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Baseball Insider: November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008

Rangers Trade Littleton to Red Sox

The Red Sox added another reliever via trade on Friday, acquiring Wes Littleton from the Rangers for a player to be named later. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, who broke the deal, the Rangers aren't holding their breath about getting much back, considering the fact that...

By Cameron Smith  |  November 28, 2008; 8:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Rangers , Red Sox  
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Freddy Garcia Injures Shoulder in Venezuela

Free agent pitcher and former hefty-contract laden ace Freddy Garcia has re-injured his throwing shoulder, according to the Chicago blog Cubs f/x via the official site of Tigres de Aragua and Caracas based newspaper El Universal. Garcia was pitching in the Venezuelan winter league to try and resuscitate his major...

By Cameron Smith  |  November 28, 2008; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cubs , Mets , Nationals , Orioles , Pirates , Rangers , Red Sox , Royals , White Sox  
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Red Sox Make Offer To Tazawa UPDATE

UPDATE: News on the Tazawa front, with the Boston Globe reporting that Tazawa has accepted the Red Sox offer. Chad Fidd reported early early Friday morning that Tazawa had picked the Red Sox above the Braves, Rangers and Tigers, and since then the Kyoto Wire service out of Japan has...

By Cameron Smith  |  November 28, 2008; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Braves , Indians , Mariners , Rangers , Red Sox , Tigers  
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Sabathia Interest As Financial Brinksmanship

Almost as soon as rumors leaked out of Anaheim in the past two days about the Angels' interest in CC Sabathia, speculation emerged that the entire concept of the Angels chasing Sabathia was a simple smokescreen to get first baseman Mark Teixeira to decrease his demands. It may seem like...

By Cameron Smith  |  November 26, 2008; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Angels , Yankees  
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Utley Has Hip Surgery

From the Associated Press: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has had arthroscopic hip surgery and is expected to need four to six months to recover. The three-time All Star had surgery Monday to trim the labrum and a bony lesion in his right hip at the Hospital for Special Surgery...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 25, 2008; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Phillies  
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Will Glavine Retire Or Return?

One of the silent questions of the offseason thus far surrounds one of the most decorated pitchers who put on a uniform at any point in 2007: Will Tom Glavine finally retire to spend more time with his family at his Atlanta-area home, or will he try to come back...

By Cameron Smith  |  November 24, 2008; 1:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Braves  
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Chad Billingsley Breaks Leg in Freak Injury

This isn't quite a tale out of the Clint Barmes drawer, but it's close: Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley suffered a spiral fracture of the fibula in his left leg when he slipped on ice and fell down the stairs of this Reading, Penn. home on Saturday. Yes, this really did...

By Cameron Smith  |  November 23, 2008; 1:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Dodgers  
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