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Red Sox reach deals with Ellsbury, six others

Red Sox reach deals with Ellsbury, six others

ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
Jacoby Ellsbury and the Red Sox agreed on a one-year, $9 million deal, one of seven the team made Friday.
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  • Francona not pleased with his Sox book teaser

    Francona not pleased with his Sox book teaser

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    Indians manager Terry Francona said he feels the controversial excerpt painted a misleading portrait of the book, "Francona: The Red Sox Years," which was co-written by the Boston Globe's Dan Shaugnessy and is due to hit shelves on Tuesday.
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  • Rays give one-year, $3M deal to RHP Niemann

    Rays give one-year, $3M deal to RHP Niemann

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Jeff Niemann and infielder Ryan Roberts, along with outfielders Matt Joyce and Sam Fuld to avoid arbitration.
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  • Logan inks $3.15 million deal, avoids arbitration

    Logan inks $3.15 million deal, avoids arbitration

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Boone Logan and the Yankees agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract on Friday, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
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  • Bundy, Anderson stress exercise at caravan event

    Bundy, Anderson stress exercise at caravan event

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    About 45 minutes through an exercise demonstration that had Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy instructing two lines of Commodore John Rodgers Elementary and Middle School kids in the way of pitching mechanics, special assistant Brady Anderson sprung up and ch…
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  • MVP Posey leads large group avoiding arbitration

    MVP Posey leads large group avoiding arbitration

    CNNSI.com Jan 18, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with second baseman Gordon Beckham and outfielder Alejandro De Aza to avoid arbitration.
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  • Yanks, left-hander Logan agree on $1.25M raise

    Yanks, left-hander Logan agree on $1.25M raise

    ESPN.com Jan 18, 2013
    Left-hander Boone Logan and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $3.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.25 million.
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  • Blue Jays avoid arbitration with Happ, Bonifacio

    Blue Jays avoid arbitration with Happ, Bonifacio

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    Left-hander J.A. Happ has agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, who also reached a $2.6 million, one-year deal with infielder Emilio Bonifacio.
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  • Video - E:60 Exclusive: Terry Francona 05:31

    E:60 Exclusive: Terry Francona

    Jan 18
    Terry Francona sits down exclusively with E:60's Jeremy Schaap to discuss his new book- Francona: The Red Sox Years.

Sports Columnists

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    Jan 18
    ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
  • Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…

    Jan 18
    The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…
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    Jan 18
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    Jan 18
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