriguez’ legal team is expected to have a tough time getting the suspension overturned in court. Could this be the end for the embattled 38-year old? The murky details surrounding Rangers’ pitcher Derek Holland’s mysterious injury have been addressed. According to Holland, the fall ensued as a result of a stairway collision with his dog. The fall led to arthroscopic surgery and will have Holland out until midseason. Holland made all 33 of his starts last season. Marlins’ outfielder Carlos Gonzalez reportedly underwent a successful emergency appendectomy on Friday night and is expected to be ready for spring training. Johnny Damon, 40, is looking to latch on to a team after missing all of last season. Damon last played with the Indians in 2012, batting only .222 in 64 games.

January 11th: A decision should be forthcoming in the Alex Rodriguez case. He was suspended for 211 games and the player’s union is looking to have it overturned. A decision is supposed to come down in the next few days. Avoiding arbitration, the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg agreed to a one-year deal valued at 3.975 million plus incentives. Strasburg was 8-9 with a 3.00 E.R.A. last season. In what is being described as a “freak fall.” Texas Rangers hurler Derek Holland damaged cartilage in his left knee that required arthroscopic surgery that will have Holland out until midseason. It’s a major blow for the Rangers, who will be without their number-two starter until at least July. Dontrelle Willis is trying to make a run after not playing in the bigs since 2011. The Giants signed him to a minor-league contract. The onetime standout hasn’t shown his prior form in years now. The Red Sox signed Hideyoshi Otake out of Japan to a minor-league deal. Apparently, Otake has a 95 mph fastball, though he will attend minor league spring training. Discussions are underway between the Red Sox and David Ortiz concerning a contract extension for the 38-year old star who is only signed through this upcoming season.

January 10th: The Yankees are keeping their eye on former 20-game winner and three-time E.R.A. champion Johan Santana, who is coming back from a second major shoulder surgery. Santana, 34, missed both the 2011 and 2013 seasons. Santana may be a backup plan for the Yankees if their run at ballyhooed Japanese import Masahiro Tanaka is unsuccessful. The Twins, his former team, are also keeping dibs on Santana. Word is long-dormant Kelvim Escobar, 37, is pining to pitch for someone this season. He has thrown one game in the majors since 2007, a season where he finished 18-7 for the Angels. He tried to come back last season, but folded up the tent in Spring Training after experiencing nerve pain in his hand. Tigers ace Justin Verlander had core muscle repair surgery on Thursday after hurting himself in a December workout. The Tigers expect to have him in Spring training and ready to go on opening day. The Pittsburgh Pirates may lose one of their best arms in AJ Burnett, according to pitching coach Ray Searage. Burnett, 37, has been a standout starter for Pittsburgh for the past two seasons. And in a case of discretion being the better part of valor, Dodgers young star Yasiel Puig has retired from driving after getting arrested for the second time. His cousin will assume all driving duties from now on.

January 9th News: Turns out the Cleveland Indians aren’t chomping at the bit to sign veteran Bobby Abreu, contrary to some recent reports. Abreu, 39, while having a lot of success in the Venezuelan Winter League, did not play in the bigs in 2013 and will likely struggle to land a gig in 2014. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly signed a new deal, as reported yesterday. The deal apparently runs through 2016. Highly-coveted pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has arrived in the United States, where he is expected to meet with potential suitors. Among teams he is expected to visit are the Cubs, Dodgers, Mariners, and Diamondbacks. Despite never throwing in the bigs, he was 24-0 in Japan and it might take a 9-figure deal to sign him. Mets reliever Bobby Parnell, who took a big step last year in becoming the team’s closer, is apparently recovered from an offseason neck surgery. Word is he should be able to participate in all spring training activities. Last season, Parnell had 22 saves with a 2.16 E.R.A. Oft-injured Dodgers star Matt Kemp is also expected to be fully-recovered from an ankle injury and will be ready for spring training. Among yesterday’s omissions in this year’s Hall of Fame class is former Tigers’ star hurler Jack Morris, who must now try his luck with the veteran’s committee and Craig Biggio, the first member of the 3000-hit club to not be inducted on the first ballot since old-timer Paul Waner. Biggio was only two votes short.

January 8th MLB Notes: On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America inducted three new members into the Baseball Hall of Fame--Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas. Maddux and Glavine, longtime teammates, were both 300-game winners, with Maddux 8th all-time with 355 wins. Thomas hit 521 homers and batted .301 lifetime. After managing all of last year without a deal, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly signed a deal through 2016 to remain in Los Angeles. On the chopping block after a bad start in 2013, Mattingly steered the Dodgers to a National League West title. Managing the Dodgers since 2011, Mattingly is 260-225 in three seasons. Veteran and former NL stolen base king Scott Posednik, 37, who sat out all of 2012 is reportedly pining to get back on the diamond. Posednik last played in 2012 and hit .302 with the Red Sox. He also sat out all of 2011. Former standout OF Andruw Jones, 36, will apparently not make a return to the big leagues after resigning with Japan’s Rakuten Golden Eagles. Some teams showed interest, but Jones will remain in the Land of the Rising Sun where he is a top player. He last played in the major leagues with the Yankees in 2012. 15-year veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez, an all-star with Oakland in 2003, signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals. He last played for the Dodgers last season, being released in June after 17 games played.

January 7th Baseball Notes: 39-year old Bobby Abreu, inactive in the big leagues in 2013, but tearing it up in the Venezuelan Winter League, has attracted some interest from the Cleveland Indians and could be signed shortly. Abreu had 7 seasons with at least 100 RBI, but the .292 lifetime hitter appeared to hit a wall in 2012, splitting time with the Dodgers and Angels. In more Indians news, they signed OF Jeff Francoeur, 29, to a minor league contract. After a promising start to his career in Atlanta with back-to-back 100 RBI seasons, Francoeur has leveled-off in recent years, hitting .204 in split-time with the the Giants and Royals last season. To bolster their bullpen, the Indians also signed RHP Scott Atchison, who reunites with manager Terry Francona. Despite making his debut in 2004, the former Red Sox reliever has played in only 7 MLB seasons, but at his best, is a pretty good bullpen presence. Tomorrow, Hall of Fame inductions will be announced. In what used to purely be a baseball debate has now disintegrated into something else. Nevertheless, standouts Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas appear to have a heads-up on this year’s ballot, followed by Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, and Jeff Bagwell, among others.

January 5th MLB Notes: First baseman James Loney will be back with the Tampa Bay Rays after signing a 3-year/$21 million contract. Loney led the Rays in 2013 with a .299 batting average, adding 13 homers and 75 RBI. The 29-year old previously played for the Dodgers and the Red Sox. Former Rays’ standout Aubrey Huff officially retired after missing all of 2013. The 13-year veteran had over 100 RBI three times, but was unable to latch onto a team last season and will take a broadcasting gig. Jerry Coleman, 89, passed away after a short illness. The longtime Padres announcer played for the Yankees from 1949 to 1957 and was a decorated fighter pilot in WWII and the Korean War. He was not the most-polished, but one of the more-entertaining announcers in the sport, known for his expressions like “Oh Doctor!” and “You can hang a star on that baby!” While many longtime announcers were adored by fans, Coleman’s relationship with the Padres faithful was truly a love story. It’s bizarre he would pass away on what was otherwise the best day in San Diego sports in ages, with the Chargers winning a playoff game and the San Diego Aztecs basketball team scoring one of their best wins in program history by beating Kansas on the road. It was truly a bittersweet day for San Diego sports fans. For those who grew up on Jerry Coleman, this is a tough blow to absorb. He will be missed.

January 2nd MLB Notes: Left-hander Mark Mulder, 36, has been signed to a minor league contract by the Los Angeles Angels. Mulder, out of baseball since the 2008 season, won 21 games as a 23-year old with the Oakland A’s in 2001. Shoulder problems led to him retiring at 30. But with a deal laden with incentives that could pay off as high as $6 million, the Angels must have liked what they saw from the 6’6” former standout who was 103-60 with a 4.18 E.R.A. in 9 big league seasons. Right-handed set-up man Jesse Crain, 32, signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros. Crain missed the last half of the season last year, but was great until then, posting a 0.74 E.R.A. in 38 appearances. He should help boost the bullpen of the Astros, who lost 111 games last season--11 more than the next-worst team. Recent reports indicate the Seattle Mariners have become a major player in the sweepstakes of highly-coveted Japanese import Masahiro Tanaka. The 25-year old Tanaka was an eye-popping 24-0 last season in Japan. The Mariners have already made a big-money signing this offseason, when they signed free agent Robinson Cano. 17-year veteran Jeff Suppan announced his retirement. Once a serviceable starter, Suppan played for the Padres last season after missing all of 2011. The Padres also got a boost in the bullpen with the signing of Joaquin Benoit, 37. The former Tiger closer saved 24 games last season, but it better-remembered for giving up a grand slam to David Ortiz in the ALCS last season. The right-hander is expected to assume the set-up role for San Diego.

Wednesday, October 30th: St. Louis Cardinals +108. (Pending)

Monday, October 28th: St. Louis Cardinals -123. (Lost 1-3)

Sunday, October 27th: Red Sox/Cardinals UNDER 7.5 runs. (Won 4-2)

Saturday, October 26th World Series Game 3 Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals -108. (Won 5-4)

Thursday, October 24th: Passing.

Wednesday, October 23rd: St. Louis Cardinals +109. (Lost 1-8)

Saturday, October 19th: Detroit Tigers +103. (Lost 2-5)

Friday, October 18th: Passing.

Thursday, October 17th: Detroit Tigers -115. (Lost 3-4)

Wednesday, October 16th: Passing.

Tuesday, October 15th: Passing.

Monday, October 14th: St. Louis Cardinals -118. (Lost 0-3)

Sunday, October 13th: Passing.

Saturday, October 12th: Boston Red Sox -143. (Lost 0-1)

Friday, October 11th: We're passing today.

Thursday, October 10th: Oakland A's -110. (Lost 0-3) -

Wednesday, October 9th: We're passing.

Tuesday, October 8th: Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays OVER 7.5. (Loss; 4 runs scored)

Monday, October 7th: Pittsburgh Pirates +106. (Lost 1-2)

Sunday, October 6th: St. Louis Cardinals/Pittsburgh Pirates UNDER 6.5 runs. (Lost; 8 runs scored)

Saturday, October 5th: Tampa Bay Rays/Boston Red Sox UNDER 7.5 runs. (Lost; 11 runs scored)

Friday, October 4th: Boston Red Sox -150. (Won 12-2)

Thursday, October 3rd: St. Louis Cardinals -154. (Won 9-1)

Wednesday, October 2nd: Passed due to being on the road with no internet access! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Tuesday, October 1st: Cincinnati Reds/Pittsburgh Pirates UNDER 6.5 runs. (Pending)

Monday, September 30th: Tampa Bay Rays/Texas Rangers UNDER 7.5 runs. (Won 5-2)

Sunday, September 29th: Passing!

Saturday, September 28th: Passing!

Friday, September 27th: Chicago White Sox -110. (Lost 1-6)

Thursday, September 26th: White Sox +114. (Lost 2-3)

Wednesday, September 25th: Milwaukee Brewers +119. (Won 4-0)

Tuesday, September 24th: Washington Nationals +108. (Lost 0-2)

Monday, September 23rd: Miami Marlins -110. (Won 4-0)

Sunday, September 22nd: Passing.

Saturday, September 21st: Cincinnati Reds -105. (Lost 2-4)

Friday, September 20th: San Diego Padres -130 (Win 2-0) and Chicago Cubs +1.5 (-145) (Lost 9-5).

Thursday, September 19th: Too many chalky games on today's card and no value to be found. We're passing!

Wednesday, September 18th: Cleveland Indians -111. (Lost 2-7)

Tuesday, September 17th: Passing

Monday, September 16th: Chicago Cubs +111. (Lost 1-6)

Sunday, September 15th: SF Giants +114. (Win 4-3)

Saturday, September 14th: Los Angeles/Houston UNDER 8 runs. (Push; 8 runs scored)

Friday, September 13th: Couldn't find any value on the board today so are passing. There's always another game, so there's no need to force the action!

Thursday, September 12th: Chicago White Sox +117. (Lost 3-14)

Wednesday, September 11th: Passed!

Tuesday, September 10th: Kansas City Royals -103. (Won 6-3)

Monday, September 9th: Astros/Mariners UNDER 7.5 runs. (Lost; 5 runs going into bottom of 9th and game ends with 10 runs being scored. So sickening!)

Sunday, September 8th: Football hogged up all of our time today so we're passing.

Saturday, September 7th: Toronto Blue Jays +110. (Won 11-2)

Friday, September 6th: Pittsburgh Pirates -107. (Lost 8-12)

Thursday, September 5th: Today's MLB betting card presents no value so we're going to pass.

Wednesday, September 4th: Toronto Blue Jays +106. (Lost 3-4)

Tuesday, September 3rd: Colorado Rockies -107. (Lost 4-7)

Monday, September 2nd: Kansas City Royals -108. (Won 3-1)

Sunday, September 1st: Los Angeles Angels +103. (Won 5-3)

Saturday, August 31st: SD Padres/LA Dodgers OVER 7.5 runs. (Lost; 3 runs scored)

Friday, August 30th: Milwaukee Brewers +112. (Lost 0-5)

Thursday, August 29th: Houston Astros +118. (Lost 2-3)

Wednesday, August 28th: Cincinnati Reds +133. (Won; 10-0)

Tuesday, August 27th: San Diego Padres +106. (Lost 9-10)

Monday, August 26th: Reds/Cardinals OVER 8.5 runs. (Won; 14 runs scored)

Sunday, August 25th: Red Sox/Dodgers OVER 8 runs. (Won; 9 runs scored)

Saturday, August 24th: Los Angeles Angels +111. (Won 5-1)

Friday, August 23rd: Rockies/Marlins UNDER 7.5 runs. (Won; 5 runs scored)

Thursday, August 22nd: San Francisco Giants -122. (Lost 5-10)

Wednesday, August 21st: Tampa Bay Rays +111. (Lost 2-4)

Tuesday, August 20th: Washington Nationals/Chicago Cubs UNDER 9. (Won; 6 runs scored)

Monday, August 19th: Cleveland Indians +120. (Won 5-2)

Sunday, August 18th: Passing!

Saturday, August 17th: Chicago Cubs +119. (Lost 0-4)

Friday, August 16th: Philadelphia Phillies -105. (Lost 0-4)

Thursday, August 15th: San Diego Padres -143. (Lost 1-4)

Wednesday, August 14th: Astros/A's UNDER 7.5 runs. (Winner: 3 runs scored)

Tuesday, August 13th: St. Louis Cardinals -170. (Won 4-3)

Monday, August 12th: KC Royals -205 (Won 6-2).

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