Found December 21, 2011 on
MLB Trade Rumors:
The Brewers have signed Cesar Izturis to a minor league contract, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. In a team release, the Brewers announced they've also signed left-hander Juan Perez to a minor league deal. Both players will receive invitations to Spring Training.
Izturis spent the last three seasons in Baltimore, hitting .240/.283/.292 in 958 plate appearances for the Orioles. Although the 31-year-old didn't provide much pop at the plate, his defense continues to be rated favorably by advanced metrics -- Fangraphs puts his career UZR/150 at +7.6 or better at shortstop, third base, and second base. If he makes the Brewers' big league club, Izturis figures to provide depth behind Rickie Weeks, Alex Gonzalez, and Aramis Ramirez.
The 33-year-old Perez, meanwhile, has seen limited Major League action with the Pirates and Phillies. With the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate at Lehigh Valley in 2011, Perez recorded a 5.70 ERA with 13.1 K/9 and 6.2 BB/9 in 36 1/3 i...
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have signed infielder Cesar Izturis and left-hander Juan Perez to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training.
Pitching is definitely the strength of the Milwaukee Brewers system. The organization has amassed an impressive group of arms in just the past two seasons. The club scored on two pitchers – Tyler Thornburg and Jimmy Nelson – in 2010 that many thought would crash and burn as starters in pro ball after flip-flopping between the rotation and bullpen in college. They then used two...
The Braves and Orioles discussed a possible Adam Jones trade recently, but talks didn’t progress far, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports (Twitter links). The Orioles wanted at least two of Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino and Randall Delgado and the Braves weren’t interested, Crasnick writes.
Conflicting reports about the Braves’ interest...
The Brewers went into winter hoping they could keep Prince Fielder. As that becomes increasingly unlikely, Milwaukee has had to consider how to replace him, writes Will Carroll.
Yesterday, the Baltimore Orioles announced that there would be additional upgrades and renovations to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the 2012 season and beyond.
There’s more news about the changes here, here and here.
Some changes are subtle, others are not.
From the Orioles.com site:
BALTIMORE -- With 2012 being the 20th anniversary season of the famed Oriole Park at Camden...
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed infielder Cesar Izturis and left-hander Juan Perez to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training.
Kevin Agee takes a quick look at what the return of Yuniesky Betancourt could mean for the Royals in 2012.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette was on Jim Bowden’s satellite radio show today and seemed to steer the conversation away from free agent first baseman Prince Fielder, but he said in a brief telephone interview this afternoon that he has “not ruled out any free agents.”
The Orioles made the signing of outfielder Endy Chavez official Tuesday. The 33-year-old agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with additional performance incentives that could be worth an additional $500,000.
Sam Mellinger examines Royals fans' strong feelings toward Yuniesky Betancourt, saying the outrage is entirely predictable and mostly understandable. Even if it's also misguided.