MLB Storylines: Is Suk-min Yoon headed to Baltimore?
In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI.
With no major signings or trades occurring on Tuesday, there are no "Top Stories." Instead, I will give a rundown of all of the day's news and notes.
Here are the stories from Tuesday, February 11th.
News and Notes
- A picture of South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon wearing an Orioles hat surfaced on Tuesday. As of late Tuesday night, sources were unable to confirm if Yoon had indeed signed with Baltimore, but past reports had noted the Orioles interest in the pitcher. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted that Baltimore is the mix for Yoon, but a source told him there is no agreement between two sides at this moment.
- Three-time All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt has decided to officially retire. Oswalt, 36, hopes to join the business side of baseball now that his playing career has ended. The veteran righty retires with a lifetime record of 163-102 and a 3.36 ERA.
- Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported that the Orioles have stepped up their pursuit of Ervin Santanaafter missing out on Bronson Arroyo.
- According to James Wagner of the Washington Post, the Nationals were impressed with Ryan Madson after attending his showcase for interested teams.
- Former Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan has decided to join the Astros organization in an advisory role. Ryan's official title, according to the Astros, will be executive advisor.
- According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Indians will not be re-signing Ubaldo Jimenezunless "something extreme" happens.
- Ken Rosenthal tweeted that several teams have shown interest in infielder Emilio Bonifacio, who was designated for assignment last week by the Royals. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reported that the Orioles are one of the teams interested in Bonifacio. According to Kubatko, Bonifacio has been a long time favorite of manager Buck Showalter, and Baltimore also lacks a clear starting option at second base.
- Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reported that pitcher Rich Harden wants to pitch in 2014, but won't try to sign with a team until he is further along in his throwing program.
- The Mariners signed pitchers Randy Wolf and Zach Miner to Minor League deals with invites to Spring Training.
- At 51 years of age, Jamie Moyer has decided to finally call it quits on his playing career and will now join the Phillies broadcast team. Moyer last pitched with the Rockies in 2012 at the age of 49 and became the oldest pitcher in MLB history to record a win.