January 2008 - Baseball Wiretap

McPherson Signs One-Year Deal With Marlins

Jan 31, 2008 10:08 PM

The Marlins on Thursday signed infielder Dallas McPherson to a one-year contract, as reported by Yahoo.com. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 27-year old McPherson, who missed the entire 2007 season following back surgery in January, batted .247 with 18 home runs and 45 RBI in 117 games for the Angels over parts of three seasons.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, Terms Agreement

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Wilkerson Agrees To $3M, 1-Year Deal With Seattle

Jan 31, 2008 10:02 PM

Brad Wilkerson and the Mariners agreed Thursday to a $3M, one-year deal, a move that could signal Seattle is close to finally acquiring Erik Bedard from Baltimore. Wilkerson can play all three outfield positions plus first base, and for weeks the Mariners have discussed trading outfielder Adam Jones to Baltimore, along with others, for Bedard.

AP

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Terms Agreement

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Yankees, Ensberg Agree To Minor-League Deal

Jan 31, 2008 9:57 PM

Morgan Ensberg was so excited about the chance to play for the Yankees that he was willing to make a switch to first base, according to an Associated Press report. "The opportunity to hit in that lineup is really appealing to me," he said Thursday after agreeing to a minor-league deal. "This team, obviously, always competes for a championship." Ensberg would get a $1.75M, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and would have a chance to earn $2.25M more in bonuses.

AP

Tags: New York Yankees, Terms Agreement

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Gonzalez Reaches Agreement With Florida

Jan 31, 2008 4:05 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Marlins have reached an agreement with Luis Gonzalez. A source says that the deal will be worth $2 million, and Gonzalez could earn an additional $1 million in incentives.

FoxSports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Terms Agreement

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Indians Sign Julio To Minor-League Deal

Jan 31, 2008 11:43 AM

The Indians on Thursday signed reliever Jorge Julio to a minor-league deal, according to an Yahoo.com report. After spending the first five years of his career with the Orioles, Julio has bounced around the last two seasons, pitching for four different teams.

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Terms Agreement

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Mets To Give Santana Six-Year, $150M Deal

Jan 31, 2008 9:24 AM

Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press has reported that the New York Mets are prepared to offer Johan Santana a six-year contract extension worth more than $150 million upon his arrival in New York.

Pioneer Press

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Sabathia On Expanded Drug Testing: 'Bring It On'

Jan 31, 2008 2:16 AM

C.C. Sabathia would welcome expanded drug testing in baseball, according to an Associated Press report. "Bring it on," the Indians ace said. "They can test me whenever. I have no problem with that."

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

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Royals, German Agree To $1M, One-Year Deal

Jan 31, 2008 1:13 AM

Esteban German and the Royals avoided an arbitration hearing, agreeing Wednesday on a $1 million, one-year deal, according to an Associated Press report.

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Tags: Kansas City Royals, Terms Agreement

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Mets Claim Lugo Off Waivers From A's

Jan 30, 2008 5:20 PM

The Mets on Wednesday claimed righthander Ruddy Lugo off waivers from the Athletics, according to a report on Yahoo.com.

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O's, Mariners Still Dancing Around Bedard Talks

Jan 30, 2008 4:50 PM

Talks between the Orioles and Mariners regarding pitcher Erik Bedard are still alive but appear to have been placed on low heat, according to ESPN.com. There is a chance that some other teams might get involved in the deal, but MLB.com maintains that the two teams are very close to agreeing to a deal. "We continue to talk," Orioles' President Andy MacPhail told the Baltimore Sun when asked about the proposed deal.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Trade Rumor

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Umpires: Background Checks Go Too Far

ESPN

Clemens Shows Up At Astros' Minicamp

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Dodgers, Ramon Martinez Agree To Minor-League Deal

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Bucs' Marte In Car Crash In Dominican Republic

ESPN

Trainer's Lawyer Expects Pettitte To Back Claims

ESPN

Reports: Santana Is Now A Met
The New York Mets have acquired Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

USA Today.com

Nationals To Sign Catcher Estrada
According to a number of league sources, the Nats have signed catcher Johnny Estrada to a $1.25M deal.

MLB.com

Mets The Front Runner For Santana?

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Hall Of Fame Game Will End After This Season

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Yankees, Cano Close To Finalizing Deal

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Inge Expresses Anger Over Cabrera Trade
Brandon Inge asked the Tigers to trade him following the acquisition of Miguel Cabrera, but a deal has yet to be made.

ESPN

Chamberlain Could Start '08 In Yanks' Bullpen

ESPN

Knoblauch Will Talk To Congress Before Hearing

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Source: Angelos Yet To Approve Bedard Trade

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Cardinals, Wellemeyer Agree To One-Year Deal

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Phillies Agree To Terms With Feliz
ESPN.com is reporting that the Phillies have agreed to a two-year deal with 3B Pedro Feliz, pending a physical.

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Red Sox Acquire Aardsma From White Sox

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Agent: Clemens' Longevity Built On Adjustments

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Tigers' Granderson Could Get Long-Term Deal

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O's Deny Deal In Place With Seattle For Bedard
Orioles' President Andy MacPhail has denied that the team has agreed to trade Erik Benard to the Mariners.

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