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Topic - Ervin Santana
Desperate for pitching after a sudden spate of injuries, Atlanta signed free agent right-hander Ervin Santana for $14 million.
Jose Bautista hit his third home run of the spring for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-3 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins, who got three scoreless innings from newcomer Phil Hughes.
Bud Norris pitched three shutout innings in his second start of the spring, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Saturday in the first of two split squad games between the teams.
Jason Vargas pitched two scoreless innings in his Kansas City debut and Alex Gordon doubled home two runs as the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 that was called after seven innings Saturday because of rain.
Union head Tony Clark is concerned that free agents who would cost a team a draft choice for signing them are still without jobs.
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said if Toronto adds another arm to their starting rotation before the regular season it probably won't come through free agency.
Boston Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster plans to take this season off, a decision that surprised teammates and will cost the 16-year veteran $13.25 million in salary.
The Baltimore Orioles still have some work to do before the start of spring training, and the first order of business appears to be adding a proven starting pitcher.
Kansas City hasn't reached the postseason since 1985, the longest drought in baseball. But the Royals have built a team that should contend in 2014.
As the 2013 Winter Meetings move through their second day, it seems like a good time to revisit the rankings HardballTalk put out in early November.
Before any trades and signings, the focus of the winter meetings will be on fame.
The Kansas City Royals signed left-hander Jason Vargas to a four-year contract on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
The Royals have agreed to a four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas in an attempt to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
Baseball's annual gathering of general managers began Monday when $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams, a group that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
"I have to realize that this is a business," Santana said, citing Kauffman Stadium as one of his favorite ballparks in the majors. "I just have to accept it and move on. It's going to be hard because I've known my teammates for a long time, but now I'm going to have new teammates. I can't wait to meet them in person and hang out."
"I don't have any physical problems," Santana said. "Everything was good. I just have bad luck. I was pitching good, and I didn't have the opportunity to win a lot of games."