NL East Notes: Stanton ready to 'push forward' with Marlins

NL East Notes: Stanton ready to 'push forward' with Marlins
February 16, 2013, 8:45 am
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Young Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton wasn't to pleased when he got word that Miami traded Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Emilio Bonifacio to the Blue Jays.

"Alright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple," Stanton tweeted back in November.

But now, Stanton is ready to "push forward" with the Marlins and turn a new page.

"You’re not going to linger on something and cry about it all day,” Stanton said, per, via HardballTalk. “You let it be known how you feel, and push forward.

"There’s no reason to be mad. I’m here healthy and ready to play and be a part of the team. The other nonsense, let it be what it is. We’re here to be out on the field.

“People who know me, and not just assume things, they know how I am. There’s not going to be any pouting or any of that stuff. We’re good.”

Orioles, Jurrjens agree to minor league deal
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Jair Jurrjens and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The move was announced Friday, more than three weeks after the sides reportedly reached a deal.

Jurrjens, an NL All-Star in 2011 with Atlanta, is 53-37 with a 3.62 ERA in six major league seasons, five with the Braves. The 27-year-old right-hander was demoted to the minors last season, when he was hampered by a strained groin and finished 3-4 with a 6.89 ERA.

Jurrjens has a history of knee and groin injuries. Atlanta did not offer him a contract after last season.

- The Associated Press

Nationals, Zimmermann agree to one-year deal
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

Terms of the deal announced Friday by the Nationals were not immediately known.

The 26-year-old Zimmermann had asked for $5.8 million, while the Nationals submitted $4.6 million. He made $2.3 million last season, when he went 12-8 with a 2.94 ERA last season, making 32 starts and pitching 195 2-3 innings.

Washington avoided arbitration with all seven eligible players.

- The Associated Press 

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