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NL East News and Rumors
CNNSI.com Updated Jan 29, 2013
The Steroid Era -- and Alex Rodriguez's involvement in it -- just won't go away, but Joe Lemire says it's time to acknowledge Major League Baseball's efforts to clean up the game.Share Tweet
NEW YORK (AP) -- Second baseman Daniel Murphy and the New York Mets have agreed to a one-year contract worth $2,925,000, avoiding salary arbitration.Share Tweet
Schneider reportedly retires after 13 yearsCatcher Brian Schneider, who caught 13 years with the Expos/Nationals organization, Mets and Phillies, has decided to retire, according to his hometown newspaper, the Allentown Morning Call.Share TweetWhen Manny Upton was at Turner Field for his son B.J. Upton's introductory news conference in November, he playfully told a media member to tell Braves general manager Frank Wren to trade for his other son.Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Reliever Chad Durbin and the Phillies have finalized a $1 million, one-year contract.Share Tweet
Gio disputes report of connection to PEDsNationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez denied that he used performance-enhancing drugs after a report from the Miami New Times linked the pitcher to Anthony Bosch, who reportedy supplied PEDs to professional athletes from Miami.Share TweetIn response to the New Times of Miami PED/Anthony Bosch story published Tuesday, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has issued a complete denial. Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals did likewise and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz, through h…Share TweetScott Atchison, 36, pitched 51 1/3 innings out of the Boston bullpen last season and finished the season with a 1.58 earned run average.Share Tweet
Although deal unlikely, Mets meet with BournGeneral manager Sandy Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco flew to Houston last week to have dinner with Michael Bourn and his agent, Scott Boras, according to the New York Post. But the meeting "was more a getting-to-know-you session than a dollar…Share Tweet