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Blue Jays welcome youth coaches to clinic

Blue Jays welcome youth coaches to clinic

MLB.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
The Toronto Blue Jays, in partnership with Baseball Canada, hosted a social gathering at Rogers Centre on Friday night to kick off a three-day coaching clinic.
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  • Blue Jays GM believes veteran Oliver will retire

    Blue Jays GM believes veteran Oliver will retire

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos does not expect left-handed reliever Darren Oliver to be a part of the revamped Toronto roster come Opening Day.
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  • In Mets-Like Move, Yankees Acquire Outfielder

    In Mets-Like Move, Yankees Acquire Outfielder

    nytimes.com Jan 4, 2013
    After losing Nick Swisher to the Indians in free agency, the Yankees claimed Russ Canzler off waivers from Cleveland.
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  • Catcher Martinez claimed, Whiteside clears waivers

    Catcher Martinez claimed, Whiteside clears waivers

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Catcher Luis Martinez has been claimed on waivers by the Orioles. At the same time, the Rangers announced that catcher Eli Whiteside has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Round Rock.
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  • Blue Jays claim righty Beck off waivers

    Blue Jays claim righty Beck off waivers

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Blue Jays added a familiar face back to the organization on Friday, claiming right-hander Chad Beck off waivers from the Pirates.
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  • Alex Rodriguez waits for hip surgery date as Yankees power down

    Alex Rodriguez waits for hip surgery date as Yankees power down

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    With slugger Alex Rodriguez still waiting for the go-ahead to have surgery on his hip, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman has made some candid statements about his club's power. And how it lacks. The Yankees led the majors in home runs and finished secon…
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  • Ifs remain for intriguing Red Sox in 2013

    Ifs remain for intriguing Red Sox in 2013

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    With the start of Spring Training coming fairly soon, it seems like the proper time to take an analytical look at the Red Sox and how they stack up after missing the postseason for three straight seasons.
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  • O's, Showalter meeting to discuss extension

    O's, Showalter meeting to discuss extension

    MLB.com Jan 4, 2013
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter traveled to Baltimore on Friday from his home in Texas to meet with the Orioles about a deal that would extend his contract beyond the 2013 season.
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Sports Columnists

  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: