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  1. Red Sox and Craig Breslow reach two-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Jan 19, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

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    Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown reports that left-hander Craig Breslow has avoided arbitration with the Red Sox by agreeing to a two-year contract, pending a physical. He’s guaranteed a total $6.25 million while the contract includes an option for 2015. The deal could max out at $10.15 million. Breslow requested $2.375 million and was offered $2.325 million…

  2. Mets, Ike Davis avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 19, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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    The Mets and Ike Davis have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract that is believed to be worth $3.125 million, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Davis was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super Two player. He requested $3.7 million and was offered $2.825 million from the Mets…

  3. Joe Saunders expected to make decision this week on where he’ll sign

    Jan 19, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

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    After holding out for a three-year deal for most of the winter, it appears that Joe Saunders is close to deciding where he’ll pitch in 2013. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said at the team’s FanFest event today that Saunders is “probably going to…

  4. Marlins to sign Matt Downs to minor league contract

    Jan 19, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins are close to signing Matt Downs to a minor league contract. He’s expected to get an invitation to spring training. Downs, who turns 29 in March, batted .202/.253/.371 with eight home runs, 16 RBI and a .623 OPS in 191 plate appearances with the Astros last season.…

  5. What they’re saying about the passing of Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver

    Jan 19, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

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    Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away yesterday at the age of 82 following an apparent heart attack. Here’s some reaction from a baseball world in mourning: Orioles owner Peter Angelos: “Earl Weaver stands alone as the greatest manager in the history of the Orioles organization and one of the greatest in the history…

  6. Dodgers leaning toward television deal with Time Warner

    Jan 19, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

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    We heard two weeks ago that the Dodgers were “50-50″ about whether to keep their television broadcasts on Fox Sports or move them to Time Warner Cable starting in 2014, but it appears they are moving closer to a decision. While FOX Sports was once considered the heavy favorite, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles…

  7. Earl Weaver: 1930-2013

    Jan 19, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

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    Sad news to pass along from Baltimore, as MASN Sports’ Roch Kubatko reports that Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away last night. He was 82 years old. An iconic figure with the Orioles, Weaver compiled a 1,480-1,060 record over 17 seasons as the team’s manager. This included stints from 1968-1982 and from 1985-1986. Known…

  8. The Cubs talked to the Diamondbacks about Justin Upton

    Jan 19, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

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    Justin Upton recently rejected a trade that would have sent him to the Mariners, but the Diamondbacks continue to shop him aggressively. According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, the Cubs and Diamondbacks recently discussed a possible trade involving Upton. However, talks quickly fizzled when Arizona asked for shortstop Starlin Castro in return. Interestingly, the…

  9. Neftali Feliz throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Jan 18, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Neftali Feliz still has a long road ahead of him in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, but he took an encouraging step forward this morning. Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports that Feliz threw soft-toss at the Rangers’ pitching mini-camp, his first time throwing since his surgery last August. “It felt good,”…

  10. Terry Francona is “a little disappointed” about the excerpt released from his book

    Jan 18, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Some excerpts from Terry Francona’s upcoming book, “Francona: The Red Sox Years,” were released in Sports Illustrated earlier this week and they didn’t exactly paint the owners of the Red Sox in a favorable light. It also presented former general manager Theo Epstein as being critical of ownership. Well, after Epstein came out to refute…

  11. Braves prepared to go to arbitration hearing with Martin Prado

    Jan 18, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

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    As Matthew mentioned earlier, Martin Prado requested $7.05 million and was offered $6.65 million from the Braves when arbitration figures were exchanged today. With such a small gap between the two sides, one would think that it wouldn’t take much work to get a deal done, but Braves general manager Frank Wren told David O’Brien…

  12. Indians, Drew Stubbs avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 17, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians and outfielder Drew Stubbs have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.825 million contract. The deal includes $50,000 in possible performance bonuses. Stubbs was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason and remains under team control through 2015. The 28-year-old was acquired from the Reds in December…

  13. Albert Pujols will not play in World Baseball Classic

    Jan 17, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

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    We heard over the weekend that Albert Pujols was hoping to represent his native Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, but he wasn’t on the provisional roster released by the team earlier today. And he won’t be a last-minute addition, either. According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Pujols has been ruled out for…

  14. Angels close to two-year deal with Alberto Callaspo

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:48 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Callaspo’s two-year deal is worth $8.975 million. 10:45 PM: According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, the Angels and Alberto Callaspo are close to finalizing a two-year extension worth around $9 million. The two sides are still expected to exchange arbitration figures tomorrow, but that’s merely…

  15. Matt Garza agrees to one-year, $10.25 million deal with Cubs to avoid arbitration

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

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    The Cubs and right-hander Matt Garza have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.25 million contract. Garza’s representation at CAA Baseball made the announcement on Twitter. Garza gets a slight raise from the $9.5 million salary he made last season. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 3.91 ERA and 96/32 K/BB ratio over 103 2/3…

  16. Reds and Logan Ondrusek strike two-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds and right-hander Logan Ondrusek have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract. Terms haven’t been disclosed. Ondrusek was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super Two player, so the agreement buys out his first two years of eligibility. He remains under team control…

  17. Diamondbacks, Tony Sipp avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

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    According to Creg Stephenson of GulfLive.com, the Diamondbacks and left-hander Tony Sipp have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.275 million contract. Sipp was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason after posting a 4.42 ERA and 51/23 K/BB ratio over 55 innings with the Indians in 2012. The 29-year-old owns a 3.68 ERA…

  18. Rangers, Neftali Feliz avoid arbitration with one-year, $2.9 million contract

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    The Rangers and right-hander Neftali Feliz have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.9 million contract, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The deal includes $1 million in performance-based incentives. Feliz, 24, was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason. The Rangers have him under team control through 2015. After pitching…

  19. Drew Storen avoids arbitration with Nationals, gets one-year, $2.5 million deal

    Jan 17, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

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    The Nationals and right-hander Drew Storen have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. Storen’s agent, CAA Baseball, made the announcement on Twitter and added that the deal includes $1 million in performance bonuses. This is a pretty nice chunk of change for Storen, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this…

  20. Brian Roberts had sports hernia surgery in December

    Jan 17, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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    After undergoing season-ending surgery last August to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, Brian Roberts went under the knife again last month. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Roberts required surgery to repair a sports hernia on December 20 after he felt some discomfort and inflammation in his abdominal area. While…

  21. Yankees avoid arbitration with Joba Chamberlain by agreeing to one-year deal

    Jan 17, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

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    The Yankees announced this evening that they have avoided arbitration with right-hander Joba Chamberlain by agreeing to a one-year contract. Ken Davidoff of the New York Post hears that he’ll make $1.875 million, which is a slight raise from his $1.65 million salary last year. Chamberlain was on track to return from Tommy John surgery…

  22. Giants in “advanced negotiations” with free agent reliever Brandon Lyon

    Jan 17, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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    We’re less than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting to their respective spring training sites in Florida and Arizona, yet many familiar faces remain available, especially among relievers. However, one of them might be off the market very soon. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Giants are in “advanced negotiations” with free…

  23. Brewers, Carlos Gomez avoid arbitration with one-year contract

    Jan 17, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

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    The Brewers and outfielder Carlos Gomez have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract, according to Brewers senior director of media relations Mike Vassallo. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that he’ll get $4.3 million, which is more than double the $1,962,000 he earned last year. Gomez was arbitration-eligible for the fourth and final time…

  24. Nationals sign Delwyn Young to minor league contract

    Jan 14, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Here’s a blast from the past. According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, the Nationals have signed utilityman Delwyn Young to a minor league contract. The deal does not include a spring training invite, which speaks to how far the former Dodgers’ farmhand has fallen in recent years. Young, 30, failed to make the White Sox…

  25. Video: Roger Clemens’ first interview since the HOF vote

    Jan 14, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

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    The Astros confirmed today what we learned a week ago, specifically that Roger Clemens will have an increased role with club’s major league and minor league pitchers in 2013, including spring training and the regular season. This is part of the personal services contract that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to under former…

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