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Rangers, Harrison agree on $55 million deal

Rangers, Harrison agree on $55 million deal

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jan 16, 2013
The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a new five-year, $55 million contract with All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison, who passed a physical on Wednesday.
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  • Mariners acquire Michael Morse in three-team deal involving Nat…

    Mariners acquire Michael Morse in three-team deal involving Nationals and A’s

    Despite his strong desire to avoid becoming a regular or even part-time designated hitter, Michael Morse may have little choice in the matter now that he has been traded to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team deal that also includes the Washington Nati…
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  • Yanks' Hughes, Angels' Williams avoid arbitration

    Yanks' Hughes, Angels' Williams avoid arbitration

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Right-hander Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $3.75 million.
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  • A-Rod has surgery, out until after All-Star break

    A-Rod has surgery, out until after All-Star break

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez had surgery on his left hip Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break.
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  • Rangers RHP Nathan turns down WBC invitation

    Rangers RHP Nathan turns down WBC invitation

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan has declined an invitation to pitch on the United States team in the World Baseball Classic in March. The veteran said he wanted a "full and normal" spring training.
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  • Angels working to let pitcher Reyes out of contract

    Angels working to let pitcher Reyes out of contract

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Angels and Jo-Jo Reyes are finalizing an agreement that would release the veteran left-hander from his contract and allow him to join the SK Wyverns of the Korean League, sources confirmed to MLB.com on Wednesday.
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  • Kinsler bought himself more time at second

    Kinsler bought himself more time at second

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    Ian Kinsler is not switching from second base to first base for the Texas Rangers, because he never got an ultimatum.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional E…

    Jan 16
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will …

    Jan 16
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''