MLB notebook: Source says Red Sox, Ortiz strike deal
BY Associated Press
Saturday, November 03, 2012
11/03/12 at 3:33 AM
The Red Sox and designated hitter David Ortiz have agreed to a two-year deal worth $26 million that could allow one of the breakout stars of the franchise's cathartic 2004 World Series victory to retire in a Boston uniform.
A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations said Friday night that the deal, with incentive bonuses, could bring Ortiz as much as $30 million in the 2013 and '14 seasons. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been signed.
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said the team had nothing to announce. Ortiz's agent, Fern Cuza, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Speaking at the Celtics' home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, Ortiz said, "We haven't finished it up yet."
Astros unveil new look: The Houston Astros have unveiled new uniforms, getting rid of the brick red they've worn since 2000 and returning to the orange and navy blue used for most of the franchise's existence.
The new look coincides with Houston's move from the National League to the American League for 2013.
The color scheme is the same used from 1962-93. They're also using the logo from that era - an orange star with a white 'H' in front of it.
Houston also shed its Junction Jack rabbit mascot and returned to a redesigned green space creature called Orbit. He was Houston's mascot from 1990-99.
Rockies lose 4 players to outright waivers: The Colorado Rockies have lost right-handed pitchers Guillermo Moscoso, Zach Putnam and Josh Roenicke along with infielder Tommy Field, who were all claimed off outright waivers.
Moscoso was claimed by Kansas City, Roenicke and Field by Minnesota and Putnam by the Chicago Cubs.
Also, right-handed pitcher Carlos Torres was outrighted off the major league roster. And the Rockies reinstated first baseman Todd Helton and right-handed pitchers Christian Friedrich and Juan Nicasio from the 60-day disabled list. Lastly, the club selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Josh Sullivan.