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Cubs, Garza settle with one-year, $10.25M deal

Cubs, Garza settle with one-year, $10.25M deal

ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com 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

    Astros give Ankiel minor league deal, invitation

    ESPN.com 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

    Brewers' Gomez doubles pay, agrees at $4.3M

    ESPN.com MLB.com 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

    On fast track, Baez learning Major League lessons

    MLB.com 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

    Cubs plan to build hotel across from Wrigley Field

    MLB.com 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

    Pirates re-sign righty Karstens to 1-year deal

    ESPN.com 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

    Bucs invite top prospects Cole, Taillon to camp

    MLB.com 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.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
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