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Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday
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  • Gardy not worried about contract situation

    Gardy not worried about contract situation

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    The 2013 season is an important one for Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire has just one year left on his contract after telling general manager Terry Ryan he wasn't deserving of an extension after the club finished with the worst record in the Ame…
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  • Royals aren't entertaining Butler talks in Nashville

    Royals aren't entertaining Butler talks in Nashville

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    Although manager Ned Yost keeps talking about the Royals hitting more home runs next year, that doesn't seem to stop speculation about a trade involving his top home-run hitter, Billy Butler.
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  • Gibson makes Hall cases for Morris, Trammell

    Gibson makes Hall cases for Morris, Trammell

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    D-backs manager and former World Series hero Kirk Gibson is not shy about the fact he believes former Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell belong in the Hall of Fame.
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  • The Hot News From the Winter Meetings

    The Hot News From the Winter Meetings

    grantland.com Dec 4, 2012
    News and notes as we roll into Day 2 of the Winter Meetings ... • The Rangers signed former Royals closer Joakim Soria to a two-year, $8 mil...
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  • Video - Winter Meetings Afternoon Report 03:42

    Winter Meetings Afternoon Report

    Dec 4
    Jerry Crasnick and Keith Law discuss the teams interested in OF Shane Victorino and what the Marlins should do with disgruntled OF Giancarlo Stanton.
  • Video - White Sox Latest 02:24

    White Sox Latest

    Dec 4
    ESPNChicago.com's Doug Padilla with the latest on the White Sox from the winter meetings.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…