After watching the YouTube promotional video of the five-tool outfielder with a sculpted body and freakish athleticism, the Oakland Athletics were eager to see Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes up close.
The Oakland Athletics still have strong interest in signing slugger Manny Ramirez, who presents a low-risk investment for the rebuilding franchise.
The A’s cleared room on the 40-man roster for Johnny Gomes on Thursday by designating infielder Adrian Cardenas for assignment.
A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that outfielder Melky Cabrera and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.
Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract.
The Kansas City Royals have traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and another minor league pitcher.
The 36-year-old Winn was granted his release by the Baltimore Orioles on Monday after signing a minor league deal with the club in early February.
Cody Ross scurries through the clubhouse with a purpose, even in the early hours of the morning when many of his teammates are still arriving or grabbing breakfast.
In a court filing Thursday, prosecutors filed their third revised indictment against Barry Bonds, who is scheduled to stand trial March 21.
Cainan Schierholtz, the younger brother of San Francisco Giants right fielder Nate Schierholtz, pleaded no contest Wednesday to two felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with a series of drunk driving crashes in Danville in August.