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Nats add Soriano for 2 years, with half deferred

Nats add Soriano for 2 years, with half deferred

ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
After giving Rafael Soriano a $28 million, two-year contract filled with deferred payments to be their go-to guy in the ninth inning, the Washington Nationals figure they have three closers now.
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  • Storen, Nationals agree to $2.5M, 1-year deal

    Storen, Nationals agree to $2.5M, 1-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    Relief pitcher Drew Storen has agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration.
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  • Rizzo pleased with Nats' return in Morse deal

    Rizzo pleased with Nats' return in Morse deal

    MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    On Thursday, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo discussed the players his club received in exchange for Michael Morse as part of a three-team deal.
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  • Yanks' Chamberlain, Cubs' Garza get new deals

    Yanks' Chamberlain, Cubs' Garza get new deals

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Reliever Joba Chamberlain and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,875,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
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  • Mets, Parnell avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Mets, Parnell avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    Right-hander Bobby Parnell, 28, appeared in a career-high 74 games with the Mets last season.
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  • Future promising for prospects Joseph, Martin

    Future promising for prospects Joseph, Martin

    MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    Tommy Joseph and Ethan Martin have gone from being virtual strangers to batterymates and roommates, and the Phillies hope they'll spend a lot of time together in Philadelphia in the future.
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  • Team USA roster out: NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto's R.A. Dickey hea…

    Team USA roster out: NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto's R.A. Dickey heads a st…

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto's R.A. Dickey heads a starting pitching staff missing David Price, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Clayton Kershaw and Matt Cain on the preliminary U.S. roster for the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Braves announce Minor League coaching staffs

    Braves announce Minor League coaching staffs

    MLB.com Jan 17, 2013
    There will be a sense of familiarity this season, as five of the Braves' six Minor League affiliates will have the same manager as last year. The one newcomer is Randy Ready, who was announced as Triple-A Gwinnett's manager in November.
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  • Harrison, Texas finish deal

    Harrison, Texas finish deal

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have finalized a $55 million, five-year contract with All-Star left-hander Matt Harrison.
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  • How Two Teams Found a Way to Lose a Three-Team Trade

    How Two Teams Found a Way to Lose a Three-Team Trade

    grantland.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Mariners, A's, and Nationals pulled off a three-way trade, one that likely improves just one of the three teams this year, and potentially makes o...
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  • Video - USA Announces WBC Roster 02:58

    USA Announces WBC Roster

    Jan 17
    Jim Bowden breaks down Team USA's roster for the World Baseball Classic.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks