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Kennedy among six D-backs facing arbitration

Kennedy among six D-backs facing arbitration

MLB.com CNNSI.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
D-backs players Chris Johnson, Ian Kennedy, Gerardo Parra, Cliff Pennington, Tony Sipp and Brad Ziegler were among the 133 players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday.
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  • Padres seek first All-Star Game at Petco Park

    Padres seek first All-Star Game at Petco Park

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler said on Tuesday that the team is preparing a presentation for Major League Baseball to propose an All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego.
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  • Perez, two other Royals win winter league awards

    Perez, two other Royals win winter league awards

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    It's the awards season, winter league style, and the Royals are walking the red carpet. Three members of the Royals' organization have taken honors, including starting catcher Salvador Perez, named the Venezuelan League Rookie of the Year.
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  • Astros' Lowrie, Norris, Wright file for arbitration

    Astros' Lowrie, Norris, Wright file for arbitration

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    Astros pitchers Bud Norris and Wesley Wright and shortstop Jed Lowrie were among the 133 Major League players who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday.
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  • Brewers reveal finalists for uniform design contest

    Brewers reveal finalists for uniform design contest

    yahoo.com MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    A couple months ago we told you about the cool 'Design A Youniform Contest' the Milwaukee Brewers were running that allows baseball fans to show their creative and design a new alternate uniform for them to wear for their March 22 Catcus League game aga…
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  • Provisional Classic rosters to be unveiled Thursday

    Provisional Classic rosters to be unveiled Thursday

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    The World Baseball Classic is back, now on a four-year cycle, and provisional rosters for each of the participating 16 teams will be released Thursday.
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  • Angels, reliever Williams agree to $2 million deal

    Angels, reliever Williams agree to $2 million deal

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Angels and pitcher Jerome Williams agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $2 million contract that avoids arbitration for the 31-year-old right-hander, a source told MLB.com.
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  • Steinbach ready to get back in the game, as coach

    Steinbach ready to get back in the game, as coach

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    Much has changed for Terry Steinbach since those days, as he was named Minnesota's new bench coach this offseason and joined manager Ron Gardenhire, infielder Brian Dozier and broadcaster Dick Bremer on the first leg of the annual Twins Caravan.
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  • Top prospect Arenado matures at Double-A in 2012

    Top prospect Arenado matures at Double-A in 2012

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    Rockies top prospect Nolan Arenado turned 21 at the start of last season at Double-A Tulsa. It turned out he was old enough, all right ... old enough to experience stress in a baseball uniform for the first time.
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  • Yankees add Draft pick after losing Soriano

    Yankees add Draft pick after losing Soriano

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Yankees were fortunate to have Rafael Soriano waiting in their bullpen when disaster struck in 2012, but now they're hoping the hurler's departure will pay dividends in the future.
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  • Terry Francona Says Red Sox Owners Don't Really Care About Base…

    Terry Francona Says Red Sox Owners Don't Really Care About Baseball

    Terry Francona has a book coming out about his time in Boston. Written with (ugh) Dan Shaughnessy, it probably won't satisfy readers expecting a bridge-burning tell-all, since he's back in baseball managing the Indians and has to work alongside the play…
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  • Winter Meanings: With most of the game's biggest free-agents ha…

    Winter Meanings: With most of the game's biggest free-agents havin…

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    With most of the game's biggest free-agents having signed, SI.com begins its team-by-team assessment of the offseason. Jay Jaffe takes a look at the Cubs' rebuilding effort.
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  • Rizzo builds Nationals into near-flawless contender

    Rizzo builds Nationals into near-flawless contender

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    Nationals GM Mike Rizzo has constructed a roster that's close to perfect, and now he's about to turn it over to a manager, Davey Johnson, with one of the best winning percentages in history.
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  • Rays glimpse future as Myers visits The Trop

    Rays glimpse future as Myers visits The Trop

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    Wil Myers, attending the Rays' annual Winter Development Camp featuring many of their top prospects, made his first visit to Tropicana Field as a member of the organization.
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  • Capuano welcomes competition in rotation

    Capuano welcomes competition in rotation

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    In 2012, Chris Capuano had a career-best 3.72 ERA. His 198 1/3 innings pitched, second most on the Dodgers' staff, were his highest total since 2006. He also ranked second on the club with 12 wins and 162 strikeouts. Oh, and he probably lost his job for…
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  • Rangers bring McClellan into mix for rotation, 'pen

    Rangers bring McClellan into mix for rotation, 'pen

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Rangers have signed right-hander Kyle McClellan to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league camp, putting him in the mix for both the rotation and bullpen.
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  • Arencibia set to lend talent to Team USA in Classic

    Arencibia set to lend talent to Team USA in Classic

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    J.P. Arencibia has become the latest Blue Jays player named as a participant in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
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  • Danks says shoulder 'feels great' in mound sessions

    Danks says shoulder 'feels great' in mound sessions

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    When asked about his outlook for the 2013 season during the months of October, November and December, John Danks would use the words "cautiously optimistic" as part of his response.
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  • Astros' hurlers excited to work with Clemens

    Astros' hurlers excited to work with Clemens

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    Many of them have crossed paths with Roger Clemens in the past, whether it was at an event honoring the Astros' 50th anniversary last year or in previous years at a Minor League ballpark when the Rocket was stopping in to check on his son Koby.
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  • Rangers' Harrison declines World Classic invite

    Rangers' Harrison declines World Classic invite

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison said he has declined an invitation to participate in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Mike Trout snags 550-pound grouper at Key West

    Mike Trout snags 550-pound grouper at Key West

    yahoo.com Jan 15, 2013
    500 lb Goliath Grouper! I'd say it was a good day fishing! @trouty20 @jeffreytrout @tylertrout @debbietrout27 twitter.com/JessTara/statu… - Jessica Tara Cox (@JessTara) January 13, 2013 There's an old baseball saying about great defense that fans with
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  • There are solutions for unsigned talent

    There are solutions for unsigned talent

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    We seem to have reached an impasse in this offseason -- a point at which several notable players are still searching for homes and some long-expected deals are falling short of the finish line. Here are some thoughts on how to get out of this traffic ja…
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  • Marlins ink Green to Minors deal with spring invite

    Marlins ink Green to Minors deal with spring invite

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    Nick Green, who was with the organization in 2012, has agreed to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. The 34-year-old will have an excellent chance to win the utility infielder role, with the Marlins' 40-man roster thin on middle i…
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  • Grace blames self for firing from Diamondbacks

    Grace blames self for firing from Diamondbacks

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Former Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace says he blames himself, not the team, for firing him last season.
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  • Yanks give Ichiro 'new sense of determination'

    Yanks give Ichiro 'new sense of determination'

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Ichiro Suzuki is looking forward to starting the baseball season the way he ended last season: as a member of the New York Yankees.
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  • It's never too late to make a key signing or trade

    It's never too late to make a key signing or trade

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    A number of established players have signed or changed teams after mid-January in recent years. And many of them have played significant roles during the ensuing season.
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  • Phony Plush? Nyjer Morgan claims Twitter hack after awkward rel…

    Phony Plush? Nyjer Morgan claims Twitter hack after awkward relationship details published

    yahoo.com Jan 15, 2013
    So, was it Nyjer Morgan, his alter-ego Tony Plush, or an anonymous third party who sent a string of bizarre messages from Morgan's Twitter account Monday night? Yes, they were bizarre even for Morgan. At first, Morgan appeared to admit he was caught che…
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  • New rules would ban 'trick' pickoffs, add interpreters

    New rules would ban 'trick' pickoffs, add interpreters

    MLB.com Jan 15, 2013
    A series of rules changes proposed by the general managers in November and approved by the sport's top executives at the recent Owners Meetings are awaiting ratification by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
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  • Video - Soriano Agrees To Deal With Nationals 03:03

    Soriano Agrees To Deal With Nationals

    Jan 15
    Source: Rafael Soriano and the Nationals have agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal with a third-year vesting option for $14 million.
  • Video - Mulcoy's World 03:44

    Mulcoy's World

    Jan 15
    Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., Josh Mulcoy is on a global hunt to find the best, most remote surf on the planet. From Iceland to the wilderness of Alaska, Canada and islands untold, the more off the beaten path the better. And 2013 promises to see more
  • Video - Buster Blog: Dodgers Interested In Soriano 02:30

    Buster Blog: Dodgers Interested In Soriano

    Jan 15
    Buster Olney blogs about the Dodgers' interest in signing Rafael Soriano.
  • Video - Francona Book: Red Sox Owners Big On Image 04:19

    Francona Book: Red Sox Owners Big On Image

    Jan 15
    Terry Francona's book describes Red Sox owners as image-conscious.

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