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Jon Heyman just reported on Twitter that Adrian Beltre has turned down arbitration. He tweets: “adrian beltre is declining arbitration, of course. he once again picked the right time to have a monster season.” Beltre was expected to decline arbitration as there have been reports that several teams are interested in signing him. Felipe Lopez [...]

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Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is reporting that “two older free agents – outfielder Johnny Damon, 37, and catcher Jason Varitek, 38 – are among the players on the Dodgers’ radar, according to major-league sources. “In fact, the Dodgers are in contact with virtually every free-agent catcher – Rod Barajas, A.J. Pierzynski, Miguel Olivo – as they [...]

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Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com is reporting that Adrian Beltre (a Type A free agent) and Felipe Lopez (a Type B free agent) are expected to decline arbitration. Edes also writes: “The two star free agents on the Sox radar, Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth, also are certain to decline arbitration. The Red Sox will be watching [...]

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Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com writes that the San Francisco Giants might be interested in Marco Scutaro now that Juan Uribe has agreed to a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. McAdam writes: “Don’t be surprised if the Giants call the Red Sox and ask about Marco Scutaro. “Scutaro’s name was in play at the GM [...]

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Jeff Bagwell, Juan Gonzalez, Tino Martinez, Rafael Palmeiro and Larry Walker all are appearing as candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. Below is the list of 2011 candidates, who need 75 percent of the vote to be elected. The announcement of the Class of 2011 will be Jan. 5. 2011 candidates: [...]

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WEEI.com is reporting that, according to a baseball source, the Red Sox are interested in free agent reliever Matt Guerrier. Guerrier, 32, pitched in 74 games for Minnesota last year, going 5-7 with a 3.17 earned run average. He recorded 23 holds and 1.10 WHIP. He struck out 42 batters in 71 innings pitched. He has [...]

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Free agent outfielder Jayson Werth said he is not at all close to signing with any team, according to Jim Salisbury of  CSNPhilly.com. Salisbury writes: “Asked in a text message if he was close to signing anywhere, Werth’s response to CSNPhilly.com was: ‘Not at all. It’s very early. I will make an informed decision in [...]

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WEEI.com is reporting that, according to a baseball source, the Boston Red Sox “submitted a posting bid in the mid-$2 million range for the right to negotiate with (Japanese) shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka … but they were out-bid by the Minnesota Twins, who won the posting process with a bid described by multiple reports as being [...]

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The Detriot Tigers announced the signing of Victor Martinez yesterday and that he would primarily play designated hitter. “We expect Victor to be in our lineup on a daily basis, serving primarily as our club’s designated hitter and catching two to three times a week,” Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski said [...]

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