Ichiro Suzuki agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins. From CBSSports.com:
The Marlins have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki on Friday, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirms. Craig Mish of MLB Network Radio first reported the deal. According to Heyman, he'll receive $2 million in 2015.
Suzuki, 41, will serve as Miami's fourth outfielder, behind Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich.
Source: CBSSports.com 1/23/2015
Yu Darvish's elbow is fine, from MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan:
... "This offseason I was able to work on my strength program and my training is going well right now," Darvish said Friday while making a rare public appearance at the Rangers Awards Dinner in Dallas.
It was the first time that Darvish has spoken publicly since he was shut down at the end of the season with mild inflammation in his right elbow. His last start was on Aug. 9 against the Astros, and right now he is throwing off flat ground. Darvish won't go off a mound until the beginning of February, but so far everything has gone well.
"My elbow feels fine and I am able to throw on my throwing program," Darvish said.
... "He's right on schedule," Daniels said. "I think Darvish is very in tune with his body as much as anybody and knows how he's feeling. He's very confident. Like any of these guys, until they're out there you're always going to have some reservation, but that's the worrywart in me. From all the information we have, I'm encouraged. He's basically been cleared to do just about everything."
Source: MLB.com 1/26/2015
Former Yomiuri Giant and Rakuten Eagle John Bowker signed minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants. Source: Baseball America 1/24/2015
Fumimasa Ishibashi will be a part of the coaching staff with the Ogden Raptors this year. Source: MLB.com Source: 1/13/2015