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Posey, Ellsbury among 81 players reaching deals

Posey, Ellsbury among 81 players reaching deals

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
NL MVP Buster Posey agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, teammate Hunter Pence got a $13.8 million deal and Jacoby Ellsbury settled with the Boston Red Sox for $9 million on a busy Friday as players and teams swapped…
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  • Rangers, Murphy remain apart as deadline passes

    Rangers, Murphy remain apart as deadline passes

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Rangers and David Murphy failed to reach an agreement prior to Friday's noon CT arbitration deadline, with offers by the club and outfielder differing by about $1.5 million.
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  • Angels avoid arbitration with Hanson, Vargas

    Angels avoid arbitration with Hanson, Vargas

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with Tommy Hanson and Jason Vargas, agreeing to one-year deals with both newly acquired starting pitchers.
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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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  • A's avoid arbitration, agree with Moss, Blevins

    A's avoid arbitration, agree with Moss, Blevins

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    The A's came to terms with their final arbitration-eligible players on Friday, agreeing to one-year deals with Brandon Moss and Jerry Blevins.
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  • Mariners agree to deals with Morales, Ryan

    Mariners agree to deals with Morales, Ryan

    MLB.com Jan 18, 2013
    Kendrys Morales and Brendan Ryan came to one-year contract agreements with the Mariners on Friday to avoid arbitration, leaving reliever Shawn Kelley as the only unsigned player on the 40-man roster.
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  • New team, new look: John Jaso shaves his glorious beard in 4 ea…

    New team, new look: John Jaso shaves his glorious beard in 4 easy steps

    yahoo.com Jan 18, 2013
    On Wednesday, veteran catcher John Jaso was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the Oakland A’s as a part of the three-team, five-player deal that included the Washington Nationals. It was a fairly significant trade that featured Michael Morse as the ce
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' Harbaugh

    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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