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Beltre: Rangers have enough to compete in AL West

Beltre: Rangers have enough to compete in AL West

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
Adrian Beltre watched this offseason as the Texas Rangers tried to sign the top free-agent pitcher on the market and keep slugger Josh Hamilton.
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  • Fukudome returns to Japan after 5 years in MLB

    Fukudome returns to Japan after 5 years in MLB

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Former major league outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has returned to Japan where he will play for the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League.
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  • Tigers set for Winter Caravan Jan. 24-25

    Tigers set for Winter Caravan Jan. 24-25

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Tigers' Winter Caravan is scheduled for Jan. 24-25, leading up to the return of TigerFest at Comerica Park on Saturday, Jan. 26. The full schedule of events for the caravan and players participating has not yet been released.
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  • Indians Around the Horn: Outfield

    Indians Around the Horn: Outfield

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    Roughly one month remains until the start of Spring Training. The sound of baseballs popping in gloves. The smell of freshly trimmed outfield grass. It's all right around the corner. That makes this a good time to go Around the Horn, taking a look at th…
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  • Former OF Bradley charged with domestic abuse

    Former OF Bradley charged with domestic abuse

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been charged with abusing his estranged wife and faces up to 13 years in jail if convicted, city prosecutors announced Friday.
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  • McFarland to get a look as a starter in camp

    McFarland to get a look as a starter in camp

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Orioles selected left-hander T.J. McFarland from the Indians during the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings, and while it's typically easier to retain those players by stashing them in the bullpen, the plan remains to give the 23-year-old a look as …
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  • Perkins ready to run with Twins' closer role

    Perkins ready to run with Twins' closer role

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    After going from starting pitcher to reliever and now closer, Glen Perkins has served in just about every pitching role for the Twins since being called up in 2006. He flourished in his role as closer in the second half of 2012 with Matt Capps dealing w…
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  • Video - John Danks' Road Back To The Rotation 01:38

    John Danks' Road Back To The Rotation

    Jan 11
    White Sox pitcher John Danks talks about his offseason shoulder rehab and what he hopes to bring to the White Sox rotation in 2013.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…

    Jan 11
    Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source says

    Jan 11
    Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…