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3 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
If those independent league road trips weren't humbling enough for Scott Kazmir, starting over from square one with his delivery and mechanics sure did the trick.
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7 hrs ago | YESNetwork
The team announced Wednesday that the six-time American League All-Star agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, opting to come back for another season rather than retire or sign elsewhere.
8 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star
The three-time defending AL Central champions announced the deal two days after trading right-hander Doug Fister to Washington.
12 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
The New York Yankees, after bluffing that they would slash their payroll this winter, exposed their hand to the baseball world Tuesday night.
16 hrs ago | Asheville Citizen-Times
Major-league baseball's offseason is getting pretty busy, with the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics filling pitching needs with trades.
CBS Sports first reported the deal, which according to the Boston Herald is for one year and pending a physical.
A's general manager Billy Beane has been named Baseball America's executive of the year, the publication announced on Tuesday.
Keeping active in the trade market, the Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Seth Smith.
The Oakland Athletics have added outfield depth, acquiring Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom from the division rival Texas Rangers for outfielder Michael Choice and minor league infielder Chris Bostick.
Teams had until just before midnight to offer players contracts for next season or allow them to become free agents.
It is that time to put Doug Fister to the test. Is he a great player that the Nats will benefit from having or will he just be an average player that goes through the motions and gets the job done.
As Scott Kazmir and Willie Bloomquist found new teams and other big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
The deal was announced Monday night. The Nationals sent infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor league lefty Robbie Ray to Detroit.
According to multiple reports - first by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal - the Tigers on Monday night dealt starting pitcher Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals.
What a morning! On Meet the Press , the mad caricaturist's match-up between the strangely feline James Carville, an R. Crumb creation out of Fritz the Cat , and, from the Bush camp, a gumdrop-eyed man named Charles Black who evoked Dondi as a 45-year-old.
Tomorrow's sports pages will be filled with accounts of Chien-Ming Wang's tremendous performance against Tampa Bay .
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir is closing in on a $22 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.