Major League Baseball News
Just a couple of days are left to begin the 2010 Major League Baseball Season. The teams of the National league and the American League will vie for the league title. And the champions of each league will appear for the final face-off to win the 2010 World Series pennant. Since baseball is America’s pastime, both players and fans look for the latest Major League Baseball News and happenings. Following are some of the hottest MLB news:
Justin Upton Signed Agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks
The Arizona Diamondbacks has signed an agreement of approximately $51 million with right fielder Justin Upton. Duration of the contract is for six years. An official announcement is likely to be made on Wednesday. The performance of Upton was better in 2009 than 2008. In the 2009 season, he hit .300 with 26 home runs and 86 RBIs.
Hochevar, and Rosa Will Play for the Royals
Luke Hochevar has made a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals to play the major league games on Tuesday. The contract price is $1.76 million. Last year he scored 7-13 in 25 starts for Kansas City with an ERA of 6.55.
Right-hander Carlos Rosa has also been contracted by the Kansas City Royals for one-year. The player made seven relief appearances for Kansas City Royals and scored a 3.38 ERA.
Cabrera is Now Better Mental State to Deal with Stress
Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers slugger expressed that he has learnt from his mistakes. He is now in better condition to deal with stress. He says, "Right now, I'm more responsible for myself. I can get through anything. It's coming easier to me. You know how sometimes you have problems, you [keep it] inside, and you can't let it out. That's what happened to me most of the time. I was angry most of the time. Right now, it's easy to let it go."
La Russa wishes Jim Edmonds well
Although Jim Edmonds is joining the rival Brewers, but Manager of the Cardinals Tony La Russa wishes him well. According to Russa, Edmonds could have helped the Cardinals as a player instead of being in a starring role. Edmonds, who is 18 home runs short of 400 for his career, will play for the Brewers as a left-handed-hitting outfielder.
Freddy Garcia Will Play with White Sox
Freddy Garcia is back two years after surgery on his right throwing shoulder. He will play for the Chicago White Sox. According to Garcia, "A lot has happened. Out of the last three years I spent almost a year out of the big leagues recovering from the operation. It was a difficult time but who knows why these things happen? With health, brother, I'm trying to be here and have a good season and help the team."
Cardinals Planning for Better Offense
In 2010 season, the Cardinals are planning to improve offence. Last year they have produced 730 runs which took them at the seventh position in the National League. But their total was nearer to 10th-place Chicago than to fifth-place Florida. The Cardinals will require greater contributions