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12/3/2013 | Fresh start for all as Navarro replaces Arencibia
The Blue Jays had an obvious need for some help behind the plate, and general manager Alex Anthopoulos believes he has found the solution in veteran catcher Dioner Navarro.

12/3/2013 | Rays acquire Hanigan, Bell in three-team trade
The Rays pulled off a three-team trade with the D-backs and Reds on Tuesday that brought in reliever Heath Bell and catcher Ryan Hanigan. Cincinnati received left-handed starter David Holmberg from the D-backs, while Arizona received right-handed pitcher Justin Choate and a player to be named or cash considerations from Tampa Bay. The D-backs also sent cash -- around $500,000 -- to the Rays to help offset Bell's contract.

12/3/2013 | 'Franchise MVP' game guides player's career
Thanks to Franchise MVP --'s new interactive mobile game -- baseball fans now have one more respite at their fingertips.

12/3/2013 | Giants Minor Leaguers OK after Arizona car collision
Five Giants Minor Leaguers were briefly hospitalized for treatment in Scottsdale, Ariz., after sustaining mild injuries in a two-car traffic accident Tuesday morning.

12/3/2013 | Nationals comfortable with second-base situation
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that he feels "comfortable" with the club's situation at second base, even after dealing away one of his options at the position, backup infielder Steve Lombardozzi.

12/3/2013 | Tigers reportedly have two-year deal with Nathan
Hours after the Tigers freed up more money on their payroll and promised they weren't done dealing, they went about spending some of it on a closer. The reigning American League Central champions have reportedly reached agreement on a two-year deal to bring closer Joe Nathan back into the division.

12/3/2013 | Rizzo: Fister will 'thrive here' with Nationals
Less than 24 hours after acquiring right-hander Doug Fister, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo acknowledged he was in trade talks with the Tigers before the General Managers Meetings began.

12/3/2013 | Dodgers, Wilson making progress toward contract
The Dodgers are making progress in retaining free-agent reliever Brian Wilson, but the don't have a deal yet, according to a baseball source.

12/3/2013 | Deal finalized, Yanks to introduce McCann on Thursday
The Yankees made the signing of free-agent catcher Brian McCann official on Tuesday, announcing his five-year deal that includes a vesting option. The 29-year-old will be introduced in a news conference at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.

12/3/2013 | Tigers anticipate keeping busy at Winter Meetings
The Tigers have already traded Prince Fielder and Doug Fister and are poised to add top free-agent closer Joe Nathan, but their offseason work is far from finished as club brass prepares for next week's Winter Meetings.

12/3/2013 | Emotional Johnson grateful to O's, looks toward future
Monday's deal -- a shocking swap that netted the Orioles Jemile Weeks and a player to be named -- was tough to process for the homegrown Jim Johnson, who was the longest-tenured player on the roster, a clubhouse leader and a strong advocate in the community.

12/3/2013 | Teams thinking twice about spending big on closers
There's a reason that teams rarely treat closers with the same contractual respect as starting pitchers and position players.

12/3/2013 | Ready, set, risk: Who will deal to win now?
Teams are preparing for the Winter Meetings next week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and a few of them will engage in some bold ventures in hopes of getting over the hump next season.

12/3/2013 | Red Sox begin repeat bid at Winter Meetings
When Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington arrives at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., sometime on Sunday evening, he won't have a lot of time for pleasantries. Cherington has a lot on his plate in his quest to build a team that can repeat as World Series champion.

12/3/2013 | Pierzynski agrees to one-year deal with Red Sox
With their first significant acquisition of the offseason, the Red Sox have found the short-term solution behind the plate they were looking for in A.J. Pierzynski, a veteran who owns a World Series ring. Pierzynski and Boston agreed on a one-year deal that is pending the completion of a physical.

12/3/2013 | Dodgers cut ties with reliever Belisario
The Dodgers did not tender a contract to Ronald Belisario by Monday night's deadline, making the right-handed reliever a free agent. The Dodgers tendered contracts to their other three arbitration eligibles -- Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen and A.J. Ellis.

12/3/2013 | Nationals, Ohlendorf agree on one-year deal
The Nationals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Ross Ohlendorf, thus avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

12/3/2013 | Reds said to have cut ties with outfielder Paul
The Reds reportedly did not offer a 2014 contract to outfielder Xavier Paul before Monday's deadline. Arbitration-eligibles who were expected to have been tendered contracts are pitchers Homer Bailey, Aroldis Chapman, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure and Alfredo Simon, catcher Ryan Hanigan and outfielder Chris Heisey. The club did not make an official announcement as of 90 minutes past the 11:59 ET deadline.

12/3/2013 | Stults, Stauffer reach one-year deals
The Padres agreed to one-year deals with left-handed pitcher Eric Stults and righty Tim Stauffer on Monday while also tendering contracts to their eight other arbitration-eligible players.

12/3/2013 | Intriguing non-tendered names join open market
The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline.

12/3/2013 | Johnson eager to join talented A's bullpen
Saying goodbye to the only organization he's ever known hasn't been easy for Jim Johnson, who is joining the A's as part of a trade on Monday. At the forefront of the All-Star closer's worries is his Florida-based family. But less than 24 hours after learning of his pending move, Johnson sounded eager to start work for an organization that's eyeing a third straight division title.

12/3/2013 | Former closer Boggs non-tendered by Rockies
The Rockies non-tendered right-handed relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs on Monday, making the onetime closer a free agent.

12/3/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Nats, A's land pitchers in trades
The Nationals had been quiet this offseason -- until Monday, when Washington pulled off a trade with Detroit for veteran right-hander Doug Fister. The A's added closer Jim Johnson in a deal with the Orioles.

12/3/2013 | Giants part ways with Peguero, Rosario
The Giants announced Monday night that they declined to tender 2014 contracts to outfielder Francisco Peguero and right-hander Sandy Rosario, trimming both from the 40-man roster.

12/3/2013 | Cubs retain nine with signings, contract tenders
The Cubs signed infielder Donnie Murphy and catcher George Kottaras to one-year contracts Monday and tendered contracts to seven arbitration-eligible players, including Darwin Barney, Jeff Samardzija and Travis Wood. The Cubs non-tendered relievers Daniel Bard and Chang-Yong Lim as well as infielder Mat Gamel, who are now free agents.

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