MLB In Full Bloom 1/10/13

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34 – Number of days until pitchers and catchers report 

80 – Number of days until Opening Day

6 – Number of days until Opening Day of the California Winter League

 

California Winter League News & Notes

  • League games start on Saturday January 19th
  • PROMO DAYS
  • Sunday - $9 Power ticket (includes admission, hot dog, drink and chips)
  • Monday - Mulligan Monday (Free small bucket of balls from Tahquitz Creek with ticket stub)
  • Tuesday - 2 for Tuesday (2 for 1 admission,$2 sodas, beer hot dogs
  • A selected number of games on Saturday and Sunday will be heard on Team 1010 KXPS
  • For more information, you can visit www.CaliforniaWinterLeague.com.

 MLB News & Notes

  • The Washington Nationals and Adam LaRoche agreed to a  two-year deal with a mutual option for a third season Tuesday. LaRoche hit 33 home runs and knocked in 100 runs in 2012. He'll rejoin a young and talented crew hoping to grow from the team's first playoff appearance.
  • With Adam LaRoche signed, Michael Morse becomes trade bait. First base and all three outfield spots are now locked up, and there's just no room in the Washington starting lineup for Morse. He has one year remaining on his contract and he should attract plenty of interest from multiple teams. The problem that faces the Nationals is Morse has publicly said that he does not want to DH, which makes it tough to trade him to the American League.
  • The Colorado Rockies and Manny Corpas agreed on a minor league deal. Corpas will compete for a bullpen spot with the Rockies in spring training.
  • Houston Astros first baseman of the future Jonathan Singleton, was suspended for 50 games for violating minor league baseball's drug policy. Singleton apologized in a statement and doesn't plan to appeal the suspension.
  • The Cleveland Indians traded Jeamar Gomez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore. Gomez will compete for a spot in the Pirates rotation in 2013.
  • The San Francisco Giants and Kensuke Tanaka agreed to a minor league contract. He also received an invitation to spring training and will compete for a utility job. Tanaka batted .300 with three homers and 13 stolen bases in Japan last year. He doesn't project as a high-impact player.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers and Matt Palmer agreed to a minor league contract. The agreement does include an invitation to spring training, but Palmer is a long shot to make the club. Palmer spent last season in the San Diego Padres minor league system.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers new ownership group has the remodel of Dodgers Stadium well underway this offseason. The remodel includes wider concourses, new scoreboards, sound system and Dodgers clubhouse, reliable cell and wi-fi service throughout the stadium, and expanded and modernized restrooms — no more troughs!
  • The Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Josh Hamilton will make his first appearance against his former team, the Texas Rangers on April 5, in Texas home opener.
  • THIS DAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY: 1983 - New York Supreme Court Justice Richard Lane issued a preliminary injunction barring the New York Yankees from playing their season-opening series against the Tigers in Denver. The club had sought to move the games because they feared off-season renovations to Yankee Stadium would not be completed for the series April 11-13.