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The Texas Rangers, according to multiple local (North Texas) reports, has signed veteran closer Joe Nathan to a two-year deal, $7 million deal with an option for a third year.

Per friend of Batter's Box Jamey Newberg, "As long as Nathan is healthy, Neftali Feliz is your newest Texas Rangers starting pitcher."

Nathan had been rumored to both the Tigers and Twins, but ESPN DFW has the story here.

Here they are!

The new "Logo For Life" and new uniforms for your Toronto Blue Jays in 2012.  Two thumbs up!!

Update @ 3:15pm: New images added!
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According to BlueJays.com, the team has re-acquired right-handed reliever Trystan Magnuson from the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.
 
Vancouver native Trystan Magnuson made his major league debut with the A's in 2011.
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In unsurprising news, Tony LaCava was offered the job as the General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles today, after meeting with owner Peter Angelos yesterday.

In surprising news, he turned down the offer, electing to remain with the Toronto Blue Jays, saying he prioritized his relationship with Alex Anthopolous and wanted to see through the job they had begun in Toronto.

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According to numerous St. Louis-based media outlets, Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa is retiring.

This is what's known as "going out on top," I guess!

John Heyman has apparently tweeted that Tony LaCava is "very likely" to be Baltimore's new GM. This has followed on from the earlier rumour that the Angel's are about to hire Jerry Dipoto. Nothing is certain, of course, until it's officially announced and in this case we definitely have to consider the source.
At least for one day, Derek Holland is really good.
The Blue Jays have a new logo for next, per sports apparel blog Uni Watch. Check it out after the jump.
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Circle Thursday, April 5 on the calendar.  That's the day the Blue Jays break out their new uniforms as they begin their 2012 season on the road against the Cleveland Indians.  The home opener is Monday, April 9 against the Boston Red Sox.

The Jays hope to enjoy more walk-off wins in 2012 like this one against the Baltimore Orioles September 10.

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