Around the League: February 6, 2012-February 12, 2012
Monday, February 6
- Pitcher Anibail Sanchez won his arbitration case against the Marlins (1 yr. 8MM).
- Orioles designate former Cub Clay Rapada for assignment
- Rockies acquire RHP Jeremy Guthrie for Pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom.
- Nationals sign Mark Teahen to a minor league deal.
- Rangers sign Conor Jackson and Joe Beimel to minor league deals.
- Cardinals sign Alex Cora to minor league deal with a spring invite.
- Astros sign OF Justin Ruggiano to minor league deal with spring invite.
Around the League: January 30, 2012 – February 5, 2012
For the remainder of the off season, we will provide you with a quick trip around MLB to recap what has happened in the past week, thanks for following.
Monday, January 30, 2012
- Victor Martinez had micro-fracture surgery to repair the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee. He expects to have ACL surgery in six-to-eight weeks, officially ending his 2011 season before it started.
- Pat Burrell retired at the age of 35 due to chronic foot injury.
- Manager Ron Washington received a two-year extension through 2014.
- Orioles sign RHP Pat Neshek, C Ronny Paulino, and 17 year old LHP Seong-Min Kim to minor league contracts.
- Brewers sign former Cub outfielder Corey Patterson to a minor league contract.
- Yankees sign RHP Manny Delcarmen to a minor league contract
Pitcher Matt Garza, and the Chicago Cubs beat the arbitration clock this morning by agreeing to a one year deal for the 2012 season. Garza will make $9.5 million as well as performance bonuses included in the contract. A common ground was found after the Cubs were looking to lock Garza up for $7.95 million and Garza was looking for $12.5 million according to a Major League source.
Matt Garza will have an arbitration hearing tomorrow to determine how much he will earn this upcoming season. The two sides have not been able to come to an agreement and are quite far apart as the Cubs offered $7.95 million while Garza is looking for $12.5 million for the 2012 season.
Last year, Garza made $5.9 million and was the Cubs best starting pitcher posting a 10-10 record with a 3.32 ERA. At 28 he is under team control through the 2013 season, thus making him arbitration-eligible again next year.
Tomorrow we will discuss the arbitration decision and what the future might hold for Matt Garza.