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D'backs ink Hinske, Nieves to one-year deals

D'backs ink Hinske, Nieves to one-year deals

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks completed one-year contracts with free agent Eric Hinske and catcher Wil Nieves on Thursday.
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  • Rays complete $2 million contract for 1B Loney

    Rays complete $2 million contract for 1B Loney

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Free agent first baseman James Loney and the Tampa Bay Rays completed their $2 million, 1-year contract Thursday.
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  • Koji Uehara reaches agreement with Red Sox

    Koji Uehara reaches agreement with Red Sox

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Reliever Koji Uehara has reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical.
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  • Don Larsen’s perfect game jersey sells for $756K

    Don Larsen’s perfect game jersey sells for $756K

    Turns out you can put a price on perfection. The total: $756,000 for the New York Yankees jersey that Don Larsen wore in 1956 while pitching the only perfect game in World Series history. As reported by Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, the auction for the fam…
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  • Astros grab Fields from Red Sox in Rule 5 draft

    Astros grab Fields from Red Sox in Rule 5 draft

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Houston Astros took hard-throwing reliever Josh Fields from the Boston system Thursday with the overall first pick in the draft of players left off 40-man rosters.
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  • Boston acquires Kaminska to complete Stewart trade

    Boston acquires Kaminska to complete Stewart trade

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Red Sox acquired right-hander Kyle Kaminska on Thursday to complete the Nov. 28 trade that sent Zach Stewart to the Pirates.
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  • Yankees Offer Youkilis One-Year Deal to Play Third

    Yankees Offer Youkilis One-Year Deal to Play Third

    The Yankees offered Kevin Youkilis $12 million to play third base, a position that opened up because of Alex Rodriguez's imminent hip surgery.
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  • Twins select right-hander Pressly in Rule 5 Draft

    Twins select right-hander Pressly in Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Twins selected right-hander Ryan Pressly from the Red Sox organization in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings on Thursday.
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  • End of the world sale! Normal CornBelters make tickets availabl…

    End of the world sale! Normal CornBelters make tickets available before doomsday

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    As the winter meetings reach their final day and the New York Yankees continue getting beat to the punch on potential free agent targets, one can't help but wonder if the Mayans were correct in predicting Dec. 21, 2012 as the day the world will cease to…
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  • Yankees can't even reel in role players like Eric Chavez, Jeff …

    Yankees can't even reel in role players like Eric Chavez, Jeff Keppinger and Marco Scutaro in free agency at winter meetings

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Suddenly it feels like 1992, when nobody wanted to play for the Yankees. Except this time it’s not Barry Bonds, Greg Maddux, and David Cone shunning the pinstripes, but Eric Chavez, Jeff Keppinger, and Marco Scutaro. What’s going on here, anyway?
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  • Jeter says he should be ready for Opening Day

    Jeter says he should be ready for Opening Day

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Derek Jeter cheerily posed with four student leaders from his Turn 2 Foundation who were wearing Yankees jerseys and elf hats and asked a question to the group of photographers snapping away.
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  • Many Unanswered Questions As the Winter Meetings Wind Down

    Many Unanswered Questions As the Winter Meetings Wind Down

    grantland.com Dec 6, 2012
    A grab bag of smaller deals and rumors, while waiting for updates on the four-team trade of death ... The Red Sox are rumored to be interested in...
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  • Video - Final Thoughts On Winter Meetings 03:38

    Final Thoughts On Winter Meetings

    Dec 6
    Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian share their thoughts on the big signings and deals that didn't get done at the winter meetings.

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