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Yankees Add a Reliever

Yankees Add a Reliever

nytimes.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Feb 13, 2013
The Yankees bolstered their middle relief by acquiring the right-hander Shawn Kelley from Seattle for the minor league outfielder Abraham Almonte.
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  • Watch Hamilton speak at Halos camp live on MLB.com

    Watch Hamilton speak at Halos camp live on MLB.com

    MLB.com Feb 13, 2013
    Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and outfielders Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout are scheduled for a 1 p.m. MT news conference, marking their arrival at Spring Training for a 2013 season full of hope for Halos fans.
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  • Torii Hunter puts Newport Beach home on market, asking for $3.9…

    Torii Hunter puts Newport Beach home on market, asking for $3.975 million

    yahoo.com Feb 13, 2013
    After signing a two-year, $26 million deal with the Detroit Tigers this offseason, Torii Hunter has made the decision to put his time with the Los Angeles Angels completely behind him - not surprisingly - by placing his Newport Beach property on the
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  • Hernandez signs 7-year deal with Mariners

    Hernandez signs 7-year deal with Mariners

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 13, 2013
    His hands trembled, his breath quickened and his eyes began to fill with tears. Felix Hernandez looked down at the piece of paper containing details of the largest contract ever placed in front of a pitcher and emotion took over.
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  • U. of Miami test baseball team for PEDs, HGH

    U. of Miami test baseball team for PEDs, HGH

    CNNSI.com Feb 13, 2013
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Every University of Miami baseball player underwent testing recently for performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
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  • Depth ensures stiff 'pen competition for A's

    Depth ensures stiff 'pen competition for A's

    MLB.com Feb 13, 2013
    Competition in the bullpen is fierce in A's camp this spring, putting Oakland in a position manager Bob Melvin described as "enviable."
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  • Hamilton not worried over L.A. temptations

    Hamilton not worried over L.A. temptations

    ESPN.com Feb 13, 2013
    As he prepares to embark on his first season with the Angels, slugger Josh Hamilton said Wednesday he's not worried about the temptations he might have to overcome this season while playing in Los Angeles.
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  • Inge gets deal, spring camp invite from Pirates

    Inge gets deal, spring camp invite from Pirates

    CNNSI.com Feb 13, 2013
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed infielder Brandon Inge.
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  • Josh Hamilton thanks ‘Juice Lady’ infomercial (and God) for wei…

    Josh Hamilton thanks ‘Juice Lady’ infomercial (and God) for weight loss

    yahoo.com Feb 13, 2013
    Slugger Josh Hamilton reported to Los Angeles Angels spring training Tuesday for the first time since coming over from the Texas Rangers via free agency. Hamilton and Albert Pujols in the same camp - in the same lineup! The power. When they met, it must
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  • With clean MRI, Madson won't rush elbow recovery

    With clean MRI, Madson won't rush elbow recovery

    MLB.com Feb 13, 2013
    An MRI taken on Ryan Madson's elbow Tuesday came back clean, and the Angels reliever will be unable to throw until he is re-evaulated in a week.
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  • Previewing spring training for AL West

    Previewing spring training for AL West

    CNNSI.com Feb 13, 2013
    This week, Cliff Corcoran will break down what to watch in each team's camp as part of SI.com's spring training preview. Teams are listed by their order of finish from 2012. Note: The Big Prospect is a player who will be in major league camp but has not…
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  • Spring headlines: King Felix gets his contract; Clay Buchholz h…

    Spring headlines: King Felix gets his contract; Clay Buchholz hurts himself already

    yahoo.com Feb 13, 2013
    It turns out that all of the talk about Felix Hernandez's elbow was much ado about nothing. At least as it pertains to his new $175 million deal. The Seattle Mariners and their ace finalized the mammoth contract extension on Tuesday, ending a week's wor…
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  • Video - BBTN Special: Angels Spring Training 10:07

    BBTN Special: Angels Spring Training

    Feb 13
    Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian report from Angels spring training.
  • Video - Hamilton Prepared For LA 03:42

    Hamilton Prepared For LA

    Feb 13
    Josh Hamilton talks about transitioning to a new team, Albert Pujols, and LA living.
  • Video - Angels Looking To Regroup 03:47

    Angels Looking To Regroup

    Feb 13
    C.J. Wilson talks about last year's struggles, Josh Hamilton's past conflicts, and what to expect from the Angels in 2013.
  • Video - Angels Built For Power 03:20

    Angels Built For Power

    Feb 13
    Albert Pujols talks about a powerful Angels lineup, impressions of Mike Trout, and how the team is dealing with high expectations.

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