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Giants poised to bring back Affeldt

Giants poised to bring back Affeldt

MLB.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Nov 12, 2012
The Giants will reportedly ink veteran left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt to a three-year deal worth around $18 million.
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  • MLB.com has you covered with great holiday gifts

    MLB.com has you covered with great holiday gifts

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    With the holiday season right around the corner, check out all of the great gifts MLB.com has to offer at great prices.
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  • Trout preparing for life in left without mentor Hunter

    Trout preparing for life in left without mentor Hunter

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 12, 2012
    Torii Hunter played a big part in helping Mike Trout become one baseball's best at age 21. Now Trout is starting to come to grips with the reality that his biggest mentor probably won't be back next season.
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  • New Royal Santana: It's like I'm a rookie now

    New Royal Santana: It's like I'm a rookie now

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    Ervin Santana feels like a rookie again, getting a fresh start with the Kansas City Royals.
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  • BoSox have agreement with backup catcher Ross

    BoSox have agreement with backup catcher Ross

    CNNSI.com Nov 12, 2012
    BOSTON (AP) -- A baseball official familiar with the deal says the Boston Red Sox have agreed with backup catcher David Ross on a two-year, $6.2 million contract.
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  • Bourgeois chooses free agency over Triple-A

    Bourgeois chooses free agency over Triple-A

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    Outfielder Jason Bourgeois has declined an assignment to Triple-A Omaha and decided to become a free agent, the Royals announced on Monday.
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  • Bryce Harper lives up to the hype, earns NL ROY honors in extre…

    Bryce Harper lives up to the hype, earns NL ROY honors in extremely close vote

    yahoo.com MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    For Bryce Harper, 19, the path to the NL Rookie of the Year award was a little bit tougher than Mike Trout's in the AL- as evidenced by the mere seven point difference between himself and runner-up Wade Miley - but there's a very good reason for that
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  • Napoli willing to play spots other than catcher

    Napoli willing to play spots other than catcher

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2012
    Free-agent catcher Mike Napoli says he prefers to catch but will play any position that gets him in the lineup regularly. He also still has interest in returning to the Texas Rangers.
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  • Rangers face tough task in prioritizing needs

    Rangers face tough task in prioritizing needs

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    The Rangers are going to be serious players for free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, but they also have to address their bullpen and catching situation.
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  • Tigers' needs fit free agent Hunter's strengths

    Tigers' needs fit free agent Hunter's strengths

    MLB.com ESPN.com Nov 12, 2012
    Torii Hunter's play as a Minnesota Twins outfielder early in his career earned him the title as a Tiger killer around these parts. After all these years, it's now realistic for Detroit fans to consider the possibility of Hunter becoming a Tiger.
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  • Cubs hire Mainville as new head athletic trainer

    Cubs hire Mainville as new head athletic trainer

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    The Cubs have hired PJ Mainville, who was the D-backs' assistant athletic trainer the last two seasons, as the team's head athletic trainer.
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  • Dollars And Sense: The Dodgers, flush with money from a new own…

    Dollars And Sense: The Dodgers, flush with money from a new ownershi…

    CNNSI.com Nov 12, 2012
    The Dodgers, flush with money from a new ownership group, are not done yet spending big to acquire talent. That doesn't mean this is a smart approach, writes Jay Jaffe.
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  • Dodgers make additions to international scouting

    Dodgers make additions to international scouting

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    Two weeks after hiring former Seattle executive Bob Engle as vice president of international scouting, the Dodgers on Monday announced the hiring of six international scouts from the Mariners: Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jam…
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  • Durability important to Headley's success

    Durability important to Headley's success

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    It would be nearly impossible to overlook the offensive and defensive accomplishments that Padres third baseman Chase Headley reached in 2012. But if you ask Headley which statistic he's most proud of from the past season, it would likely be this -- 160…
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  • White Sox gauging young talent in offseason plan

    White Sox gauging young talent in offseason plan

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    It's up to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and his staff to decide if enough talent exists in a much maligned system to move a frontline prospect or frontline player or two.
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  • Malone is Mets' new strength/conditioning coordinator

    Malone is Mets' new strength/conditioning coordinator

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    The Mets made a tweak to their training staff on Monday, naming Jim Malone their strength and conditioning coordinator.
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  • Indians face tough decision on Choo

    Indians face tough decision on Choo

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    The clock appears to be ticking on Shin-Soo Choo's time in Cleveland. The only question seems to be whether it expires this winter or if the Indians will ride things out and let the right fielder walk in free agency next offseason.
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  • Highlighting the top stories for awards week

    Highlighting the top stories for awards week

    CNNSI.com Nov 12, 2012
    Baseball kicks off its award week today -- the list of finalists and announcement times can be found on the BBWAA's website -- and it features many of the game's boldest-face names in Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey, Justin Verlander, Mike Trout and Bryce …
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  • Wates gives back through mentoring

    Wates gives back through mentoring

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    Astros prospect Austin Wates is in the early stages of a budding baseball career, but the kind of advice Wates wants to share has much more to do with life and the challenges ahead.
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  • Photo: Pablo Sandoval supports the 49ers

    Photo: Pablo Sandoval supports the 49ers

    yahoo.com Nov 12, 2012
    After helping bring a second world championship in the past three seasons to the city of San Francisco, it appears World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval is making the rounds at Bay Area sporting events hoping to spread that Giants magic around a little bit. J…
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  • The Week Ahead: And the winners are ...

    The Week Ahead: And the winners are ...

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    Monday began a significant week on the calendar of America's Pastime -- one fans have been arguing and discussing for months. It's the week when the Baseball Writers' Association of America award winners will be revealed, when the most serious individua…
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  • Video - Mike Trout On Winning Rookie Of The Year 03:48

    Mike Trout On Winning Rookie Of The Year

    Nov 12
    Mike Trout joins SportsCenter to talk about winning the AL Rookie of the Year.
  • Video - Bryce Harper On Winning Rookie Of The Year 05:01

    Bryce Harper On Winning Rookie Of The Year

    Nov 12
    Bryce Harper joins SportsCenter to talk about winning NL Rookie of the Year award.

Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Mike D'Antoni was right call for Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 12
    Fans may not like it at first, but Mike D'Antoni is the coach Los Angeles Lakers need
  • Adande: Phil Jackson was Lakers' man

    Nov 12
    Despite high price, Phil Jackson's history of success was worth it for L.A. Lakers
  • Peter King: Lots to like in Week 10, but one weird game stands above the r…

    Nov 12
    Tie Trivia as we wrap up another week in the playoff race to determine who'll square off in New Orleans:
  • Don Banks: Texans prove they're ready for the elements

    Nov 12
    CHICAGO -- Covering a Ravens-Texans game last month on a beautiful sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in Houston, I couldn't help but notice the powers that be elected to keep the roof at Reliant Stadium closed, even though the weather couldn't have been muc…