The Athletics have finalized a deal with Cuban super star Yoeines Cespedes for 4 years and 36 million dollars. Cespedes has been playing 8 years in Cuba and hit 33 HR in 2011. Cespedes is a 5 tool player and should have a big impact for years to come. He will most likely bat 3rd in the A’s line-up the usual spot for a teams best hitter. If the advertisement and scouting for Mr. Cespedes are correct then he should make a serious threat in the rookie of the year voting.
This Week in Baseball, The Mariners arrive at-and many teams pack up for-spring training. The Mariners are still mouring the loss of Greg Halman, who was stabbed to death in November. They were greeted with T-shirts bearing Halman’s number.
The Marlins are discussing a contract with Cuban star Yoenis Cespedes. He is one of the most sought after players on the open market.
Alex Gordon resigns with the Royals for one year. Nelson Cruz resigns with the Rangers for two years. Miguel Cabrera has lost 20 pounds in order to make the switch back to First base. Jeff Suppan signs a Minor League deal with the Padres, with an invitation to Spring Training. Scott Linebrink has signed a Minor League Deal with the Cardinals, also with a Spring Training Invitation. Manny Ramirez, whom many had thought to be gone for good, is looking for a signing with the Orioles or the A’s. Jed Lowrie has signed with the Astros for one year. Russel Branyan signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees.
That’s all for This Week in Baseball
Yankees: Sign Billy Hall to minor league deal.
Marlins: Yoenis Cespedes gets tour of new Marlins Park.
Dodgers: Sign two year extension with Clayton Kershaw.
Rangers: Extend Elvis Andrus for three years.
Fantasy baseball begins!