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Cubs, Garza settle with one-year, $10.25M deal Updated Jan 17, 2013
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza has agreed to a one year deal worth $10.25 million, avoiding arbitration, according to a source familiar with the situation. Garza's agents from CAA also tweeted about the deal.
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  • Astros give Ankiel minor league deal, invitation Jan 17, 2013
    Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
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  • Brewers' Gomez doubles pay, agrees at $4.3M Jan 17, 2013
    Outfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $4.3 million, one-year contract, more than doubling his salary.
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  • On fast track, Baez learning Major League lessons Jan 17, 2013
    Cubs top prospect Javier Baez has been on the fast track, and on Thursday he completed one week of the team's first rookie development camp.
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  • Cubs plan to build hotel across from Wrigley Field Jan 17, 2013
    The Ricketts family, owners of the Cubs, reportedly have signed an agreement to build a hotel across from Wrigley Field on the northwest corner of Clark and Addison streets.
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  • Pirates re-sign righty Karstens to 1-year deal Jan 17, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Pirates and right-handed pitcher Jeff Karstens have agreed to a one-year contract.
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  • Bucs invite top prospects Cole, Taillon to camp Jan 17, 2013
    The Pirates extended invitations to big league Spring Training camp to four players on Thursday, including top prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon.
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  • Video - USA Announces WBC Roster 02:58

    USA Announces WBC Roster

    Jan 17
    Jim Bowden breaks down Team USA's roster for the World Baseball Classic.