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MLB Trade Rumors:
The Twins announced that they claimed right-hander Jeff Gray off of waivers from the Mariners. They also confirmed that they claimed left-hander Matt Maloney off of waivers from the Reds.
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The Seattle Mariners have released former closer David Aardsma after Aardsma declined to be outrighted and became a free agent.
The Mariners also removed center fielder Franklin Gutierrez and catcher Adam Moore from the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Right-handed reliever Jeff Gray was also claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins.
Aardsma did not pitch in the majors during...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins claimed a pair of pitchers off waivers Monday.
Left-hander Matt Maloney and right-hander Jeff Gray were both claimed by the Twins. Maloney, 27, spent three seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. He's pitched 22 games at the major league level, posting a 5.40 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 17 walks in 80 innings. Maloney was a third-round pick of the Reds...
Four Mariners players -- catcher Josh Bard, reliever Jamey Wright, infielder Adam Kennedy and designated hitter Wily Mo Pena -- became free agents on Sunday as the Major League Baseball offseason officially got underway.
Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson brings us some Seattle Mariners breaking news today. Today the M's bid fair well to veteran closer David Aardsma. Aardsma has indicated that he would be interested in playing for the Mariners again in the future, but is excited to see what opportunities are ahead of him in the MLB.
Danny Hultzen and Nick Franklin, two of the Mariners' top prospects, have been chosen to play for the West Division All-Stars in the sixth-annual Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game this Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.
MINNEAPOLIS Michael Cuddyer was the most consistent player for the Minnesota Twins this season. As a result, the right fielder received the award for the Most Valuable Twin as the seventh annual Diamond Awards were announced Monday.
Cuddyer, 32, hit .284 with 70 RBIs and a team-high 20 home runs while playing in 139 games. He and third baseman Danny Valencia were the only two regular...
The Seattle Mariners have hired Chris Gwynn as their director of player development.
Gwynn, the younger brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, replaces Pedro Grifol, named the new manager of Class-A High Desert.
Gwynn will oversee Seattle's minor league system. He previously was the San Diego Padres' director of player personnel.
Gwynn has spent 14 years working in baseball front offices.
Joe Nathan will become a free agent this off-season after the Twins declined to pick-up his 12.5 M option. The all-time Twins save leader and four time All-Star successfully returned from T.J. surgery this season in which he posted a 4.84 ERA and 14 saves in 48 appearances. Between 2004-2009 Nathan averaged 68 appearances a season with 40 saves and a 2.16 ERA. In his return...
The Movember MLB Mustache Madness continues. Shortstop mustaches are in short supply, but they are a bit like the Marines. The few. The proud. The current MLB shortsops with mustaches.
Another contender to win it all. Ryan is another player who offers us multiple looks and is the rare middle infielder who has grown, kept and cultivated a mustache for...
The Movember MLB Mustach Madness continues. Our next match-up comes takes a look at the star 'stache offerings from current MLB starting pitchers. Who makes our mustache rotation?
To be honest, I didn't like Pavano's mustache before, but it (excuse the pun) grew on me. This bristly offering is an homage to eras gone by, but without forcing the issue...
The Twins appear to have acquired 27-year-old lefty Matt Maloney from the Twins, as Maloney tweeted today, "Thanks for everything Reds...but i am now a Minnesota Twin!!! Looking forward to a great new opportunity!!"
Maloney spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he posted a 2.99 ERA, 5.6 K/9, 1.2 BB/9, and 0.9 HR/9 in 81 1/3 innings, missing much of the season...