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Bucs get Tribe starter Gomez for minor leaguer

Bucs get Tribe starter Gomez for minor leaguer

CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore.
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  • Fukudome returning to play in Japan

    Fukudome returning to play in Japan

    MLB.com Jan 9, 2013
    After five seasons in the Majors, outfielder Kosuke Fukudome is reportedly returning home to play for the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league.
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  • Tejada, Sherrill among Royals' spring invitees

    Tejada, Sherrill among Royals' spring invitees

    MLB.com Jan 9, 2013
    Among the Royals' 21 non-roster Spring Training invitees are a former American League Most Valuable Player Award winner, an All-Star reliever, a one-time top prospect of the Angels and a notorious thief on the basepaths.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eight

    Jan 9
    The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...