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Cubs bring Lee to camp

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By John ManuelJanuary 7, 2002 In 1999, the Mariners invited outfielder Ichiro Suzuki of Japan’s Orix Blue Wave to participate in spring training in Arizona with the club. We all […]

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Angelos gets Greek ball rolling

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By John ManuelJanuary 7, 2002 It should come as little surprise that Orioles owner Peter Angelos, one of the nation’s most prominent Greek-Americans, has stepped forward to help Greece’s efforts […]

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January News Archive

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Check the news page regularly during the offseason for updates Cards’ Chad Hutchinson signs with Dallas CowboysJanuary 30 Brewers sign Japanese lefty Takaki NomuraJanuary 29 Indians Class A affiliate leaves […]

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Donruss cards in Futures programs

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The All-Star Futures Game is a showcase for the best prospects in the minor leagues. Since its inception in 1999, Baseball America and Major League Baseball have the selected the […]

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Owners Vote to Contract

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Joe MauerPhoto: Tony Farlow Major League Baseball owners voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize commissioner Bud Selig to begin the process of contracting two teams prior to the start of the […]

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BA News In Brief

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Tuesday, December 24 Yankees add Contreras The Yankees signed Cuban defector Jose Contreras today, five days after the righthander was granted free agency for establishing residency in Nicaragua. Contreras, 31, […]

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Mariners Sign Chinese Pitcher

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By Susan Wade SEATTLE–Chao Wang had spent several weeks in Peoria, Ariz., this spring at the Mariners spring-training complex, part of a baseball/cultural exchange program. But the 6-foot-4, 160-pound righthander […]

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One Padre killed, another injured

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One player in the San Diego Padres organization was killed and another injured early today when the vehicle they were riding in rolled over on an interstate in Phoenix, according […]

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Expos front office implodes

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By Michael Levesque MONTREAL–With pitchers and catchers on the verge of reporting for spring training, the immediate future of the Expos remained unclear. The team was about to have a […]

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Union, Owners Closer to World Draft

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The players’ union and Major League Baseball owners came closer to drawing up plans for a world draft during a collective bargaining meeting Friday. Originally, the union had proposed a […]

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Caribbean Series Game Recaps

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By Eric Edwards Dominican Republic 7, Mayaguez 3 Mayaguez manager Nick Leyva said perfection would be the order of the day if the Puerto Ricans hoped to beat a superior […]

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Cyr Serves Jail Sentence

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By Blair LovernDecember 28, 2001 Padres pitching prospect Eric Cyr has served 30 days in jail and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex charge in a federal court in Los […]

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Smokies purchase almost finalized

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By Geoff WilsonDecember 15, 2001 BOSTON–Much of baseball’s Winter Meetings, especially on the minor league side, revolves around the meet-and-greet routine. And for Bill Haslam, that’s doubly true. The 43-year-old […]

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Mets ship Justice to A’s

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By Josh BoydDecember 14, 2001 BOSTON–A week after the Mets acquired David Justice from the Yankees, they sent him on to the Athletics for lefthander Mark Guthrie and minor league […]

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Bakersfield ownership up in the air

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By Lance PugmireDecember 14, 2001 LOS ANGELES–Confronting a collapsed deal, California League President Joe Gagliardi said he remains patient about placing a new owner and new ballpark in Bakersfield, despite […]

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Pirates send Ritchie to Chisox

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By John ManuelDecember 13, 2001 BOSTON–At his first Winter Meetings as a general manager, Dave Littlefield continued the makeover of the Pirates. Saying he wanted quality and quantity, Littlefield traded […]

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Escobar Era Ends In New York

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By Josh Boyd December 11, 2001 Alex Escobar BOSTON–Alex Escobar hit .310-27-91 with 49 stolen bases at Class A Capital City in 1998 and was anointed the Mets centerfielder of […]

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