J.J.Watt Elite Jersey Cardinals fill another need with Peralta signing

The Cardinals on Sunday signed free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year contract in a move that will immediately upgrade their offensive prospects at the position.

Financial J.J.Watt Elite Jersey terms were not revealed, but multiple reports have the deal worth $52 million.

“We are pleased to announce that Jhonny has agreed to terms and I know he is equally excited to be joining the Cardinals,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. “Jhonny is among the game’s top offensive shortstops, he’s a steady defender and he has experience playing for a contender. He gives us proven veteran experience and brings balance and versatility to our everyday lineup. ”

Mozeliak Nike J.J.Watt Elite Football Jersey and the Cardinals plan to hold a 10 a.m. CT news conference Monday to formally announce the signing at Busch Stadium. It can be seen live on MLB.com and Cardinals.com.

Signing Peralta means that St. Louis filled two major needs in the early portion of the offseason — shortstop and center field. The Cardinals acquired center fielder Peter Bourjos from the Angels on Friday for third baseman David Freese.

Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 for the Tigers last season, with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs in 107 games. That would be an offensive upgrade at the position, after Cardinals shortstops — led by Pete Kozma — had a batting line of .222/.280/.303 in 2013, with four homers and 54 RBIs.

However,Men’s Nike Houston Texans 99 J.J.Watt Elite Team Color Blue Jersey Peralta had a controversial 2013 season, as he served a 50-game suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis, a clinic that allegedly furnished performance-enhancing drugs to some players. He returned just in time to help Detroit in the postseason — albeit as its left fielder — and batted .333 (11-for-33) during the playoffs.

Because J.J.Watt Nike Elite Jersey Peralta wasn’t given a qualifying offer by Detroit, the Cardinals do not have to forfeit a first-round Draft pick as compensation.

Peralta is a .268 career hitter, with 156 home runs and a .755 OPS in 1,383 career games with the Indians (2003-10) and Tigers (2010-13).

With Freese traded, it’s expected that Matt Carpenter will move from second base to third base. Peralta would likely be paired with second baseman Kolten Wong in the Cardinals’ middle infield.

Besides time in the outfield, Peralta has also made 203 career starts at third base.

The Dodgers J.J.Watt NFL Elite Jersey have reached a one-year deal with free-agent right-hander Dan Haren, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

The deal is for $10 million with a 2015 option that vests if Haren throws 180 innings.

Haren is a three-time All-Star but has dealt with injury issues in his 11-year career. He was 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA last year with the Nationals after spending the previous three years with the Angels.

He has a career 129-111 record with a 3.74 ERA with the D-backs, Angels, A’s, Cardinals and Nationals.

McCann, Yankees agree to five-year deal Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Jersey

The Denver Broncos Peyton Manning Football Jersey Yankees are on the verge of completing a bold upgrade behind the plate, agreeing to terms on Saturday with free-agent catcher Brian McCann on a five-year contract worth at least $85 million.

McCann, widely regarded as the top available catcher on the market, will need to pass a physical before the deal becomes official. The Yankees have not made an announcement regarding the signing.

The deal includes a vesting option for the 2019 season that could push its overall value to $100 million, a source confirmed to MLB.com. It also contains a full no-trade clause.

McCann, who will turn 30 on Feb. 20, spent each of his first nine Major League seasons with the Braves, making seven All-Star teams and winning five Silver Slugger Awards.

In 102 games last season, he hit .256 with 20 home runs, 57 RBIs and a .796 OPS.Peyton Manning Bronco Jersey McCann’s left-handed power stroke figures to fit nicely in Yankee Stadium, restoring some of the punch that the Yankees sorely lacked from their catchers this past season.

New York Peyton Manning Tennessee Volunteers Jersey struggled to find offensive production from its catchers, giving extended playing time toChris Stewart, Francisco Cervelli and Austin Romine after declining to match the two-year, $17 million contract Russell Martin found with the Pirates.

With general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi agreeing to try their defense-first catching alignment, the Yanks’ backstops produced an overall line of .213/.289/.298 with only eight home runs and 43 RBIs.

McCann projects to lean more toward the levels of power production that the Yankees received from Martin and, before him, fan favorite Jorge Posada. McCann has hit at least 20 homers in each of the last six seasons and owns a career split line of .277/.350/.473.

Cashman Peyton Manning College Jersey said during this month’s General Managers Meetings that he “absolutely” expected to tender Cervelli a contract offer, so it is likely that Cervelli and Romine will compete next spring to serve as McCann’s backup, with Stewart becoming more of a non-tender candidate.

The timing of the deal was somewhat of a surprise. McCann and his agent, B.B. Abbott, were not expected to make a decision until at least the Winter Meetings next month in Orlando, Fla., with the Rangers, Angels and Red Sox also considered to be in play for his services.

Instead, ESPN New York reported that McCann visited with the Yankees on Tuesday, and that was enough to convince him to jump at an offer that represents the largest annual value contract ever given to a free-agent catcher at $17 million per year.

The Yankees’ signing of McCann is the first splash in what the club expects will be a busy offseason, reorganizing after New York was absent from postseason play for just the second time in the last 19 years.

Team president Randy Levine had said earlier in the week that Peyton Manning University Football Uniform Cashman was engaged with “five or six free agents,” a group that included McCann as well as second baseman Robinson Cano, who remains one of the Yankees’ top priorities.

However, the organization’s public statements sent a clear message to Cano’s camp that it was preparing to fill other needs while waiting for Cano to back down from his reported demands of a 10-year deal worth in excess of $305 million.

In addition to Cano and Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Jersey McCann, the Yankees are believed to have targeted an array of starting pitchers that include Japanese standout Masahiro Tanaka, while engaging the representatives for infielders Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta, plus outfielders Carlos Beltran, Shin-Soo Chooand Curtis Granderson.

J.J.Watt Women’s Jersey Roy Ellison suspended one game for use of profanity

The NFL has suspended official Roy Ellison one game for his comments to Washington Redskinsoffensive tackle Trent Williams, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported Friday.

The NFL quickly confirmed the news, saying that Ellison was suspended for a “profane and derogatory” statement to Williams.

Ellison reportedly had a previous instance of using abusive language on the field. Williams accused Ellison of calling him “a garbage (expletive) disrespectful mother (expletive).”

Ellison Womens J.J.Watt Fotball Shirts will be replaced on Walt Coleman’s crew by Rich Hall, a member of Ed Hochuli’s crew, who is off this weekend, per Rapoport.

“NFL game officials are expected to avoid personal confrontations with players and be respectful of players and coaches at all times,” the NFL said in a statement. “The NFL-NFLRA Collective Bargaining Agreement states that ‘at no time will a Game Official engage in any conduct which adversely affects or reflects on the NFL or which results in the impairment of public confidence in the honest and orderly conduct of League games or the integrity or good character of its Game Officials.'”

According to the J.J.Watt Women’s Red Jersey NFL’s senior vice president of communications, Greg Aiello, the last time an official was suspended due to an on-field incident was back in 1984, when Jack Fette got into hot water for conduct toward fans.

UPDATE: The Women’s Pink J.J.Watt Texans Jersey NFL Referees Association sent out a statement Friday in which it denounced Ellison’s one-game suspension as a rush to judgment. The NFLRA plans to challenge the suspension with an immediate grievance.

Rapoport reported on NFL Network’s “Around the League Primetime” that it’s unlikely Ellison will have his appeal heard before Sunday, according to a league source.

The 26-year-old had a promising 2011 season, batting .271 with 12 homers, 11 triples and 22 steals. But in 2012, he sat for most of the second half while Trout, Mark Trumbo and Torii Hunter made up the Angels’ outfield. And in 2013, injuries derailed Bourjos.

He batted .313 before missing six weeks with a strained left hamstring. Bourjos was plunked on the right wrist on June 29 and missed another month and a half. He returned in mid-August and wasn’t the same, batting .109 over a pain-stricken 15-game stretch. And on Sept. 7, he finally relented to season-ending surgery.

Bourjos has been in trade rumors incessantly for the last three years — it’s the price you pay for playing Trout’s position — and he figured this would be the winter he’d finally have a new home.

“I thought maybe that this was probably the best chance that I got traded, just because the last couple of years my name has been out there so much and it hadn’t happened,” Bourjos said on a conference call with Cardinals reporters. “With Calhoun coming up and playing extremely well andJ.B. Shuck and a lot of young outfielders playing extremely well, I figured there would be a pretty good chance I would get traded.”

Houston Texans J.J.Watt Women’s White Limited NFL Jersey Based on projections by MLBTradeRumors.com, Bourjos is slated to make $1.1 million as a first-year arbitration-eligible player, while Freese and Salas project for $4.4 million and $700,000, respectively. Freese doesn’t hit free agency until after the 2015 season; Salas comes with three years of club control.

The J.J.Watt Women’s Jersey Angels are still in desperate need of pitching — at least two starters and one reliever — and they have just over $10 million to spend before reaching the luxury-tax threshold of $189 million.

They’ve targeted relievers Joe Smith, J.P. Howell and Edward Mujica, have moved on to other free-agent starters after Jason Vargas signed with the Royals and are still willing to trade offense for cost-controlled starting pitching, with second baseman Howie Kendrick by far the most likely to be dealt.

But their in-house options at third base — Luis Jimenez, Chris Nelson, Andrew Romine andGrant Green — were almost as questionable as the names available in a thin free-agent class, and Bourjos alone was not valued enough to bring back quality pitching in a trade.

The Angels’ best bet to maximize Bourjos’ remaining value, they believed, was to take a chance on a reclamation of their own.

Andre Johnson Jersey What we learned: Falcons can’t trust offense or D

Men’s Nike Houston Texans 80 Andre Johnson Elite White Captain Patch Jersey The conundrum facing coach Mike Smith on fourth-and-15 late in the Atlanta Falcons’ 17-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night was a microcosm of a season gone awry.

Down Andre Johnson Texans Jersey by four points with just more than two minutes remaining, Smith was forced to decide whether he had a better chance of winning by trusting his tattered offensive to protect his quarterback against Rob Ryan’s blitz or by putting faith in his beleaguered defense to stop Drew Brees’ offense on three consecutive plays.

Smith opted for a 52-yard field-goal attempt from Matt Bryant that went wide left, ending any hope of winning a tight game.

The Falcons came to play in a vaunted rivalry game, but there was a sense the entire game that they simply didn’t have the horses to keep up with the Saints’ firepower on both sides of the ball.

Smith entered the season with Super Bowl hopes buoyed by running back Steven Jackson and wide receiver duo Julio Jones and Roddy White on offense and Osi Umenyiora and Kroy Biermann leading the defense.

Andre Johnson Houston Texans Battle Red Jersey Thursday’s game ended with special teamer Antone Smith producing the team’s longest run from scrimmage. Undrafted rookie free agent Darius Johnson hauled in six passes while White was an afterthought. The leading tacklers on defense were undrafted rookie linebackers Paul Worrilow andJoplo Bartu. 

That Andre Johnson Jersey certainly isn’t the way Smith drew it up in the offseason. His team will spend the rest of the season trying to remain competitive before owner Arthur Blank opens his checkbook to fix theoffensive line and defensive front in the offseason.

1. Jimmy Graham showed once again that he’s a physical marvel unlike any player in the NFL. After dragging Falcons safety William Moore into the end zone on a 44-yard touchdown, Graham knocked the goal post off kilter — Daryl Dawkins style — with his slam-dunk celebration. Graham and Pierre Thomas then went on to stiff-arm Falcons defenders for back-to-back big plays in the third quarter. Graham’s sixth 100-yard game of the season tied Joe Horn for the franchise record and matchedTony Gonzalez for the single-season record among tight ends.

2. When in need of a key play, the Saints often turn to Thomas to bail them out — whether it’s a tough run, a swing pass or the best backfield screen game in the league. He’s been among the most reliable situational players in the NFL for years. Thomas moved into fourth place on the Saints’ all-time rushing list, passing Rueben Mayes and Chuck Muncie. Not bad for a part-time player.

3. Drew Andre Johnson Memorabilia Brees’ 352 touchdown passes now are second only to Peyton Manning’s 399 through the first 13 seasons of a career. Brees also passed Warren Moon to move into fifth place on the career passing yards list (49,566), behind just Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and John Elway. By the time his career is over, Brees will be acknowledged as the best free-agent signing in history — better even thanHall of Famer Reggie White with the Packers.

4. Steven Jackson looked as good as he has all season. His longest run went for eight yards.

5. Roddy White managed just two catches for 24 yards after saying last week was as good as he’s felt all season after battling nagging hamstring and ankle injuries. Between 2007 and 2012, he had 24 yards or fewer in seven games. He’s already done it five times this season.

6. Saints Andre Johnson Football Merchandisedefensive ends Cameron Jordan and Akiem Hicks dominated an overwhelmed Falconsoffensive line, combining for four sacks. Jordan added 2.5 sacks and four quarterback hits to an already strong All-Pro resume in a breakout season.

7. The early returns on Corey White as the replacement starter for injured Saints cornerback Jabari Greer were not positive. Matt Ryan picked on White early and often, leading to a 31-yard pass interference penalty and a career-high five catches and 65 yards for Darius Johnson by halftime. The Greer injury could come back to haunt the Saints in the playoffs.

8. How bad is Atlanta’s offensive line? Last year’s second-round pick, Peter Konz, recently lost his starting center job toJoe Hawley. Konz was moved to right guard last week, only to be replaced by Garrett Reynolds after Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy toyed with him last week. Konz was forced back into the lineup Thursday after Hicks repeatedly beat Reynolds on the interior. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has twice won the Executive of the Year award, but his draft picks on the offensive line have been a disaster.

J.J.Watt Women’s Jersey Rangers acquire Prince in exchange for Kinsler

The Womens J.J.Watt Fotball Shirts Rangers have acquired the big bat they were seeking this offseason by sending second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers for first baseman Prince Fielder, the club announced on Wednesday night.

In one of the most significant deals in club history, the Rangers added a five-time All-Star who was the 2007 National League Hank Aaron Award winner while with the Brewers. Fielder, 29, hit .279 with 25 home runs, 106 RBIs and a .457 slugging percentage for the Tigers this past season. Over his nine-year career, he has a .286 batting average and a .527 slugging percentage while averaging 35 home runs and 107 RBIs per 162 games played.

“He has presence,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said of Fielder. “He has been a very productive player, and he has been a winning player. He plays every day, he plays hard and he plays to win. I believe he’ll fit right in with the character of our clubhouse. I believe he will be a leader and do the job in the middle of our lineup. We’re happy to have him here. I’ve always liked him.”

Fielder’s home runs, slugging percentage and .819 on-base plus slugging percentage in 2013 were the lowest single-season figures of his eight full seasons in the Major Leagues. He also hit just .225 (9-for-40) in 11 playoff games without hitting a home run or driving in a run as the Tigers lost to the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series last month. But the Rangers do not consider that to be the start of a downward trend.

“We looked at it quite a bit,” general manager Jon J.J.Watt Women’s Red Jersey Daniels said. “If he was coming off the best year of his career, then he would not be available. I think that’s kind of the whole idea of this deal. If anyone feels like that’s a sign of things to come, that he’s slipping, you may not like the deal. We don’t feel that way. Based on what we got from our scouts, and some of the analysis we did, we think there’s a lot more to come. We’re excited what we’re going to get from this guy in the future.”

Women’s Pink J.J.Watt Texans Jersey The move opens up a spot for Jurickson Profar, who is now the leading candidate to be the Rangers’ starting second baseman, alongside Elvis Andrus at shortstop. But Daniels said the spot won’t be just handed to Profar. The Rangers have two highly regarded middle-infield prospects inLuis Sardinas and Rougned Odor, both of whom finished last season at Double-A Frisco.

Profar played in 85 games for the Rangers this past season and hit .234 with 30 runs scored, 11 doubles, six home runs and 26 RBIs in 324 plate appearances. He played 32 games at second base, 18 at shortstop, 10 at third base and four in left field. Now, he has a chance to be locked into one spot.

“He’s a guy we like,” Daniels said of Profar. “We certainly like his potential and what he brings to the table. He’s a guy we’d like to see claim the job, but he’s got to earn it. We may bring in some competition to push him, and there are some guys behind him that may push him. We certainly think he’s capable, but he has to earn the job.”

Fielder will be the Rangers’ starting first baseman, taking a spot that Mitch Moreland has held for the past three seasons. Moreland could serve as a backup first baseman while getting time at designated hitter and the outfield. But the Rangers are still looking for more offense, most likely in left field, although they have shown interest in free-agent slugger Brian McCann as a backup catcher and designated hitter. Moreland played in 147 games for the Rangers this past season and hit .232 with 23 home runs, 60 RBIs and a .437 slugging percentage.

“Some of it is yet to be determined based on the rest of the winter,”Houston Texans J.J.Watt Women’s White Limited NFL Jersey Daniels said. “Mitch is certainly in our plans. An offensive addition at some position is of some value. We went into the offseason looking for two bats, and that’s still the plan.”

The Rangers also have to decide what to do about the leadoff spot after trading away a three-time All-Star who was a huge part of the club’s rise to back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and ’11. Kinsler hit .277 with 85 runs scored, 31 doubles, 13 home runs, 72 RBIs, 15 stolen bases, a .344 OBP and a .413 slugging percentage this past season. He was also the senior member of the Rangers.

“This is obviously a very exciting trade for us, adding Prince Fielder to our organization, but also a tough trade,” Daniels said. “Ian Kinsler has been in our organization since we drafted him in 2003. He was a catalyst for us on our World Series team, a heart-and-soul guy. Detroit is getting a tremendous player and person.”

Daniels said the trade gives the Rangers some direction regarding how their offseason will progress, especially since the deal clears up what will happen in the middle of the infield.

“We came into the offseason with depth in the middle of the diamond and a need at the corners,” Daniels said. “We’ve balanced that out. We’re not done, but we’ve chosen our path both financially and on the field.

“We’d still like to add offense. That’s still our top objective, but we’re looking to upgrade the team any way we can. We’re not ignoring the pitching staff, but this gives us a run producer in the middle of the lineup. We never felt pressure to deal one of our middle infielders, but other teams felt we had to. This clears it up.”

The Rangers tried to sign Fielder as a free agent two years ago, but instead he signed a nine-year, $214 million contract with the Tigers. The Rangers did not come close to matching that offer.

Fielder still has seven years and $168 million remaining on the contract, which runs through 2020, but the Rangers will receive $30 million from the Tigers as part of the trade. The money won’t be paid out until the final five years of the contract, beginning in ’16. Fielder also had a no-trade clause that included the Rangers, but he still approved the trade. The Tigers were not included by Kinsler in his partial no-trade clause.

The two sides floated the idea at last week’s General Managers Meetings, but Daniels said the trade talks really began with a call from Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski on Tuesday, and the deal came together by Wednesday evening.

“You could tell both sides were interested and motivated,”J.J.Watt Women’s Jersey Daniels said. “We got the money where both sides could live with it, and we made the deal.”

“It happened really fast, there’s no question,” Dombrowski said. “Really, since the General Managers Meetings last week, we just started to talk to clubs this week. We talked to a lot of different clubs at that point, really, about different processes, and then followed up.

“We really just kind of kicked this one around a little bit and then mentioned it with Jon Daniels, and he said, ‘Well, that’s interesting. Let me get back to you.'”

Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Jersey Yankees awaiting response from Cano

Unless Denver Broncos Peyton Manning Football Jersey Robinson Cano budges off his demands for a decade-long deal that would surpass $300 million, there will be nothing further for the Yankees to discuss with the All-Star second baseman, team president Randy Levine said on Tuesday.

Levine said that Cano’s representatives, which include music mogul Jay-Z and veteran agent Brodie Van Wagenen, have been sticking to their objective of scoring a record-setting 10-year contract for the star free agent.

“We want Robbie to come back,” Levine said in a telephone conversation. “We value him. We think he’s an important piece of the New York Yankees. We’ve made him a very, very competitive offer. We hope he strongly considers it. We’d like him to lead the Yankees for years to come, and that offer reflects it.

“But they’re still at 10 years and $300 million, and we’re not interested in giving anybody 10-year contracts or paying any player $300 million. I think right now we’re just waiting for them to come back to us.”

The Yankees’ Peyton Manning Tennessee Volunteers Jersey offer to Cano, a five-time All-Star who will turn 31 next season is believed to be for seven years in the range of $150 million to $170 million. Cano’s side is thought to be attempting to eclipse Alex Rodriguez’s deal with New York, which was for 10 years and $275 million, plus a possible $30 million in incentives.

Levine said that there has been no breakdown in communications between Cano’s representatives and the Yanks.

“We’ve been talking to them straight through,”Peyton Manning Bronco Jersey Levine said. “It’s not that we haven’t been talking; we’ve been talking. But right now they’re over $300 [million], and we are where we are. Right now, there’s really no reason to talk until they come off that number.”

In the meantime, Cano’s representatives are gauging the market outside the Bronx. On Tuesday, Jay-Z and Wagenen held a meeting with a contingent of Mets officials, including chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco.

It figures to be a long shot to actually see Cano changing boroughs. Alderson said at last week’s GM Meetings that he could not see the Mets giving out another $100 million contract, saying that team captain David Wright’s eight-year, $138 million pact had come under “special circumstances.”

That did not stop the tabloid from using Photoshop to paint Cano into Mets orange and blue, creating a back-cover vision that Levine said did not affect the Yankees’ front office.

“That has zero impact on us. We understand the process,” Levine Peyton Manning College Jersey said. “He and Jay-Z and Brodie are well within their purview to try and create a market and do whatever they can. That kind of stuff has zero impact on us. We know what we’re prepared to do, and whatever anybody else does really is irrelevant.”

Van Wagenen said in an interview with Sirius/XM’s MLB Network Radio over the weekend that he has fielded interest from teams about Cano, who batted .314 with 27 home runs and 107 RBIs in 160 games for the Yanks in 2013.

“At this point, he is open to exploring a number of those situations while also keeping a respectful eye on what the Yankees’ future looks like as well,” Van Wagenen said. “He’s absolutely looking for an opportunity to create a partnership with his new team.”

Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner has spoken openly about his desire to reduce payroll below $189 million for the 2014 season. The Peyton Manning University Football Uniform Yanks are expected to have a considerable amount of money to spend this winter, but the funds are not unlimited.

Levine said that Yankees GM Brian Cashman is preparing for potential moves with other free agents — the club has been linked in media reports to a variety of players, including catcher Brian McCann, outfielders Carlos Beltran, Shin-Soo Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Jersey Choo and Jacoby Ellsbury, and infielders Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta.

The Yankees are also believed to be heavily interested in making a run at Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, whose availability via the posting process is being sorted out between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball.

If those pieces start coming off the board, it makes sense that the expenditures could wind up reducing the amount of Cano’s next offer.

“[Cashman] is engaged with five or six other free agents, and if guys are ready to make deals, we’ll make deals with those,” Levine said. “Obviously, the more we spend on other free agents, the less money is [available] for the remaining guys.”

Pena Peyton Manning Captain Patch Jersey family once again represented in KC

Another member of the Tony Pena family is joining the Royals Peyton Manning Merchandise.

Catcher Francisco Pena, son of former Kansas City manager Tony Pena and brother of former Royals player Tony Pena Jr., has signed a Major League contract with the organization and was added to the 40-man roster, the club announced Sunday. He was a Minor League free agent.

Pena, 24, has spent his seven-year career in the Mets’ farm system and divided last year between Triple-A Las Vegas and Double-A Binghamton. In 68 games for Las Vegas, he batted .257 with 15 doubles, nine homers and 39 RBIs. He caught 57 games, making just four errors and throwing out 15 of 50 runners on base-stealing attempts.

Also known as “Frankie,” Pena Peyton Manning Jersey Cheap is a right-handed hitter who batted .236 in 593 Minor League games for the Mets with 40 homers and 243 RBIs.

“We’ve got a long history with him, from the time he was an amateur and signed with the Mets,” said J.J. Peyton Manning Online Jersey Shop Picollo, Royals assistant general manager-scouting and player development. “Most recently, he had played on that [Dominican World Baseball Classic] team and we got a look at him there and throughout his Minor League career.

“He’s currently playing in the Dominican Winter League and he’s really catching exceptionally well. He’s got a good feel for the game, he’s a smart kid. Defensively, we think he’s well above average and offensively he’s put up some solid numbers. And he’s still young.”

His father Tony was a former catcher who managed the Royals in 2002-05, compiling a 198-285 record before resigning in May 2005. Before this year, Pena’s 2003 team had the Royals’ only winning record (83-79) since 1994. He has been the Yankees’ bench coach for the last five years.

Tony Peyton Manning Youth Jersey Pena Jr. was the Royals’ regular shortstop in 2007, batting .267, but then went to a utility role for the next two years and decided to become a pitcher. This year, he posted a 5-8 record in 33 games (nine starts) for the White Sox’s Triple-A club at Charlotte.

Tony Jr., called “T.J.,” and Frankie are teammates on the Aguilas team in the Dominican.

“[I was] just down there last week and it was kind of funny watching T.J. close a game out pitching to his brother,” Picollo said.

Pena Peyton Manning Captain Patch Jersey becomes the fourth catcher on the Royals’ 40-man roster, joining All-Star Salvador Perez, backup George Kottaras and Brett Hayes.

“He’s been at Triple-A so we’re putting him on the roster. He’s somebody we expect to compete at the Major League level here in the near future,” Picollo said.

At about 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Picollo compared him in size with former Royals catcher John Buck.

“He can throw, blocks well, receives well, he’s pretty aggressive in using his arm,”Peyton Manning NFL Game Gears Picollo said. “We got a chance to see him a bunch in winter ball this year and he’s picked a couple guys off first base. He’s throwing the ball well according to all the guys that have seen him.”

With 39 players on the roster, the Royals and other clubs have an 11 p.m. CT deadline on Wednesday to decide which Minor Leaguers they want to protect from possibly being taken in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 12 at the Winter Meetings.

“Right now, as we stand, we’ve only got one roster spot available and we’re going in meetings [Monday] to try to sort through this for the next couple days,”Peyton Manning Denver Broncos Elite Jersey Picollo said.

Andre Johnson Jersey Stellar pitching helps Surprise top Mesa for AFL title

As home-plate umpire Andre Johnson Jersey A.J. Johnson called Steven Souza out on strikes for the final out of Saturday’s Arizona Fall League Championship Game, the Saguaros converged in the middle of the diamond. They hopped the first-base dugout fence and raced in from the bullpen in right field to form a jumping mass of jubilation behind the pitcher’s mound.

Men’s Nike Houston Texans 80 Andre Johnson Elite White Captain Patch Jersey Surprise had defeated Mesa, 2-0, at Scottsdale Stadium, winning the franchise’s first championship since 1995. But other than center fielder Tyler Naquin’s spontaneous decision to take the official championship picture wearing Jorge Alfaro’s catcher’s mask, the celebration was rather low key. There was some Chipotle, but no trophy — or Champagne — waiting for the Saguaros in the clubhouse.

But none of it mattered to them.

“That experience I had right there was the best I’ve had in baseball so far,” left-hander Tim Berrysaid.

“These kids wanted to win,” manager Gary Kendall said. “It’s all about development, but they wanted to win this ballgame.”

Surprise had relied on its offense throughout the fall as it outslugged opponents en route to a West Division title. Its offense was the league’s highest scoring, averaging six runs per game. But, Saturday, it was all about its pitching.

Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, ranked No. 84 on MLB.com’s Top 100 prospect list, set the tone for Surprise. The Orioles’ No. 2 prospect threw three scoreless innings. He struck out four batters and allowed two hits. Following Rodriguez, five Saguaros relievers combined for six scoreless innings.

Mesa’s best chance came in the sixth inning when it loaded the bases with one out against Berry, the Orioles’ No. 6 prospect. Kris Bryant, who had been awarded the AFL MVP award before the championship game, came to the plate. He got ahead in the count 2-0, but after a visit from catcher Jorge Alfaro and pitching coach Steve Karsay, Berry escaped the jam.

Andre Johnson Houston Texans Battle Red Jersey Berry Andre Johnson Jersey busted Bryant, the Cubs’ No. 4 prospect, with an inside fastball and got him to pop out in foul ground to first baseman Travis Shaw. He then struck out C.J. Cron, the Angels’ No. 2 prospect and AFL batting champion.

“It was such a bad start to the inning and such a big finish to the inning,” Berry said. “I was just glad to get out of there with no runs on the board and give it to Noe [Ramirez] and they took it from there.”

Ramirez Andre Johnson Texans Jersey, Keone Kela and David Goforth finished the game without further drama. The bases-loaded situation in the sixth inning was the only time all game the Solar Sox advanced a runner to third base.

Bryant went 0-for-4 Saturday and came away impressed with the Saguaros’ pitching.

“Their pitching was incredible,” Bryant said. “Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the other team. They came through when they needed to.”

Surprise Andre Johnson Memorabilia scored its first run with two outs in the second inning. Henry Urrutia hit a line drive over Souza’s head in center field and cruised into second with a double. Alfaro followed with an RBI single.

The Saguaros added an insurance run in the eighth inning. Jonathan Schoop, the Orioles’ No. 4 prospect, led off the inning with a single and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch. Mookie Betts, the Red Sox No. 16 prospect, drove him in with a single.

Urrutia was the only Saguaro with multiple hits. He finished the game 2-for-3 with two doubles.

The AFL is typically dominated by hitters, but two runs were enough in the championship game. Naquin said the Saguaros pitching staff has been up to the task all season.

“Seems like our pitchers, they always step up in the big, big situation,” Naquin said. “We have a great lineup, but if you look at our arms on paper, I’d put them above anybody else’s.”

The combination of the Saguaros offense and their strong bullpen allowed them to be one of the best teams in the league at coming from behind. While Surprise didn’t need a comeback in the championship game, Kendall said he would most remember his team’s perseverance game after game.

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“There’s a bunch of winning players out there and that’s probably what I’m going to remember the most.”

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Typhoon Case Keenum University College Jersey Haiyan left a path of destruction and despair in the Philippines, and Major League Baseball joined the international relief effort on Thursday by announcing a donation of $200,000 to UNICEFand the American Red Cross.

MLB also is activating its fan base by encouraging support of UNICEF and the Red Cross via public-service announcements, programming mentions and editorial coverage on MLB.com and MLB Network.

“Major League Baseball is eager to support the relief efforts assisting the people of the Philippines who have suffered because of this tragic storm,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. “Millions of people, including many children, have been affected by this storm, and we encourage others to contribute to the essential work of both UNICEF and the Red Cross in helping the country recover during this most difficult time.”

“Major League Baseball has been a true friend to the world’s children in their time of need,” said Case Keenum Women’s Red Jersey Caryl Stern, president and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, some five million children have lost their homes, schools and communities. MLB not only asked fans to support UNICEF’s response, but today they have made a generous gift to help fuel the relief so desperately needed. On behalf of the children who’ve endured the strongest storm in history, we thank MLB and its fans for the support.”

Case Keenum Houston Texans Football Jersey MLB.com will support relief efforts with editorial coverage, social-media outreach and prominently displayed links to the UNICEF and Red Cross websites, where fans can make contributions online. MLB Network will also provide information across its studio programming about the work being done by UNICEF and the American Red Cross and encourage viewers to donate.

“The generous support of Major League Baseball will help the Red Cross support people affected by Typhoon Haiyan, both in the emergency response and as people and communities work to rebuild their lives,” said Neal Litvack, chief development officer at the American Red Cross.

The death toll in the Philippines has risen to more than 2,000, according to a national count kept by the disaster agency. That figure is expected to rise, perhaps significantly, when accurate information is collected from the disaster zone.

The United Houston Cougars Case Keenum Jersey Nations has launched an appeal for $301 million to help relief efforts. An estimated 11.5 million people have been affected, with at least 545,000 displaced.

The southeast portion of the Philippines was the worst hit by the typhoon, which registered winds of up to 235 mph. Weather forecasters said they believed it was the strongest storm ever to hit land.

Tacloban, a city of about 220,000 people on the island of Leyte, is largely in ruins after bearing the full force of the winds and storm surge. Malls, garages and shops were stripped of food and water by hungry residents. Subsequent Tropical Depression Zoraida and a moderate earthquake in the region further complicated recovery and relief efforts.

The USS Case Keenum Jersey George Washington aircraft carrier arrived in the Philippines on Thursday to boost international efforts to provide aid and relief. The ship is part of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet and is accompanied by seven other ships that make up the George Washington Strike Group. The aircraft carrier has a crew of 5,500 and brings with it 21 helicopters, which can be used to ferry goods to hard-to-reach areas where people have seen no aid since the disaster.

President Barack Case Keenum Nike Elite Football Shirts Obama urged Americans to support relief efforts in the battered area.

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of the Philippines as they mourn so many loved ones and neighbors lost in the awful destruction of Typhoon Haiyan,” Obama said on Wednesday. “Here in the United States, we’re offering our support to our fellow Filipino-Americans who are worried for family and friends back home.

“The friendship between our two countries runs deep, and when our friends are in trouble, America helps.”

Additional information is available at MLBCommunity.org.

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Both the 49ers and Seahawks are getting healthy in the NFC Womens J.J.Watt Fotball Shirts West.

In Seattle, receiver Percy Harvin returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since undergoing August hip surgery, and the team’s two starting offensive tackles — Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini — also participated. All three could see time Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

In San Francisco, wide receiver Mario Manningham saw the field in Week 10, and the 49ers haven’t ruled out Michael Crabtree for the team’s Week 11 meeting with the New Orleans Saints.

Asked Wednesday if Crabtree might be added to the 53-man roster this week, coach Jim Harbaughtold reporters, “We’ll see.”

“I’m not going to make any predictions today … butwe’ve been encouraged with his progress and there’s other options as well,” Harbaugh said, per Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

A roster spot exists because the 49ers waived receiver Kyle Williams this week, and Crabtree — tucked away on the reserve/physically unable to perform list — has been cleared to practice just six months after suffering a torn Achilles.

Women’s Pink J.J.Watt Texans Jersey Crabtree isn’t likely to return to form out of the gate, but his presence would be welcomed by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has struggled to make hay with his outside targets:

Per ESPN, Colin Kaepernick’s career QBR when Vernon Davis is on the field is 77.7. When Davis off field, it’s 16.1: http://t.co/M0FVA3lo2k

— Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) November 13, 2013

NFL J.J.Watt Women’s Red Jersey Media’s Bucky Brooks broke down Kaepernick’s uneven campaign, noting that the “lack of speed and explosiveness on the perimeter” is a primary reason for the young passer’s struggles. It’s unfair to expect a fully operational Crabtree until, frankly, next season, but his return to the lineup will be welcomed by a team clawing for every inch in the rugged NFC West

Cano jumped at the chance to join Roc Nation as its first baseball client, saying at the time that he believed the partnership would be able to help him both on and off the field.

Yankees president Randy Levine said that he would not be surprised if Jay-Z — whose given name is Shawn Carter — becomes a bigger part of the picture in the weeks to come.

“He’s a pretty sophisticated guy,” Levine said. “I think he knows how to handle himself. … I’ve met Jay-Z, I know people in that organization. I’m sure they’re competent to handle it, and CAA has been doing it for a long time.”

Cashman said that he expects that the negotiations with Cano will be lengthy. Cano reportedly opened by asking for a 10-year, $305 million agreement, while the Yankees countered with an offer that is believed to have been closer to the eight-year, $138 million deal that David Wright signed with the Mets.

It is thought that the Yankees would be able to increase their offer to the $180-$200 million range in order to keep Cano in pinstripes, but Levine has already publicly stated that the club does not consider Cano to be a player that they must re-sign at all costs.

Cashman Houston Texans J.J.Watt Women’s White Limited NFL Jersey said on Wednesday that he must start attacking other portions of the Yankees’ winter plan, because there likely won’t be a speedy resolution to Cano’s situation.

“Usually the big boys take a while; usually the big ones drag out,” Cashman said. “I certainly don’t expect anything in the near term. We just got to free agency. That’s what [Cano] wanted, so now that he’s here, I would think that he wouldn’t end it soon.”

Levine said that the Yankees have prepared for the possibility that Cano may no longer fit into their plans, noting that “we have Plan B, C and D in place.” Cano may be the top second baseman in the game, but the Yankees also have other needs to attend to.

“This has to do with every player,” Levine said. “I think the clock ticks on both sides. We’re interested in a lot of players.”

Cashman J.J.Watt Women’s Jersey described his third full day at the General Managers Meetings as “a necessary trip” where some information-gathering has taken place, as well as meetings with various agents and other clubs.

“I think the Yankees are clearly in a place where they’re out to improve their status from where they were a year ago, no question,” said agent Scott Boras, who met with the Yankees on Wednesday.

The Yankees have been connected to big-ticket free agents like outfielders Carlos Beltran andShin-Soo Choo, as well as catcher Brian McCann and Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, but Cashman has also been operating on the smaller scales of the market.