In a subscriber-only piece, Baseball America's Ben Badler wrote about Japanese right-hander Shintaro Fujinami, who may be the country's best high school player. Fellow right-hander Shohei Otani has garnered most of the recent attention, but Badler says talent evaluators are split. It's unclear if Fujinami will try to join an MLB team in the near future, however. Here's the latest from around the league...
- Indians president Mark Shapiro sat down for a long and in-depth interview with Pat McManamon of FOX Sports.com. He spoke about the club's economic situation, the CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee trades, and a host of other topics.
- John Shea of The San Francisco Chronicle says the Giants have found a developmental balance between homegrown pitchers and homegrown hitters. Buster Posey is the only position player from the 2010 World Series club who is still starting for the Giants.
- Ozzie Guillen would like to continue managing somewhere according to his former catcher A.J. Pierzynski, reports ESPN Chicago. Pierzynski said Guillen "wants to work again" during a recent radio interview. The Marlins fired Guillen yesterday.