R.J. Anderson

CBS Sports Staff /

J.D. Martinez fallout: Diamondbacks sign Jarrod Dyson to two-year deal, reports say

Arizona didn't waste much time turning to its fallback option following Martinez's deal with Boston

Josh Donaldson not seeing 'eye to eye' with Blue Jays, expects to become free agent

The former AL MVP has been one of baseball's best players in recent years

MLB Hot Stove: Red Sox, J.D. Martinez agree to reported five-year, $110M deal

The free-agent slugger will join the Red Sox after all

Bryce Harper says he won't talk about 2019 or his pending free agency

Harper would prefer if reporters respect his wishes

Current and former Rays stars are upset with the team's recent moves

Evan Longoria, Chris Archer, and Kevin Kiermaier aren't happy with the team's direction

Giants reportedly get creative to sign Tony Watson, avoid luxury tax penalties

Watson will give the Giants a good left-handed reliever

Despite testy arbitration hearing, Stroman hopes to stay with Blue Jays long-term

Marcus Stroman doesn't appear affected by the arbitration hearing after all

Machado says heart is at shortstop, staying there could impact free agent decision

Manny Machado is entering his first year as a big-league shortstop, but his heart wants what it wants

Yankees prospect shot during robbery in Venezuela, but expected to play this season

Thairo Estrada was shot in a recent robbery attempt

MLB Hot Stove: Mets reportedly ink Jason Vargas to boost their rotation

Vargas will return to New York after all

David Freese had a lot to say about the Pirates and their lack of a 'winning culture'

Freese went on a prolonged rant about the Pirates organization

Angels owner says a new contract for Mike Trout is 'always on their mind'

Trout won't qualify for free agency until after the 2020 season

MLB Hot Stove: Orioles reportedly sign Andrew Cashner to beef up rotation

Cashner is controversial, but is better than what the Orioles had

The first wave of spring injuries is here, leaving Mariners without first baseman

Ryon Healy and Troy Tulowitzki are dealing with injuries already

Marcus Stroman unhappy with Blue Jays approach against him in arbitration hearing

Stroman lost his arbitration case, losing the chance to earn an extra $400,000

R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and Baseball America, as well as on ESPN.com and Wired.com.