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Astros sign RHP Jose Veras to one-year deal

Astros sign RHP Jose Veras to one-year deal

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 21, 2012
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros signed veteran right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a one-year contract Friday.
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  • Report: Kazmir agrees to contract with Indians

    Report: Kazmir agrees to contract with Indians

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    Two-time All-Star pitcher Scott Kazmir has reached a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians that includes an invitation to the big league camp, according to a report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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  • Mariners invite Bonderman to Spring Training

    Mariners invite Bonderman to Spring Training

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    Former Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman, who hasn't pitched in the Majors since arm injuries sidelined him in 2010, has signed a Minor League contract with the Mariners with an invitation to Major League camp.
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  • Jays claim utility player Canzler from Indians

    Jays claim utility player Canzler from Indians

    ESPN.com Dec 21, 2012
    The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed first baseman-outfielder Russ Canzler on waivers from the Cleveland Indians.
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  • Shortstop Nunez returned to Tigers from D-backs

    Shortstop Nunez returned to Tigers from D-backs

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    Shortstop Gustavo Nunez, picked by the Pirates in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft, returned to the Tigers organization on Friday, as the D-backs outrighted his contract to Triple-A Toledo.
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  • Infante gives Tigers needed stability at second

    Infante gives Tigers needed stability at second

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    The Tigers have gone into Spring Training with a question mark at second base in each of the past three seasons. They were filled by different players each year, none of whom are currently with the club.
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  • White Sox still confident despite improved division

    White Sox still confident despite improved division

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    The pre-holiday White Sox question on the table today deals with the team's ability to contend in the American League Central for the 2013 season. It was the same question on the table last Friday and will carry through into the new year.
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  • Twins sign Rich Harden to minor-league contract

    Twins sign Rich Harden to minor-league contract

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have signed injury-hampered right-hander Rich Harden to a minor-league contract with an invitation to compete for a spot on the staff in spring training.
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  • Three teams have contacted Tigers about Rick Porcello

    Three teams have contacted Tigers about Rick Porcello

    CNNSI.com Dec 21, 2012
    Three teams have contacted Tigers about Rick Porcello
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  • Diamond undergoes surgery to remove bone chip

    Diamond undergoes surgery to remove bone chip

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    Left-hander Scott Diamond underwent surgery to remove a bone chip from his left elbow on Tuesday, but will be ready for Spring Training, the Twins announced Friday.
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  • Report: Pirates adding Liriano for 2 years, $14M

    Report: Pirates adding Liriano for 2 years, $14M

    ESPN.com Dec 21, 2012
    Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano, after five-and-a-half seasons with the Minnesota Twins, will join his third team in five months after agreeing to a two-year, $14 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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  • Video - Report: Francisco Liriano To Pirates 02:03

    Report: Francisco Liriano To Pirates

    Dec 21
    ESPN MLB insider Dan Szymborski breaks down the Pirates' reported signing of Francisco Liriano.

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