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NEAL COTTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yankees sign Scott Baker, Brewers land Neal Cotts

The Yankees have signed pitcher Scott Baker to a minor league contract which includes an invitation to spring training. Baker, 33, will join the Yankees in Spring Training as he tries to crack their opening day roster. Baker made eight starts and 17 relief appearances for the Rangers last season finishing with a 5.47 ERA and and 55/14 K/BB ratio in 80 2/3 innings. The right hander...
Via Tireball.com
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Neal Cotts, Brewers agree to 1-year, $3 million contract

MILWAUKEE -- Reliever Neal Cotts and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract. The 34-year-old left-hander was 2-9 with a 4.32 ERA and two saves in a career-high 73 relief appearances for Texas last season, a year after going 8-3 with a 1.11 ERA in 58 games with the Rangers. Cotts has held opponents to a .223 average during the past two seasons with 128...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Relief help still a focus for Rangers

The Texas Rangers addressed their needs for starting pitching and catching help last week. The priority now is finding some more relievers. "The bullpen is an area we'd like to add if we can," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "We've only got three left-handed relievers coming to camp in (Robbie) Ross, (Alex) Claudio and (Michael) Kirkman. It might be a situation where we've...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Re-signing Colby Lewis and Neal Cotts are the primary focus

The Texas Rangers played well below expectations this season.  They went from being World Series contenders to one of the worst teams in all of baseball as they were decimated by injuries.  Heading into this offseason they have not only added a new manager, but the Star-Telegram is reporting that re-signing starting pitcher Colby Lewis and reliever Neal Cotts, is a top priority...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta checks in on Rangers' Neal Cotts

The Atlanta Braves have been searching the trade market for a left-handed relief pitcher to bolster their relief corps. Andrew Miller of the Red Sox, Wesley Wright of the Cubs, and James Russell of the Cubs have been on the Braves list of targets, but they have yet to come close to acquiring any of them. Atlanta really wants a lefty in their bullpen, so they are continuing to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles interested in trading for reliever Neal Cotts

The Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers have had discussions about a trade that would send reliever Neal Cotts to the Orioles according to T.R. Sullivan. With Zach Britton moving into the closers role, the Orioles have a need for a left handed reliever. Orioles and Rangers talking about Neal Cotts…. Orioles looking for reliever who can get both sides out. — TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger...
Via Tireball.com
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: Big Papi is begging for a beaning

David Ortiz launches a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth off lefty Neal Cotts to secure a series victory over the Rangers. Begging for someone in Texas to nail him the next time they face off.Your browser does not support iframes.Bob's Blitz does not advocate beaning. It just went better alliteration wise in the headline.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotts makes quite a comeback with Rangers

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Neal Cotts was taking college classes again, making a two-hour drive twice a week to Illinois State. He was 32 years old and it was nearly three years after his last major league appearance. ''I was throwing on the side here and there, but not particularly going gung-ho,'' Cotts said. ''I was doing other things.'' But the...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LHP Cotts, Rangers reach 1-year deal for $2.2M

Left-hander Neal Cotts and the Texas Rangers have reached a one-year deal worth $2.2 million. The 33-year-old Cotts had been eligible for salary arbitration before Wednesday's agreement. Cotts was 8-3 with a 1.11 ERA in 58 games last season. He struck out 65 in 57 innings. Cotts began the season at Triple-A before being promoted on May 21 for his first big league action since...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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