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Honors for Rantz highlight annual Diamond Awards Updated Jan 24, 2013
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…
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  • Pavano ruptures spleen, will miss up to eight weeks Jan 24, 2013
    More 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 …
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  • Verlander's goal: Being a one-team athlete Jan 24, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Arbitration-eligible Aviles still waiting on deal Jan 24, 2013
    Indians 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.
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  • Reed enters '13 hungry for more success Jan 24, 2013
    While making sales calls on Thursday, White Sox closer Addison Reed discussed his expectations for the upcoming season.
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  • Mendoza preparing for spring competition Jan 24, 2013
    It’s just January and it’s already shaping up as a big year for Royals right-hander Luis Mendoza.
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  • Right-hander Stewart returns to White Sox Jan 24, 2013
    The White Sox brought right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart back to Chicago on Thursday, claiming the 26-year-old off waivers from the Pirates.
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  • Marlins ink Slowey to Minors deal with camp invite Jan 24, 2013
    The 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.
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