Zack Greinke passed his physical examination on Monday, officially making him the newest member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Greinke signed a six-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth $147 million, which is the second largest contract signed by a pitcher since CC Sabathia signed his 2009 contract with the New York Yankees.
With Greinke's new contract the Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 payroll is expected to top $200 million, which would be a first for any team in Major League Baseball history.
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When you have the second worst record in the National League, you'll try anything, right?
It appears the Giants are looking for some of the same magic Klay Thompson and the Warriors received during their run to the 2017 NBA title.
Prior to Sunday's game against the Mets, Giants manager Bruce Bochy and shortstop Brandon Crawford signed a fan's toaster.
The legend of the toaster is well-documented for the Warriors now.
In March, Warriors fan Ronnie Reyes had Thompson autograph a toaster at a signing event. Thompson looked a little puzzled after he autographed the appliance. But from that moment, the Warriors went 31-2 en route to the NBA championship. The only losses came on April 10 when Thompson did not play against the Jazz and Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Cavs. They were 30-0 with Thompson in the lineup until losing to Cleveland.
So mark June 25 down on the calendar. If they Giants turn things around, you may have to credit this autographed toaster.
MIAMI — Ichiro Suzuki has become the oldest player to start a game in center field since at least 1900.
The 43-year-old Suzuki was in the lineup batting leadoff Sunday for the Miami Marlins against the Chicago Cubs. Suzuki surpassed the record held by Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, who was a month younger when he started in center in 2002 for the Boston Red Sox.
Suzuki, a member of the 3,000-hit club, reached on an error and scored in the first inning. He has played in 63 games this season, mostly as a pinch hitter, and began the day batting .209.