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New York

Jonathon Niese to resume throwing – ESPN

ESPNPORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — An MRI of New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese’s pitching shoulder has come back “clean,” and the southpaw will resume throwing within a couple of days, manager Terry Collins said. Niese had been dispatched to the Hospital …Mets can exhale: Niese’s shoulder deemed ‘perfect’ after MRINew York PostMRI results show […]

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seattle

Another day, another Nick Franklin trade rumor – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesSeattle could use starting pitching or outfield help. The Rays rumors broke when Franklin was participating in the Mariners’ intrasquad game Tuesday. He had two at-bats in the game and lashed a two-run homer to right-center off left-hander Jimmy …Report: New York Mets interested in Seattle Mariners infielder Nick FranklinSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Report: […]

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seattle

Report: New York Mets interested in Seattle Mariners infielder Nick Franklin – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Franklin, 22, enamored Seattle fans when he was first called up from Triple-A Tacoma last May. He got off to a hot offensive debut in the major leagues, sustaining his batting average around .290 until he began slumping in July. He finished the 2013 …Report: Mets have interest in trading for Seattle’s […]

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Sports

RHP Justin Masterson, Indians agree at $9762500 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract worth $9,762,500 and avoided a salary arbitration hearing. The agreement Tuesday was $162,500 below midpoint of the $11.8 million he had …Indians, Justin Masterson avoid arbitration, agree to $9.7625M dealCBSSports.comJustin Masterson, Cleveland Indians agree on 1-year deal […]

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Sports

Phillies likely out on Burnett, will look at Madson – New York Mets

New York MetsPHILADELPHIA — Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday morning he will continue to look for ways to improve the Phillies’ roster, but with pitchers and catchers holding their first workout at Carpenter Complex in six days, any significant additions seem unlikely.AJ Burnett: Phillies unlikely to sign AJ BurnettRotoworld.comPhillies unlikely to sign A.J. BurnettBucs Dugout […]

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Sports

MLB banning home plate collisions starting in 2014 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Home plate collisions, the type of plays that wrecked the career of former All-Star Ray Fosse and injured Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila in last October’s playoffs, will be banned starting with the 2014 season. New York Mets …MLB instituting ban on home-plate collisionsPhilly.comMLB set to ban home-plate collisions, […]

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Sports

Curtis Granderson, Mets finalize four-year deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have completed a $60 million, four-year contract. The deal with the three-time All-Star outfielder is the team’s most expensive since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager.Granderson tweaks Yanks; 3-team trade discussedWashington PostGranderson to Switch to No. 3 With MetsNew York […]

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New York

Mets-Granderson talks intensify – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Talks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson’s representatives intensified late Tuesday, and a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com the organization is working to land the free-agent outfielder on a three-year …Granderson isn’t perfect, but neither are the MetsNew York Post all 45 news articles …read more Source: New […]

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Athletics to sign Scott Kazmir to a 2-year deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIn adding a veteran starter to their youthful rotation, the Oakland Athletics are almost certainly subtracting another one. The two-time defending American League West champions have agreed with left-hander Scott Kazmir on a two-year, $22 million contract, …Scott Kazmir something of a gamble for Oakland A’sSan Jose Mercury NewsAthletics sign Scott Kazmir for two […]