Monday, December 29, 2008
MLB NEWS ROUNDUP
On the trail of Major League Baseball news today, besides the Mets expecting to make offers this week to free agent pitchers Derek Lowe and Oliver Perez, various news agencies are reporting the following items...The Orioles have signed free-agent left-handed pitcher Mark Hendrickson, who last season was Mets' ace Johan Santana's mound opponent on Opening Day in Miami.
Free agent slugging outfielder Adam Dunn is attracting interest from both the Dodgers and Cubs, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed catcher Michael Barrett to a Minor League contract and two Cuban players, pitchers Yadel Marti and outfielder Yasser Gomez, have defected to the Dominican Republic and are seeking Major League careers.
The Colorado Rockies are pursuing free agent starting pitcher Tim Redding (more on him in an old post on this blog site) and considering trading for Cubs' right-hander Jason Marquis.
These stories were reported in greater depth by mlb.com, the Baltimore Sun, Denver Post and ESPN.
Click this link for the piece about the Cuban players, by Enrique Rojas: espn.com
Posted by Gil Griffin at 4:11 PM