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Source: Melky, Jays reach 2-year deal

Source: Melky, Jays reach 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) -- The busy Toronto Blue Jays struck again Friday with their latest big deal: All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera is set to join them in his return from a drug suspension.
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  • Renteria helps Colombia rout Nicaragua

    Renteria helps Colombia rout Nicaragua

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Edgar Renteria helped Colombia to an 8-1 win over Nicaragua in a World Baseball Classic qualifier matchup on Friday night in the 16-year Major League veteran's first game for his native country.
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  • Trout is Negro Leagues Legacy Awards' AL MVP

    Trout is Negro Leagues Legacy Awards' AL MVP

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    Mike Trout settled for runner-up when the BBWAA announced its choice for American League MVP, but the Angels' rookie sensation received the Junior Circuit's top honor when the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announced its annual Legacy Awards on Friday.
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  • Zduriencik says Mariners aren't targeting Hamilton

    Zduriencik says Mariners aren't targeting Hamilton

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Although the Mariners plan to pursue offensive upgrades this offseason, general manager Jack Zduriencik said Friday he doesn't see Seattle being big players in the pursuit of free-agent slugger Josh Hamilton.
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  • Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter

    Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter

    DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter has reached the postseason six times in his career, but he's never played in a World Series.
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  • Free agent Berkman, Astros owner Crane talk

    Free agent Berkman, Astros owner Crane talk

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Lance Berkman and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane met last week and discussed a potential return to the team for the free agent first baseman.
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  • Major League brass share insight at sports panels

    Major League brass share insight at sports panels

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and D-backs president Derrick Hall were among speakers representing Major League Baseball leadership at the seventh annual Ivy Sports Symposium on Friday at Columbia University.
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  • Mayor Of Miami Writes Letter To Bud Selig Imploring Him To Stop…

    Mayor Of Miami Writes Letter To Bud Selig Imploring Him To Stop The Marlins Trade

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    It's not just Marlins fans and baseball bloggers that are mad at Jeffrey Loria for gutting the Marlins roster yet again. Now the Mayor of Miami is lobbying for Bud Selig to prevent the Marlins from sticking the city of Miami with a brand new stadium tha…
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  • Twins give Beresford first Spring Training invite

    Twins give Beresford first Spring Training invite

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Twins have re-signed second baseman James Beresford to a Minor League deal that includes his first invite to Major League Spring Training.
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  • Rick Porcello trades uniform No. 48 to Torii Hunter for Hurrica…

    Rick Porcello trades uniform No. 48 to Torii Hunter for Hurricane Sandy relief donation

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    Right-hander Rick Porcello wears No. 48 for the Detroit Tigers. Outfielder Torii Hunter, who just signed with the Tigers, has worn No. 48 for the entirety of his career. Uh-oh. This isn't an NFL preseason game. There can't be two Nos. 48. There can be o…
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  • Wood among four Minor League signings

    Wood among four Minor League signings

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Royals have signed four players, all with varying degrees of Major League experience, to Minor League contracts -- infielder Brandon Wood and pitchers Brian Sanches, Anthony Ortega and Atahualpa Severino.
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  • Stanton solely focused on 'winning philosophy'

    Stanton solely focused on 'winning philosophy'

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Giancarlo Stanton shared his thoughts with Peter Gammons on the Marlins' trade the other night, expressing his frustration at being unable to actively pursue a "winning philosophy."
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  • Marlins name Chuck Hernandez pitching coach

    Marlins name Chuck Hernandez pitching coach

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Chuck Hernandez has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins and new manager Mike Redmond.
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  • Phillies have Upton as top offseason target

    Phillies have Upton as top offseason target

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Phillies think B.J. Upton could fill two sizable voids on their 2013 roster. First, he can play center field. Second, he is a right-handed bat with power. That combination has him unquestionably as their top offseason target.
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  • Chipper Jones Has His Own Theories On JFK's Assassination

    Chipper Jones Has His Own Theories On JFK's Assassination

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    The recently retired Chipper Jones is an entertaining force on Twitter. Wednesday night, while watching Oliver Stone's JFK on Reelz (really, Chipper? Reelz?), Chipper decided to get the truth out about what really happened in the assassination of JFK. W…
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  • Laird strikes deal with Braves to back up McCann

    Laird strikes deal with Braves to back up McCann

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with backup catcher Gerald Laird.
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  • Salt River, Peoria set to clash for AFL championship

    Salt River, Peoria set to clash for AFL championship

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    This might be an easygoing league, but in the one-game, winter-takes-all format of the finale, the desire to be crowned champion will be clearly evident, as the Salt River Rafters take on the Peoria Javelinas for the Arizona Fall League title on Saturda…
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  • A's trade RHP Ross to Padres in four-player deal

    A's trade RHP Ross to Padres in four-player deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have traded right-hander Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones to the San Diego Padres for infielder Andy Parrino and left-hander Andrew Werner.
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  • Why the Mets Should Keep Dickey

    Why the Mets Should Keep Dickey

    nytimes.com Nov 16, 2012
    George Vecsey does not think the Mets should trade R.A. Dickey.
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  • Prospects give Bucs food for thought in AFL

    Prospects give Bucs food for thought in AFL

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Of the seven Pirates prospects who participated in the 2012 Arizona Fall League, three, including righty Vic Black, are not on the 40-man roster.
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  • Rangers will play Padres at Alamodome in March

    Rangers will play Padres at Alamodome in March

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Texas Rangers are going to defend the Alamo.
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  • The Weirdest And Worst Ballots Of MLB Awards Voting

    The Weirdest And Worst Ballots Of MLB Awards Voting

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    Just because voting is subjective does not mean voters can't be wrong. So, with the knowledge that no ballot will make everyone happy, and with sincere appreciation for the BBWAA making all ballots public, let's hand out some awards to the most mystifyi…
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  • School's out: Rice star Rendon adjusts to pro ball

    School's out: Rice star Rendon adjusts to pro ball

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Have a few days? That's about how long it would take to run down the accolades and awards that have been bestowed on Anthony Rendon. Included in that is an incredible career at Rice University.
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  • Sarah's Take: Posey's comeback was remarkable

    Sarah's Take: Posey's comeback was remarkable

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    One year after breaking his left leg and ankle in a collision at the plate, Buster Posey rebounded to win the NL MVP and Comeback Player of the Year Awards in 2012.
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  • Mets give Bixler Minors deal with spring invite

    Mets give Bixler Minors deal with spring invite

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Mets announced Friday that they have signed utility man Brian Bixler to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
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  • Reaching bigs no small goal for prospect Vogelbach

    Reaching bigs no small goal for prospect Vogelbach

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Daniel Vogelbach, the Cubs' second-round pick in 2011, likes to keep everybody loose. But he's very serious about becoming a Major League ballplayer.
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  • New Orleans UYA opens renovated stadium

    New Orleans UYA opens renovated stadium

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans' Pontchartrain Park officially reopened on Friday following a $6.5 million renovation project by MLB and the city after the original stadium was destroyed by Hurricane…
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  • New Cardinals jersey puts ‘St. Louis’ in uniforms

    New Cardinals jersey puts ‘St. Louis’ in uniforms

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    The St. Louis Cardinals are getting new uniforms for 2013. Now, before any traditionalist fashionistas out there lose their breakfast, it's OK, it's OK. They're not bringing back the blue Underoos from the prime of Ozzie Smith and Willie McGee. Instead,…
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  • Take two? Award winners have work cut out to repeat

    Take two? Award winners have work cut out to repeat

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Now that the MVP, Cy Young, and Manager of the Year Awards have been won, it is time to ask the question: Which of the players and skippers who took home the hardware in 2012 might do the same in 2013 and beyond?
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  • New Zealand bounces Thailand with qualifier upset

    New Zealand bounces Thailand with qualifier upset

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Underdog New Zealand's continuous scoring in every inning, including a big four-run second, helped the Kiwis upset Thailand, 12-2, in a game shortened to eight innings by the mercy rule in the World Baseball Classic qualifier on Friday at Xinzhuang Stad…
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  • Royals honored for work in Latino community

    Royals honored for work in Latino community

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Royals were honored as the El Dorado Corporation of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City on Thursday night.
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  • Prosecutors: 30-month sentence for Dykstra

    Prosecutors: 30-month sentence for Dykstra

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles are asking that former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra serve a 21/2-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.
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  • Brazil upsets host Panama in Classic qualifier

    Brazil upsets host Panama in Classic qualifier

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    Astros prospect Murilo Gouvea's 3 1/3 scoreless innings helped Brazil claim a 3-2 win over host Panama in Thursday night's opener of the World Baseball Classic qualifier.
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  • Boras confident about Ryu deal with Dodgers

    Boras confident about Ryu deal with Dodgers

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Ryu Hyun-Jin grew up in South Korea dreaming of playing in his country's professional baseball league. Once he achieved that, he developed a new goal -- to pitch in the United States for a major league team.
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  • Video - Team Most Likely To Sign Josh Hamilton 01:25

    Team Most Likely To Sign Josh Hamilton

    Nov 16
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the team that is the most likely to sign free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton.
  • Video - Team Most Likely To Sign Zack Greinke 00:58

    Team Most Likely To Sign Zack Greinke

    Nov 16
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the team that is the most likely to sign free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke.

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    Nov 16
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    Nov 16
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    Nov 16
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