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Mariners officially sign Bay to a 1-year contract

Mariners officially sign Bay to a 1-year contract

ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Dec 8, 2012
The Seattle Mariners finalized their one-year contract with outfielder Jason Bay on Saturday, returning the one-time slugger to familiar territory in the hopes of revitalizing his career.
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  • Dodgers still looking to add Ryu to their staff

    Dodgers still looking to add Ryu to their staff

    MLB.com Dec 8, 2012
    Despite reaching a contract agreement with Zack Greinke on Saturday, the Dodgers still want to sign Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin, according to a baseball source.
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  • New Dodgers owners prove they mean business

    New Dodgers owners prove they mean business

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    Dodgers president Stan Kasten is proud of his vision of Dodger Stadium and how the new management team is spending millions to improve it from top to bottom and make it the best place on earth to watch a baseball game. Still, it all begins here, with ta…
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  • JAFFE: Young outlived his usefulness in Texas

    JAFFE: Young outlived his usefulness in Texas

    CNNSI.com Dec 8, 2012
    Michael Young is headed to Philly after 12 seasons in Texas, choosing a full-time role over staying home. How much of an upgrade he'll be at the hot corner is debatable, says Jay Jaffe.
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  • Source: Ludwick returns to Reds with 2-year deal

    Source: Ludwick returns to Reds with 2-year deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick is returning to the Cincinnati Reds for a two-year contract worth $15 million.
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  • Phillies acquire Young from Rangers for two relievers

    Phillies acquire Young from Rangers for two relievers

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 8, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.
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  • What the late Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner would say a…

    What the late Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner would say about free agents and penny-pinching Yankees

    nydailynews.com Dec 8, 2012
    One can just imagine the conversation that went on between Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner in baseball’s celestial “ever-after” last week.
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  • A-Rod says he'll have hip surgery in mid-January

    A-Rod says he'll have hip surgery in mid-January

    CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 8, 2012
    MIAMI (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez went to see doctors with hopes of finding something wrong. When they actually located a problem, only then did he start feeling a bit better.
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  • Michael Young approves trade to Phillies

    Michael Young approves trade to Phillies

    yahoo.com MLB.com Dec 8, 2012
    The long rumored deal that had the Texas Rangers sending veteran infielder Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies was finally completed on Saturday, according to a tweet from Bob Nightengale. Young, 36, had earned 10-and-5 rights as a player giving …
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  • Reds to incorporate 'Los Rojos' jerseys in 2013

    Reds to incorporate 'Los Rojos' jerseys in 2013

    MLB.com Dec 8, 2012
    The front of rotation ace Johnny Cueto's No. 47 jersey said "Los Rojos," as the club is planning a Spanish-language alternate look for 2013. Cueto is from the Dominican Republic.
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  • Leake preparing to start, but role undecided

    Leake preparing to start, but role undecided

    MLB.com Dec 8, 2012
    Reds starter Mike Leake heard that his team's signing of Jonathan Broxton to be the closer and moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation would have repercussions.
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  • Chapman bittersweet about move to rotation

    Chapman bittersweet about move to rotation

    MLB.com Dec 8, 2012
    Aroldis Chapman certainly likes the idea of moving into the Reds rotation in 2013. But the left-hander will also miss being a closer.
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  • Reliever Beimel should be ready for Spring Training

    Reliever Beimel should be ready for Spring Training

    MLB.com Dec 8, 2012
    Lefty reliever and free agent Joe Beimel is ahead of schedule on his way back from Tommy John surgery and should be fully ready for the start of Spring Training.
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  • Longtime Minors manager Carey dies at age 59

    Longtime Minors manager Carey dies at age 59

    MLB.com Dec 8, 2012
    P.J. Carey, whose 22-season Minor League managing career was spent mostly directing the Rookie and Class A prospects in the Rockies' system, died Friday night at age 59 after a long illness.
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  • Video - Sources: Dodgers Closing In On Greinke 01:58

    Sources: Dodgers Closing In On Greinke

    Dec 8
    Jayson Stark on the Dodgers close to signing Zack Greinke.
  • Video - Sources: Ryan Ludwick Back To Reds 01:15

    Sources: Ryan Ludwick Back To Reds

    Dec 8
    ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Reds' decision to bring back outfielder Ryan Ludwick.
  • Video - Sources: Michael Young Traded To Phillies 02:32

    Sources: Michael Young Traded To Phillies

    Dec 8
    Jayson Stark discusses why Michael Young was traded to the Phillies and what it means for Josh Hamilton.