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It's going some time to sort through this one, but here are the particulars of the big three-team, nine-player deal that was just finalized on Tuesday evening. According to Yahoo! Sports' own Jeff Passan, the Cleveland Indians are set to receive right-h…Share Tweet
Deal gives Towers, D-backs chance to competeWith respect possible for what the Giants have done and what the Dodgers are capable of doing, D-backs general manager Kevin Towers has his sights on another trip to October in 2013.Share TweetThe Dodgers have acquired utility man Skip Schumaker from the Cardinals, according to the Los Angeles Times.Share Tweet
With Kevin Youkilis agreeing to join Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki expected to follow suit, the Bombers get older but maybe not bettnydailynews.com Dec 11, 2012Little by little, the Yankees’ old-age home is filling to capacity, so much so that the word now is they are already in the process of filling the clubhouse with rocking chairs.Share Tweet
NY Mets make a mess of R.A. Dickey situation by stalling instead of giving pitcher a two-year, $26 million extensionIf you thought the David Wright signing was some type of turning point for the Mets, from a financial, business and PR standpoint, the R.A. Dickey contract negotiation clearly suggests otherwise.Share TweetLos Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti uttered the phrase the rest of baseball has been waiting all winter to hear.Share Tweet
Tribe, D-backs, Reds complete nine-player dealThe Tribe traded Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds in a three-team, nine-player exchange that sent outfielder Drew Stubbs and pitcher Trevor Bauer to Cleveland and shortstop Didi Gregorius to Arizona.Share TweetKevin Youkilis is going to work for the enemy. A longtime fixture for the Boston Red Sox, Youkilis emerged from free agency Tuesday and agreed with the New York Yankees on a one-year, $12 million contract. By the Great Greek God of Walks' Shaved Goatee!…Share Tweet
Nationals' Detwiler, Stammen join USO tourNationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen will join Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks will take part in the 2012 USO holiday tour led by the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey.Share Tweet
Hurdle embraces opportunity to give backOn Tuesday, as the first official stop on the Pitates' annual Winter Caravan, manager Clint Hurdle was part of a large contingent from the Pirates and Pirates Charities that presented a $200,000 check to the Children's Institute's Centers of ExcellenceShare Tweet
Rockies ink Kensing, McClendon to Minors dealsThe Rockies have signed former Marlins and Nationals right-hander Logan Kensing and former Brewers righty Mike McClendon to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training, according to information received by MLB.com.Share Tweet
Nets unveil new home of Ebbets Field flagpoleOn Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets held a ceremony to commemorate the new home of the Ebbets Field flagpole, just steps from Barclays Center.Share Tweet
DiSarcina to manage Pawtucket in 2013Massachusetts native Gary DiSarcina will manage Triple-A Pawtucket in 2013.Share Tweet
Van Tol's hard work pays off with manager's jobThe Cubs named Gary Van Tol as Class A Boise's 10th manager, and he'll be calling the shots June 14 when the Hawks' open the 2013 season.Share Tweet
Rays ace honored with David Price Day in TampaThe first Cy Young Award in Tampa Bay Rays history was good enough to earn a key to the city of Tampa for David Price and his French bulldog, Astro.Share TweetDavid Price was already an ace, but after Tampa Bay dealt starters James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City for four prospects late Sunday night, Price will take on an entirely new role as the leader of the Rays' talented young pitching staff.Share Tweet
Source: Red Sox among 4 interested in SwisherThe Boston Red Sox are one of four teams interested in signing free agent outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher, according to a baseball source.Share Tweet
Sources: Deferred dollars were key for WrightThe Mets will defer $15.5 million of the $138 million in David Wright's new eight-year extension, according to sources familiar with the details of the contract.Share Tweet
Baseball signed by 1929 Yankees hits auction after being owned by a Benedictine monkBack in 1929, a group of New York Yankees that included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig signed a baseball. It ended up in the possession of a Benedictine monk who placed it in his room at St. Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, N.J. The relic sat there un…Share TweetThe Astros will play their former National League Central Division rivals, the Cubs, in two spring exhibition games March 29-30 at Minute Maid Park.Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Royals have signed veteran pitchers George Sherrill and Dan Wheeler and veteran outfielder Willy Taveras to minor league contracts.Share Tweet
John Axford hangs his Robert Goulet mustache award among cherished liquorSome professional athletes gather their trophies and stow them in their closets or basements, never to see them again until they put them up for sale in order to raise some cash. Others, like Greg Maddux for example, build a "Dig Me" room insi…Share Tweet
Garza, Stewart continue recovery from injuriesCubs pitcher Matt Garza and third baseman Ian Stewart are having good offseasons so far.Share TweetTexas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he wants Josh Hamilton to re-sign with the club.Share Tweet
Long Shot: Bernie Williams was a key component in the Yankee…CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012Bernie Williams was a key component in the Yankees' dynasty. Despite four World Series titles, his individual numbers just don't add up for Hall of Fame induction, writes Jay Jaffe.Share Tweet
Players who made Hall with highest vote percentageCNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012Players who made Hall with highest vote percentageShare Tweet
Top order of business: Find leadoff manReds general manager Walt Jocketty has made no secret since his team was bounced from the National League Division Series in October that he wanted to improve the lineup at the leadoff spot.Share Tweet
Royals sign speedy outfielder TaverasOut of the Majors since 2010, Willy Taveras has agreed to a Minor League deal with the Royals that includes an invite to Major League camp, the club confirmed on Tuesday.Share Tweet
Green Monday sale great chance to stuff stockingsWith the Green Monday sale extended through 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the MLB.com Shop and a chance to buy one item and get another at 50 percent off, the MLB.com Gift Guru has some advice on how to hang those stockings with care.Share Tweet
Royals' Moore says criticism of trade 'insulting'Royals general manager Dayton Moore is going for it and he's not happy that he's taking heat after trading his top prospect to the Rays.Share Tweet
Ten reasons the MLB Fan Cave is opening its doors for the World Baseball ClassicMajor League Baseball announced on Monday that it will be throwing opening the doors to its popular MLB Fan Cave for next spring's World Baseball Classic. Sixteen fans - one from each country represented in the tournament - will assemble in New York nShare Tweet
All-Star Game statues up for auction through Dec. 20Rare All-Star Game statues from past Midsummer Classics are available through auction through Dec. 20, with the bidding starting at $500 on each.Share Tweet
Andruw Jones set to sign with Japanese teamThe Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League say they are set to sign veteran major league outfielder Andruw Jones.Share Tweet
Importance of impact backstops begins to catch onOver the years, catchers have tended to be a bit overlooked. But catchers are becoming impossible not to notice these days. A generation of young and talented receivers is putting the spotlight on those guys behind all that protective gear, stationed be…Share Tweet
Rays-Royals Deal a Lesson in Team Buildinggrantland.com Dec 11, 2012The blockbuster trade that swapped James Shields and Wade Davis for a package of prospects headed by Wil Myers has triggered more heated reactions tha...Share Tweet
Choo Dealt To Reds In Three-Team TradeDec 11Jerry Crasnick has the latest on the three-team deal that sent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds and prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer to the Indians.
Sources: Youkilis To The YankeesDec 11Jerry Crasnick on the Yankees' agreeing to verbal deal with Kevin Youkilis and Red Sox's interest in Nick Swisher.
R.A. Dickey Addresses Future With MetsDec 11R.A. Dickey speaks to reporters about his contract talks with the Mets and trade rumors.