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AL Central News and Rumors

  • New Royal Santana: It's like I'm a rookie now

    New Royal Santana: It's like I'm a rookie now

    ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Nov 12, 2012
    Ervin Santana feels like a rookie again, getting a fresh start with the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Bourgeois chooses free agency over Triple-A

    Bourgeois chooses free agency over Triple-A

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    Outfielder Jason Bourgeois has declined an assignment to Triple-A Omaha and decided to become a free agent, the Royals announced on Monday.
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  • Tigers' needs fit free agent Hunter's strengths

    Tigers' needs fit free agent Hunter's strengths

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    Torii Hunter's play as a Minnesota Twins outfielder early in his career earned him the title as a Tiger killer around these parts. After all these years, it's now realistic for Detroit fans to consider the possibility of Hunter becoming a Tiger.
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  • White Sox gauging young talent in offseason plan

    White Sox gauging young talent in offseason plan

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    It's up to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and his staff to decide if enough talent exists in a much maligned system to move a frontline prospect or frontline player or two.
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  • Indians face tough decision on Choo

    Indians face tough decision on Choo

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2012
    The clock appears to be ticking on Shin-Soo Choo's time in Cleveland. The only question seems to be whether it expires this winter or if the Indians will ride things out and let the right fielder walk in free agency next offseason.
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Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Mike D'Antoni was right call for Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 12
    Fans may not like it at first, but Mike D'Antoni is the coach Los Angeles Lakers need
  • Adande: Phil Jackson was Lakers' man

    Nov 12
    Despite high price, Phil Jackson's history of success was worth it for L.A. Lakers
  • Peter King: Lots to like in Week 10, but one weird game stands above the r…

    Nov 12
    Tie Trivia as we wrap up another week in the playoff race to determine who'll square off in New Orleans:
  • Don Banks: Texans prove they're ready for the elements

    Nov 12
    CHICAGO -- Covering a Ravens-Texans game last month on a beautiful sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in Houston, I couldn't help but notice the powers that be elected to keep the roof at Reliant Stadium closed, even though the weather couldn't have been muc…