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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels and reliever Kevin Jepsen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,181,250, avoiding arbitration with the hard-throwing right-hander.
Share TweetShawn Kelley and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
Halos add veteran utility man Hall on Minors dealUpdated Jan 30 Share TweetFree-agent infielder Bill Hall has agreed to a Minor League deal with the Angels and will receive an invitation to the club's Major League Spring Training, an industry source confirmed Wednesday.Source: MLB.com
'Sweet Lou' is a big hit in return to SeattleUpdated Jan 30 Share TweetLou Piniella, who managed the Mariners from 1993-2002, returned to Seattle to serve at the keynote speaker at Wednesday's luncheon for the 48th Hutch Award, which was presented to Giants pitcher Barry Zito in recognition of his community service.Source: MLB.comShare TweetTORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms with infielder Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetInfielder Omar Vizquel, who retired this past season after a 24-year career, is the Los Angeles Angels' new roving infield instructor, MLB.com reported.
Mint Condition: How Is Topps Impacted By A-Rod?Jan 30Topps VP of Sports Mark Sapir joins Michele Steele to discuss the launch of Topps Series 1 Baseball and the impact of PED allegations on Alex Rodriguez Topps products.
Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super BowlJan 30Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
Sources -- Memphis Grizzlies agree in principle to trade Rudy Gay to Toron…Jan 30The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talentJan 30NEW ORLEANS -- The Cain and Abel coaching subplot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almos…