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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 Tuesday
Cashman confirms meeting with Youkilis' agentUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetNew 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.Source: ESPN.com
Machado fully recovered from bout with meningitisUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetOrioles infielder Manny Machado was hospitalized with meningitis last month, but is fully recovered and has resumed his offseason workouts.
Farrell addresses his departure from TorontoUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetJohn Farrell maintains he was always open and honest with the Blue Jays' front office about his desire to one day return to Boston.
Orioles working on repeat of charmed 2012Updated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetThings 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?
Reimold, Wada progressing ahead of scheduleUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetThe 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.
Source: Yanks insured for most of A-Rod dealUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetAccording 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.Source: ESPN.com
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.
Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…Dec 4Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012Dec 4Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…