Phillies re-sign Cole Hamels! Dodgers land Hanley Ramirez!
@SportsBata ..nuff said
P Cole Hamels agreed to six-year contract extension worth $144 Million with the Philadelphia Phillies, today! He got the second biggest contract for a #MLB pitcher; next to Yankees’ ace C.C. Sabathia who signed a seven-year deal worth $161 Million in December 2008!
“For me this day is not easy, the Marlins have been my family, the only one I had in baseball,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com’s Enrique Rojas on Wednesday. “I will never forget who gave me that first opportunity that every human being needs. They will always be in my heart,” Ramirez said.
“I leave with some regret, not having helped bring a championship to Miami, but otherwise, I just keep positive memories of my time with the team,” Ramirez said. – espn
The LA Dodgers landed SS Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins this morning! The Dodgers acquired Ramirez along with reliever Randy Choate from Miami for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and a minor leaguer, Scott McGough, a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher. #Ramirez was the former NL Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star, who led all shortstops from 2006-2010 with 124 HRs and .521 slugging percentage! He cooled off in the last two seasons, and was drastically looking for a change! #Ramirez was switched to third base this season with the arrival of Jose Reyes from the #Mets!
#YankeesNews: A-Rod broke his left hand, last night, against the Seattle Mariners! Mariners’ pitcher Felix Hernandez pitched solid, but pelted #ARod, #Jeter, and #Ichiro during the game on some wild pitches!
Former #Yankee Hideki Matsui, 38, was cut from the Tampa Bay Rays earlier today! He has been struggling, hitting .147 with two homers and seven RBIs in 95 at-bats.