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Luhnow will contact Berkman about Houston return

Luhnow will contact Berkman about Houston return

MLB.com Updated Nov 2, 2012
Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said Friday he plans to reach out to the Big Puma, Lance Berkman, to gauge his interest in returning.
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  • Iwakuma agrees to two-year deal with Mariners

    Iwakuma agrees to two-year deal with Mariners

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a two-year contract with an option for 2015.
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  • Astros, fans celebrate unveiling of team's new look

    Astros, fans celebrate unveiling of team's new look

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    It was hard to determine who was more excited Friday night -- the thousands of Astros fans, the players in attendance or those that had poured so much time and effort into the team's launching of its new uniforms, logos, color schemes and mascot.
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  • Reports: Proposed Cubs-Angels trade called off

    Reports: Proposed Cubs-Angels trade called off

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    A person familiar with the negotiations says the Chicago Cubs have told closer Carlos Marmol that the proposed trade to send him to the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Dan Haren has fallen apart.
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  • Teixeira inducted into AFL Hall of Fame

    Teixeira inducted into AFL Hall of Fame

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    Yankees All-Star first baseman Mark Teixeira was inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame on Friday.
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  • Source: Red Sox, Ortiz reach 2-year, $26M deal

    Source: Red Sox, Ortiz reach 2-year, $26M deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 2, 2012
    BOSTON (AP) -- A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-yerar, $26 million contract with designated hitter David Ortiz.
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  • Reports: Angels deal Haren to Cubs for Marmol

    Reports: Angels deal Haren to Cubs for Marmol

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Los Angeles Angels have traded right-hander Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol, according to reports.
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  • Orioles' Adams suspended for amphetamine use

    Orioles' Adams suspended for amphetamine use

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Baltimore Orioles second baseman Ryan Adams was suspended Friday for the first 25 games of next season after testing positive for a banned amphetamine.
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  • Nats make offer to LaRoche, decline on Jackson

    Nats make offer to LaRoche, decline on Jackson

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Nationals made a qualifying offer of $13.3 million to first baseman Adam LaRoche on Friday, but did not make a similar offer to right-hander Edwin Jackson.
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  • Giambi, Weiss meet again with Rockies officials

    Giambi, Weiss meet again with Rockies officials

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    Rockies managerial candidates Walt Weiss and Jason Giambi each spent three hours Friday talking with top club officials, and the club is hoping to arrange a similar interview Monday with another candidate, D-backs third-base coach Matt Williams, accordi…
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  • Torii's intangibles would be missed in Anaheim

    Torii's intangibles would be missed in Anaheim

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    By not making an offer on Friday to Torii Hunter and in essence waving adios, the Angels are venturing into uncharted waters.
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  • Yankees Make Offers to Soriano, Swisher and Kuroda

    Yankees Make Offers to Soriano, Swisher and Kuroda

    The Yankees made qualifying contract offers to the free agents Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher and Hiroki Kuroda on Friday. But of the three, only Kuroda is likely to accept the team's offer.
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  • 'Tis the (off)season for speculation

    'Tis the (off)season for speculation

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    Free agents are eligible to begin signing with teams on Saturday. MLB.com decided to take a look at where 10 of the top available players might fit.
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  • Clubs make qualifying offers to looming free agents

    Clubs make qualifying offers to looming free agents

    MLB.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    Teams had one last attempt to retain free agents on a $13.3 million, one-year deal while also ensuring a compensation Draft pick if the player signs elsewhere.
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  • Tigers ready to begin free-agent shopping

    Tigers ready to begin free-agent shopping

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    With hopes of re-signing Anibal Sanchez and finding a corner outfielder, the Tigers are ready to dip into the free-agent market.
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  • Braves secure Draft pick if Bourn doesn't re-sign

    Braves secure Draft pick if Bourn doesn't re-sign

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Braves made Michael Bourn a qualifying offer of $13.3 million for 2013 on Friday, ensuring Draft-pick compensation should the free-agent outfielder not return to Atlanta next season.
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  • Report: Mark McGwire close to joining Los Angeles Dodgers as hi…

    Report: Mark McGwire close to joining Los Angeles Dodgers as hitting coach

    According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mark McGwire's three-year run as St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach will end at his own accord as he nears an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the same position. On Friday, McGwire inform…
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  • After Redmond hire, Marlins hope to find their way

    After Redmond hire, Marlins hope to find their way

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 2, 2012
    Hiring Mike Redmond put an end to the Marlins' managerial search. The organization now turns its focus on determining its direction.
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  • Twins pick up infielder, reliever from Rockies

    Twins pick up infielder, reliever from Rockies

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Minnesota Twins have claimed two players off waivers from Colorado, middle infielder Tommy Field and right-handed reliever Josh Roenicke.
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  • Indians add RHP Wood on waivers from Royals

    Indians add RHP Wood on waivers from Royals

    ESPN.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Indians claimed right-hander Blake Wood on waivers from Kansas City and activated pitchers Carlos Carrasco, Josh Tomlin and Rafael Perez from the 60-day disabled list.
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  • Baseball donates $1 million for Sandy relief efforts

    Baseball donates $1 million for Sandy relief efforts

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    Major League Baseball announced Friday that in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Players' Association a donation of $1 million is being made to benefit the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Feeding America to assist in the efforts bein…
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  • Crew doesn't extend offers to Marcum, K-Rod

    Crew doesn't extend offers to Marcum, K-Rod

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Brewers did not extend a qualifying offer to either Shaun Marcum or Francisco Rodriguez ahead of Friday's deadline, meaning the club will not receive compensation in next year's Draft should those free agents sign elsewhere.
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  • Royals claim RHP Moscoso, C Hayes off waivers

    Royals claim RHP Moscoso, C Hayes off waivers

    ESPN.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Royals claimed off waivers right-hander Guillermo Moscoso from the Rockies and catcher Brett Hayes from the Marlins during a series of moves Friday.
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  • Free-agent fate weighs on Frasor's mind

    Free-agent fate weighs on Frasor's mind

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    This year, Jason Frasor hits the open market with the ability to pick his situation without any external issues negatively impacting his overall value.
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  • Pirates sign Dominican third baseman Herrera

    Pirates sign Dominican third baseman Herrera

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Pirates have signed Dominican third baseman Johan Herrera, who becomes the fifth international prospect to sign with the club this year.
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  • Cubs claim reliever Putnam off waivers

    Cubs claim reliever Putnam off waivers

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The Cubs added another arm to the bullpen mix on Friday when they claimed right-handed pitcher Zach Putnam off waivers from the Rockies.
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  • Looking back on a Giant October: The 10 most memorable moments …

    Looking back on a Giant October: The 10 most memorable moments of the 2012 postseason

    yahoo.com Nov 2, 2012
    What, did you really think we were going to head into the offseason without completing one of our favorite annual exercises? We've compiled the 10 best moments of the previous four postseasons that Big League Stew has been in business (here's 2011, 2010…
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  • Bell promoted to VP/assistant GM

    Bell promoted to VP/assistant GM

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    The White Sox have promoted Buddy Bell to vice president/assistant general manager.
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  • Rangers' Lewis targets All-Star break for return

    Rangers' Lewis targets All-Star break for return

    ESPN.com Nov 2, 2012
    Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis plans to start his throwing program in January and has targeted no later than the All-Star break to return to the rotation in 2013.
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  • Danks motivated to compete every fifth day

    Danks motivated to compete every fifth day

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    White Sox left-hander John Danks began his throwing program this week as he puts his rehab process in high gear for the upcoming 2013 season.
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  • Schilling calls suit political, denies wrongdoing

    Schilling calls suit political, denies wrongdoing

    ESPN.com Nov 2, 2012
    Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling on Friday called a lawsuit brought against him by Rhode Island's economic development agency "political" and denied wrongdoing in connection with a $75 million loan guarantee the state gave his failed vide…
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  • Ben Reiter: Reiter 50: Hamilton, Greinke lead list of offseason…

    Ben Reiter: Reiter 50: Hamilton, Greinke lead list of offseason's top free agents

    CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    Is free agency dead in baseball? Not entirely, though this winter will feature fewer potential franchise-changers than in years past, for two related reasons.
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  • Rising Stars weigh in on who will be biggest star

    Rising Stars weigh in on who will be biggest star

    MLB.com Nov 2, 2012
    Who in the Arizona Fall League will go on to stardom and become major contributors on the game's biggest stage? Who better to ask than the prospects themselves?
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  • Phils exercise Ruiz's option, cut ties with Polanco

    Phils exercise Ruiz's option, cut ties with Polanco

    CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have spent the week starting to put their 2013 plans into place.
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  • MLB Hot Stove News: It's All About Pitching

    MLB Hot Stove News: It's All About Pitching

    grantland.com Nov 2, 2012
    The series of tubes are still buzzing over Sergio Romo's parade-stopping T-shirt, and already we've got reams of Hot Stove news to sort through. Here ...
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  • Video - Cubs, Red Sox Interested In Dan Haren 02:54

    Cubs, Red Sox Interested In Dan Haren

    Nov 2
    ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne discusses which teams might be interested in trading for Dan Haren.
  • Video - David Ortiz Staying In Boston 03:28

    David Ortiz Staying In Boston

    Nov 2
    ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald on the Red Sox and David Ortiz agreeing Friday to a two-year, $26 million deal.
  • Video - Bochy's parade car troubles 00:30

    Bochy's parade car troubles

    Nov 2
    Bochy has car trouble during parade

Sports Columnists

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    Nov 2
    Two games match teams with winning records on the NFL's 14-game schedule this weekend. The marquee one is Steelers-Giants, a special game because it happens once every four years, and because of the first-round-quarterback matchup of Ben Roethlisberger …
  • Eric Gordon of New Orleans Hornets offered surgery as potential remedy for…

    Nov 2
    Microfracture surgery has been presented as one of a number of potential remedies for New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
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    Nov 2
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    Nov 2
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