August 4, 2013 |
First-year Cal State Northridge baseball Coach Greg Moore, who hired former Chatsworth Coach Tom Meusborn as an assistant coach, has added former Capistrano Valley pitcher Matt Hiserman to his staff. Hiserman was a pitcher at San Francisco, where Moore was the pitching coach. Hiserman's focus will be on strength and conditioning. Eric.email@example.com
July 9, 2013 |
Former Calabasas pitcher Drew Saberhagen has been hired as the pitching coach at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Saberhagen, who played at Pepperdine and Western Carolina, is the son of former Cy Young Award winner Bret Saberhagen. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
June 22, 2013 |
Cuban pitcher Miguel Alberto Gonzalez has been granted free agency by Major League Baseball, agent Jaime Torres said Saturday. Gonzalez, a Cuban defector, has yet to receive clearance from the U.S. Treasury Department. Torres said he hopes that clearance will come this week. Until then, Torres said, MLB has instructed teams not to negotiate with Gonzalez. The Dodgers were among the teams that scouted Gonzalez during a showcase in Tijuana on Thursday. Gonzalez is scheduled to make another showcase appearance next Friday in Tijuana.
August 5, 2013 |
Clayton Kershaw better buy a bigger trophy case. On Monday he was selected the National League pitcher of the month for July, and there is a sneaky suspicion this won't be the last time he earns a major honor. Kershaw, 25, pretty much has been pitching brilliantly all season, but his July was particularly impressive: 4-1 record, a 1.34 earned-run average, a .161 opponents batting average and 43 strikeouts and only two walks in 47 innings. This is the second time Kershaw has been selected pitcher of the month, the other coming in July 2011, the same year he won the NL Cy Young Award.
November 4, 2013 |
The Angels, as expected, did not extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to pitcher Jason Vargas by Monday's deadline, so they will not receive draft-pick compensation if the free-agent left-hander signs elsewhere. Monday's decision does not preclude the Angels from pursuing a multi-year deal with Vargas, who had a 9-8 record and 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an injury-plagued 2013 season, and there appears to be interest in such a deal on both sides. But beginning Tuesday, Vargas can negotiate with all 30 teams.
July 27, 2013 |
The Philadelphia Phillies and 26-year-old Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez have reportedly agreed to a six-year contract worth $60 million, according to the Associated Press. The deal will make Gonzalez, who has a fastball that peaks in the upper 90s, the highest-paid international player. Gonzalez pitched for the Cuban national team during the World Cup of Baseball in 2009 and 2011, but defected and had been working out in Tijuana, Mexico, where scouts from teams across the league -- including the Dodgers -- went to observe the right-hander.