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Trade roundup: Orioles get Valencia from BoSox 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.