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  1. Dan Haren hits free agency after Angels decline option

    Nov 3, 2012, 12:22 AM EDT

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    It appeared Dan Haren was Chicago-bound just a few hours ago, but he’s now a free agent. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels have declined the $15.5 million club option on Haren’s contract for 2013. He will receive a $3.5 million buyout and test the open market. Yes, somehow the Angels were able…

  2. Mariners and Hisashi Iwakuma agree to contract extension

    Nov 2, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Iwakuma will get $14 million guaranteed. He’ll make $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons while there’s a $1 million buyout on a $7 million option for 2015. 11:29 PM: Hisashi Iwakuma was hours away from reaching free agency, but the Mariners swooped in at the…

  3. UPDATE: The Dan Haren-for-Carlos Marmol swap is not happening

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    Dan Haren AP

    UPDATE: Oh boy. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com was told by a source that the deal is off. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that Carlos Marmol would have signed off on the trade, but the Cubs pulled the deal off the table for some reason. It could be because of the money involved or the medicals…

  4. The Astros have interest in Lance Berkman

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman AP

    The Astros are set to make the switch to the American League next season. And they have set their sights on a familiar face to be their designated hitter. According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said at the team’s uniform unveiling tonight that he plans to reach…

  5. The Astros unveiled their new logo and uniforms tonight

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

    Astros uniforms

    There wasn’t much suspense left after the Astros’ new logo was leaked twice over the past week, but the club officially rolled out their new look at a launch party tonight. “New” is a bit of a misnomer in this case, as the Astros have brought back the star-H and the classic orange and blue.…

  6. Red Sox to interview Rick Peterson for pitching coach job tomorrow

    Nov 2, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Confirming a report from last week, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun passes along word that Rick Peterson will interview for the pitching coach job with the Red Sox tomorrow. He was supposed to interview earlier this week, but it was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Peterson’s home is in Belmar, New Jersey. Peterson was…

  7. Hiroki Kuroda is fine with a one-year contract

    Nov 1, 2012, 11:04 PM EDT

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    The Yankees are expected to make qualifying offers to both Nick Swisher and Hiroki Kuroda by the end of the day tomorrow. While the motivation with Swisher is to secure draft pick compensation, the Bombers are hoping Kuroda will accept and stick around for another season. They might get their wish. According to Jon Heyman…

  8. Dan Plesac to interview for job in Cubs’ broadcast booth

    Nov 1, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

    Dan Plesac

    WGN continues to search for a new broadcasting partner for Len Kasper after Bob Brenly left the Cubs’ booth to join the Diamondbacks’ broadcast team last month. According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, MLB Network’s Dan Plesac is expected to interview for the gig next week. Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported last…

  9. Giants won’t make qualifying offers to their free agents, including Angel Pagan

    Nov 1, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Angel Pagan was a key contributor for the World Series champion Giants this season, batting .288/.338/.440 with eight home runs, 56 RBI, 29 stolen bases and a .778 OPS while playing solid defense in center field. However, the Giants are prepared to let him walk for nothing if he signs elsewhere as a free agent.…

  10. Brewers outright Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A

    Nov 1, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    Nyjer Morgan AP

    Just in case there was any doubt that Nyjer Morgan‘s tenure in Milwaukee was coming to an end, the Brewers announced today that they have outrighted the outspoken outfielder to Triple-A Nashville. The moves clears him from the 40-man roster and sets the stage for him to become a free agent. After playing a key…

  11. Yankees considering using Curtis Granderson in corner outfield spot, Brett Gardner in center field

    Nov 1, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    AP Granderson Gardner

    It’s surprising this hasn’t been a bigger controversy at some point over the past three years, but the Yankees are finally considering making a change in center field. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com hears that the Yankees are mulling over moving Curtis Granderson to a corner outfield spot and using Brett Gardner in center field. While…

  12. Nick Blackburn had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow last week

    Oct 29, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

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    According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins announced today that Nick Blackburn had arthroscopic surgery last Thursday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow. It was a minor procedure and he’s expected to be 100 percent for spring training. Blackburn posted an ugly 7.39 ERA over 19 starts with the…

  13. Angels exploring trades for Dan Haren and Ervin Santana

    Oct 29, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    We heard last month that the Angels were likely to decline their club options on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana in order to focus their efforts on signing impending free agent Zack Greinke, but things could get interesting in the next couple of days. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Angels are currently exploring…

  14. Phillies decline mutual option on Placido Polanco

    Oct 29, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

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    An expected move, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Phillies have declined their half of Placido Polanco‘s $5.5 million mutual option for 2013. Polanco will receive a $1 million buyout and will become a free agent. This was a pretty easy call for the Fightins, as the 37-year-old was limited to…

  15. Pablo Sandoval named World Series MVP

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:17 AM EDT

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    Pablo Sandoval had a diminished role during the Giants’ World Series run in 2010, but he was a key contributor this time around. A no-brainer choice after the Giants finished off a four-game sweep of the Tigers tonight, Sandoval was named the World Series MVP. Sandoval went 8-for-16 (.500) during the series, including his three-homer…

  16. Giants win Game 4 in extra innings, sweep Tigers to win World Series

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    Giants Getty

    The Giants are your 2012 World Series champions. The Giants topped the Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings tonight at Comerica Park in Detroit to finish off a four-game World Series sweep. This is the Giants’ second World Series title in the past three seasons and the seventh in franchise history. Game 4 was a back-and-forth…

  17. GIants pull ahead in 10th inning of Game 4 on RBI single by Marco Scutaro

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:42 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro Reuters

    The Giants are just three outs away from a sweep of the Tigers in the 2012 World Series. Marco Scutaro punched a two-out single off Phil Coke in the top of the tenth inning to give the Giants a 4-3 lead. Ryan Theriot led off the tenth with a single to shallow center field before…

  18. Omar Infante suffers broken left hand on hit-by-pitch

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:37 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Infante suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The injury will not require surgery. 11:37 PM: If the Tigers are going to try to make the Giants sweat in this series, they will likely have to do it without…

  19. Giants and Tigers headed to extra innings in Game 4 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

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    We’re headed to extra innings in Game 4 of the World Series, as the Giants and Tigers remain tied at 3-3. Jeremy Affeldt, who worked around a leadoff walk to strike out three straight in the eighth, struck out Andy Dirks swinging to begin the bottom of the ninth before getting Jhonny Peralta to fly…

  20. Delmon Young ties Game 4 with solo blast

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 PM EDT

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    Things are getting pretty wild in Game 4. After the Giants took the lead in the top of the sixth inning on a two-run home run by Buster Posey, Delmon Young tied it up in the bottom of the frame with an opposite-field solo blast off Matt Cain. It was Young’s third home run of…

  21. Buster Posey clubs two-run homer to put Giants back on top in Game 4

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Buster Posey has had a pretty quiet postseason with the bat. But he just struck at the right time for the Giants. Posey turned on a Max Scherzer change-up in the top of the sixth inning for a two-run homer to give the Giants a 3-2 lead. The ball landed just inside the left field…

  22. Miguel Cabrera homers to give Tigers 2-1 lead in Game 4

    Oct 28, 2012, 9:20 PM EDT

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    After leaving the clubhouse without addressing the media last night, Miguel Cabrera is letting his bat do the talking tonight. Cabrera just connected on a two-run home run off Matt Cain in the bottom of third inning to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. It looked like the ball would die on the warning track…

  23. Giants strike first in Game 4 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

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    The Giants are one win away from sweeping the Tigers in the 2012 World Series. And they are off to a quick start in Game 4. Max Scherzer struck out Buster Posey looking to begin the top of the second inning, but Hunter Pence followed with a ground-rule double to the left center field gap.…

  24. Madison Bumgarner delivers as Giants top Tigers in Game 2, take 2-0 lead in World Series

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner AP

    Coming into tonight, many questioned whether Madison Bumgarner was the right choice for Game 2 after his late-season struggles carried into the postseason. However, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to roll the dice with his young left-hander after some mechanical tweaks rather than go with Ryan Vogelsong on short rest or Tim Lincecum. It was…

  25. Giants break through in seventh inning, lead 1-0 in Game 2

    Oct 25, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Game 2 is scoreless no longer. The Giants finally broke through in the bottom of the seventh inning when Brandon Crawford grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to score Hunter Pence from third base. The inning was set up when Doug Fister gave up a leadoff single to Pence. He was replaced…

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