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CNNSI.com Updated Dec 20, 2012MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Recovering right-hander Mike Pelfrey and the Minnesota Twins finalized a $4 million, one-year contract on Thursday, filling another hole in a thin rotation.Upvote Share TweetMIAMI (AP) Former All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract Thursday with the Miami Marlins, plugging the final hole in the team's projected lineup following a payroll purge.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs, Jackson agree to $52M dealCNNSI.com Updated Dec 20, 2012CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Edwin Jackson.Upvote Share Tweet
Fat Chipper Jones Is Throwing A Horrible Super Bowl Partydeadspin.com Updated Dec 20, 2012You will recall that a grown man who called himself "Chipper" used to play third base for the Atlanta Braves. You will recall, too, that he is fat and dates a Playboy model. He also has a Twitter feed. And an upcoming Super Bowl party. What a …Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Dec 20, 2012Adam Greenberg, who was hit in the head in his first Major League plate appearance in 2005 and struck out in one at-bat with the Marlins last season, signed a Minor League contract with the Orioles on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetFree-agent third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, pending a physical, sources told ESPN.com.Upvote Share Tweet
The Miami Marlins Facebook Page Is Full of Struggle and Furygrantland.com Updated Dec 20, 2012I was just wondering the other day how Miami Marlins fans were taking the Great American Baseball Fire-Sale of 2012. Maybe they were all like, "It's c...Upvote Share Tweet
Buster Blog: Cubs Closing In On Edwin JacksonDec 20Buster Olney blogs about the Chicago Cubs and Edwin Jackson closing in on a four-year, $52 million deal.
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Don Banks: My favorite NFL stories of 2012Dec 20To mark the passing of another eventful year of championships, triumphs and memorable moments, SI.com's writers are remembering the stories they connected to most across the sports landscape in 2012.