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11/29/2012 | Braves unlikely to tender contract to Jurrjens
As Jair Jurrjens prepared to participate in the 2011 All-Star Game, there was some reason to wonder if he would serve as the National League's starting pitcher. Sixteen months later, it appears the Braves have no other choice but to part ways with Jurrjens without receiving any compensation.

11/29/2012 | KC holds valuable trade chip in prospect Myers
Would the Royals, in their quest for another top-quality starting pitcher, trade their hottest power-hitting prospect, Wil Myers? That may become clear at the Winter Meetings.

11/29/2012 | MLB Notebook: R.A.'s age added to storybook '12
In 2012, R.A. Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win a Cy Young Award, and his dominance at age 37 also put him in rare company.

11/29/2012 | Rays ink Fontenot, five more to Minor League deals
The Rays have signed six players to Minor League contracts that include an invitation to Spring Training: infielders Mike Fontenot, Nick Weglarz and Shawn O'Malley; right-handers Matt Buschmann and Will Inman; and outfielder Rich Thompson.

11/28/2012 | With Greinke likely out of picture, Dipoto looks at 'pen
The signing of Ryan Madson may only be the beginning of Jerry Dipoto's bullpen transformation. If Zack Greinke gets the type of money recent reports say he will, then going conservative with the rotation and continuing to fortify the relief corps could be the Angels' preferred route.

11/28/2012 | Friedrich healing up for Rockies rotation race
The literal and physical growing pains of 2012 have Rockies left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich eager for next year.

11/28/2012 | Angels claim shortstop Field off waivers
The Angels claimed shortstop Thomas Field off waivers from the Twins on Wednesday.

11/28/2012 | Glass keeps future in mind as Royals eye upgrades
Royals owner David Glass says he's willing to increase payroll if it benefits the club long-term.

11/28/2012 | Lasorda part of Holiday Tour stop in Century City
The Dodgers Holiday Tour of Southern California will stop at Westfield Century City on Friday, when Hall of Fame former manager Tommy Lasorda, current coach Steve Yeager and current Dodger Justin Sellers will participate in a meet-and-greet and autograph signing session.

11/28/2012 | Busy Blue Jays aren't finished rebuilding
General manager Alex Anthopoulos already has made a couple of big moves this offseason, but that doesn't mean he's ready to close up shop for the winter.

11/28/2012 | Rangers trying to resolve catching mystery
The Rangers' catching situation remains the biggest mystery surrounding the club this winter and it could be their most dire situation as the Winter Meetings approach.

11/28/2012 | Upton's time with Rays comes to close
B.J. Upton's eight-year run with the Rays appears over after he agreed to a contract on Wednesday with the Braves.

11/28/2012 | Pena, Volstad leave KC after opting for free agency
Catcher Brayan Pena's rather lengthy stay with the Royals seems to be over. So, apparently, is pitcher Chris Volstad's very short stay.

11/28/2012 | Bucs bolster scouting staff with hiring of quartet
The Pirates on Wednesday beefed up their scouting ranks with the hiring of a quartet of scouts with a cumulative experience of more than 85 years on the professional level.

11/28/2012 | Braves, Upton agree on deal, pending physical
Multiple Major League sources have indicated  that the Braves have agreed to a deal with free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton, pending a physical on Thursday.

11/28/2012 | Teams seek next star at showcase in Venezuela
More Venezuelan stars could be on the way, and that's part of the reason MLB organized a two-day showcase this week featuring 65 of the country's top prospects eligible to sign on July 2.

11/28/2012 | Free-agent bargains out there for smart shoppers
Bargains in baseball's free agency department are not always inexpensive, but many can be found in the discount aisle, where a player not valued by many now could turn out to have a heap of value a year from now.

11/28/2012 | Pettitte's one-year deal with Yankees sealed
Veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte's wish to return to the Yankees for the 2013 season was officially granted on Wednesday when he reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the club.

11/28/2012 | Padres trade Burns, ink four to Minors contracts
The Padres traded right-handed reliever Cory Burns to the Rangers on Wednesday for cash considerations or a player to be named. Also on Wednesday, the Padres announced the signings of four players to Minor League contracts with Spring Training invitations -- outfielder Travis Buck, right-handed pitchers Daniel Stange and Jason Ray and catcher Eddy Rodriguez.

11/28/2012 | O's land Valencia in deal with Red Sox
The Orioles acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations, designating infielder Joe Mahoney for assignment to clear a spot on their 40-man roster.

11/28/2012 | Sarah's Take: Rockies need a new plan
Playing their home games a mile above sea level, the Rockies must think outside the box when it comes to acquiring and developing pitchers.

11/28/2012 | Coleman designated to open spot for Feldman
Right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman was designated for assignment to make room on the Cubs' 40-man roster for recently acquired pitcher Scott Feldman. The Cubs' roster is at 40.

11/28/2012 | Red Sox tab Colbrunn as hitting coach
The Red Sox filled their void at hitting coach on Wednesday, hiring former Major Leaguer Greg Colbrunn, who won a World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.

11/28/2012 | Phils on verge of acquiring Lopez from Astros
The Phillies have been working on a trade for Astros right-hander Wilton Lopez, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Wednesday. Minor League prospects from the Phillies had been agreed upon, and Lopez was in Philadelphia taking his physical, but there had been no further development as of Wednesday night.

11/28/2012 | Melvin keeping close tabs on deep relief market
Jonathan Broxton's deal with the Reds on Wednesday further reinforced a rich market for free-agent relievers -- a group the Brewers will have to tap before the winter is over. Yet Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin insisted in the wake of the Broxton deal that he was not daunted.


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