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Bucs bolster scouting staff with hiring of quartetThe Pirates on Wednesday beefed up their scouting ranks with the hiring of a quartet of scouts with a cumulative experience of more than 85 years on the professional level.Upvote Share TweetBullpens. You can't leave them undermanned, especially around the holidays. To that end, three teams have stocked themselves with a right-hander. • Jonathan Broxton is heading back to the Cincinnati Reds. • Ryan Madson has signed with the Los AngelesUpvote Share TweetRight-handed pitcher Casey Coleman was designated for assignment to make room on the Cubs' 40-man roster for recently acquired pitcher Scott Feldman. The Cubs' roster is at 40.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates acquire Mazzaro, Robinson from RoyalsESPN.com Nov 28, 2012The Royals have traded right-hander Vin Mazzaro and first baseman Clint Robinson to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitchers Luis Santos and Luis Rico.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Nov 28, 2012NEW YORK (AP) -- Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, setting up an election sure to become a referendum on the Steroids Era.Upvote Share TweetThe Phillies are close to getting a setup man. They are working on a trade with the Houston Astros for right-hander Wilton Lopez, a source confirmed to MLB.com. Minor League prospects from the Phillies have been agreed upon, and Lopez is believed to be …Upvote Share Tweet
Melvin keeping close tabs on deep relief marketJonathan Broxton's deal with the Reds on Wednesday further reinforced a rich market for free-agent relievers -- a group the Brewers will have to tap before the winter is over. Yet Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin insisted in the wake of the Broxton…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates acquire three in deals with KC, BostonIn separate deals, the Pirates acquired right-hander Zach Stewart from the Red Sox and first baseman Clint Robinson and righty Vin Mazzaro from the Royals.Upvote Share Tweet
Reds Sign Jonathan BroxtonNov 28Jim Bowden discusses the Reds signing Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million contract, and telling Aroldis Chapman to prepare to be a starter for the 2013 season.
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Rolando McClain to be released by Oakland Raiders, according to sourceNov 28Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to be released Thursday, according to source.
Derek Fisher agrees to deal with Dallas MavericksNov 28Veteran point guard Derek Fisher is returning to the NBA after agreeing to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, coach Rick Carlisle said Wednesday night.
Chauncey Billups of Los Angeles Clippers to make season debutNov 28Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups will play his first game of the season Wednesday night when the Clippers face the Minnesota Timberwolves.