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Trade roundup: Orioles get Valencia from BoSox

Trade roundup: Orioles get Valencia from BoSox

CNNSI.com Updated Nov 28, 2012
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles have acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Boston Red Sox for cash.
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  • Bucs bolster scouting staff with hiring of quartet

    Bucs bolster scouting staff with hiring of quartet

    MLB.com Nov 28, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Bullpens forming for Reds (Jonathan Broxton), Angels (Ryan Mads…

    Bullpens forming for Reds (Jonathan Broxton), Angels (Ryan Madson) and Phillies (Wilton Lopez)

    Bullpens. 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 Angeles
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  • Coleman designated to open spot for Feldman

    Coleman designated to open spot for Feldman

    MLB.com Nov 28, 2012
    Right-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.
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  • Pirates acquire Mazzaro, Robinson from Royals

    Pirates acquire Mazzaro, Robinson from Royals

    ESPN.com Nov 28, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Newcomers Bonds, Clemens, Sosa lead Hall ballot

    Newcomers Bonds, Clemens, Sosa lead Hall ballot

    CNNSI.com Nov 28, 2012
    NEW 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.
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  • Phils on verge of acquiring Lopez from Astros

    Phils on verge of acquiring Lopez from Astros

    MLB.com Nov 28, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • Melvin keeping close tabs on deep relief market

    Melvin keeping close tabs on deep relief market

    MLB.com Nov 28, 2012
    Jonathan 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…
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  • Pirates acquire three in deals with KC, Boston

    Pirates acquire three in deals with KC, Boston

    MLB.com Nov 28, 2012
    In 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.
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  • Video - Reds Sign Jonathan Broxton 02:23

    Reds Sign Jonathan Broxton

    Nov 28
    Jim 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 source

    Nov 28
    Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain to be released Thursday, according to source.
  • Derek Fisher agrees to deal with Dallas Mavericks

    Nov 28
    Veteran 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 debut

    Nov 28
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups will play his first game of the season Wednesday night when the Clippers face the Minnesota Timberwolves.