Rangers and Berkman are official

January 7, 2013
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The Texas Rangers have officially signed longtime Houston Astros’ slugger Lance Berkman to a one-year, $10 million contract, after passing his physical on Monday.   The deal also includes a $12 million option for 2014, or the option could vest for $13 million if he reaches 550 plate appearances. Not something that is likely to [...]

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Justin Upton Trade Talks Continue

January 7, 2013
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The Diamondbacks don’t appear close to dealing young slugger Justin Upton yet, but teams continue to discuss him with Arizona’s front office and a deal involving him still looks like a real possibility before pitchers and catchers report to spring training next month. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted this morning that the Mets are [...]

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Abreu works out with Red Sox

January 2, 2013
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It’s possible that a former Yankee could end up playing for New York’s biggest rival. According to a major league source, a free agent Bobby Abreu has been working out with the Boston Red Sox in Venezuela and is vying for a starting role at first base — a position that the 38-year old is [...]

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Tejada signs with Royals

January 1, 2013
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Former 2002 American  League MVP Miguel Tejada has signed a minor-league deal with the Kansas City Royals. The 38-year-old infielder told The Associated Press it is for one-year and $1.1 million with another $400,000 in performance bonuses. It will also become a major league deal once a roster spot opens up.   The six-time All-Star [...]

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Lohse last free agent of interest remaining in 2012

December 31, 2012
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With 2012 just about over, so too are the signings of any remaining big name free agent pitchers on the market — at least until 2013. However, Kyle Lohse’s name kept circulating the baseball wire on New Year’s Eve as Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hinted that both the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers [...]

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Royals ring in the New Year inking Endy Chavez

December 31, 2012
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In what could possibly be the last trade of the year in Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals signed Endy Chavez. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman first reported the deal on Monday via Twitter, but no terms were immediately available.   Chavez is the third veteran outfielder the Royals have signed this month. The 34-year old [...]

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Marlins shopping Stanton

December 30, 2012
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Could the Miami Marlins really be interested in dealing young slugger Giancario Stanton? Management made it clear that they would not trade their promising prospect in the wake of the team’s blockbuster deal with the Blue Jays back in November. However, according to Jim Bowden of SiriusXM, the Marlins have been taking phone calls from [...]

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Padres rumored to be in talks with Brett Myers

December 29, 2012
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As the New Year approaches, things have been rather quite on the baseball wire, but on Saturday rumors emerged that the San Diego Padres were talking to free-agent right-handed pitcher Brett Myers. The San Diego Union-Tribune first leaked the information on its web site.   It is no shock that the Friars are engaged in talks with [...]

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Brewers ink reliever Mike Gonzalez

December 29, 2012
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Following a season in the Washington Nationals’ farm system, left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez is headed back to the bigs. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Gonzalez signed a one-year contract worth $2.25 million, with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. CBSSports.com’s Scott Miller confirmed the signing.   The deal also includes an unknown amount in [...]

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Hisanori Takahashi signs with Cubs

December 28, 2012
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In a big week for Japanese-born players, the Chicago Cubs have signed lefty-reliever Hisanori Takahashi to a minor-league deal, which includes an invite to Spring Training. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported the deal Friday morning on Twitter.   Takahashi finished up last season with the Pirates after they claimed him off waivers from the [...]

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