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Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
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
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  • Cashman confirms meeting with Youkilis' agent

    Cashman confirms meeting with Youkilis' agent

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    New 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.
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  • Machado fully recovered from bout with meningitis

    Machado fully recovered from bout with meningitis

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    Orioles infielder Manny Machado was hospitalized with meningitis last month, but is fully recovered and has resumed his offseason workouts.
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  • Farrell addresses his departure from Toronto

    Farrell addresses his departure from Toronto

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    John Farrell maintains he was always open and honest with the Blue Jays' front office about his desire to one day return to Boston.
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  • Orioles working on repeat of charmed 2012

    Orioles working on repeat of charmed 2012

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    Things 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?
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  • Reimold, Wada progressing ahead of schedule

    Reimold, Wada progressing ahead of schedule

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Source: Yanks insured for most of A-Rod deal

    Source: Yanks insured for most of A-Rod deal

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    According 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.
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  • Video - Joe Girardi On The Yankees' Offseason 03:43

    Joe Girardi On The Yankees' Offseason

    Dec 4
    Joe Girardi talks about Alex Rodriguez's injury and what is next for the Yankees.
  • Video - Winter Meetings: Trade Buzz 01:53

    Winter Meetings: Trade Buzz

    Dec 4
    Buster Olney discusses the trade market surrounding R.A. Dickey and Jason Kubel, and whether Curtis Granderson could be moved to create payroll flexibility.
  • Video - Prospects In MLB Trade Talks 01:20

    Prospects In MLB Trade Talks

    Dec 4
    Keith Law gives his scouting report on young prospects being mentioned in possible trades.
  • Video - Winter Meetings Day 2 Update 04:01

    Winter Meetings Day 2 Update

    Dec 4
    Tim 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.

Sports Columnists

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    Dec 4
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    Dec 4
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    Dec 4
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