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Reinvigorated Altuve ready for Astros' new era

Reinvigorated Altuve ready for Astros' new era

MLB.com Updated Jan 22, 2013
Jose Altuve may have an understated demeanor, but the second baseman is ready to lead the charge as Astros baseball enters a new era in 2013.
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  • Griffey to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame

    Griffey to be inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame as its seventh member.
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  • Motte, Cardinals reach two-year agreement

    Motte, Cardinals reach two-year agreement

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Closer Jason Motte has inked a two-year contract with the Cardinals that will buy out his final two seasons of arbitration-eligibility. At the end of the deal, Motte will be a free agent.
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  • Reds to host 2015 All-Star game; first since 1988

    Reds to host 2015 All-Star game; first since 1988

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds will host the 2015 All-Star game at Great American Ball Park, the city's first since 1988, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.
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  • Veteran IF DeRosa reaches deal with Blue Jays

    Veteran IF DeRosa reaches deal with Blue Jays

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark DeRosa has agreed to a $775,000, one-year contract with Toronto, giving the Blue Jays more infield and outfield depth as they try for their first playoff berth since 1993.
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  • Reds sign Galarraga to Minor League contract

    Reds sign Galarraga to Minor League contract

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    The Reds have signed right-hander Armando Galarraga to a Minor League contract, according to a report from CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.
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  • Hart seeking second opinion before knee surgery

    Hart seeking second opinion before knee surgery

    MLB.com Jan 22, 2013
    Brewers first baseman Corey Hart, who last week developed swelling in his knee during offseason workouts, will not undergo surgery as expected Tuesday and will instead seek a second opinion.
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  • Proceed With Caution

    Proceed With Caution

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Tired of the Stephen Strasburg innings limit debate? It's back this year for these 11 pitchers at risk of the Year-After Effect, including Strasburg himself, writes Tom Verducci.
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Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKC

    Jan 22
    That "other" Kevin is a big reason why the Thunder own the NBA's best record, J.A. Adande writes.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers may consider trading Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Peter King: Wilson not asking for new deal; more on Payton's reinstatement…

    Jan 22
    Three items in the news, all non-Harbaugh related, today: