14 – Number of days until pitchers and catchers report
60– Number of days until Opening Day
California Winter League
Tuesday was Day 11 at the CWL.
In game one of the day, the Canada A’s busted out the big bats, newly acquired Adam Conner went two for four with an RBI in his A’s debut. The Palm Desert Coyotes committed three straight errors in the bottom of the second inning and the A's cruised to an easy 10-5 victory.
The New York, the Yankees "are looking at about 20 different things" that could void Alex Rodriguez's contract. The Yankees aren't likely to have much luck even with new evidence tying Rodriguez to recent PED purchases from a clinic in Miami. A-Rod is owed a $114 million - guaranteed - in salary through the 2017 season.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Brian Schneider has retired from baseball. Schneider played for 13 seasons and finishes with a career .247 BA, 67 HR, and 387 RBI.
The Colorado Rockies and Jhoulys Chacinagreed to a two-year deal. Chacin is looking to rebound from a shoulder injury that kept him out for three months in 2012.
The Milwaukee Brewers and Alex Gonzalez the Brewers agreed to a one-year contract. At 36-years old, Gonzalez will serve as the backup to young shortstop Jean Segura.
The New York Mets Mets avoided arbitration with Daniel Murphy by agreeing to a one-year deal. Murphy will be the starting second baseman in 2013.
The Los Angeles and Kevin Jepsen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal. The Angels beefed up their bullpen with the additions of RyanMadson and Sean Burnett, so Jepsen could see a decline in last season's total of 18 holds if he's pushed into more middle-inning duty.
The San Diego Padres agreed to a minor league contracts with an invitation to spring training with Freddy Garcia and Tim Stauffer. In an NL-Only league format, Garcia could have some value if he makes the Padres.
THIS DATE IN BASEBALL HISTORY: 1958 - Commissioner Ford Frick announced that fans would no longer vote for the all stars. The teams would be selected by major league players and coaches.