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AL West News and Rumors
On Monday, the Oakland Athletics announced the signing of Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima to a two-year, $6.5 million contract, filling the void left by Stephen Drew’s departure. It could end up being a solid signing for GM Billy Beane, but with maShare Tweet
The Rangers spent Tuesday addressing their catching situation by talking with free agent A.J. Pierzynski and his representatives about the possibility of playing in Arlington.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels will pay $2 million directly to Josh Hamilton's charitable foundation under his $125 million contract,Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 18, 2012BOSTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that shortstop Stephen Drew and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract.Share Tweet
Mets acquire outfielder Cowgill from A'sMLB.com Dec 18, 2012The Mets helped fill their need for right-handed-hitting outfielders Tuesday, picking up Collin Cowgill in a trade with the A's.Share Tweet
Peter King: Jets can't ignore Sanchez's struggles as they look to 2013; ma…Dec 18In the wake of the long football weekend's news:
Evan Moore of Seattle Seahawks released -- sourceDec 18The Seattle Seahawks have released tight end Evan Moore, according to a source.
Don Banks: Peterson, Peyton astound, but don't forget these other comeback…Dec 18The epic seasons being turned in by Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning have deservedly sucked up all the oxygen in the comeback player of the year debate, but there are other notable comebacks unfolding around t…