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Hot Stove roundup: Tanaka a hot commodity

Hot Stove roundup: Tanaka a hot commodity

MLB.com yahoo.com Updated Dec 28, 2013
These days, the Hot Stove is all about Masahiro Tanaka. Now officially the hottest commodity on the market after being posted by his Japanese club, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, Tanaka "finds himself in the perfect storm," as Major League clubs v…
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Puig Accused of Reckless Driving

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Puig Accused of Reckless Driving

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested near Naples, Fla., after officers clocked him driving at 110 miles per hour in a 70-m.p.h. zone.
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  • Padres complete two-year deal with Benoit

    Padres complete two-year deal with Benoit

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Dec 28, 2013
    The San Diego Padres and reliever Joaquin Benoit have completed a $15.5 million, two-year contract that includes a vesting option for 2016.
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  • Notre Dame tops Rutgers in Pinstripe Bowl

    Notre Dame tops Rutgers in Pinstripe Bowl

    MLB.com Dec 28, 2013
    There was no Knute Rockne moment, but Notre Dame didn't need one. The Fighting Irish made a statement with simplicity Saturday at the Pinstripe Bowl, when they emerged from a halftime tie and dominated the rest of the game. Notre Dame wore down Rutgers …
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  • Royals sign Donald, Mesa to Minor League deals

    Royals sign Donald, Mesa to Minor League deals

    MLB.com Dec 28, 2013
    The Royals on Saturday signed former Indians utility man Jason Donald and former Yankees outfielder Melky Mesa to Minor League contracts.
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  • Kevin Garnett Is Not Suitable For Children

    Kevin Garnett Is Not Suitable For Children

    deadspin.com Dec 28, 2013
    This is from Christmas, but it's the gift that keeps on giving. Kevin Garnett disagreed with a call from the referees (or maybe he was uncomfortable in those jersey tee-shirts) and voiced his displeasure. Little man in the Nets tee and Yankees hat got a…
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  • All signs point to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman moving with …

    All signs point to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman moving with the Yankees

    nydailynews.com Dec 28, 2013
    Well-embedded Yankees moles say Ma and Pa Pinstripe’s old contracts, negotiated with WCBS-AM, are still valid and have yet to expire. That’s why the response coming out of the Bronx, when anyone is asked about Waldman and Sterling, is: “They are still u…
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  • Neftali Feliz in position to reclaim closer’s role with Rangers

    Neftali Feliz in position to reclaim closer’s role with Rangers

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2013
    With Joe Nathan gone to Detroit and options from outside the organization either too expensive or not appealing, the Texas Rangers are likely to turn back to turn back to former closer Neftali Feliz to fill the vacancy in 2014. This according to MLB.com…
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  • Babe Ruth poses as Santa Claus in classic 1947 Newsreel

    Babe Ruth poses as Santa Claus in classic 1947 Newsreel

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2013
    Though Christmas is now behind us, it’s never too late to look back at a classic piece of Newsreel footage that features baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth dressed up as all-time children's favorite Santa Claus. The rare and historic video comes from Dec.…
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  • Crush thrilled in '13 with monster numbers for O's

    Crush thrilled in '13 with monster numbers for O's

    MLB.com Dec 28, 2013
    Chris Davis seemed headed for a journeyman career prior to being acquired by Baltimore in 2011. He then turned his career around in 2012, producing an .827 OPS and 33 home runs. And while some might have suspected that performance to be a fluke, it actu…
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  • Winter League roundup: Peguero leads Gigantes

    Winter League roundup: Peguero leads Gigantes

    MLB.com Dec 28, 2013
    Orioles prospect Francisco Peguero had an RBI single as Gigantes topped Escogido, 2-0, on Friday in Dominican Winter League action.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Ibanez Signs With Angels

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Ibanez Signs With Angels

    nytimes.com Dec 28, 2013
    The veteran outfielder Raul Ibanez has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, the club announced.
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