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Reds done with major moves this offseason

Reds done with major moves this offseason

MLB.com Updated Jan 2, 2013
Having checked off all of their offseason needs in rapid fashion in late November and December, the Reds are poised to keep more additions to a minimum in the final weeks of the Hot Stove season.
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  • A's encouraged by Colon's winter ball stint

    A's encouraged by Colon's winter ball stint

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    Though Bartolo Colon's winter ball stats equate to a small sample size, the A's are convinced that the veteran right-hander has maintained the form that helped him win 10 games for them last year.
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  • Cleveland reclaims infielder Canzler off waivers

    Cleveland reclaims infielder Canzler off waivers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    The Cleveland Indians have reclaimed infielder Russ Canzler off waivers from Toronto.
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  • O's camp to feature plenty of pitching battles

    O's camp to feature plenty of pitching battles

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    While Baltimore remains interested in bringing back free agent Joe Saunders and could potentially sign another reliever or two, there's plenty of competition already on the roster.
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  • Cubs finalize Jackson's four-year, $52M contract

    Cubs finalize Jackson's four-year, $52M contract

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    Edwin Jackson keeps bouncing around, and he thinks he knows why.
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  • A. Jones' wife seeks divorce after alleged attack

    A. Jones' wife seeks divorce after alleged attack

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    The wife of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones filed for divorce about a week after she accused him of grabbing her neck and saying he wanted to kill her, according to a court document.
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  • High School slugger David Denson mashes 515-foot homer at Marli…

    High School slugger David Denson mashes 515-foot homer at Marlins Park in Miami (Video)

    yahoo.com Jan 2, 2013
    As expected, Marlins Park in Miami and its spacious dimensions proved to be very friendly for pitchers as it only surrendered 113 home runs in its inaugural season - the third fewest by any park in 2012. Of course that didn't stop the strongest man in
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  • Guti's winter ball showing has Mariners excited

    Guti's winter ball showing has Mariners excited

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    Franklin Gutierrez has wrapped up his Venezuelan Winter League season, and the Mariners will be thrilled if the center fielder can carry his success there over into Spring Training next month in Arizona.
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  • Price, Rays strike $10M deal, avoiding arbitration

    Price, Rays strike $10M deal, avoiding arbitration

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have announced American League Cy Young Award winner David Price has agreed to a one-year deal for just over $10 million and avoided arbitration.
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  • Astros' roster likely in place for spring camp

    Astros' roster likely in place for spring camp

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    With the start of Spring Training less than six weeks away, general manager Jeff Luhnow says the Astros aren't likely to add any additional key players before the team hits Kissimmee, Fla.
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  • Wade Boggs buys a piece of the Field of Dreams, plans to develo…

    Wade Boggs buys a piece of the Field of Dreams, plans to develop it

    yahoo.com Jan 2, 2013
    Well, if the beloved farm in Dyersville, Iowa that spawned "Field of Dreams" must be sold and developed into a multimillion dollar baseball and softball complex, it's good that Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is one of the new owners. Right? The sale…
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  • Padres confident in options for starting rotation

    Padres confident in options for starting rotation

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    There's a chance the Padres won't add another starting pitcher before the start of Spring Training.
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  • Post-holiday splash could be from within for Tigers

    Post-holiday splash could be from within for Tigers

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    For the Tigers, January has been more like holiday shopping. But whether it'll be that kind of January for Detroit this time around remains to be seen.
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  • An Imperfect Ten: Voters can select up to 10 players for electi…

    An Imperfect Ten: Voters can select up to 10 players for election t…

    CNNSI.com Jan 2, 2013
    Voters can select up to 10 players for election to the Hall of Fame each year, but there's a chance no one will get in from this year's loaded ballot, writes Jay Jaffe.
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  • Raines to coach in Blue Jays' farm system

    Raines to coach in Blue Jays' farm system

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    Tim Raines, in his sixth year on the Hall of Fame ballot, will join the Blue Jays as a Minor League baserunning and outfield coach this season. An official announcement from Toronto is expected later this week.
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  • Baseball in Jamaica: Let’s make it happen, mon!

    Baseball in Jamaica: Let’s make it happen, mon!

    yahoo.com Jan 2, 2013
    If a pilgrimage to Jamaica leads to a Major League Baseball team employing Usain Bolt as a pinch runner, we'll all be better for what Joel Reinebold started. In December, Reinebold - the head groundskeeper for the South Bend (Ind.) Silverhawks who also
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  • Retooled rotation now Angels' biggest uncertainty

    Retooled rotation now Angels' biggest uncertainty

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    Heading into 2012, starting pitching was perceived to be the Angels' greatest strength. Now, it's the main concern for a club with championship aspirations.
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  • Beckham 'encouraged,' embraces clean slate

    Beckham 'encouraged,' embraces clean slate

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    After knocking out a career-high 16 homers and compiling 60 RBIs, Gordon Beckham believes to have found something important within his overall game.
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  • Much more work to be done for Mets

    Much more work to be done for Mets

    MLB.com nytimes.com Jan 2, 2013
    The busiest half of baseball's Hot Stove season is over, with fruitful free agent and trade markets defining November and December. The Mets took part in the action to an extent, signing David Wright to a $138 million contract extension and trading R.A.…
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  • McCutchen named Dapper Dan Sportsman of Year

    McCutchen named Dapper Dan Sportsman of Year

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    Andrew McCutchen went out of 2012 the same way he spent the year: Collecting awards and public confirmations of a breakout season. The Pirates' center fielder just added a big one to his cache: The 2012 Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year.
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  • Myers a savvy move for Indians

    Myers a savvy move for Indians

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    There will be days when Brett Myers frustrates the Cleveland Indians. But he's also one of baseball's more amazing pitchers, one who learned to get by on smarts, grit and determination.
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  • Marlins looking to mirror success of 2006 team

    Marlins looking to mirror success of 2006 team

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    Dramatically turning over their roster has created opportunity along with plenty of uncertainty for the Miami Marlins in 2013. So much surrounding the club is new. Since Jeffrey Loria assumed ownership in 2002, the Marlins also underwent a major redo in…
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  • Target Field smothered by frozen white substance

    Target Field smothered by frozen white substance

    yahoo.com Jan 2, 2013
    This is kind of what it looked like at old Metropolitan Stadium during the baseball offseason 35 years ago. The above photo submitted by the Minnesota Twins via Twitter on Wednesday is much more football-y than baseball-y. Fair enough, with the Vikings …
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  • Twins leaning toward in-house solution for center

    Twins leaning toward in-house solution for center

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    The Twins have a hole to fill in center field, which has been one of their steadiest positions in recent years.
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  • Cards have full-fledged star to head catchers squad

    Cards have full-fledged star to head catchers squad

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    This is the first of a seven-part Around the Horn series that will take a position-by-position look at the Cardinals' projected starters and backup options heading into next season. Up first: Catchers.
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  • Cashman still looking to add meaningful pieces

    Cashman still looking to add meaningful pieces

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    As the Yankees' high command reports to the office for the first time in 2013, they'll do so knowing that they have entered the home stretch for assembling a competitive roster.
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  • Selig creating a legacy of hope for all franchises

    Selig creating a legacy of hope for all franchises

    MLB.com Jan 2, 2013
    Achieving competitive balance has been a way of life for the 20 years of Commissioner Bud Selig's tenure. There was a time not all that long ago, when competitive imbalance was a way of life in Major League Baseball.
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  • Why the Local TV Bubble Is About to Burst and Other MLB News

    Why the Local TV Bubble Is About to Burst and Other MLB News

    grantland.com Jan 2, 2013
    The holidays saw several more deals go through, ranging from the Royals signing 38-year-old Miguel Tejada in the hopes he'll provide actual value for ...
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  • Video - Buster Blog: Price's Future In Tampa 02:26

    Buster Blog: Price's Future In Tampa

    Jan 2
    Buster Olney blogs about David Price's one-year contract with the Rays to avoid arbitration.

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