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AL East News and Rumors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on TuesdayShare Tweet
Cashman confirms meeting with Youkilis' agentESPN.com Dec 4, 2012New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman struck a very pessimistic tone about replacing Alex Rodriguez after heard the price tags for other third basemen on the open market, including Kevin Youkilis.Share Tweet
Machado fully recovered from bout with meningitisOrioles infielder Manny Machado was hospitalized with meningitis last month, but is fully recovered and has resumed his offseason workouts.Share Tweet
Farrell addresses his departure from TorontoJohn Farrell maintains he was always open and honest with the Blue Jays' front office about his desire to one day return to Boston.Share Tweet
Orioles working on repeat of charmed 2012Things are different in Baltimore this year, as the Orioles try to improve on their breakout 93-win campaign. But where do they go for an encore?Share Tweet
Reimold, Wada progressing ahead of scheduleThe Orioles have gotten positive reports from outfielder Nolan Reimold and pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, who are recovering from surgical procedures and are ahead of their projected schedule.Share Tweet
Source: Yanks insured for most of A-Rod dealESPN.com Dec 4, 2012According to a baseball source with knowledge of the contract, the Yankees are insured for a good portion of the $114 million they owe Rodriguez over the next five seasons.Share Tweet
Joe Girardi On The Yankees' OffseasonDec 4Joe Girardi talks about Alex Rodriguez's injury and what is next for the Yankees.
Winter Meetings: Trade BuzzDec 4Buster Olney discusses the trade market surrounding R.A. Dickey and Jason Kubel, and whether Curtis Granderson could be moved to create payroll flexibility.
Prospects In MLB Trade TalksDec 4Keith Law gives his scouting report on young prospects being mentioned in possible trades.
Winter Meetings Day 2 UpdateDec 4Tim Kurkjian and Jim Bowden look at the possibility of a trade involving Elvis Andrus and Justin Upton and the Red Sox looking to acquire starting pitching.