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A's part ways with Punto

Oakland, CA ( - The Oakland Athletics released veteran infielder Nick Punto on Friday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The A's needed to make room on the 40-man for pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez, both of whom were acquired from the San Diego Padres...

Pirates sign Corey Hart

Pittsburgh, PA ( - The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hart played 68 games for Seattle last year after missing the 2013 season recovering from knee surgery. He hit just .203...