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D-backs finish 1-year deals with Hinske, Nieves

D-backs finish 1-year deals with Hinske, Nieves

ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
The Arizona Diamondbacks completed one-year contracts with free agent Eric Hinske and catcher Wil Nieves on Thursday.
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  • Cliff Corcoran: Five cuts from winter meetings

    Cliff Corcoran: Five cuts from winter meetings

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    The hottest position of this Hot Stove season is the hot corner. Cliff Corcoran examines the thin third-base market, the lack of multi-year contracts for starting pitchers and more.
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  • Dodgers pessimistic about landing Greinke

    Dodgers pessimistic about landing Greinke

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    Speculation when the winter began was that the two Los Angeles-area teams would engage in a bidding war for the top free-agent pitcher, Zack Greinke. It hasn't quite worked out that way so far.
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  • Johnson, NL's top pinch-hitter, stays with Braves

    Johnson, NL's top pinch-hitter, stays with Braves

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.
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  • Larsen's perfect game jersey auctioned for $750K

    Larsen's perfect game jersey auctioned for $750K

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The uniform Don Larsen was wearing when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history has sold for $756,000.
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  • Rockies select lefty Rosenbaum in Rule 5 Draft

    Rockies select lefty Rosenbaum in Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Rockies selected left-handed pitcher Daniel Rosenbaum from the Nationals in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft and will thrust him into competition for a spot on the pitching staff.
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  • Strong already, AL West can up the ante

    Strong already, AL West can up the ante

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The American League West is where the power resides now, with all due respect to the reigning World Series champions in San Francisco and the Giants' eternal rivals down south.
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  • Inciarte selected by Phillies in Rule 5 Draft

    Inciarte selected by Phillies in Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Phillies found at least one potential center fielder Thursday morning at the Winter Meetings. They selected Ender Inciarte from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 Draft.
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  • Padres lose Freiman, keep other assets in Rule 5

    Padres lose Freiman, keep other assets in Rule 5

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Padres lost first baseman Nate Freiman in the Rule 5 Draft but were able to keep prospects such as infielder Jonathan Galvez and righty Jerry Sullivan.
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  • Texas grabs 'pen candidate Wood in Rule 5 Draft

    Texas grabs 'pen candidate Wood in Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Rangers selected right-handed reliever Coty Wood from the Rockies' organization in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning at the Winter Meetings.
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  • Tom Verducci: It might finally be time for Upton, Diamondbacks …

    Tom Verducci: It might finally be time for Upton, Diamondbacks to part ways

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Justin Upton has MVP talent and the Diamondbacks have him under contract for three more years. So why might it be time for them to part ways? Tom Verducci explains in Three Strikes.
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  • Joe Lemire: Hot Stove hinges on Rangers' multiple interests

    Joe Lemire: Hot Stove hinges on Rangers' multiple interests

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke remained in play as several free agents struck deals Wednesday. Until the Rangers make a move, the anticipation continues to build, writes Joe Lemire.
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  • The Waiting Game Continues at MLB's Winter Meetings

    The Waiting Game Continues at MLB's Winter Meetings

    grantland.com Dec 6, 2012
    As the Winter Meetings near their end here in Nashville, the latest buzz has Zack Greinke potentially going somewhere other than the Dodgers. Which se...
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  • Video - Final Thoughts On Winter Meetings 03:38

    Final Thoughts On Winter Meetings

    Dec 6
    Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian share their thoughts on the big signings and deals that didn't get done at the winter meetings.

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