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Nationals add Davis, Karns to 40-man roster
The Nationals selected the contracts of right-handers Erik Davis and Nathan Karns on Tuesday night. Both pitchers will avoid being taken in the Rule 5 Draft next month and will be at Major League Spring Training.Upvote Share Tweet
Heyward's mentor thankful for chance to LEADHis name is C.J. Stewart, and he is appreciative of so many things during this time of thanksgiving. For one, he ranks among the primary individuals who helped "L.E.A.D" Atlanta Braves Gold Glove outfielder Jason Heyward to the Major Leagues.Upvote Share TweetTop prospect Zack Wheeler was among a group of six Minor League players the Mets added to their 40-man roster Tuesday, thereby protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 20, 2012ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Free agent reliever Joel Peralta has finalized a $6 million, two-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Rays.Upvote Share TweetAfter a forgettable 2012 season, Toronto followed its blockbuster trade with the Marlins and signing of Melky Cabrera by bringing back the fiery John Gibbons to manage the much-hyped '13 version of the Blue Jays.Upvote Share TweetJeff Wilpon, the chief operating officer of the Mets, said the team would rather have David Wright and R.A. Dickey play out their option years in 2013 than trade them this winter.Upvote Share Tweet
Union to monitor Marlins after payroll purgeESPN.com Updated Nov 20, 2012The players' association will monitor the Miami Marlins following their payroll purge, saying it is too early to determine whether the salary cuts will cause any issues under baseball's labor contract.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 20, 2012NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he will not block Blue Jays-Marlins trade.Upvote Share Tweet
Buster Blog: Questions Remain For Blue JaysNov 20Buster Olney blogs about the Blue Jays' trade with the Marlins being finalized and the questions that remain for the club.
Daily DimeNov 20J.A. Adande breaks down the Lakers' first game with Mike D'Antoni at the helm.
Don Banks: Now it gets real: Biggest games left that could shake up playof…Nov 20With the bye weeks over and the three-game pigskin feast that is Thanksgiving just a couple of days away from kickoff, watching the pieces fall into place with the 96 games that remain in the NFL's regular season traditionally makes this the best time o…
Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB controversy; m…Nov 20Before we get started on another very serious day of football coverage, I bring you the back page of today's New York Post.
West Side/East Side -- Andrew Bynum's future with Philadelphia 76ersNov 20The 76ers' center was supposed to be the face of the franchise, but has yet to play a game.