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Honors for Rantz highlight annual Diamond AwardsUpdated Jan 24 Share Tweet
Since announcing his plans to retire at the end of last season after 52 years with the Twins, Jim Rantz has received his fair share of accolades. But Rantz, who officially retired as farm director on Jan. 1, was especially touched on Thursday, when he w…
Share TweetMore health problems for free-agent right-hander Carl Pavano could postpone his signing with a new team, as the former Twins starter ruptured his spleen while shoveling snow on his driveway and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks, according to Ken …
Verlander's goal: Being a one-team athleteUpdated Jan 24 Share TweetThe ties between Justin Verlander, the Tigers and Detroit are constant and strong, and with two seasons left on his contract, Verlander would like to keep it that way.
Arbitration-eligible Aviles still waiting on dealUpdated Jan 24 Share TweetIndians manager Terry Francona knows what he has in Mike Aviles from their time together with the Red Sox, but the arbitration-eligible Aviles needs a contract first.Share TweetWhile making sales calls on Thursday, White Sox closer Addison Reed discussed his expectations for the upcoming season.
Mendoza preparing for spring competitionUpdated Jan 24 Share TweetIt’s just January and it’s already shaping up as a big year for Royals right-hander Luis Mendoza.
Right-hander Stewart returns to White SoxUpdated Jan 24 Share TweetThe White Sox brought right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart back to Chicago on Thursday, claiming the 26-year-old off waivers from the Pirates.
Marlins ink Slowey to Minors deal with camp inviteUpdated Jan 24 Share TweetThe Marlins have signed former Twins starter Kevin Slowey to a Minor League deal with an invitation to big league camp. Slowey, 28, missed most of last season with a stress fracture in his rib cage.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0Jan 24A mock draft in January is the ultimate example of the can't-wait-for-it mindset that prevails in today's world. Never mind that this year's draft class just became finalized days ago, or that NFL teams are still very early in the process of immersing t…