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Mike Morse traded to the Seattle Mariners

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The Yankees have missed out on yet another player that could upgrade their team in 2013 when the Seattle Mariners landed outfielder Mike Morse in a three team trade that also involved the Oakland Athletics. Morse goes from Washington to Seattle, right handed pitching prospects A.J. Cole, Blake Treinen, and a player to be named later ...

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Rafael Soriano signs a 2-year, $28 million deal with the Nationals

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Rafael Soriano is officially not coming back to the Yankees next year as the closer has signed a two-year, $28 million deal with the Washington Nationals, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The deal also includes a vesting option for a third year worth another $14 million that will kick in if he finishes a ...

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Yankees news: Catching up after Christmas

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I missed a couple of important things over the past few days because of the Christmas break so I wanted to point them out real quick. Nick Swisher signed a four-year, $56 million deal with the Cleveland Indians. The Mariners signed Raul Ibanez to a one-year, $2.75 million deal plus another potential $1.25 million in incentives. The Diamondbacks ...

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A.J. Pierzynski agrees to a one-year deal with the Rangers

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It looks like Brian Cashman either wasn't bluffing or he simply missed out on yet another free agent as the last decent catcher on the free agent market, A.J. Pierzynski, agreed to a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. The Yankees need a catcher and are looking to sign one-year ...

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Blue Jays and Mets finalize deal for R.A. Dickey

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After the Blue Jays pulled off their mega-deal with the Marlins, I said they still needed another bat before they have a really good lineup. They got Melky Cabrera. Their rotation was still a question mark though because of Josh Johnson's injury history and the fact Mark Buehrle was more of a 3-4 than a ...

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Los Angeles Angels sign Josh Hamilton to a 5-year, $125 million deal

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The Los Angeles Angels have signed the biggest bat of the offseason two years in a row now that they have landed Josh Hamilton on a five-year, $125 million deal, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Hamilton, still 31, has had serious problems with drugs and alcohol in the past, but he has put ...

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Ramiro Pena signs with the Atlanta Braves

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Say goodbye to Ramiro Pena, Yankees fans. The Yankees long time utility infielder has signed a one-year, major league contract with the Altanta Braves, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Pena, now 27, has been the Yankees emergency infielder since 2009, shuttling back and forth between the Bronx and Triple-A Scranton. In his four years with ...

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Andruw Jones signs with Japanese team

The Yankees are going to have to look for a new bat off the bench against lefties as outfielder Andruw Jones has agreed to a one-year deal worth approximately $3.6 million to play for the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan, according to NikkanSports.com (via the NPB Tracker). The deal is contingent on Jones passing a physical. Jones, 36 in ...

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