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Roundup: Orioles decline Reynolds' $11M option

Roundup: Orioles decline Reynolds' $11M option

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 31, 2012
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles today have exercised the 2013 club option on right-handed reliever Luis Ayala and declined their option on first baseman Mark Reynolds.
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  • Freeman selected but will miss Rising Stars Game

    Freeman selected but will miss Rising Stars Game

    MLB.com Oct 31, 2012
    The Arizona Fall League chose Cardinals prospects Kolten Wong and Sam Freeman for its upcoming Rising Stars Game, but mild tendinitis in his left biceps will keep Freeman from participating and will likely sideline him from returning for the rest of the…
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  • OF Ludwick, P Madson decline options with Reds

    OF Ludwick, P Madson decline options with Reds

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 31, 2012
    Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick became a free agent Wednesday after declining his $5 million contract option for next season, looking for a bigger deal after his strong second half played a big role in Cincinnati winning the NL Central title.
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  • Parting of the ways likely for Brewers, Veras

    Parting of the ways likely for Brewers, Veras

    MLB.com Oct 31, 2012
    Jose Veras and the Brewers are poised to part ways after the Brewers notified the reliever that they intend to outright him from the 40-man roster, a move that would end his yearlong tenure with a team that is in the process of rebuilding its bullpen.
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  • Report: McClendon interviews for Marlins' job

    Report: McClendon interviews for Marlins' job

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2012
    A person familiar with the Miami Marlins' managerial search says former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon has become at least the fourth candidate to interview for the job.
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  • Journal of self-reflection: Matheny mulls first year

    Journal of self-reflection: Matheny mulls first year

    MLB.com Oct 31, 2012
    One year later, Mike Matheny's appointment as Cardinals manager can hardly be met with criticism. He led the Cards to an 88-win season and a return to the playoffs. The club played 13 postseason games, falling one victory short of advancing back to the …
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  • Former Pirate Bell joins Bucs as new hitting coach

    Former Pirate Bell joins Bucs as new hitting coach

    MLB.com Oct 31, 2012
    The Pittsburgh Pirates named 1990s fixture Jay Bell their hitting coach on Wednesday, one of three additions to manager Clint Hurdle's staff.
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  • On 'Conan,' Pence talks Game 7 double, Katy Perry

    On 'Conan,' Pence talks Game 7 double, Katy Perry

    MLB.com Oct 31, 2012
    In his Tuesday night appearance on the late-night talk show "Conan," Giants outfielder Hunter Pence discussed his wacky broken-bat double in the NLCS against the Cardinals and, of course, Katy Perry.
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  • O's win MLB-best 3 Gold Gloves; Trout snubbed

    O's win MLB-best 3 Gold Gloves; Trout snubbed

    CNNSI.com Oct 31, 2012
    (AP) -- J.J. Hardy thought he'd hit a home run, only to be robbed when Mike Trout made one of the most sensational grabs of the season.
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Sports Columnists

  • Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers agree to contract extension

    Nov 1
    The Philadelphia 76ers have reached terms on a contract extension with guard Jrue Holiday.
  • Don Banks: Biggest mistake by Reid, Eagles? Sticking together too long

    Oct 31
    He is the NFL's longest-tenured head coach and easily the most successful in Eagles franchise history, and yet, as we have seen happen in other football-crazed towns, it's the weight of all that history that seems to be bearing down on Andy Reid in Phil…
  • Curry gets four-year extension from Warriors

    Oct 31
    The Golden State Warriors and star guard Stephen Curry have reached terms on a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.
  • Clayton mailbag: Don't expect typical playoff turnover

    Oct 31
    High playoff turnover from year to year is typical, but the trend is being bucked in 2012, writes John Clayton.