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Astros sign RHP Jose Veras to one-year deal

Astros sign RHP Jose Veras to one-year deal

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 21, 2012
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros signed veteran right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a one-year contract Friday.
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  • Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny headed to Brewers

    Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny headed to Brewers

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 21, 2012
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers signed left-handed reliever Tom Gorzelanny to a two-year contract Friday.
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  • Giants give Rosario chance, claim righty off waivers

    Giants give Rosario chance, claim righty off waivers

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    The Giants took their turn Friday at obtaining right-hander Sandy Rosario, claiming the much-traveled 27-year-old reliever off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Rangers claim lefty reliever Beliveau off waivers

    Rangers claim lefty reliever Beliveau off waivers

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    The Rangers added another bullpen candidate by claiming left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau off waivers from the Cubs on Friday. He gives the Rangers a possible left-handed relief option if they decide to use Robbie Ross in the rotation.
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  • Ocampo ramping up Astros' international efforts

    Ocampo ramping up Astros' international efforts

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    The job, by definition, requires plenty of travel. As the Astros' director of international, Oz Ocampo spends the majority of his time in places like the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama and Colombia, looking for the next big thing in a sea of raw …
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  • Shortstop Nunez returned to Tigers from D-backs

    Shortstop Nunez returned to Tigers from D-backs

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    Shortstop Gustavo Nunez, picked by the Pirates in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft, returned to the Tigers organization on Friday, as the D-backs outrighted his contract to Triple-A Toledo.
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  • Cubs finalize one-year contract with Schierholtz

    Cubs finalize one-year contract with Schierholtz

    MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    The Cubs have finalized their deal with outfielder Nate Schierholtz on a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
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  • Twins sign Rich Harden to minor-league contract

    Twins sign Rich Harden to minor-league contract

    CNNSI.com Dec 21, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have signed injury-hampered right-hander Rich Harden to a minor-league contract with an invitation to compete for a spot on the staff in spring training.
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  • Report: Pirates adding Liriano for 2 years, $14M

    Report: Pirates adding Liriano for 2 years, $14M

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 21, 2012
    Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano, after five-and-a-half seasons with the Minnesota Twins, will join his third team in five months after agreeing to a two-year, $14 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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  • Video - Report: Francisco Liriano To Pirates 02:03

    Report: Francisco Liriano To Pirates

    Dec 21
    ESPN MLB insider Dan Szymborski breaks down the Pirates' reported signing of Francisco Liriano.

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