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Source: Cubs reach two-year deal with Fujikawa

Source: Cubs reach two-year deal with Fujikawa

CNNSI.com yahoo.com MLB.com Updated Dec 1, 2012
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.
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  • Ruppert headlines Veterans Committee ballot

    Ruppert headlines Veterans Committee ballot

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    Jacob 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.
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  • Rockies have interest in left-hander Schlereth

    Rockies have interest in left-hander Schlereth

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    The Rockies are considering a run at a local product in their search to beef up the left-handed side of their bullpen.
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  • Brian Cashman responds to comments from Ichiro’s disgruntled ag…

    Brian Cashman responds to comments from Ichiro’s disgruntled agent

    yahoo.com Dec 1, 2012
    What'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…
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  • Trades an option as Red Sox build pitching staff

    Trades an option as Red Sox build pitching staff

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    While trading away a starting pitcher may not be probable, the Red Sox are willing to listen to any offers after a highly disappointing 2012.
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  • Royals extend sympathy to Chiefs after shooting

    Royals extend sympathy to Chiefs after shooting

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Red Sox unlikely to shift Lavarnway to first base

    Red Sox unlikely to shift Lavarnway to first base

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    Ryan 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.
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  • Rays acquire Mondesi Jr. in trade with Brewers

    Rays acquire Mondesi Jr. in trade with Brewers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    The Tampa Bay Rays have traded right-handed reliever Burke Badenhop to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Raul Mondesi Jr.
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  • Johnson hosts inaugural charity golf tourney

    Johnson hosts inaugural charity golf tourney

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    Davey 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.
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  • Amid talks, LaRoche eager to stay with Nats

    Amid talks, LaRoche eager to stay with Nats

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    Adam 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.
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  • This Is Not The First Murder-Suicide Outside Arrowhead Stadium …

    This Is Not The First Murder-Suicide Outside Arrowhead Stadium This Year

    deadspin.com Dec 1, 2012
    It'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 »
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  • Twins tender contracts to Butera, Burton, Duensing

    Twins tender contracts to Butera, Burton, Duensing

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Red Sox finalize two-year deal with Gomes

    Red Sox finalize two-year deal with Gomes

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Phipps, Negron ink Minors deals after non-tender

    Phipps, Negron ink Minors deals after non-tender

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    The Reds non-tendered outfielder Denis Phipps and utility player Kris Negron, but did make contract offers to all seven of their arbitration-eligible players.
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  • Blue Jays choose to non-tender Wilson

    Blue Jays choose to non-tender Wilson

    MLB.com Dec 1, 2012
    The Blue Jays' catching situation became a little clearer late Friday night as the club opted to non-tender Bobby Wilson.
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  • Brian Wilson, Mark Reynolds and Jair Jurrjens among notable non…

    Brian Wilson, Mark Reynolds and Jair Jurrjens among notable non-tenders on Friday

    The 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…
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  • Martin finalizes 2-year deal with Pirates

    Martin finalizes 2-year deal with Pirates

    CNNSI.com Dec 1, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (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.
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Agent for Belcher, Crennel in disbelief over tragic murder-sui…

    Dec 1
    The 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 1
    Tragedy 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…