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The Rays acquired the following four players on Sunday night in a deal with the Royals that sent James Shields, Wade Davis and a player to be named to Kansas City.
Share TweetThe Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent slugger Mark Reynolds, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.Share TweetThe Dodgers signed Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu shortly before a Sunday deadline, wrapping up a productive weekend in which they may have acquired their No. 2 and 3 starting pitchers.Share TweetReport: Rangers offer top prospect Olt for DickeySource: CNNSI.com
Lindblom, Bonilla bring power arms to RangersUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetThe Rangers got two quality pitchers in a trade that was approved by Major League Baseball on Sunday. Josh Lindblom should be a part of the bullpen and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla adds to their collection of strong arms in their farm system.
Japanese phenom Otani to stay in JapanUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetJapanese pitcher Shohei Otani might sign with a Major League team at some point, but it won't happen this year. The 18-year-old right-hander announced on Sunday that he will start his professional career with Japan's Nippon Ham Fighters.
Hometown hero Rizzo hosts 'Walk Off for Cancer' 5KUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetSunday was Anthony Rizzo Day, as the city honored the Cubs first baseman who hosted his first "Walk Off for Cancer" fundraiser at Pine Trails Park.Share TweetThe Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.
MLB seeking to ID at-risk players, sources sayUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetThe Jovan Belcher murder-suicide motivated Major League Baseball to gather information last week for behavioral profiles that could enable teams to ID players who may need assistance or intervention, sources say.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetIn the end, Greinke is ending up where most everyone thought he'd end up. In the end, it's the Dodgers, baseball's destination event for whom petty cash is no object.
D-backs, infielder Chavez finalize one-year dealUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetThe Arizona Diamondbacks and infielder Eric Chavez finalized a $3 million, one-year contract Saturday.Source: ESPN.com
Rays Trade James Shields To RoyalsDec 9Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Rays trading James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals for prospect Wil Myers.
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.
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