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Hernandez, Mariners officially agree to deal

Hernandez, Mariners officially agree to deal

ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Feb 12, 2013
Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners reached an agreement Tuesday on a contract that is expected to make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball.
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  • Mariners finalize Saunders deal, designate Carp

    Mariners finalize Saunders deal, designate Carp

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Lefty starter Joe Saunders officially signed a one-year Major League deal with the Mariners on Tuesday and first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
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  • Rangers seek utility infielder

    Rangers seek utility infielder

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    General manager Jon Daniels said the Rangers are still looking outside the organization for a possible utility infielder who can play shortstop, but candidates may be reluctant to sign with the club because playing time is limited behind its incumbent A…
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  • Anderson looking to pull his weight for A's staff

    Anderson looking to pull his weight for A's staff

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Though Tommy John surgery was just around the corner, Brett Anderson did find solace away from the mound in the days leading up to his major operation in 2011. Such comfort was tucked away in the kitchen.
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  • A-Rod to rehab in New York, not at spring camp

    A-Rod to rehab in New York, not at spring camp

    CNNSI.com Feb 12, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez will not report to spring training with the Yankees' position players and will work on his rehabilitation from hip surgery in New York.
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  • Montero moving past allegations with singular focus

    Montero moving past allegations with singular focus

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Feb 12, 2013
    Mariners catcher Jesus Montero says he's put last week's report linking his name to the controversial Miami anti-aging clinic behind him and is focused solely on getting ready for Spring Training and the upcoming season.
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  • Mariners have options as pitchers, catchers report

    Mariners have options as pitchers, catchers report

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Only 14 of the 35 pitchers and catchers reporting to Mariners camp Tuesday have ever played in the Majors for Seattle, so there'll be plenty of new faces and challengers when the group gathers on the field today for the first time with manager Eric Wedg…
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  • Video - Hernandez's $175M Deal Done 01:30

    Hernandez's $175M Deal Done

    Feb 12
    Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement on a seven-year, $175 million contract, making him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball.

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