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Astros sign lefty Bedard to minor league contract

Astros sign lefty Bedard to minor league contract

CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jan 21, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
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  • Cincinnati awarded 2015 All-Star Game

    Cincinnati awarded 2015 All-Star Game

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    Expect a lot of Pete Rose talk, Ken Griffey Jr. love and an epic Home Run Derby in 2015, when Major League Baseball plans All-Star Game festivities for the Queen City of Cincinnati. Reporter John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer has the scoop, reporting t…
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  • Baseball pays tribute to Miller at celebration

    Baseball pays tribute to Miller at celebration

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    A memorial celebration was held on Monday night for the late Marvin Miller, who used a keen intellect and a steely resolve during his 17-year tenure to change the economics of baseball forever.
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  • Porter believes Ankiel can have big role for Astros

    Porter believes Ankiel can have big role for Astros

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    Astros manager Bo Porter spoke glowingly Monday about outfielder Rick Ankiel, who signed with the team last week and will come to camp as a non-roster invitee. Ankiel played during the previous two seasons with Washington, where Porter was third-base co…
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  • Beltran hoping to remain with Cardinals beyond '13

    Beltran hoping to remain with Cardinals beyond '13

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    Preparing to enter the final season of his two-year contract with the Cardinals, Carlos Beltran spoke candidly Monday about his interest in staying in St. Louis beyond the 2013 season.
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  • "You're Here For One Reason: To Fuck Us Good!": Let's…

    "You're Here For One Reason: To Fuck Us Good!": Let's Remember The Time Earl Weaver Completely Lost It On An Umpire

    deadspin.com Jan 21, 2013
    Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away last Friday, and that makes us very sad. What makes us very happy, however, is the video above, which features Weaver going absolutely crazy on a first base umpire who had just called a balk on the Orioles' p…
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  • Matheny addresses report of financial issues

    Matheny addresses report of financial issues

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    A day after Mike Matheny's current financial situation -- one that has him facing potential bankruptcy due to a series of investments gone wrong -- was delineated, in detail, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals manager stressed that terming it…
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  • Dodgers alums kick off caravan painting murals

    Dodgers alums kick off caravan painting murals

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    Former Dodgers center fielder Ken Landreaux has never considered himself much of an artist, but on Monday at Belmont High School, he had plenty of brushes in his hands.
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  • Indians sign free agents Raburn and Francisco

    Indians sign free agents Raburn and Francisco

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have signed utilityman Ryan Raburn and outfielder Ben Francisco to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.
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  • Mets bring back Feliciano, settle with Ike Davis

    Mets bring back Feliciano, settle with Ike Davis

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) Left-hander Pedro Feliciano is returning to the New York Mets, who also settled their salary arbitration case with first baseman Ike Davis.
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  • Report: Pirates, Liriano agree to revised deal

    Report: Pirates, Liriano agree to revised deal

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Pirates have reached a new two-year agreement with left-hander Francisco Liriano, about a month after an original deal was in place, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported Monday.
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  • Selig to announce big contribution at Cincy UYA

    Selig to announce big contribution at Cincy UYA

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Reds and Major League Baseball on Monday announced that Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig will be at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday to announce a significant contribution for an Urban Youth Academy in Cincinnati.
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  • Murphy and Rangers avoid arbitration, sign deal

    Murphy and Rangers avoid arbitration, sign deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Outfielder David Murphy and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth $5,775,000.
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  • Rockies looking at Pavano, Lowe for rotation

    Rockies looking at Pavano, Lowe for rotation

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    After signing Miguel Batista over the weekend and reportedly reaching an agreement with Chris Volstad on Monday, the Rockies are pushing for two other veterans to compete for a starting-rotation spot -- Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe.
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  • Visitation set for Thursday for Cards' great Musial

    Visitation set for Thursday for Cards' great Musial

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    ST. LOUIS (AP) A public visitation for baseball great Stan Musial will be Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, with a funeral Mass on Saturday.
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  • Royal Gamble: The Royals traded away one of the best players in…

    Royal Gamble: The Royals traded away one of the best players in…

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Royals traded away one of the best players in minor league baseball to try and win this year. Jay Jaffe argues that the move will likely come back to haunt GM Dayton Moore.
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  • The Union Wants Bud Selig To Force The Marlins To Spend More Mo…

    The Union Wants Bud Selig To Force The Marlins To Spend More Money

    deadspin.com Jan 21, 2013
    Here's the projected payroll for the 2013 Miami Marlins. After a fire sale that began with trading star shortstop Hanley Ramirez and ended with trading star shortstop Jose Reyes (and everyone else), this isn't a rebuilding year. It's austerity straight …
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  • Baseball’s impact on Martin Luther King Jr.

    Baseball’s impact on Martin Luther King Jr.

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    Before Martin Luther King Jr. marched in Alabama and on the Washington mall, Jackie Robinson marched around the bases on major league ball fields. King was 18 years old when Robinson broke the modern color barrier in America's pastime. Robinson's arriva…
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  • Adam Jones (the Orioles outfielder) celebrates Super Bowl-bound…

    Adam Jones (the Orioles outfielder) celebrates Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    Where is @simplyaj10 ? You guessed it! Go @ravens ! twitter.com/Orioles/status… - Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) January 20, 2013 Just because Adam Jones' team got beat in the first round of the NFL playoffs doesn't mean that Adam Jones can't enjoy his
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  • MLB Notebook: Hamilton turned in game for the ages

    MLB Notebook: Hamilton turned in game for the ages

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    Nearly 60 years after Joe Adcock turned in one of the greatest individual performances in baseball history, Josh Hamilton went 5-for-5 with with 18 total bases in a four-homer performance on May 8, 2012 for the Rangers.
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  • Black baseball pioneers aided King's message

    Black baseball pioneers aided King's message

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    On this day in which we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and pause to remember the men and women who suffered and sacrificed in the name of racial fairness, Major League Baseball should be proud of its role in forcing people to see the world in a way they'd…
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  • Video - Hector Santiago Visits Newtown 01:24

    Hector Santiago Visits Newtown

    Jan 21
    Chicago White Sox pitcher, Hector Santiago, visits Newtown to meet with children.

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