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NASHVILLE While blockbuster rumors swirled, the Diamondbacks tidied up their bench and catching situations Wednesday, signing free agent veterans Eric Chavez and Wil Nieves to fill reserve roles at third base and catcher.Chavez, who would figure to get most of his at-bats against right-handers while spelling Chris Johnson at third, signed a one-year, 3 million contract. He hit 16 home runs in 278 at-bats for the New York Yankees last season, getting pretty much regular time at the end of the season while Alex Rodriguez recovered from his hip injury. Chavez hit .298 against right-handers last season, with all 16 of his homers coming against them. He is a career .280 hitter against righties. The Yankees were said to be interested in re-signing Chavez, but at a lesser price.
Chavez, who turns 35 on Thursday, won six consecutive AL Gold Gloves with Oakland starting in 2001 before being slowed by a back injury that limited him to 154 games between 2007-10. It is a testament to his chara...
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Yankees shortstop and renowned ladykiller Derek Jeter allegedly was spotted with swimsuit model Hannah Davis, an old flame, in a New York hotel bar on Monday night.
Catcher Wil Nieves and the Arizona Diamondbacks have completed their $800,000, one-year contract.
The sides agreed to the deal Wednesday but Nieves needed to pass a physical. The Diamondbacks announced the signing on Thursday.
The 35-year-old Nieves, who wasn't tendered a contract by Arizona last week, batted .306 with a home run and three RBIs in 16 games for the D-backs in...
The third base market continues to clear. Eric Chavez is now off the market, as the Diamondbacks signed the veteran to a one-year, $3 million deal Wednesday.
As the contract suggests, Chavez is unlikely to be a full-time player in Arizona. However, given the myriad struggles the club experienced at third base last season, we can expect Chavez to play a significant role. He hit .281...
WHO'S THE BOSS?
Yankees GM Brian Cashman reportedly lacked the authority to make any offers to free agents at the winter meetings without consulting team ownership first.
Derek Eater? Well that didn’t last very long.
Yankee fans woke up on Friday morning to a horrifying sight, Derek Jeter significantly overweight on the back page of the New York Post. The Post’s report stated that Jeter had “turned to the fork” and lost control of his weight during rehab on his injured left ankle.
The report, however, was proven false when MLB Network tweeted...
Derek Jeter says his surgically repaired left ankle feels good and he expects to be the New York Yankees' starting shortstop on opening day.
Jeter was at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night to surprise more than 500 children from New York City at his Turn 2 Foundation's holiday party. It was his first public visit to the Bronx since having surgery in late October to repair...
The Arizona Diamondbacks did not acquire a starting pitcher or a shortstop at the winter meetings, their stated goals, but it was not for a lack of trying. General manager Kevin Towers was in meetings with possible trade partners until 6:30 a.m. on the final day of the meetings, but nothing materialized. "I would say we are marinating right now," Towers said. Towers...
Unfortunately, the best news to come out of the winter meetings so far is that Derek Jeter believes he should be ready for Opening Day. Jeter, 38, who was criticized last week for being "out of shape" after a picture was taken of him walking down the street with a bit of a gut, says he feels good and that he is moving around a lot better after recovering from ankle surgery...
Aaron Hill re-broke out with his 2012 performance for the Arizona Diamondbacks. After two very disappointing seasons, he really put it together, establishing himself once again as a top second baseman. He only hails to Brandon Phillips in all of the NL; but at this point, he should be ranked ahead of the likes of Dan Uggla, Neil Walker and Chase Utley. He had an...
In hour 2 of The Warning Track Karen and Mike talking MLB Winter Meetings and the New York Yankees can add third baseman to the Christmas wish list with A-Rod having hip surgery. Who are they targeting in this thin market?
Dickey on the trade market, who can the Mets expect to get in return?
NFL picks, bowl game match-ups and Heisman candidates.
The Warning Track...
Two third basemen have signed contracts with teams other than the Phillies, limiting the team's options. First, Eric Chavez agreed to terms with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a one-year contract. Second, Jeff Keppinger agreed to terms with the Chicago White Sox on a three-year contract. I had earlier hoped for...