Renato Nunez joins the A's roster.

A's Add Nunez, Drop Hassan from Roster

As we predicted, the Oakland A's added prospect Renato Nunez to the 40-man roster to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. To make room for Nunez on the roster, Oakland placed OF Alex Hassan on waivers. Hassan was then claimed by the Baltimore Orioles.

Alex Hassan at the Arizona Fall League in 2011.

A's Claim Hassan Off Waivers From Boston

The Oakland A's claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off of waivers from the Boston Red Sox, the team announced on Monday.

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Francisco Liriano

No Takers on Qualifying Offers

Twelve players received one-year qualifying offers from their teams last week, and all 12 players rejected those offers (or signed elsewhere) on Monday.

Michael Cuddyer is likely to stay in Colorado.

Will Free Agents Bite on Qualfying Offers?

Monday was the deadline for Major League franchises to extend one-year qualifying offers to their impending free agents. Several players received offers. Which free agents will take the offers? We take a look.

Palmeiro: “I Think Championship Is Coming”

Palmeiro: “I Think Championship Is Coming”

During Friday evening’s reception and informal dinner for the 1985 Diamond Dog team, as well as members of many other squads over the years, Rafael Palmeiro graciously gave a few minutes to Bob Carskadon of MSU Media Relations, Michael Bonner of the Clarion Ledger, and Dawgs’ Bite.

Palmeiro’s Main MSU Memory: “Just Winning”

Palmeiro’s Main MSU Memory: “Just Winning”

Rafael Palmeiro has been back to campus several times since moving on from his all-star career as a Diamond Dog to a, well, an even longer and greater All-Star career in Major League Baseball. Usually though the Mississippi State great has kept the profile low so as to enjoy the trip.

Josh Stinson

Bucs sign Josh Stinson to minor league deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson on a minor league contract, which includes an invitation to Major League spring training in 2015.

The Royals are the AL Champions.

Royals Ascend; Giants Capitalize Again

The Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. No, that's not a misprint. Kansas City won their first AL pennant since 1985 when they completed the sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The San Francisco Giants, who have won two World Series since 2010, are one win away from joining the Royals with their win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the NLCS.

Gregor Blanco's bunt was a game-winner.

Cards Throw One Away, Royals Move Closer

The San Francisco Giants keep finding different ways to score runs, while the Kansas City Royals have used a tried-and-true formula to close out games. Both ways led to wins on Tuesday, as the Giants took a 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals and the Royals grabbed a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Baltimore Orioles.

Madison Bumgarner and Lorenzo Cain

Royals Relentless, Bumgarner Flawless

The Kansas City Royals' magical run through the post-season continued on Saturday with yet another late-inning rally for a win over the Baltimore Orioles. The San Francisco Giants' road dominance also continued, as Madison Bumgarner led a shutout win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Alex Gordon had a game for the ages.

ALCS: Gordon, Royals Extra Special In Game 1

The Kansas City Royals are making the most of their first post-season appearance since 1985. With their 8-6 win in Game One of the American League Championship Series, the Royals won their fifth straight post-season game and won for the fourth time this post-season in extra-innings. Three of those extra-inning wins have come on the road.

Royals vs. Orioles ALCS Preview

Royals vs. Orioles ALCS Preview

On Friday night, dreams will be one step closer to reality for the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles. Two proud franchises who have fallen on hard times have reversed their fortunes to square off against each other in the American League Championship Series. While both the Royals and Orioles were sexy picks to make the postseason, nobody predicted they would meet each other in the ALCS.