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White Sox Take Chance On Sager

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By John ManuelJanuary 14, 2002 It only took two bullpen sessions in the dead of Arizona’s winter to convince the Chicago White Sox to take a chance on Brian Sager. […]

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Beane retools A’s

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By Josh Boyd January 14, 2002 Carlos Pena Everyone was waiting to see how A’s general manager Billy Beane would respond this offseason as key pieces of his organization fled. […]

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Rangers deal Pena for pitching

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By Josh Boyd January 14, 2002 Carlos Pena The A’s finally found a replacement for departed free agent Jason Giambi, and the Rangers completed their rotation as the two American […]

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Taguchi signs 3-year deal

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January 10, 2002 So Taguchi Hours after the Dodgers landed the negotiating rights to Japanese lefthander Kazuhisa Ishii, the Cardinals got into the act by signing Japanese all-star outfielder So […]

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Swallows accept Dodgers bid

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January 9, 2002 Call him a Japanese David Wells or a rotund Hideo Nomo, but we’ll likely be calling Kazuhisa Ishii a major leaguer next year. The Yakult Swallows of […]

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Cust headed to Rockies

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By Josh Boyd January 8, 2002 Jack Cust Jack Cust has as much power as any prospect in the game. He’s averaged more than 26 home runs per season over […]

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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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