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Downs signs Minor League deal with Indians

Downs signs Minor League deal with Indians

MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
Veteran left-handed reliever Scott Downs and the Indians have agreed on a Minor League contract with a non-roster invite to big league Spring Training, the team announced on Saturday.
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    Twins tab Quade to manage Triple-A club

    ESPN.com MLB.com 17 hours ago
    The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team.
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  • Progressive renovations starting to take shape

    Progressive renovations starting to take shape

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
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    Halos acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with Royals

    MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The Angels acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Royals on Friday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Brian Broderick, who was recently signed out of the Mexican League.
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  • Bidding ends today for Korean slugger Kang

    Bidding ends today for Korean slugger Kang

    MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Major League organizations have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday to put in bids for Korean slugger Jung-Ho Kang, a shortstop who has reportedly drawn interest from the Giants, A's, Padres, Royals, Nationals and D-backs.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Kris Medlen and Royals Agree to Dea…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Kris Medlen and Royals Agree to Deal

    nytimes.com yahoo.com MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The former Atlanta Braves right-hander Kris Medlen agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Kottaras to join White Sox with Minor League deal

    Kottaras to join White Sox with Minor League deal

    MLB.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    George Kottaras has joined the White Sox via a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training, a Major League source confirmed to MLB.com.
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    Loss of Draft picks viewed as good trade for White Sox

    MLB.com Dec 18 (2 days ago)
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    MLB.com Dec 18 (2 days ago)
    With the recent signing of Ervin Santana, the Twins have plenty of starting pitching depth now with several candidates to take the fifth spot in the rotation.
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  • Royals reportedly ink Volquez; Medlen signed

    Royals reportedly ink Volquez; Medlen signed

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Dec 18 (2 days ago)
    The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez, according to multiple reports.
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  • Windy City revival: Cubs, White Sox revamped for '15

    Windy City revival: Cubs, White Sox revamped for '15

    MLB.com Dec 18 (2 days ago)
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    Kipnis has finger surgery; should be OK for start of season

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 17 (3 days ago)
    Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had surgery on Tuesday to repair a damaged extensor tendon in his left ring finger. He is expected to be ready to go in time for the regular season.
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  • Comfort essential to Tribe's winter program for Kluber

    Comfort essential to Tribe's winter program for Kluber

    MLB.com Dec 17 (3 days ago)
    Corey Kluber is a creature of habit, and altering his offseason regimen after his breakout 2014 season is not something he really wants to do. But the AL Cy Young Award winner is receptive to the Indians' suggestions for easing into Spring Training.
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    Dec 15
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    Dec 14
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    Dec 11
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    Dec 11
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