3/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Marlins | Want to trade for third baseman?: The Florida Marlins may be inclined to trade for a third baseman after sending 3B Matt Dominguez to minor league camp, according...[+] to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. The guys they could look at include Kansas City Royals 3B Pedro Feliz, Tampa Bay Rays 2B Felipe Lopez, New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez and free-agent 3B Garrett Atkins (Pirates).
3/21KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Garrett Atkins releasedThe Pittsburgh Pirates released 1B Garrett Atkins, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Colin Dunlap reports....[+]The Pittsburgh Pirates released 1B Garrett Atkins, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Colin Dunlap reports.
3/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Steve Pearce eliminating leg kick: Pittsburgh Pirates OF Steve Pearce eliminated the leg kick in his swing roughly a week ago in order to simplify his mechanics...[+] at the plate, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. 'You don't want to take away what's natural but you definitely want to be simplified, so things can be maintained very easily,' hitting coach Gregg Ritchie said. 'There is a magnitude of things that it's going to accomplish. He is seeing the ball bigger, eliminating the strikeouts, putting the ball in play and hitting the ball on the money.' Pearce is feeling good and has reached base in five of his last eight spring at-bats. He is competing with 3Bs Garrett Atkins, Andy Marte and Josh Fields for a corner utility role.
1/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Jeff Clement falling down depth chart: Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Jeff Clement is a long shot to make the big league roster out of Spring Training now that the team has 1B...[+] Garrett Atkins, 1B Lyle Overbay, OF Steve Pearce, 3B Andy Marte and 3B Josh Fields, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. 'You don't want to ever say a player has missed it,' general manager Neal Huntington said of Clement. 'The potential is still there. We have seen the raw power. We still see the things that we liked when we acquired him as part of the five players that we got from Seattle. But there may be some things out of his control.'
1/6KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | More on Garrett Atkins' incentives: Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Pirates 1B/3B Garrett Atkins will make $25,000 for 300, 350 and 400 plate appearances and...[+] $50,000 for 425, 450, 475 and 500 plate appearances, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports. He'll receive $100,000 for winning the MVP, $100,000 for finishing second and $75,000 for coming in third. He'll also receive $25,000 if he's the MVP of any playoff series, $25,000 for a Gold Glove, $50,000 for a Silver Slugger, $25,000 for making the All-Star team and $250,000 if he's named Comeback Player of the Year. If he's not on the 25-man roster April 1 or June 1, he can request his release.
12/23The "Mc" Effect: 2011 Lineups: The Pirates have made a handful of moves this off season that will have an impact on what their major league team looks like in...
12/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | More on Garrett Atkins: Updating a previous item, Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Garrett Atkins' minor league deal will pay him $800,000 and includes $300,000...[+] in performance incentives, according to The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck.
12/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Pirates | Garrett Atkins signst: The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent 1B Garrett Atkins (Orioles) to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training...[+] Thursday, Dec. 23, according to The Sports Network.
7/7MLBguru: Atkins released: Dan Connelly from the Orioles Insider reports that Garrett Atkins has cleared waivers and granted release from the Baltimore Orioles....
7/7KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins releasedThe Baltimore Orioles released 1B Garrett Atkins Tuesday, July 6, according to CBSSports.com. ...[+]The Baltimore Orioles released 1B Garrett Atkins Tuesday, July 6, according to CBSSports.com.
7/6KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins expected to be released: The Baltimore Orioles are expected to release 1B Garrett Atkins Tuesday, July 6, after he was designated for assignment June 27,...[+] according to The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. The team will be on the hook for the rest of Atkins' contract.
6/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins not interested in being demoted: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins said he would have no interest in reporting to Triple-A Norfolk if he clears waivers and is...[+] not traded, reports Jeff Zrebiec, of The Baltimore Sun. He said he may be open to playing in the minor leagues as part of another organization depending on the team.
6/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Jake Fox to see more ABs: Baltimore Orioles manager Juan Samuel acknowledged that the move to designate 1B Garrett Atkins for assignment will open up some...[+] playing time for 1B Jake Fox, according to the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network's Steve Melewski. 'Unfortunately things didn't work out for him here. It was getting kind of tough to get Atkins at bats. He got an opportunity early in the season and we just wish him luck. Sometimes these things help these players. This probably opens some at bats for Jake Fox,' Samuel said.
6/27KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins designated for assignmentThe Baltimore Orioles have designated IF Garrett Atkins for assignment, according to MLB.com....[+]The Baltimore Orioles have designated IF Garrett Atkins for assignment, according to MLB.com.
6/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins in lineup Friday: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins is in the starting lineup Friday, June 25, and is likely safe from being sent down this weekend,...[+] according to MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli. Atkins could remain with the team until OF Felix Pie (back) returns.
6/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Transactions coming Saturday: The Baltimore Orioles will send down a position player and a reliever Saturday, June 26, to make room for SP Brad Bergesen and...[+] RP Koji Uehara (forearm), according to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. The position player will most likely be 1B Garrett Atkins. The reliever being sent down will come down to RPs Frank Mata or Matt Albers. OF Lou Montanez is a top candidate to be sent down next week when OF Felix Pie (back) returns.
6/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins likely outBaltimore Orioles IF Garrett Atkins is likely to be cut Friday, June 25, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports. ...[+]Baltimore Orioles IF Garrett Atkins is likely to be cut Friday, June 25, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports.
6/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins on shaky ground: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins is on shaky ground now that the team acquired 1B Jake Fox, according to the Mid-Atlantic Sports...[+] Network's Roch Kubatko. Atkins is batting just .219 with one home run and nine RBIs this year, and he has not had an at-bat since June 14.
6/16KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins not seeing much PT: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins was not in the lineup Wednesday, June 16, and has just one start in the last eight days, according...[+] to MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli. '(President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail is) going to have to come up with a plan (of) what can we do because he's definitely not getting enough playing time here right now,' manager Juan Samuel said.
6/16KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Interested in Jake Fox: The Baltimore Orioles are interested in trading for Oakland Athletics 1B Jake Fox, who was designated for assignment Sunday, June...[+] 13, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. If he is added to the team, it would probably mean the end for 1B Garrett Atkins.
6/10My Pinstripes: Ya Big Bully: At one time, the Baltimore Orioles regularly wreaked havoc on the American League. The Hall of Fame players to be in Frank Robinson,...
5/27KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins drives in run Thursday: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins drove in a run Thursday, May 27, and has RBIs in successive games for the first time since...[+] April 7-8, according to The Associated Press.
5/26KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins goes deep Wednesday: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins hit a solo home run in a losing effort Wednesday, May 26, according to The Associated Press....[+] It was Atkins' first home run with the team and ended his homerless drought at 145 at-bats, one short of his career high.
5/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins could be cut: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins, who is hitting .219 and is in an 0-for-16 slump, is a candidate to be designated for assignment,...[+] although it likely won't happen Tuesday, May 25, according to The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. Atkins is expected to start Tuesday and Thursday, May 27, against left-handed pitchers.
5/21KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins sits Thursday: Updating a previous item, Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins did not play Thursday, May 20, as the team wanted to sit him and...[+] get more production out of the first-base slot. DH Luke Scott took his place.
5/20KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins slumping: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins enters the game Thursday, May 20, in an 0-for-15 slump, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff...[+] Zrebiec. Atkins is 6-for-28 (.214) with five double plays and four strikeouts with runners in scoring position this year.
5/16KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Garrett Atkins to serve as everyday first baseman: Baltimore Orioles 1B Garrett Atkins will serve as the everyday first baseman as a result of the team sending 1B Rhyne Hughes back...[+] to Triple-A Norfolk, according to MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli.
4/27KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Rhyne Hughes starting again Tuesday: Baltimore Orioles 1B Rhyne Hughes is starting at first base again Tuesday, April 27, with 1B Garrett Atkins out for the third...[+] straight game, according to The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. Manager Dave Trembley said Atkins will sit as long as Hughes keeps hitting. However, Atkins will likely play Wednesday, April 28, against a left-handed pitcher.
4/26KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Orioles | Rhyne Hughes may move Garrett Atkins to bench: Baltimore Orioles 1B Rhyne Hughes may move IF Garrett Atkins to the bench if he continues his good play, according to The Baltimore...[+] Sun. Hughes was 4-for-9 in his first two games.
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