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JOE SAUNDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals sign Saunders to minor-league deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have signed veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, who was released by the Rangers last week, to a minor-league contract and plan to assign him to Triple-A Omaha. The Royals announced the move before their game Tuesday night at Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old Saunders was 0-5 with a 6.13 ERA in eight starts for the Rangers before he was released Friday. He also...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders struggles as Texas slide hits seven

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas manager Ron Washington knows there's no secret to his team breaking out of the slump they're in. The Rangers have to start hitting better and pitching better. At least for a night they got part of the equation right. Texas scored six times but the pitching struggles continued as Detroit handed Texas its seventh-consecutive loss 8-6 at Globe Life Park...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota interested in Joe Saunders if price is right

The Minnesota Twins have shown interest in left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders the last two years. Last year, they made Saunders a one-year, $8 million offer, but he chose to take a similar offer from the Seattle Mariners. Now a free agent, the Twins are still expressing interest.Darren Wolfson of 1500espn.com reports that the Twins remain interested in Saunders if the price is right...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore in Talks with Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano

The Baltimore Orioles have had a quiet off-season, but are currently in the market to add a starting pitcher.  Reporter Jon Morosi reveals that the team is talking to a pair of left-handers, Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano.Photo By Keith Allison via Flickr.comSaunders, 32, pitched with the Orioles back in the latter part of 2012, but went on to pitch with the Seattle Mariners last...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: O’s Targeting Joe Saunders; Not Kyle Lohse

The Baltimore Orioles remain in the market for a veteran starting pitcher, and they continue to be in contact with free agent left-hander Joe Saunders, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. Kubatko adds that while there’ve been rumors to the contrary, the Orioles are not interested in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. Executive vice president Dan Duquette remains...
Via MLB Injury News
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles defeat Rangers in American League wildcard, advance to ALDS

The Baltimore Orioles are moving on after beating the Texas Rangers in the one-game wild card playoff held tonight in Arlington. Orioles pitcher Joe Saunders gave the Orioles 5 2/3  innings before he handed the game over to the bullpen. Darren O’Day came in and pitched 2 innings giving up only one hit before he was replaced by Brian Matusz. Jim Johnson came in to close out the...
Via Tireball.com
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles tab Saunders to start vs. Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas Baltimore will go with left-hander Joe Saunders, who has struggled at Rangers Ballpark, as its starter for Friday's American League wild-card game against the Rangers. Saunders is 3-3 with a 3.63 ERA in seven starts for the Orioles this year since coming over from Arizona in an August trade. He pitched six times in Arlington when he was playing for Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Saunders pitches O's past Blue Jays

Joe Saunders began pondering perfection just one inning into his latest start. Saunders and three relievers combined on a three-hitter and the charging Baltimore Orioles blanked Toronto 4-0 Monday, cutting their AL East deficit to one game. ''(Saunders) was the difference today,'' Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. The Orioles, who took two of three at Yankee...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Saunders looks to stay hot vs. slumping Nats

While the Washington Nationals boast baseball's best team ERA, the pitcher that leads the majors in that category hails from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Joe Saunders looks to continue his impressive start and help the Diamondbacks win a fourth straight game Wednesday night against the slumping Nationals. After recording a 5.93 April ERA a year ago, Saunders (2-1, 0.90 ERA) has...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs' Saunders stronger, tougher ... sexier

Joe Saunders had two words for his offseason. Weird. Crazy.They seem as good as any. Saunders was a Diamondback. Then he was not. Then he was again, becoming the final piece in a starting rotation that appears as solid as any in the pitching-rich National League West. The experience of being temporarily on the job market made him stronger mentally and physically -- and maybe even...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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