Rafael Soriano Agrees With Washington

January 15, 2013
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The Washington Nationals and free agent reliever Rafael Soriano have agreed on a two-year, $28 million contract, tweets Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Soriano, 33, opted out of his contract with the Yankees last season after going 2-1 with a 2.26 ERA and 42 saves in 67 2/3 innings. He should find himself in the [...]

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Diamondbacks sign J.J. Putz to one-year extension

January 14, 2013
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It looks like J.J. Putz will remain in Arizona as Diamondbacks signed the veteran hurler to a one-year extension on Monday. The deal announced by the team on Twitter and reported by Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, is worth $7 million, and keeps Putz put through 2014 as the D’backs had already exercised its [...]

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Pirates bring back Jeff Karstens

January 14, 2013
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After non-tendering Jeff Karstens in late November, the Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with the right-hander by signing him to a one-year major league contract. The deal, pending a physical, is believed to be worth $2.5 million says Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.   It’s a bit of a surprise to see him back, [...]

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Jays ink Colby Rasmus

January 14, 2013
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The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration by signing outfielder Colby Rasmus to a one–year, $4.675MM deal according to MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm on Monday.   The 26-year old remains under team control through 2014 after a season in which he hit 23 home runs, 75 RBIs and posted a .223/.289/.400 batting line. He has a .243 [...]

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Baltimore extends Matusz

January 14, 2013
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The O’s stayed busy on Monday, signing another one of their arbitration eligible players, as they inked left-handed pitcher Brain Matusz to a projected $1 million salary. This according to multiple sources, including Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.   That number is a $350K pay cut from $1.35 million he made in 2012. Not [...]

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O’s avoid arbitration by signing Tommy Hunter

January 14, 2013
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Baltimore Orioles’ pitcher Tommy Hunter tripled his salary on Monday, after signing a one-year contract worth $1.82MM according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.   The O’s avoided Hunter’s first year of arbitration by agreeing to the deal. The 26-year old right-hander was 7-8 with a 5.45 ERA in 33 games (20 starts) last [...]

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Webb gets shot with Rockies

January 14, 2013
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Things have slowed down quite a bit since the New Year, but the rumor mill churned out a nugget on Monday when Denver Posts’ Rockies’ beat writer Troy Renck tweeted that Colorado maybe interested in comeback pitcher Brandon Webb.   Webb, 33, was derailed by a shoulder injury and never fully regained the command of [...]

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Justin Upton Rejected Deal to the Mariners

January 11, 2013
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The Justin Upton saga continues. Apparently the Mariners and the Diamondbacks agreed to a trade for the 25-year-old slugger, but Upton, who has the Mariners as one of four teams on his no-trade list, nixed the deal. Ken Rosenthal gave the details on Twitter. That would have been quite the haul of prospects for the [...]

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LaRoche Will Return to the Nats

January 8, 2013
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Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post has reported that free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche will rejoin the Nationals on a two-year deal. Buster Olney of ESPN.com adds the financial details, noting that it’s a guaranteed $24 million over two seasons with an option for a third year. LaRoche explored the free agent market in [...]

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Dodgers officially announce one-year deal J.P. Howell

January 7, 2013
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The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced the one-year deal they signed with pitcher J.P. Howell back on Friday. The deal is worth $2.85 million, plus $1.2 million in performance bonuses, according to the team’s web site.   The long-time Rays lefty has been a key part of the Tampa Bay Rays’ bullpen since the 2008 [...]

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