As he enters his 21st and final season in the Majors, Rockies right-hander LaTroy Hawkins realizes he has seen just a "small piece" of the sport he loves. When he takes off the uniform for the final time, he plans on delving into the rest.
David Ross and Jon Lester appear to be together again. The Cubs have reportedly signed Ross to a two-year, $5 million contract, according to FOXSports.com. Several Boston media outlets confirmed the deal on Friday. The Cubs, who would have to make a roster move to open a spot for Ross, would not comment on the reports. The deal most likely is pending a physical.
The D-backs avoided arbitration with reliever David Hernandez on Wednesday by signing the right-hander to a one-year, $2 million contract.
The Dodgers released reliever Brian Wilson on Friday and the club will be responsible for the 32-year-old right-hander's $10 million salary for 2015.
The Giants filled their third-base vacancy on Friday night, announcing they obtained Casey McGehee from the Marlins for a pair of Minor League right-handers.