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1/29/2013 | Breaking down MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects
Jurickson Profar, Dylan Bundy, Oscar Taveras and Wil Myers were the clear choices for the 2013 prospect version of Mount Rushmore. The overall tally at the top was close, but more than 70 percent of those polled picked the Rangers shortstop as their choice for No. 1.

1/29/2013 | Mets sign reliever Atchison to Minor League deal
The Mets have signed right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training, the team announced Tuesday.

1/29/2013 | Several big leaguers in Miami clinic's PED notes
Major League Baseball is gathering and reviewing information regarding Tuesday's report in the Miami New Times that linked at least seven Major Leaguers to performance-enhancing substances via a recently closed clinic in Miami, but also expressed confidence that the developments demonstrate the scope of the sport's anti-doping efforts.

1/29/2013 | Johnson's arrival may push Zobrist to outfield
According to second baseman Kelly Johnson, he has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rays, pending a physical. Interpreting the move for Johnson, it appears the Rays could make Ben Zobrist the team's full-time right fielder.

1/29/2013 | Rangers march on after missing on offseason targets
Instead of overreacting to the inability to sign the likes of Zack Greinke and Joshn Hamilton by overpaying to get a lesser player on the free-agent market, the Rangers reassessed their roster and looked instead at a bit of patchwork to help them get through until something with more impact can be accomplished.

1/29/2013 | Good-fielding pitchers help themselves on mound
While the catcher is considered the leader of the infield, set apart by his tools and multiple duties calling pitches, guiding pitchers and setting defenses, the man on the mound -- the fifth infielder -- is critical to defensive containment. His glove is there to be used, along with his athleticism, knowledge, anticipation and instincts.

1/29/2013 | Injured, slumping players look for 2013 rebound
With spring's clean slate ahead, Jacoby Ellsbury and Lance Berkman are two of the many players hoping for a combination of healed injuries, fine-tuned adjustments, restored confidence and improved luck.

1/28/2013 | Angels add Coello on Minor League deal
The Angels signed right-hander Robert Coello to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training on Monday.

1/28/2013 | MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects to be revealed Tuesday
It's an annual rite of spring, an accounting of talent as regular as arbitration. MLB.com will release its Top 100 Prospects list for 2013 on Tuesday night, and prospect expert Jonathan Mayo -- along with several of the players on the list -- will be on hand to discuss the rankings.

1/28/2013 | Atchison doesn't foresee a return to Boston
Free-agent reliever Scott Atchison threw his first full-fledged bullpen of the winter on Monday, and this week he expects to announce what team he'll be pitching for in 2013, but he said it won't likely be the Red Sox.

1/28/2013 | Hamels downplays shoulder issue from last year
Cole Hamels gave a few Phillies fans a moment of panic earlier this month when word spread he suffered from a sore left shoulder late last season, but Hamels said it was a non-issue when asked about it Tuesday.

1/28/2013 | Pineda making strides at Yanks' training complex
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda is set to reach a major checkpoint in his recovery from right shoulder surgery, graduating to tossing from a half mound on Tuesday at the club's complex in Tampa, Fla.

1/28/2013 | Padres sign righty Garcia to Minors deal
The Padres added another name to their pool of starting-rotation candidates on Monday, as they signed right-hander Freddy Garcia to a Minor League deal.

1/28/2013 | Oft-injured Nick Johnson elects to retire
Veteran first baseman Nick Johnson has decided to retire following a productive but injury-plagued 10-year career, New York's WFAN reported Monday.

1/28/2013 | D-backs' moves give Gibson more flexibility
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson will have plenty more decisions to make this year when it comes to filling out his lineup card thanks to the work put in this winter by general manager Kevin Towers.

1/28/2013 | Yankees add Rivera to outfield mix
The Yankees have found another option in their pursuit of a right-handed bat, reuniting with outfielder Juan Rivera, who played in New York from 2001-03, on a Minor League contract.

1/28/2013 | Sweeney eager for second chance with Red Sox
The Red Sox's interest in bringing back outfielder Ryan Sweeney well may have been bolstered by Ryan Kalish's surgery news, but the Sox had interest in Sweeney beforehand.

1/28/2013 | Yelich, Fernandez among non-roster invitees
Two of the top prospects in baseball will get their first taste of big league Spring Training when the Marlins open camp on Feb. 12. The Marlins on Monday announced that outfielder Christian Yelich and right-hander Jose Fernandez are among 31 non-roster invitees who will be attending Spring Training.

1/28/2013 | Rox would consider multiyear deal with Fowler
Although they didn't plan to sign any of their arbitration-eligible players for more than one year, the Rockies agreed to a two-year deal with right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and would be willing to consider a multiyear contract with outfielder Dexter Fowler.

1/28/2013 | Gregerson, Padres agree to one-year deal
The Padres came to terms with one of their three remaining arbitration-eligible players on Monday, reaching a one-year deal with reliever Luke Gregerson for $3.2 million.

1/28/2013 | Backe grateful for chance to help out Astros
Brandon Backe admitted it took him some time to come to terms with the fact injuries cut short his career in his early 30s, but the former Astros starting pitcher, who had a flair for coming through in the clutch, has transitioned quite well into life after baseball.

1/28/2013 | Trading Upton makes sense for D-backs
The D-backs are being second-guessed for trading away Justin Upton, but general manager Kevin Towers knows what he's doing. He has never had anything close to the most resources, but has kept his teams in contention. He has also understood that roster building is more an art than a science and that how the people fit is almost as important as how the numbers fit.

1/28/2013 | Bradley, Skaggs to live tweet Top 100 list
On Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, MLB.com's 2013 Top 100 Prospects list will be revealed on MLB.com and MLB Network, and you're invited to interact with several of the players on the list as they live tweet the unveiling, moderated by MLBPipeline.com (@MLBPipeline), using the hashtag #MLBPipeline.

1/28/2013 | Hamilton to live tweet Top 100 Prospects list
On Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, MLB.com's 2013 Top 100 Prospects list will be revealed on MLB.com and MLB Network, and you're invited to interact with several of the players on the list as they live tweet the unveiling, moderated by MLBPipeline.com (@MLBPipeline), using the hashtag #MLBPipeline.

1/28/2013 | Olt to live tweet Top 100 Prospects list
On Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, MLB.com's 2013 Top 100 Prospects list will be revealed on MLB.com and MLB Network, and you're invited to interact with several of the players on the list as they live tweet the unveiling, moderated by MLBPipeline.com (@MLBPipeline), using the hashtag #MLBPipeline.


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