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Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster says he won’t play in 2014 – SI.com

SI.comRyan Dempster went 8-9 with a 4.57 ERA in his first and only season with the Red Sox in 2013. Brad Mangin/Getty Images. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster plans to take this season off, a decision that surprised teammates …Ryan Dempster: ‘I definitely won’t be playing this season’SportingNews.comRyan Dempster decides […]

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Yankees’ star import Tanaka: Will his arm burn out? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is only 25. He just pitched a perfect 24-0 season with a 1.27 ERA. For non baseball fans, that’s unbelievable form. It’s thanks to this form that he’s signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the famous New …Baseball-Yankee recruit Tanaka never imagined playing overseasChicago TribuneNine Innings: Can’t […]

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Nation & world: Grady Sizemore returns to majors with Red Sox – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressBaseball: The Oakland A’s further bolstered their pitching staff, agreeing with free-agent lefty Eric O’Flaherty on a $7-million, two-year contract. O’Flaherty, 28, sustained a tear in his pitching elbow last season with Atlanta. He went 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA before …Grady Sizemore, Jackie Bradley Jr. Will Compete During Red Sox Spring TrainingNESN.comRed […]

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With Yankees, Tanaka profiles as a No. 3 fantasy starter – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt probably comes as no surprise that star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will end up in the New York Yankees rotation. After posting an incredible 24-0 record and 1.27 ERA, and leading the Rakuten Golden Eagles to the Japan Series title last year, the …Looking ahead to next offseason’s free agent starting pitchersCBSSports.comYankees snag […]

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Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff would translate to the major leagues. On Wednesday, before Tanaka has thrown …Angels eye Matt Garza, but Masahiro Tanaka deal could drive up priceLos Angeles […]

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Houston lands RHP Scott Feldman – ESPN

ESPNFree-agent right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman has agreed to terms with the Houston Astros on a three-year contract, the club said Friday. Various reports say it’s worth $30 million. Feldman, 30, had a 3.86 ERA in 2013, splitting time between the Chicago …Astros sign Feldman to three-year contractPittsburgh Pirates NewsAstros sign Scott FeldmanPhilly.comAstros agree to three-year […]