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  1. Athletics re-sign Bartolo Colon to one-year contract

    Nov 3, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    UPDATE II: Slusser also hears that despite re-signing Colon, the A’s still have interest in bringing back Brandon McCarthy. UPDATE: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Colon will receive a $3 million base salary and could earn more with incentives. 4:37 PM: Well, here’s a surprise. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com,…

  2. Marlins sign Kevin Kouzmanoff to minor league contract

    Nov 3, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

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    According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins have signed Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor league contract. He’ll get an invite to big league camp in spring training. If you haven’t heard Kouzmanoff’s name much recently, there’s a reason for that. The 31-year-old played exclusively in the minor leagues this season…

  3. It’s official: Mariano Rivera is coming back next year

    Nov 3, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    Mariano Rivera is coming back for another season. We heard last week that Rivera was “having second thoughts” about returning, but George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the all-time saves leader got in touch with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman yesterday to let him know that he plans to pitch…

  4. Dominican police make arrests in killing of Pascual Perez

    Nov 3, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

    Pascual Perez AP

    According to the Associated Press, police in the Dominican Republic said today that they have arrested three men suspected in the killing of former major league pitcher Pascual Perez during a home robbery on Thursday. Two other suspects are still at large. One of the men who was arrested actually knew Perez and confessed that…

  5. Indians acquire Mike Aviles from Blue Jays

    Nov 3, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Two weeks after being traded to the Blue Jays in the deal that sent manager John Farrell to the Red Sox, Mike Aviles is on the move again. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have shipped Aviles and utility man Yan Gomes to the Indians in exchange for right-hander Esmil Rogers. Aviles,…

  6. Brett Myers is open to being a starter or a reliever

    Nov 3, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

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    The White Sox declined Brett Myers‘ $10 million club option for 2013 earlier this week, instead paying him a $3 million buyout. Now that he’s a free agent, Myers tells Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com that he’s willing to market himself as both a starting pitcher and a reliever this winter. “I’ve got the mentality, I…

  7. Dan Haren said yesterday was “one of the most anxious days” of his life

    Nov 3, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT

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    If you thought the drama involving Dan Haren yesterday was crazy from an outsider’s perspective, just imagine being the guy in the middle of it all. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com caught up with Haren late last night after the proposed deal with the Cubs fell through and the Angels bought out his $15.5 million option…

  8. John Mabry likely to replace Mark McGwire as hitting coach with Cardinals

    Nov 3, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

    John Mabry AP

    With Mark McGwire set to accept the hitting coach job with the Dodgers, the Cardinals are expected to look in-house for a replacement. While the Cardinals offered no comment on coaching matters yesterday, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the club may name John Mabry as their new hitting coach as soon…

  9. Free agency is officially underway

    Nov 3, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

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    As of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning, MLB free agency was officially open for business. Free agents are now free to negotiate and sign with any team. Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton headline this year’s crop, which isn’t nearly as impressive as ones we have seen in the past. Still, many believe that we could…

  10. Javy Guerra undergoes arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder

    Nov 3, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

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    According to Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers announced yesterday that Javy Guerra underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. The surgery was performed by team orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache and involved cleaning up bursitis in the AC joint. Guerra will begin a throwing program in six weeks and should be ready…

  11. Dan Haren hits free agency after Angels decline option

    Nov 3, 2012, 12:22 AM EDT

    Dan Haren Getty

    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…

  12. Mariners and Hisashi Iwakuma agree to contract extension

    Nov 2, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma Getty

    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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. Red Sox, David Ortiz agree to $26 million deal

    Nov 2, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

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    CSN Boston’s Sean McAdam reports that the Red Sox and David Ortiz have come to terms on a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $26 million. Incentives included in the contract could make it worth $30 million. WEEI’s Rob Bradford first reported that a deal was close. Speculation had long centered on the two sides doing…

  17. 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…

  18. Grading Friday’s waiver claims

    Nov 2, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Guillermo Moscoso

    Royals claim RHP Guillermo Moscoso from Rockies and C Brett Hayes from Marlins Moscoso had a nice 3.38 ERA in 21 starts and two relief appearances for the A’s in 2011 before being sent to the Rockies in last winter’s Seth Smith deal. Like most everyone else on Colorado’s pitching staff, he was a bust…

  19. Josh Hamilton, David Ortiz among free agents to receive qualifying offers

    Nov 2, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    Under the new collective bargaining agreement Type A and Type B free agent designations have been ditched in favor of teams needing to make a “qualifying offer” to free agents in order to receive compensation for their departure. Qualifying offers are basically one-year deals for the average salary of the top 125 highest-paid players, which…

  20. MLB, MLBPA to donate $1 million for Sandy relief

    Nov 2, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

    Two women embrace outside a home destroyed by storm surge flooding on the south side of hard-hit Staten Island in New York City following Hurricane Sandy

    Yesterday the Yankees pledged $500,000 to aid in Sandy relief. A few minutes ago Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced that they are going to join together to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Feeding America to assist emergency relief efforts in the most…

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