Juan Cruz signed with the Kansas City Royals for two years and $6mm. That's an arm in the bullpen they'll surely cherish. Cruz will most likely be Kansas City's eighth inning guy. Just an interesting note, Kansas City signed set-up man and former Yankee Kyle Farnsworth to a 2 year, $9.5mm deal as well this winter. It's almost comical to think that someone like Farnsworth is making that much more than someone like Cruz.
Curt Schilling, one of my least favorite baseball players of all time, said, when asked about returning to the game "Absolutely, I'll come back." He wants to play for a team with championship caliber that hasn't won recently....or ever. His top choices are the Rays and the Cubs right now.
Johan Santana has a sore left elbow. In other news, CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, and Melky Cabrera all have no current injuries...
Via PeteAbe we learn that Jorge Posada was scratched with shoulder discomfort. They say it isn't too serious, but when the guy we're expecting to catch 120 games for us has a sore shoulder, you can't help but be worried. If I were Brian Cashman I would be having periodic conversations with Indians' GM Mark Shapiro, Angels' GM Tony Riggans, Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik, Texas GM Jon Daniels, and Colorado GM Dan O'Dowd about the availability of Kelly Shoppach, Jeff Mathis, Jeff Clement, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Max Ramirez, Taylor Teagarden, and Yorvit Torrealba in case Posada can't catch and we need someone who can catch and hit at the major league level.