Tag:Jermaine Dye
Posted on: February 17, 2010 10:48 am

Indians, Rays, Red Sox looking at Branyan

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting the Indians are in a three-team chase for free agent Russell Branyan, who can play outfield, third base and first base. The other interested teams are believed to be the Rays and Red Sox.

Drafted in the seventh round in 1994, Branyan started his career with the Indians. The left-handed hitter played one game in 1998, followed by 11 games in '99, 67 in 2000, 113 in '01 and 50 in '02 before being dealt to the Cincinnati Reds.

Branyan, 34, had a career year last season, hitting career-bests 31 homers and 76 RBI with a 2.51 batting average in just 116 games with the Seattle Mariners.  A bad back kept him from playing a full season and is likely the reason the Mariners weren't willing to offer a multiyear deal.

The Plain Dealer is also reporting the Indians are looking at free agents Hank Blalock (.234, 25 homers, 66 RBI last year) and Jermaine Dye (.250, 27, 81).

Posted on: December 29, 2009 11:18 am

Cardinals look past DeRosa

According to multiple reports, Mark DeRosa has agreed to a two-year deal with the Giants, leaving the Cardinals with no Plan B if they fail to re-sign Matt Holliday. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has kept in constant contact with a few free agents. He declined to identify them, but the Cardinals are known to have interest in Felipe Lopez, a switch-hitting infielder.

In addition, the Cardinals have also talked with agents about outfielders Xavier Nady and Jermaine Dye. Lopez and Nady, like Holliday and free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre, are represented by Scott Boras.

Posted on: December 16, 2009 11:07 am

Rangers hunt for power hitters

A Dallas Morning News report suggests Rangers GM Jon Daniels continues to explower power-hitting options just in case the proposed trade for Boston's 3B Mike Lowell falls through.

Daniels is also considering Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jermaine Dye. They are all free agents and have been on the Rangers' radar the entire off-season. In addition, Daniels hasn't ruled out the possibility of adding one of those bats in addition to Lowell, whose injured right thumb continues to be a concern.

Posted on: December 2, 2009 11:41 am

Interest in Dye

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports on interest around the league in Jermaine Dye ...

Dye previously told the Sun-Times he has recieved calls from at least eight major-league teams and wasn't ruling anyone out.

The Yankees denied reports they were interested but Cowley believes the club is trying to work "under the radar."  A source said the Yankees already had asked for Dye's  medical reports.

The Texas Rangers were an early favorite, but Dye did not want to take most of his at-bats as DH.

The Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants also have shown interest.
Posted on: November 23, 2009 10:49 am

Braves looking for offense

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that besides potential replacements at first base and closer, the Braves want to improve their offense this offseason, preferably with a power hitter.

It could be a a first baseman or an outfielder and have expressed interest in Mark DeRosa, Nationals LF Josh Willingham, OF Mike Cameron and Jermaine Dye.

Posted on: June 30, 2009 3:17 pm

Jermaine Dye scouted

According to the Chicago Tribune , the Giants sent one of their top scouts to Cleveland to watch right fielder Jermaine Dye. The Giants also were believed to be looking at Cleveland's Victor Martinez, according to a source.

White Sox GM Ken Williams has said he intends to remain a buyer and he also discussed a scenario in which the Sox could acquire a younger player that could be interpreted as a "they've thrown in the towel" move but would be viewed by the team as a neutral deal for 2009 with a bigger upside the following three seasons.

Posted on: June 19, 2009 11:42 am

White Sox Injuries

White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen is considering giving RF Jermaine Dye a rest Friday night.

Guillen told the Chicago Tribune "Hopefully, with a day off, he'll feel better, but we're going by ear."

Guillen added that he has to "be careful" with Dye because of all the injuries. "If Dye goes down, [Carlos] Quentin is already down, and it will be tough on us."

Category: MLB
Posted on: May 21, 2009 3:48 pm

Stark On White Sox, Bedard, A's, Penny

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