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Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter

Tigers finalize 2-year, $26M contract with Hunter

CNNSI.com MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter has reached the postseason six times in his career, but he's never played in a World Series.
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  • Twins give Beresford first Spring Training invite

    Twins give Beresford first Spring Training invite

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Twins have re-signed second baseman James Beresford to a Minor League deal that includes his first invite to Major League Spring Training.
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  • Rick Porcello trades uniform No. 48 to Torii Hunter for Hurrica…

    Rick Porcello trades uniform No. 48 to Torii Hunter for Hurricane Sandy relief donation

    yahoo.com Nov 16, 2012
    Right-hander Rick Porcello wears No. 48 for the Detroit Tigers. Outfielder Torii Hunter, who just signed with the Tigers, has worn No. 48 for the entirety of his career. Uh-oh. This isn't an NFL preseason game. There can't be two Nos. 48. There can be o…
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  • Wood among four Minor League signings

    Wood among four Minor League signings

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Royals have signed four players, all with varying degrees of Major League experience, to Minor League contracts -- infielder Brandon Wood and pitchers Brian Sanches, Anthony Ortega and Atahualpa Severino.
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  • Laird strikes deal with Braves to back up McCann

    Laird strikes deal with Braves to back up McCann

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with backup catcher Gerald Laird.
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  • Royals honored for work in Latino community

    Royals honored for work in Latino community

    MLB.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Royals were honored as the El Dorado Corporation of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City on Thursday night.
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Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…

    Nov 16
    The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.