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Wednesday
May132015

Astros Promote Top Prospect Carlos Correa to Triple-A Fresno

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Houston Astros top prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, was promoted to Triple-A Fresno.

Correa, 20, was the first overall pick of the 2012 amateur draft in 29 games with Double-A Corpus Christi. He hit .385 with seven home runs, 32 RBIs, 15 stolen bases, and a .459 on-base percentage this season.

"I'm going to go to Fresno to play good baseball and try to reach my goals and my dreams," Correa said to the Houston Chronicle. "You work your entire life to get at some point to the big leagues. To get one step closer means a lot."

Before the 2015 season began, ESPN's Keith Law rated Correa as the No. 3 prospect in baseball.


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Thursday
Dec112014

ESPN: Phillies Trade Rollins to Dodgers

Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Switch-hitting shortstop Jimmy Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

The Dodgers acquire Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, the team he's played with for all 15 of his major league seasons. It is not yet known what the Phillies received in return.

The 36-year-old Rollins replaces Hanley Ramirez, who signed with the Red Sox as a free agent.

Rollins had a storied career in Philadelphia, winning the National League MVP in 2007 and helping the team win the World Series in 2008. He is the franchise's all-time leader in hits, at-bats and doubles.

Rollins is in the final year of his contract and will make $11 million this season.

Rollins played in 138 games for the Phillies last season, hitting .243 with 78 runs scored, 17 home runs, 55 RBIs and 28 stolen bases.


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Friday
Sep262014

Jeter Ends Career at Yankee Stadium in Dramatic Fashion 

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- No one was sure when Derek Jeter should be taken off the Yankee Stadium field for the last time, so Jeter handled the issue himself.

Jeter hit a walk-off RBI single to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in his final game in pinstripes Thursday.

It looked like Jeter's night was going to end earlier. The Yankees went into the ninth inning with a three run lead, but Adam Jones hit a two-run homer and Steve Pearce tied the game with a solo blast, allowing Jeter the opportunity for one last at-bat.

Rookie Jose Pirela opened up the bottom of the inning with a single and was lifted for pinch-runner Antoan Richardson, who advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Brett Gardner. Jeter then came up and swung at the first pitch, lining it into right field and giving Richardson just enough time to score the winning run.

After celebrating with his teammates, Jeter shared pleasantries with former teammates Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez and ex-manager Joe Torre.

While Jeter's career at Yankee Stadium is over, his time in the major leagues isn't. Jeter and the Yankees finish out their season with three games against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.


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Tuesday
Jul082014

Rays Sign 16-Year-Old Shortstop Adrian Rondon

Rob Carr/ Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Rays signed 16-year-old shortstop Adrian Rondon, Baseball America's No. 1  international baseball prospect, for $2.95 million Monday.

In order to make the signing, the Rays, which only had around $2 million in bonus pool money to spend on international prospects, sent pitching prospect Matt Ramsey to the Marlins for their second, third and fourth international bonus slots. Those slots gave the Rays an extra $1,000,800 to use on signing Rondon.

Rondon, who is from the Dominican Republic, is being described as a steady defender who makes solid contact at the plate.

"I'm happy for myself and for my family, and I thank God," Rondon told the Rays' team website. "I'm thankful for the opportunity to sign. It's a dream come true, truthfully, not for the money, but for the chance to compete in the Major Leagues. It's truly going to change my life. I've worked for this every day from 7 [a.m.] to 7 at night to have this chance. There were many sacrifices."


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Thursday
Jun052014

Tigers SS Jose Iglesias Officially Ruled Out for Season

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that shortstop Jose Iglesias is officially out for the season.

Iglesias, 24, has yet to play in 2014 due to stress fractures in both legs.

The Tigers recalled shortstop Eugenio Suarez from Triple-A Toledo Wednesday and designated infielder Danny Worth for assignment.

"He continues to make progress, the doctor's happy with the progress he made, but at this point, he basically has been ruled out for the season," Tigers general managers Dave Dombrowski said. "We had always thought that, but we had maintained maybe a little bit of hope there."

Iglesias played in 109 games with Boston and Detroit last season, hitting .303 with three home runs and 39 runs scored.


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Thursday
Mar272014

Brewers SS Segura Questionable for Season Opener

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura status is questionable for the team's season opener Monday against Atlanta due to soreness behind his throwing shoulder.

Segura has been sidelined since March 18 due to the injury. He has been able to swing the bat but has been unable to play in the field.

The 24-year-old had an MRI on the shoulder which came back negative.

Still, the Brewers are being cautious with their All-Star shortstop.

"We're day to day. As long as it's still there, Dr. Raasch and the medical staff don't want him in there," Brewers skipper Ron Roenicke said. "I'm not going to say it's not [a DL situation]. They checked it and it's nothing with the rotator cuff or the labrum. There's a muscle in there that he strained. When you strain something, sometimes they go away in a couple of days and sometimes it's a week."

Segura hit .294 with 12 home runs, 74 runs scored, 49 RBIs and 44 stolen bases last season, his first full year in the big leagues.

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Friday
Nov012013

Jeter Signs $12 Million Contract with Yankees

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Derek Jeter signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the New York Yankees, the team announced Friday.

The deal allows the Yankees to lock up their captain instead of waiting to see if Jeter picked up his $9.5 million dollar player option or tested free agency.

Jeter, 39, only played in 17 games last season due to an assortment of injuries that led to four stints on the disabled list.

During his 19 major league seasons, the 13-time All-Star has a career .312 average, 1,876 runs scored, 256 home runs, 3,316 hits and 348 stolen bases.

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Wednesday
Jun052013

Asdrubal Cabrera Placed on DL with Quad Strain

Rich Pilling/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Indians placed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, due to a strained right quadriceps.

Cabrera has been dealing with the injury since the end of April and underwent an MRI in Cleveland Tuesday that confirmed the injury.

Indians skipper Terry Francona said he didn't know how long it would take for Cabrera to come back but also added that the Indians' medical staff said similar injuries have taken players 3-4 weeks to recover.

Cabrera is hitting .254 with five home runs and 25 RBIs this season. With Cabrera out Francona says Mike Aviles will get the majority of playing time at shortstop.

The Indians also called up shortstop Juan Diaz from Triple-A Columbus to take Cabrera's roster spot.

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Wednesday
Jun052013

Hanley Ramirez Activated from DL

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
Ramirez has been out since May 3 after suffering a strained left hamstring in San Francisco. Ramirez also missed the first 24 games of the season after tearing a thumb ligament in the finals of the World Baseball Classic in March.
The 29-year-old former All-Star went 0-for-3 with an RBI in his return to lineup Tuesday night, in a Dodgers 9-7 win over the San Diego Padres.
                                                                                                          
To make room for Ramirez, the Dodgers placed left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder latissimus strain. That move is retroactive to May 30.

 

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Friday
Apr052013

Andrus Officially Signs 8-Year Extension with Rangers

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus signed a eight-year, $120 million contract extension with the Texas Rangers Thursday.

Andrus has played his entire MLB career for the Rangers. He has played in two World Series but never won one.

I love to play here," Andrus said. "This is my family. I'm not going to rest and sleep until I get that World Series ring."
The contract will keep the 24-year-old Andrus, who was signed through the 2014 season,  in Texas through at least 2018. Andrus can then opt-out of his contract at the end of the '18 season or the '19 season. If he chooses to stay after '19, Andrus will be with the team until '22. The unusual clause is there to give Andrus the option of becoming a free agent before he's 30.
"You don't get too many star-caliber, homegrown 24-year-old players that are going to have the options he's going to have when he hits free agency. So we were willing to do something we don't normally do," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said.
Andrus is in his fifth major league season. During that time he has hit .275, scored 343 runs and stole 123 bases.

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