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Red Sox finalize two-year deal with catcher Ross

Red Sox finalize two-year deal with catcher Ross

CNNSI.com Updated Nov 14, 2012
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year deal worth $6.2 million.
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  • Bucs' Huntington offers peek behind curtain

    Bucs' Huntington offers peek behind curtain

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    Pirates GM Neal Huntington, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and Indians GM Chris Antonetti discussed the state of the game during a panel at the trio's alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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  • Cliff Corcoran: Dickey caps storybook year with NL Cy Young; Pr…

    Cliff Corcoran: Dickey caps storybook year with NL Cy Young; Price is right in AL

    R.A. Dickey and David Price are Cy Young Award winners. Cliff Corcoran says both results were unprecedented in their own way, and not because baseball's best pitcher was denied.
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  • Owners, execs descend on Chicago for meetings

    Owners, execs descend on Chicago for meetings

    CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    CHICAGO (AP) -- While the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays worked on a blockbuster trade with far-reaching implications, major league owners and executives descended on Chicago on Wednesday for the first of two days of meetings.
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  • Rays' Maddon reacts to Blue Jays' trade

    Rays' Maddon reacts to Blue Jays' trade

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    As if the Rays weren't already in a tough spot competing in the American League East, the Blue Jays appear poised to make the division a legitimate five-team dogfight come 2013.
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  • Price focused on enjoying time with Rays

    Price focused on enjoying time with Rays

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    The idea that a player as gifted -- and soon to be expensive -- as David Price may not be long for the low-payroll Rays hung over the American League Cy Young Award proceedings on Wednesday.
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  • Four Japanese free agents seek move to majors

    Four Japanese free agents seek move to majors

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    TOKYO (AP) -- Pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa of the Hanshin Tigers was one of four professional baseball players in Japan who became unrestricted free agents Wednesday in hopes of moving to Major League Baseball.
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  • Affeldt, Giants complete 3-year, $18 million deal

    Affeldt, Giants complete 3-year, $18 million deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Affeldt wanted some job security -- and the reliable reliever got it.
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  • Giancarlo Stanton Is A Master Of Mashing Taters And Wordplay

    Giancarlo Stanton Is A Master Of Mashing Taters And Wordplay

    deadspin.com Nov 14, 2012
    Giancarlo Stanton, the only good player left on the now decimated Miami Marlins roster, was not happy about his team trading away all of its good players. As we told you last night, he expressed his displeasure on Twitter: More »
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  • Veteran reliever Fuentes elects to retire

    Veteran reliever Fuentes elects to retire

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    Left-hander Brian Fuentes, who pitched 12 Major League seasons for six teams, told his hometown newspaper Wednesday he has decided to retire.
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  • Angels sign seven players to Minor League deals

    Angels sign seven players to Minor League deals

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Angels, still looking to make a splash in the free-agent market to address their pitching staff, recently signed seven players to Minor League contracts.
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  • Cherington reflects on his journey with Red Sox

    Cherington reflects on his journey with Red Sox

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    Ben Cherington visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday, talking about job challenges, as well as his relationships with agents and fellow GMs.
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  • Melvin set to welcome back Colon next season

    Melvin set to welcome back Colon next season

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Bartolo Colon will be welcomed back to the Oakland Athletics with no hard feelings -- at least by newly crowned AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin.
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  • Montgomery: Phils have challenging work to do

    Montgomery: Phils have challenging work to do

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    Well, the Florida Marlins sure are making a lot of noise this offseason. Conversely, the Phillies have been relatively quiet, but they do have a lot of hard work ahead of them, as team president David Montgomery expressed this week.
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  • Hunter Signing Prompts Question: Are the Tigers the New Yankees…

    Hunter Signing Prompts Question: Are the Tigers the New Yankees?

    For the second straight year, the Tigers made a big free agency splash by signing Torii Hunter for $26 million over two years.
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  • Scully, Mattingly, Werner to be honored at ceremony

    Scully, Mattingly, Werner to be honored at ceremony

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will all be honored at a ceremony in Los Angeles in January.
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  • Marlins' payroll purge angers fans

    Marlins' payroll purge angers fans

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    MIAMI (AP) -- The attendance-challenged Miami Marlins have antagonized fans yet again by deciding a low-budget team is good enough for their new ballpark.
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  • Fenway to host more runners in annual charity race

    Fenway to host more runners in annual charity race

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    The fourth annual Run-Walk to Home Base could have as many as 4,000 runners cross home plate at Fenway Park on May 4, 2013.
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  • On comeback trail, Beachy eyeing mid-June return

    On comeback trail, Beachy eyeing mid-June return

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    When Brandon Beachy celebrates Thanksgiving next week, he will be five months removed from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery and approximately seven months away from being cleared to rejoin Atlanta's rotation.
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  • HOF announces memorabilia for Giants exhibit

    HOF announces memorabilia for Giants exhibit

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Autumn Glory exhibit, which honors World Series champions, opens Friday with numerous artifacts from the Giants' road to their 2012 World Series title.
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  • Sarah's Take: Dodgers will do what it takes to win

    Sarah's Take: Dodgers will do what it takes to win

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    It is hard for me to change completely within less than a year, but I am delighted to see the Dodgers have owners committed to establishing a perennial winning franchise.
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  • Rangers to play in San Antonio in next spring

    Rangers to play in San Antonio in next spring

    MLB.com ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Rangers are going to play at least one and possibly two exhibition games in San Antonio next spring. A press conference is scheduled for Friday to announce which team will play the Rangers at the Alamodome during the middle of Spring Training.
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  • Gee helps out Sandy victims, deflects trade talk

    Gee helps out Sandy victims, deflects trade talk

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    Mets right-hander Dillon Gee and reliever Bobby Parnell helped collect food donations at Citi Field to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims on Wednesday. Gee is doing his best to ignore talk of the Mets potentially trading him.
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  • Baker gives Cubs good start in filling out rotation

    Baker gives Cubs good start in filling out rotation

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Cubs decided right-hander Scott Baker was worth gambling on even though he missed all of 2012 after having Tommy John surgery.
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  • Despite Toronto ties, Cox has no plans to return

    Despite Toronto ties, Cox has no plans to return

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    Bobby Cox has always savored the friendships and experiences he gathered while serving as the Blue Jays' manager during the early 1980s.  But he is not interested in ending his retirement to fill Toronto's managerial vacancy.
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  • Dear Marlins: This longtime fan is trading you for another team

    Dear Marlins: This longtime fan is trading you for another team

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    Editor's note: Michael Lawson is one of the many Marlins fans who are saying 'enough is enough'  after the franchise embarked on the third fire sale of its relatively short history on Tuesday. Here's a letter he sent to Big League Stew resigning his pos…
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  • Poor hound: Mark Buehrle’s dog will also not be welcome in Toro…

    Poor hound: Mark Buehrle’s dog will also not be welcome in Toronto

    yahoo.com Nov 14, 2012
    Miami Marlins fans aren't the only ones getting a raw deal after Jeffrey Loria kicked his fire sale into high gear on Tuesday. Also getting jobbed? Slater, Mark Buehrle's increasingly (and unfairly) maligned American Staffordshire terrier. You might rem…
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  • Chinese Taipei favorites in Classic qualifier

    Chinese Taipei favorites in Classic qualifier

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    Chinese Taipei is looking to qualify for a spot in its third straight World Baseball Classic in a group that includes New Zealand, the Philippines and a Thailand squad featuring Johnny Damon.
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  • Cheapskate Loria dupes Fish fans again

    Cheapskate Loria dupes Fish fans again

    CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    If the Miami Marlins are going to dump their team every year, their new manager should be John Calipari. Why not? He can win some games, sell a bunch of tickets and sell a bunch more T-shirts -- and then announce in December that he traded his entire st…
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  • Rangers honor 'Faces of Freedom' with trip to DC

    Rangers honor 'Faces of Freedom' with trip to DC

    MLB.com Nov 14, 2012
    As part of the Faces of Freedom Program, the Rangers arranged to send 14 veterans and their guests on a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., to tour the famous monuments and meet with U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions.
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  • Brewers OF Aoki to sit out WBC for Japan

    Brewers OF Aoki to sit out WBC for Japan

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki has decided not to participate in next year's World Baseball Classic, becoming the latest Japanese major leaguer to opt out of the tournament.
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  • After fire sale of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson &…

    After fire sale of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson & others, Miami Marlins - and baseball in South Florida - could be in

    nydailynews.com Nov 14, 2012
    It didn't take long for Jeffrey Loria to blow up his grand plan to create an instant winner in his spanking-new, taxpayer-funded stadium in Miami. Less than one year exactly, and nobody in baseball, especially the Yankees, can be particularly happy over…
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  • There's Shrewd, There's Genius, Then There's Marlins Owner Jeff…

    There's Shrewd, There's Genius, Then There's Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria

    grantland.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins pulled off a 12-player trade, one that's being hailed as a gigantic upgrade for the Jays and the latest fire s...
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  • About the Previous Evening: Lakers Lose, Spartans Win, and All …

    About the Previous Evening: Lakers Lose, Spartans Win, and All the Marlins Get Traded

    grantland.com Nov 14, 2012
    Pretty much every morning, About Last Night provides you with the essential sports headlines that you need to know. This is not one of those mornings....
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  • Video - Hunter, Tigers Agree To 2-Year Deal 01:15

    Hunter, Tigers Agree To 2-Year Deal

    Nov 14
    Free-agent Torii Hunter has reached agreement on a two-year, $26 million deal with the Tigers pending a physical.
  • Video - R.A. Dickey On Winning NL Cy Young 04:38

    R.A. Dickey On Winning NL Cy Young

    Nov 14
    R.A. Dickey joins "SportsCenter" after becoming the third Mets pitcher to win the NL Cy Young Award.
  • Video - David Price On Winning AL Cy Young 03:05

    David Price On Winning AL Cy Young

    Nov 14
    David Price joins "SportsCenter" to talk about topping Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award.
  • Video - R.A. Dickey Wins NL Cy Young Award 02:04

    R.A. Dickey Wins NL Cy Young Award

    Nov 14
    R.A. Dickey first knuckleball pitcher to win Cy Young Award.

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