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Bartolo Colon Suspended for Taking Testosterone

The Oakland A’s Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has been suspended 50 games for violating MLB’s drug policy. Colon tested positive for testosterone and will miss the remaining 40 games of this season and any 10 postseason games if the A’s reach the postseason. Although Colon has had a decent season going 10-9 with a 3.43 …

MLB Official 2012 free agency list

Here is the official free-agency list supplied by the union … Atlanta Braves Gonzalez, Alex Linebrink, Scott Sherrill, George Wilson, Jack Arizona Diamondbacks Marquis, Jason McDonald, John Nady, Xavier Overbay, Lyle Baltimore Orioles Guerrero, Vladimir Izturis, Cesar Boston Red Sox Bedard, Erik Drew, J.D. Jackson, Conor Miller, Trever Ortiz, David Jonathan Papelbon Varitek, Jason Wakefield, …

2011 MLB Opening Day Salaries by Team

2011 MLB Salaries by Team New York Yankees $202,689,028 Philadelphia Phillies $172,976,379 Boston Red Sox $161,762,475 Los Angeles Angels $138,543,166 Chicago White Sox $127,789,000 Chicago Cubs $125,047,329 New York Mets $118,847,309 San Francisco Giants $118,198,333 Minnesota Twins $112,737,000 Detroit Tigers $105,700,231 St. Louis Cardinals $105,433,572 Los Angeles Dodgers $104,188,999 Texas Rangers $92,299,264 Colorado Rockies $88,148,071 …

Red Sox, Padres agree on Adrian Gonzalez trade

According to various sources the San Diego Padres have agreed to deal 1B Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox for Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo and Reymond Fuentes. According to ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes, Theo Epstein flew from San Diego to Boston with Adrian Gonzalez. The Red Sox have received permission from Major League Baseball …

Chicago Cubs great/announcer Ron Santo dies

Legendary Cubs player and announcer Ron Santo died Thursday at his home in Arizona. Santo was the Cubs third basemen from 1960-1973 before playing his final year with the White Sox in 1974. He became a Cubs broadcaster in 1990 and never apologized for cheering for his team or being frustrated when the team messed …

Rockies give Troy Tulowitzki 7 year extension

Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a new contract that will pay Tulowitzki an additional $134 million over seven seasons, through the 2020 season. “I’m really lucky,” Tulowitzki said. “I can’t wait to be here my entire career.” Tulowitzki was deeply affected by the departure of his mentor Matt Holliday a couple years …

Atlanta Braves trade for 2B Dan Uggla

The Atlanta Braves acquired a right handed power bat today, acquiring Dan Uggla from the division rival Florida Marlins for left handed reliever Mike Dunn and utility player Omar Infante. Uggla is a free agent after the 2011 season, but the Braves will most likely try to sign the second basemen to an extension. Uggla …

Ryne Sandberg joins Phillies Triple-A team

Former Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg, who was passed over by the Cubs as the team’s next managers has agreed to become manager of the Philadelphia Phillies’ Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the International League. Sandberg had long been considered the favorite to replace Lou Piniella but the Cubs chose Mike Quade who was named …