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Cubs trade Brigham back to Rangers for Loux

Cubs trade Brigham back to Rangers for Loux

MLB.com Updated Nov 20, 2012
Jake Brigham is headed back to Texas. The Cubs acquired right-handed pitcher Barret Loux and a player to be named from the Rangers on Tuesday for Brigham, a right-handed pitcher, who was acquired in July from Texas for catcher Geovany Soto.
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  • Mariners designate 'expendable' veteran Figgins

    Mariners designate 'expendable' veteran Figgins

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Seattle Mariners have ended the disappointing tenure of Chone Figgins in the Northwest, designating the veteran for assignment with one year remaining on his contract.
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  • Ichiro surprises keeper of ‘Ichimeter’ with special thank-you p…

    Ichiro surprises keeper of ‘Ichimeter’ with special thank-you presents (Photos)

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    Midway through the 2004 season, Amy Franz came up with the idea to bring an "Ichimeter" to games at Safeco Field as a way of tracking Ichiro Suzuki's progress toward breaking George Sisler's record of 257 hits in a single season. The Seattle M…
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  • Peralta finalizes $6M deal to remain with Rays

    Peralta finalizes $6M deal to remain with Rays

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Free agent reliever Joel Peralta has finalized a $6 million, two-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Orioles trade Andino to Mariners for OF Robinson

    Orioles trade Andino to Mariners for OF Robinson

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 20, 2012
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Looking to add depth to the infield, the Seattle Mariners have acquired versatile Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for reserve outfielder Trayvon Robinson.
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  • Royals sign Guthrie to a 3-year, $25 million deal

    Royals sign Guthrie to a 3-year, $25 million deal

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Royals have signed right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to a $25 million, three-year deal, adding another piece to what should be a retooled starting rotation next season.
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  • Mariners pitcher Anthony Vasquez recuperating after life-saving…

    Mariners pitcher Anthony Vasquez recuperating after life-saving brain surgery

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    There's no doubt Anthony Vasquez is feeling especially thankful today as he recovers from the emergency brain surgery that most likely saved his life. The 26-year-old lefty in the Seattle Mariners organization was experiencing headaches, vision problems…
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  • Tom Verducci: Record-setting Hamilton tops list of prospects at…

    Tom Verducci: Record-setting Hamilton tops list of prospects at Arizona Fall League

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    Once again, this year's Arizona Fall League provided a glimpse of the game's next wave of talent. Tom Verducci lists 10 who impressed most, and their best big league comparison.
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