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Roundup: Pirates avoid arbitration with Walker, McDonald

Roundup: Pirates avoid arbitration with Walker, McDonald

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms on 2013 contracts with second baseman Neil Walker and right-handed pitcher James McDonald on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.
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  • Guti eager to erase injury concerns

    Guti eager to erase injury concerns

    MLB.com Jan 31, 2013
    The only way Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who has missed more games than he's played over the past two seasons, can silence his doubters is to perform on the field.
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  • Buckel among four to get Spring Training invite

    Buckel among four to get Spring Training invite

    MLB.com Jan 31, 2013
    Pitcher Cody Buckel, who this week was named the No. 87 overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com, is among four players from within the Rangers' farm system not on the 40-man roster who have been invited to Major League camp.
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  • Latroy Hawkins signs minor league deal with Mets

    Latroy Hawkins signs minor league deal with Mets

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have signed right-hander LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
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  • Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64

    Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64

    MLB.com Jan 31, 2013
    Earl Williams, the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year who played for the Braves, Orioles, Expos and Athletics, died this week at home in Somerset, N.J. The Newark Star-Ledger reported his death, noting that Williams had been diagnosed with acute le…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…