R.J. Anderson

CBS Sports Staff /

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

Rays ace and top pitching prospect trade public jabs, have an interesting relationship

Chris Archer and Brent Honeywell may not be fond of each other

MLB rumors: Mets could bring back one of their former pitchers to boost rotation

Jason Vargas didn't spend long in New York, but he could return

Cardinals GM says Alex Reyes won't be the team's closer this season, so who will?

Reyes is working his way back from Tommy John surgery

Derek Jeter weighs in on whether Bonds and Clemens should be in the Hall of Fame

Jeter didn't say yes, but he didn't say no, either

Jeter says he's still a Yankees fan, hopes to build sustainable winner with Marlins

Jeter sat down for an interview with 'CBS Evening News With Jeff Glor'

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.