Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci publishes an annual column looking at young pitchers coming off years where they saw a dramatic increase in their innings pitched from the previous season.
Bobby Abreu will be 40 on Opening Day and hasn't played in the major since 2012, but the former All-Star could be back on a roster very soon. After starring in winter ball down in Venezuela, Abreu
Last week the Los Angeles Dodgers signed two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw to a seven-year, $215 million deal, the largest ever for a pitcher in baseball history.
2013 record: 62-100, 5th place in NL East
Manager: Mike Redmond, 2nd season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $40 million