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  1. Rangers building depth in bullpen

    Calvin Watkins

    With the signing of right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa on Tuesday, the Texas Rangers made another small baseball statement, not a sexy one -- build the bullpen. Neftali Feliz is the closer, but given his velocity issues after returning from Tomm...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Angels add insurance for Josh Hamilton

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting little trade here: The Angels trade reliever Kevin Jepsen to the Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, a trade conceived in part with the news that Tampa Bay closer Jake McGee had surgery on his elbow and will start the season on the disabled l...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Santa Mejia OK with Parnell as closer

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- The prospect of Bobby Parnell as Mets closer did not dampen Jenrry Mejia's spirits. Mejia, who recorded 28 saves in 2014, said he would be fine if he is setting up Parnell next season. Adam RubinElf Jeurys Familia, Mr. Met a...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
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  6. Fans' embrace let White Sox add Cabrera

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox front office might have purchased a new closer last week in David Robertson, but it appears as if the team's fans were the ones who purchased new left fielder Melky Cabrera. General manager Rick Hahn admitted Tuesd...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  7. New renderings of future Atlanta Braves stadium accidentally show...

    Patrick Dorsey

    New images of the Atlanta stadium show the home team in a bad place.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  8. Jason Motte signs one-year deal with Chicago Cubs

    Jayson Stark

    The Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Jason Motte, pending a physical, a team source told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  9. New Sox closer Robertson: Nice guy, mean competitor

    Doug Padilla

    SAN DIEGO -- Talk to David Robertson for any length of time, and the Chicago White Sox' new closer sounds nothing like the cold-blooded attack dog who had the ability take over after one of the most storied runs in major league history and make the j...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  10. Rumors Roundup for Wednesday

    Doug Mittler

    The winter meetings inched closer to a conclusion on Wednesday, and the rumor mill in San Diego finally centered on someone not named Jon Lester. Lester has a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  11. White Sox make Robertson deal official

    Doug Padilla

    SAN DIEGO -- Two days after it was reported, the Chicago White Sox made their free-agent acquisition of David Robertson official, announcing a four-year, $46 million deal with the right-handed closer. The White Sox created the most buzz on the ope...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  12. Crasnick: Yanks, Sawx, Dodgers eye Romo

    Andrew Marchand

    SAN DIEGO -- We have mentioned a number of times that the Yankees could try to sign Sergio Romo as their closer, allowing them to leave Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller as setup men. Jerry Crasnick says the Yankees are not alone in their interest in...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  13. Houston Astros add Luke Gregerson as closer

    The Houston Astros have agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million contract with Luke Gregerson and also have agreed to sign reliever Pat Neshek, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney, confirming multiple reports.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  14. Chicago White Sox acquire Jeff Samardzija in trade with Oakland A...

    The Chicago White Sox pulled off Part 2 of their pitching staff coup Tuesday, trading for starter Jeff Samardzija in a deal with the Oakland Athletics.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  15. Who closes in the Bronx?

    Doug Mittler

    A $46 million offer to David Robertson was deemed too pricey, so the New York Yankees wake up Tuesday morning with a big question mark at closer. Robertson had 39 saves in his first season as the successor to Mariano Rivera, and was seeking a dea...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  16. White Sox fill two major holes on roster

    Keith Law

    The White Sox do not have time for your so-called "rebuilding process." Their Monday night acquisition of starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija via trade and signing of closer David Robertson continues Chicago's acceleration back into contender range, ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  17. Chicago White Sox acquire Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox have pulled off a major shake-up to their pitching staff, adding former New York Yankees closer David Robertson via free agency to go with a trade for starter Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  18. Rumor mill liking the White Sox

    Doug Padilla

    SAN DIEGO - On the first day of baseball's annual winter meetings, it was the Chicago White Sox who stood tall among the juiciest rumors in the game. Reports on Monday had the White Sox linked to both top free-agent closer David Robertson ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014