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CHICAGO (AP) -- Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa and the Chicago Cubs have reached agreement on a two-year, $9.5 million contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Share TweetJacob Ruppert, the owner of the New York Yankees from 1915-39, heads a National Baseball Hall of Fame Veterans Committee ballot of six players, three executives and an umpire, and could be among the first to take a seat in the Hall's Class of 2013.
Rockies have interest in left-hander SchlerethUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetThe Rockies are considering a run at a local product in their search to beef up the left-handed side of their bullpen.
Brian Cashman responds to comments from Ichiro’s disgruntled agentUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetWhat's the hot stove season without a little drama involving the New York Yankees? As recently as two days ago it was believed Ichiro Suzuki's return to the Bronx was a foregone conclusion. That's where Ichiro's agent, Tony Attanasio, claimed the 39-yea…Source: yahoo.com
Trades an option as Red Sox build pitching staffUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetWhile trading away a starting pitcher may not be probable, the Red Sox are willing to listen to any offers after a highly disappointing 2012.
Royals extend sympathy to Chiefs after shootingUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetThe Royals organization and their players were quick to express their concern and sympathy after a Kansas City Chiefs player committed suicide at Arrowhead Stadium in the sports complex the two teams share.
Red Sox unlikely to shift Lavarnway to first baseUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetRyan Lavarnway wants to stay a catcher, and the Red Sox want to keep him there. So any idea of moving him to first base is out, for now.Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Rays have traded right-handed reliever Burke Badenhop to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Raul Mondesi Jr.
Johnson hosts inaugural charity golf tourneyUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetDavey Johnson, whose late son was born with hearing and visual impairments, hosted a celebrity tournament this weekend benefiting Lighthouse, a non-profit organization involved with people living with blindness or a loss of vision.
Amid talks, LaRoche eager to stay with NatsUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetAdam LaRoche wants to return to Washington, D.C., and the Nationals would certainly love to have their first baseman back next year. But the two sides have yet to come to an agreement, still at odds over the length of a potential contract.Share TweetIt's actually the second in a few months. On September 15, an aggrieved boyfriend attacked a Royals parking lot attendant. From the Kansas City Star: More »Source: deadspin.com
Twins tender contracts to Butera, Burton, DuensingUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetThe Twins tendered contracts to catcher Drew Butera and relievers Jared Burton and Brian Duensing before Friday's 10:59 p.m. CT deadline, the club announced Saturday.
Red Sox finalize two-year deal with GomesUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetThe Red Sox have strengthened their outfield by signing veteran slugger Jonny Gomes to a two-year, $10 million contract that was officially announced on Saturday.
Phipps, Negron ink Minors deals after non-tenderUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetThe Reds non-tendered outfielder Denis Phipps and utility player Kris Negron, but did make contract offers to all seven of their arbitration-eligible players.
Blue Jays choose to non-tender WilsonUpdated Dec 1, 2012 Share TweetThe Blue Jays' catching situation became a little clearer late Friday night as the club opted to non-tender Bobby Wilson.Share TweetThe last hurdle in the hot stove league before business really picks up at the winter meetings is the non-tender deadline. That's where teams decide on whether or not to offer a contract to their arbitration eligible players, with those not receiving an…Share TweetPITTSBURGH (AP) -- Russell Martin is going from a franchise that has won a record 27 World Series titles to a franchise that has endured a record 20 consecutive losing seasons.Source: CNNSI.com
Peter King: Agent for Belcher, Crennel in disbelief over tragic murder-sui…Dec 1The agent for both Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and Romeo Crennel, the coach who witnessed Belcher's suicide in a parking lot outside the team's Arrowhead Stadium training facility Saturday morning, said "never in a million years'' did he think …
Don Banks: Chiefs player involved in apparent murder-suicide at team facil…Dec 1Tragedy struck in the NFL early Saturday morning with the news that a Kansas City Chiefs player committed suicide at the team's Arrowhead Stadium practice facility, after shooting and killing his girlfriend at home a short time earlier, SI.com has learn…