The Giants already made one drastic change to their franchise this offseason in hiring Farhan Zaidi away from the Los Angeles Dodgers as their new president of baseball operations. According to FanCred’s Jon Heyman, the Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts appeared close to a multiyear contract extension a week ago, but they now sit at a standstill, unable to come to an agreement.
Posted: November 17, 2018, 5:09 am
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will undergo heart surgery on Nov. 26 and is expected to be fully recovered prior to spring training, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Jansen announced the upcoming surgery on Friday at the Dodgers’ annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. “If we don’t find anything, so let’s say they go in and nothing happens, everything is good, I will be done in two weeks,” Jansen said, per Gurnick.
Posted: November 17, 2018, 12:59 am
World Series MVP Steve Pearce is returning to the Boston Red Sox after signing a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. “We’re thrilled to have Steve back with us for another year as we think he’s a great fit for our club,” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. Pearce, who plays first base and the outfield, was acquired by Boston on June 28 and emerged as a big contributor in the postseason.
Posted: November 16, 2018, 11:53 pm