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Mariners acquire Michael Morse in three-team deal involving Nat…

Mariners acquire Michael Morse in three-team deal involving Nationals and A’s

yahoo.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Jan 16, 2013
Despite his strong desire to avoid becoming a regular or even part-time designated hitter, Michael Morse may have little choice in the matter now that he has been traded to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team deal that also includes the Washington Nati…
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  • Martinez excited to mold young Miami hitters

    Martinez excited to mold young Miami hitters

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    Tino Martinez heard several job offers from Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria over the past few years, and a few more from elsewhere around the Majors, before finally deciding now was the right time and Miami was the right place.
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  • Clinic to give Braves hurlers jump-start on season

    Clinic to give Braves hurlers jump-start on season

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Braves are less than a month away from staging their first Spring Training workouts in Florida. But some of the club's pitchers will get an early start when they come to Turner Field to participate in a voluntary early throwing program next week.
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  • Murphy believes Mets boast one of best infields

    Murphy believes Mets boast one of best infields

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    That the Mets remain the only big league team yet to sign a Major League free agent does not bother second baseman Daniel Murphy. Murphy believes the solution centers upon and around him, in what he considers one of the better infields in baseball.
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  • Those Goddamn Sandy Hook Truthers Got Their Hooks In Denard Spa…

    Those Goddamn Sandy Hook Truthers Got Their Hooks In Denard Span

    deadspin.com Jan 16, 2013
    If you don't know what a Sandy Hook Truther is, take a moment to read Max Read of Gawker's illuminating look into their strange world. Basically, they are people who believe that the Sandy Hook shooting was actually some kind of elaborate hoax perpretra…
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  • Soriano brings Nationals' bullpen to next level

    Soriano brings Nationals' bullpen to next level

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    With the addition of closer Rafael Soriano on a two-year, $28 million contract, the Nationals have strengthened an already impressive bullpen, which will now feature former closers Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard in setup roles.
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  • Phils sign 3 veteran RHPs to minor league deals

    Phils sign 3 veteran RHPs to minor league deals

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Right-handers Aaron Cook, Juan Cruz and Rodrigo Lopez agreed Wednesday to minor league contracts with the Philadelphia Phillies and will report to spring training as non-roster players.
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  • Bryce Harper tells Jimmy Kimmel he showers ‘seven times’ a day …

    Bryce Harper tells Jimmy Kimmel he showers ‘seven times’ a day at ballpark

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    As a commenter at the Washington Post points out, Gio Gonzalez might have been the more perfect Washington Nationals choice to be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday night. He would have killed (figuratively). But Bryce Harper did just f…
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  • Non-roster position players give Phillies depth

    Non-roster position players give Phillies depth

    MLB.com Jan 16, 2013
    On Monday, MLB.com looked at the non-roster invitees and newcomers to the Phillies' 40-man roster on the pitching side. On Wednesday, it is the position players. Consider it a Spring Training primer with camp opening next month.
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  • Video - Buster Blog: Nationals Looking Strong 02:36

    Buster Blog: Nationals Looking Strong

    Jan 16
    Buster Olney blogs about the Nationals' signing of closer Rafael Soriano.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional E…

    Jan 16
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will …

    Jan 16
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''