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Santiago declines chance to pitch for Puerto Rico

Santiago declines chance to pitch for Puerto Rico

MLB.com yahoo.com Updated Jan 22, 2013
Hector Santiago has elected not to pitch for Puerto Rico in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, a decision the left-hander confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday night.
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  • Yogi honored as players go to BAT for their own

    Yogi honored as players go to BAT for their own

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Yankee legend Yogi Berra's legacy was celebrated at the Baseball Assistance Team's 24th annual Going to Bat for B.A.T. Fundraising Dinner, where more than 100 players, including nine Hall of Famers, were in attendance on Tuesday night.
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  • Joba Chamberlain: ‘I sold my trampoline’

    Joba Chamberlain: ‘I sold my trampoline’

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    "We'll hug it out." - @joba_62 on Youk at #BATDinner. Also, "Don't worry, I sold my trampoline." twitter.com/MLB/status/293… - MLB (@MLB) January 23, 2013 Three bits of news come from that official MLB tweet: 1. Joba Chamberlain cleans up OK in a suit
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  • Speedier Pence ready to rally in new season

    Speedier Pence ready to rally in new season

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Hunter Pence knows that he can exceed the .219 batting average he compiled last year after San Francisco acquired him from Philadelphia. So he has devoted this offseason to improving his speed and relaxing more in the batter's box.
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  • Reinvigorated Altuve ready for Astros' new era

    Reinvigorated Altuve ready for Astros' new era

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Jose Altuve may have an understated demeanor, but the second baseman is ready to lead the charge as Astros baseball enters a new era in 2013.
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  • D-backs reach two-year agreement with Pennington

    D-backs reach two-year agreement with Pennington

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    The D-backs reached agreement on a two-year $5 million deal with shortstop Cliff Pennington on Tuesday night, a baseball source told MLB.com.
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  • Sandy Koufax to join Dodgers as special adviser

    Sandy Koufax to join Dodgers as special adviser

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax is going to work for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a special adviser.
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  • Rays sign RHP Oviedo to minor-league contract

    Rays sign RHP Oviedo to minor-league contract

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Tampa Bay Rays have added their second pitcher with a new name.
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  • D-backs remain open to trading outfielder

    D-backs remain open to trading outfielder

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    With less than three weeks to go until pitchers and catchers begin reporting, general manager Kevin Towers said that if something is going to happen regarding a trade of one of his outfielders, it will take place before that.
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  • Liriano reportedly broke arm in bathroom fall

    Liriano reportedly broke arm in bathroom fall

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    The mystery of Francisco Liriano's broken right arm received some unsubstantiated clarification recently with a newspaper in his native Dominican Republic reporting he suffered it in a bathroom fall.
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  • Napoli signs with Red Sox, reveals hip condition

    Napoli signs with Red Sox, reveals hip condition

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli revealed Tuesday that he has avascular necrosis in both hips, the same degenerative condition that ended the career of two-sport star Bo Jackson.
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  • Inbox: What will A's Opening Day lineup look like?

    Inbox: What will A's Opening Day lineup look like?

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    What will the A's Opening Day lineup look like? How many wins will Oakland have this season? What will happen with George Kottaras? Beat reporter Jane Lee answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
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  • Ruben Amaro says Phillies signed Delmon Young to play right fie…

    Ruben Amaro says Phillies signed Delmon Young to play right field every day

    What are the Philadelphia Phillies doing? They signed Delmon Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract Tuesday with the intention, GM Ruben Amaro said, of playing him every day in right field in 2013. There are several problems with this plan. 1. Young has…
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  • Kimbrel not content after record-breaking year

    Kimbrel not content after record-breaking year

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Despite establishing himself as perhaps the game's best closer in 2012, Craig Kimbrel thinks he can be even better this upcoming season.
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  • Report: Time Warner wins Dodgers' TV deal

    Report: Time Warner wins Dodgers' TV deal

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Time Warner Cable Inc. has won a contract to carry Los Angeles Dodgers games for at least the next two decades starting in 2014, snatching the games away from Fox Sports after this year's baseball season ends, according to a person familiar with the mat…
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  • Griffey to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame

    Griffey to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame as its seventh member.
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  • Stauffer looking for chance to keep pitching

    Stauffer looking for chance to keep pitching

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    A free agent, former Padres Opening Day starter Tim Stauffer is looking to sign with a team before the start of Spring Training, as the 30-year-old hopes to resume his pitching career.
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  • Motte, Cardinals reach two-year agreement

    Motte, Cardinals reach two-year agreement

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Closer Jason Motte has inked a two-year contract with the Cardinals that will buy out his final two seasons of arbitration-eligibility. At the end of the deal, Motte will be a free agent.
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  • Tigers banking on better 'pen results vs. lefties

    Tigers banking on better 'pen results vs. lefties

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    The bullpen debate around the Tigers began soon after the World Series ended, and it rolls into the final weeks leading into Spring Training. Even when roles begin to be defined in camp, it'll probably still go on, weighing youth and potential against e…
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  • Former Ray Dukes arrested on drug warrant

    Former Ray Dukes arrested on drug warrant

    ESPN.com Jan 22, 2013
    Police say former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes has been arrested on a warrant related to previous drug charges.
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  • Bryce Harper cuts mohawk for awards show

    Bryce Harper cuts mohawk for awards show

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Here's how the discussion regarding Bryce Harper and his haircut usually goes: Observer 1: "Somebody ought to tell him that something died on top of his head." Observer 2: "Hey, get off his back. He just turned 20 years old. Didn't everyb…
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  • Reds to host 2015 All-Star game; first since 1988

    Reds to host 2015 All-Star game; first since 1988

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds will host the 2015 All-Star game at Great American Ball Park, the city's first since 1988, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.
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  • Sarah's Take: Solid leadoff man underrated asset

    Sarah's Take: Solid leadoff man underrated asset

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Most teams nowadays overlook the importance of a good leadoff hitter. In the exciting National League West, no team has a good leadoff hitter.
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  • Veteran IF DeRosa reaches deal with Blue Jays

    Veteran IF DeRosa reaches deal with Blue Jays

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark DeRosa has agreed to a $775,000, one-year contract with Toronto, giving the Blue Jays more infield and outfield depth as they try for their first playoff berth since 1993.
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  • An 'A' For The Jays: With one major move after another, Toronto…

    An 'A' For The Jays: With one major move after another, Toronto has ha…

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    With one major move after another, Toronto has had a busy and oustanding offseason, which has earned it the highest grade yet in Jay Jaffe's winter report cards.
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  • For Hagadone, focus is on moving forward

    For Hagadone, focus is on moving forward

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Nick Hagadone is trying to keep his thoughts focused on what lies ahead. The left-handed pitcher has a growing family to help support and an opportunity to win a job in the Indians' bullpen this spring.
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  • Reds sign Galarraga to Minor League contract

    Reds sign Galarraga to Minor League contract

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Reds have signed right-hander Armando Galarraga to a Minor League contract, according to a report from CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.
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  • Duffy will do whatever Royals need upon return

    Duffy will do whatever Royals need upon return

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Hard telling where left-hander Danny Duffy might find himself when he finally returns to Kansas City around midseason or so. Heck, he might be in the bullpen, and that's fine with him.
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  • Hart seeking second opinion before knee surgery

    Hart seeking second opinion before knee surgery

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Brewers first baseman Corey Hart, who last week developed swelling in his knee during offseason workouts, will not undergo surgery as expected Tuesday and will instead seek a second opinion.
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  • Proceed With Caution

    Proceed With Caution

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Tired of the Stephen Strasburg innings limit debate? It's back this year for these 11 pitchers at risk of the Year-After Effect, including Strasburg himself, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • R.A. Dickey fights human trafficking in India

    R.A. Dickey fights human trafficking in India

    yahoo.com Jan 22, 2013
    Toronto Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey continues to set an admirable example for us normal folks. Admirable and unattainable! After accepting the Cy Young Award at the BWAAA dinner in New York on Saturday night, Dickey announced via Twitter that he …
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  • Last year's strong finishers hope for big starts

    Last year's strong finishers hope for big starts

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Teams that finished the 2012 campaign on high notes are hopeful that the momentum can carry over through the offseason.
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  • The clutch gene exists, and Morris is proof of it

    The clutch gene exists, and Morris is proof of it

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Jack Morris is the model of the pitcher who rises to meet the highest challenges. And although this endears him to those who live inside the game, the analytics movement isn’t nearly as impressed, claiming he is no more qualified for enshrinement th…
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  • The Week Ahead: Patience may pay off in free agency

    The Week Ahead: Patience may pay off in free agency

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    If last week in baseball taught us anything, it’s that Scott Boras is a pretty patient guy.
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  • Video - Mint Condition: Catching Up With Terry Francona 05:07

    Mint Condition: Catching Up With Terry Francona

    Jan 22
    Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona discusses his Red Sox memorabilia, interacting with fans and the most creative way he's ever been asked for an autograph.
  • Video - "Francona: The Red Sox Years" 06:32

    "Francona: The Red Sox Years"

    Jan 22
    Terry Francona talks to Hannah Storm about his new book detailing his time as manager of the Red Sox.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKC

    Jan 22
    That "other" Kevin is a big reason why the Thunder own the NBA's best record, J.A. Adande writes.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers may consider trading Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Peter King: Wilson not asking for new deal; more on Payton's reinstatement…

    Jan 22
    Three items in the news, all non-Harbaugh related, today: