Major League Baseball and the Indians have not confirmed the
news, although the club did announce Thursday that it has a
press conference scheduled for Friday morning. Cleveland.com and
MLB.com first reported the home of the Indians would host the
Former San Diego Padres pitcher Randy Jones, the 1976 National
League Cy Young Award winner, is battling throat cancer, he
divulged on the team's website.
Jones, 67, said he was diagnosed with the disease in November.
He began chemotherapy and radiation treatments in mid-December.
"I feel positive," Jones told the website earlier this week.
"They caught it early. It's all in the throat and not in the
lymph nodes. I'm beating this thing."
Jones said his doctor told him his cancer is linked to tobacco
The Chicago Cubs signed often-injured left-hander Brett Anderson
to a one-year contract.
Anderson, who turns 29 on Feb. 1, pitched in just four games for
the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. He underwent back surgery
prior to the season and returned in mid-August, but then
suffered blister issues.
Washington Nationals versatile infielder Stephen Drew agreed to
a one-year contract, the team announced.
The club did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but MLB
Network's Jon Heyman said that Drew will receive a base salary
of $3.5 million with incentives that can earn him an additional
The Boston Red Sox announced that they will retire 10-time
All-Star slugger David Ortiz's No. 34 jersey prior to the team's
game against the Los Angeles Angels on June 23 at Fenway Park.
Ortiz's number will be the 11th on the right field facade of
Fenway Park, joining Bobby Doerr (No. 1), Joe Croin (No. 4),
Johnny Pesky (No. 6); Carl Yastrzemski (No. 8); Ted Williams
(No. 9); Jim Rice (No. 14); Wade Boggs (No. 26); Carlton Fisk
(No. 27); Pedro Martinez (No. 45); and Jackie Robinson (No. 42),
which is retired throughout Major League Baseball. (Editing by
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