3/12 Morning BP: White Sox walk off, Braves sign Ervin Santana


Sep 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher

Ervin Santana

(54) delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the unveiling of a new daily feature here at Southside Showdown, the ‘Morning BP.’ Much the same as early hitting work prepares big leaguers for the day ahead, we look to get you up to speed on the latest from around Major League Baseball.

The biggest news in the baseball world this morning is the Atlanta Braves’ signing of right-hander Ervin Santana to a one-year deal worth a reported $14.1 million – the exact same amount as the qualifying offer he turned down from Kansas City at the end of last season.

In other news, the White Sox were walk-off winners yesterday against the Texas Rangers, Kris Medlen has ligament damage in his elbow and it’s looking more and more like Grady Sizemore could win a starting job out in Boston.

Here’s the latest from around the league:

“Alex Liddi hits walk-off double to push ChiSox past Texas, 7-6” – Southside Showdown

“Ervin Santana, Braves agree to deal.” – ESPN

“Kris Medlen seeks second opinions.” – ESPN

“Sizemore passing all tests, could win starting job.” -MLB.com

“Manny Machado ‘disappointed’ by contract status.” – Call to the Pen