Masahiro Tanaka gets US visa

Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese star pitcher, might well have been saved from the pain of missing the MLB’s spring season training sessions because of some visa related troubles. New York Yankees sealed a deal with Tanaka previous week on a US$ 155million 7 year contract, but bureaucratic vaults appeared very sure to derail Yankees scopes of getting the Japanese player to Yankees in time for spring training session.

Senator Schumer has stepped in to serve the New York Yankees with any red tape they could face, and this move appears likely to have pulled off enormous results for this MLB team. Read more »

Pittsburgh Pirates gets new coach

A week after ex Pittsburgh Pirates coach Jay Bell announced his wishes of joining the coaching staffs of Cincinnati Reds; the Bucs have called a replacement. On Monday, the organization stated that Jeff Branson, who was Jay Bell’s assistant hitting coach, would be the man who would look to turn around the team next season.

The forty six year old joined the league coaching staff on 13th December, 2013, has been with the team for the past twelve years. Earlier he was the Indianapolis Indians hitting coach. Jeff has a 9 year career as an infielder. He had played for Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Pirates have also promoted Jeff Livesey to the major league staff.

In the meantime, Pittsburgh Pirates have got right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas and outfielder Jaff Decker from the San Diego Padres for their outfielder Alex Dickerson. Jaff hit .286 with ten home runs as well as 40 RBI in hundred and five matches with Triple-A Tucson in the year 2013. He also went four for twenty six with a homer as well as 2 RBI in thirteen matches with Padres. Miles went 4 – 2 with twenty six save for Tucson this season and made 2 scoreless shows for San Diego.

Alex Dickerson was chosen as the Eastern League Rookie of the Year after he hit .288 with seventeen home runs as well as 68 RBIs with Double-A Altoona. To make room for Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas on forty man roster, Pittsburgh designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment.

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