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Oakland Athletics News and Rumors

New A’s shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima says Billy Beane is ‘extrem…

New A’s shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima says Billy Beane is ‘extremely sexy and cool’ (Video)

yahoo.com MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 18, 2012
On Monday, the Oakland Athletics announced the signing of Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima to a two-year, $6.5 million contract, filling the void left by Stephen Drew’s departure. It could end up being a solid signing for GM Billy Beane, but with ma
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  • Red Sox reach one-year deal with Stephen Drew

    Red Sox reach one-year deal with Stephen Drew

    CNNSI.com Dec 18, 2012
    BOSTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that shortstop Stephen Drew and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract.
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  • Mets acquire outfielder Cowgill from A's

    Mets acquire outfielder Cowgill from A's

    MLB.com Dec 18, 2012
    The Mets helped fill their need for right-handed-hitting outfielders Tuesday, picking up Collin Cowgill in a trade with the A's.
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Sports Columnists

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    Dec 18
    The Seattle Seahawks have released tight end Evan Moore, according to a source.
  • Don Banks: Peterson, Peyton astound, but don't forget these other comeback…

    Dec 18
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