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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.