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  1. Taylor Buchholz to sit out 2012 with depression issues

    Jan 30, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

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    Taylor Buchholz‘s season ended in early June due to a combination of shoulder fatigue and depression, and agent David Pasti told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that the right-hander plans to sit out the entire 2012 season. Pasti described Buchholz as “feeling great, but not ready to get back into baseball” as he continues…

  2. Red Sox hire Matt Stairs as television analyst

    Jan 30, 2012, 3:25 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    Matt Stairs, who retired in August after being released by the Nationals in his 19th big-league season, has already found a new gig as a part-time television analyst for the Red Sox’s local broadcasts. Stairs will serve as a studio analyst for NESN, which also hired Jenny Dell away from ESPN.com to replace Heidi Watney…

  3. Dmitri Young worked out for the Phillies

    Jan 30, 2012, 1:47 PM EST

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    Dmitri Young’s comeback hasn’t found a home yet, but Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports that the 38-year-old recently worked out for the Phillies. Young hasn’t played in the majors since 2008, so it’s a long shot, but hitting was never the reason for his demise and he’s dropped 75 pounds. According to Bowden the Phillies…

  4. Pat Burrell expected to retire at age 35

    Jan 30, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

    Pat Burrell

    No official word yet, but Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports that Pat Burrell will announce his retirement following a 12-year career. Burrell got back on track after a miserable one-and-a-half season stint with the Rays, returning to the NL with the Giants while hitting .259 with 25 homers and an .827 OPS in…

  5. Cubs sign veteran reliever Trever Miller to minor-league deal

    Jan 30, 2012, 12:12 PM EST

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    Trever Miller, who played for three big-league teams last season, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Cubs, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Miller has quietly been one of the better left-handed specialists in baseball for the past decade, making 589 of his 694 career appearances after age 30 while posting a 3.74…

  6. Rays and Joe Maddon on verge of three-year extension

    Jan 30, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Joe Maddon

    For weeks now the Rays and Joe Maddon have reportedly been close to finalizing a multi-year contract extension and now Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says the new deal will be for three seasons and figures to be announced within a few days. As for why they haven’t agreed to the deal yet,…

  7. Indians’ deal with Julio Lugo has “fallen apart”

    Jan 30, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Julio Lugo

    Last week the Indians signed veteran infielder Julio Lugo to a minor-league contract, or so they thought. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the deal has “fallen apart” and the Indians no longer expect to sign Lugo, who would have competed for a bench spot in spring training at age 36. He would have been…

  8. Rays make room for Jeff Keppinger by dropping Triple-A MVP Russ Canzler

    Jan 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

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    This hasn’t been a good couple weeks for Russ Canzler. Last season he won the International League MVP award after hitting .314 with 18 homers, 40 doubles, and a .930 OPS for Durham, made his big-league debut in September with a handful of at-bats, and for a while at least it looked like the 25-year-old…

  9. Phillies, Hunter Pence avoid arbitration for $10.4 million

    Jan 27, 2012, 3:48 PM EST

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    Hunter Pence and the Phillies won’t be needing an arbitration hearing, as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the two sides have agreed to a one-year deal worth $10.4 million. Pence submitted an $11.8 million request while Philadelphia countered at $9 million, which is a very big spread relative to other filings and may have…

  10. Astros sign Zach Duke to minor-league deal

    Jan 27, 2012, 2:45 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Zach Duke, who spent last season with the Diamondbacks, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Astros. Duke was once considered a top prospect for the Pirates, but had a 4.54 ERA over six seasons in Pittsburgh before being traded to Arizona last offseason. He posted a 4.93 ERA in 77 innings split between…

  11. Kenshin Kawakami is headed back to Japan

    Jan 27, 2012, 1:48 PM EST

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    Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker passes along reports from Japan that Kenshin Kawakami has agreed to a deal with the Chunichi Dragons following a disappointing three-year stretch with the Braves. Kawakami inked a $23 million contract with Atlanta in 2009 and had a solid rookie season for the Braves, tossing 156 innings with a 3.86…

  12. Giants sign Ryan Theriot to one-year, $1.25 million contract

    Jan 27, 2012, 12:19 PM EST

    Ryan Theriot

    Ryan Theriot has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Giants that includes $750,000 in potential incentives, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Theriot has been a starter for most of the past five seasons, but his performance ceased warranting regular playing time several years ago. He hit just .271 with a .321…

  13. Frank White and the Royals are having an ugly breakup

    Jan 27, 2012, 11:40 AM EST

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    Frank White played his entire 18-season career for the Royals, spent years after that coaching and broadcasting their games, and has a statue in front of Kauffman Stadium. Yet last month the team fired White as their part-time television announcer and yesterday he took a new job on the independent league Kansas City T-Bones’ coaching…

  14. Brandon Inge isn’t so happy about the Prince Fielder signing

    Jan 27, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

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    Just about everyone in Detroit seems thrilled about the Prince Fielder signing despite plenty of room for concerns about his massive $214 million contract and how his arrival impacts the Tigers’ defense. One person who definitely isn’t happy? Brandon Inge, who was slated to start at third base until Fielder’s presence pushed Miguel Cabrera across…

  15. Phillies sign Juan Pierre to minor-league contract

    Jan 27, 2012, 10:18 AM EST

    Juan Pierre

    UPDATE: It’s a done deal. ========== Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Philadelphia has had “serious discussions” with Juan Pierre, which might frighten Phillies fans if not for the fact that he says they talked about a minor-league deal. Pierre has been an everyday player for the past decade and got 711 plate appearances for…

  16. Dan Wheeler agrees to minor-league contract with Indians

    Jan 26, 2012, 5:06 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Kansas City Royals

    As further proof of what a buyer’s market this offseason is for relief pitching, the Indians have signed Dan Wheeler to a minor-league contract. Wheeler is certainly far from a great reliever, but he’s been a solid, dependable setup man for the better part of a decade and yet couldn’t even secure a big-league contract…

  17. Boone Logan, Yankees avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 26, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

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    Boone Logan and the Yankees won’t be going through with an arbitration hearing, instead agreeing to a one-year, $1.875 million contract. Logan submitted a $2.1 million figure while the Yankees countered at $1.7 million, so they’re settling $25,000 below the midpoint. And he can get that $25,000 back in the form of a bonus if…

  18. Miguel Cabrera is definitely the Tigers’ starting third baseman

    Jan 26, 2012, 3:17 PM EST

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    Miguel Cabrera said as much as soon as the Prince Fielder signing happened, but manager Jim Leyland made things official during Fielder’s introductory press conference today: Cabrera will be the Tigers’ starting third baseman. And not only that, Leyland added that he doesn’t even plan to remove Cabrera for defensive purposes late in games. Cabrera,…

  19. Fired as Royals announcer, Frank White stays in Kansas City as independent league coach

    Jan 26, 2012, 2:40 PM EST

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    Frank White was fired by the Royals last month after refusing to take a pay cut to keep his job as their part-time television analyst, but his next job will keep the 61-year-old former All-Star and Gold Glove second baseman in Kansas City. White has taken a job with the Kansas City T-Bones of the…

  20. Justin Smoak is in, you guessed it, the best shape of his life

    Jan 26, 2012, 1:52 PM EST

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    Not to steal Calcaterra’s gimic, but we can add another name to the “best shape of my life” list thanks to this tweet from MLB.com Mariners beat reporter Greg Johns: Griffin says Justin Smoak weighs 220 now, down from 234 when came to Seattle, and is in excellent condition. — Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) January 26,…

  21. Jason Motte, Cardinals skip arbitration with $1.95 million deal

    Jan 26, 2012, 1:16 PM EST

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    Jason Motte emerged as the Cardinals’ closer late last season and now he’s getting a big raise, as the right-hander avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.95 million contract. Motte submitted a $2.4 million request while the Cardinals countered at $1.5 million, so they’re settling for the exact midpoint. Motte, who’s arbitration eligible for…

  22. Indians place Fausto Carmona on restricted list

    Jan 26, 2012, 12:51 PM EST

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    Fausto Carmona‘s legal situation may drag on well into spring training, but in the meantime the Indians have placed the right-hander on the restricted list after he was arrested in the Dominican Republic for falsifying his identity. Carmona, who was revealed to be Roberto Hernandez Heredia and three years older than his listed age of…

  23. Jason Isringhausen unlikely to re-sign with Mets

    Jan 26, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    Back in August the Mets turned down a chance to trade Jason Isringhausen, pulling him off waivers when the reliever was claimed by an interested in team, but now Dan Martin of the New York Post reports that they’re unlikely to re-sign him anyway. Isringhausen completed a successful comeback last season and provided the Mets…

  24. Koji Uehara turned down deal to Blue Jays, but still likely to be traded by Rangers

    Jan 26, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

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    Koji Uehara exercised his limited no-trade clause by turning down a trade to the Blue Jays earlier this week, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that there’s still “a pretty good chance” the Rangers will end up dealing the 35-year-old reliever. Uehara struggled after coming over from the Orioles in a July 30 deal for…

  25. Nationals sign former Phillies closer Brad Lidge for setup gig

    Jan 26, 2012, 10:51 AM EST

    Brad Lidge

    UPDATE: It’s a done deal, as Lidge gets a one-year contract worth $1 million. ========== Longtime closer Brad Lidge is on the verge of signing with the Nationals as a setup man, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Lidge failed to save at least 15 games last season for the first time since 2003, as…

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