February 2008 - Baseball Wiretap

Report: Rays' Kazmir Out Two Weeks
Scott Kazmir will miss two weeks with stiffness in his throwing arm.

ESPN

Chipper Jones Not Against HGH Testing
Braves' third baseman Chipper Jones isn't against more testing for human growth hormone.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Phillies Claim Olmedo From Pirates
The Pirates were not about to get infielder Ray Olmedo through waivers as the Phillies claimed him on Tuesday afternoon.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rays Skipper Admits 'Minor' Bonds Talk
Tampa Bay manager Joe Madden admitted on Monday that the Rays have had minor internal discussions about signing Barry Bonds.

ESPN

Vizquel Set For Knee Surgery
Omar Vizquel will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday and will miss four to six weeks.

AP

La Russa's Interest In Bonds Overruled
For the second straight winter, Tony La Russa expressed interest to the Cardinals about signing Barry Bonds.

SI.com

Kazmir Suffers Elbow Discomfort, MRI Scheduled
Scott Kazmir experienced a problem with his elbow on Tuesday and will have an MRI conducted.

FoxSports

Clemens Joked About Events At Canseco Party?
Debbie Clemens and Jose Canseco's ex-wife Jessica allegedly compared the results of their surgical breast enhancements.

New York Daily News

Piazza Could Retire
Mike Piazza remains a free agent, and he is likely to retire if he doesn't find a job by the end of Spring Training.

San Francisco Chronicle

Yankees Could Extend Cashman's Deal During Season
Brian Cashman is entering the final season of his current deal as GM of the New York Yankees.

Newsday

Cabrera Aloof On Future In Detroit?
Miguel Cabrera is scheduled to become a free agent following the 2009 season.

Detroit Free-Press

Tom Gordon To Close For Phillies
With Brad Lidge injured, there is a strong likelihood that Tom Gordon will be closing for the Phillies, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Brewers Likely To Renew Fielder's Deal
There is a good chance that the Milwaukee Brewers will renew the contract of Prince Fielder for 2008 without an agreement being reached for the second-straight year.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

MLBPA To Mull Request For More Testing
General counsel Michael Weiner said on Monday that the Union is considering George Mitchell's recommendation for more testing, according to the Associated Press.

ESPN

Francis To Start Opener For Rockies
The Rockies will start Jeff Francis on Opening Day, according to the Associated Press.

ESPN

Liriano Gets Visa, Will Join Twins
Francisco Liriano reportedly received his U.S. visa on Monday and will travel to Minnesota's spring training home in Florida, according to the Associated Press.

ESPN

Congress May Tell Feds To Look At Clemens
Reports from ESPN.com claim that Congress may tell the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation into whether or not Roger Clemens committed perjury during his testimony earlier this month

ESPN

McCarthy Re-Signs With Rangers

yahoo.com

Lasto: Mets Didn't Believe In Me

New York Post

Tampa Bay Has Internal Discussions About Signing Bonds
Could Barry Bonds conclude his career in Tampa Bay?

ESPN

White Sox Agree To Terms With Jenks

Chicago Tribune

Angels' Anderson: I'm Not Going To Be Here Forever
Garret Anderson is aware that this could be his last spring training with the Angels after 18 years with the team, according to The Orange County Register.

The Orange County Register

DeRosa Released From Hospital

ESPN

Leyland: Pudge Will Bat Eighth

Detroit Free Press

Red Sox Add Colon For Insurance

yahoo.com

Lidge To Have Surgery, Out 3-6 Weeks

yahoo.com

Francona Agrees To 3-Year Extension With Red Sox
Terry Francona's deal announced Sunday includes club options for 2012 and 2013.

AP

Report: Stewart Agrees To Join Blue Jays

ESPN

Report: Jeter Would Support Blood Testing
Derek Jeter isn't opposed to blood testing for substances like steroids and human growth hormone, according to ESPN.com.

ESPN

Pirates Officially Sign Byung-Hyun Kim

RealGM Staff Report