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BoSox introduce Dempster, make signing official

BoSox introduce Dempster, make signing official

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 19, 2012
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have the reliable starter they sought, signing right-hander Ryan Dempster to a two-year contract.
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  • Cubs eyeing pitchers Jackson, Villanueva

    Cubs eyeing pitchers Jackson, Villanueva

    MLB.com Dec 19, 2012
    The Cubs aren't finished shopping for pitching and are reportedly pursuing free agents Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva.
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  • Brewers sign right-hander Figaro to Minors deal

    Brewers sign right-hander Figaro to Minors deal

    MLB.com Dec 19, 2012
    The Brewers signed right-hander Alfredo Figaro to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training, raising to four the number of non-roster pitchers who will compete for a job on a team in the process of renovating its bullpen.
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  • Dodgers trade Ely to Astros for minor league arm

    Dodgers trade Ely to Astros for minor league arm

    CNNSI.com Dec 19, 2012
    HOUSTON (AP) -- The Astros have traded minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Los Angeles for right-hander John Ely.
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  • Blue Jays claim Storey off waivers from Astros

    Blue Jays claim Storey off waivers from Astros

    MLB.com Dec 19, 2012
    The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Mickey Storey off waivers from the Astros on Wednesday.
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  • Leake could still get plugged into Reds' rotation

    Leake could still get plugged into Reds' rotation

    MLB.com Dec 19, 2012
    As they work to prepare Aroldis Chapman for a transition from closer to starting pitcher, the Reds have not cast aside the pitcher many assumed would be losing his spot in the process. Fifth starter Mike Leake appears to still be in the team's plans.
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