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11/20/2012 | Rays add top prospect Lee, three others to roster
Prior to Tuesday night's deadline to set its 40-man roster, Tampa Bay added four players to bring its roster to 39. Added to the Rays' roster were shortstops Tim Beckham and Hak-Ju Lee and left-handed pitchers Felipe Rivero and Enny Romero.

11/20/2012 | Nationals add Davis, Karns to 40-man roster
The Nationals selected the contracts of right-handers Erik Davis and Nathan Karns on Tuesday night. Both pitchers will avoid being taken in the Rule 5 Draft next month and will be at Major League Spring Training.

11/20/2012 | Heyward's mentor thankful for chance to LEAD
His name is C.J. Stewart, and he is appreciative of so many things during this time of thanksgiving. For one, he ranks among the primary individuals who helped "L.E.A.D" Atlanta Braves Gold Glove outfielder Jason Heyward to the Major Leagues.

11/20/2012 | Mariners part ways with Figgins a year early
With one season and $8 million still remaining on his four-year contract, the Mariners cut ties with Chone Figgins on Tuesday, as the veteran infielder was designated for assignment as part of a series of roster moves.

11/20/2012 | Giants put Heston, four others on 40-man roster
The Giants added five Minor Leaguers to their 40-man roster Tuesday night, increasing the contingent to 35: right-handers Jake Dunning and Chris Heston, infielder Nick Noonan, outfielder Juan Perez and left-hander Edwin Escobar.

11/20/2012 | Dodgers add Ames, Magill to 40-man roster
The Dodgers added right-handed reliever Steven Ames and right-handed starting pitcher Matt Magill to their 40-man roster Tuesday, the deadline for submitting names for protection in the Rule 5 Draft to be held at next month's Winter Meetings.

11/20/2012 | LaHair designated as Cubs set 40-man roster
The Cubs selected the contracts of four players, including Logan Watkins, their Minor League Player of the Year, and added them to the 40-man roster but also designated All-Star Bryan LaHair for assignment.

11/20/2012 | Padres add three Minor Leaguers to 40-man roster
The Padres added outfielders Yeison Asencio and Jaff Decker and pitcher Adys Portillo to the 40-man roster on Tuesday.

11/20/2012 | Rockies add three to 40-man roster
The Rockies added three prospects to their 40-man Major League roster and outrighted a pair to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

11/20/2012 | Mets add Wheeler and five others to 40-man roster
Top prospect Zack Wheeler was among a group of six Minor League players the Mets added to their 40-man roster Tuesday, thereby protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2012 | Cubs trade Brigham back to Rangers for Loux
Jake Brigham is headed back to Texas. The Cubs acquired right-handed pitcher Barret Loux and a player to be named from the Rangers on Tuesday for Brigham, a right-handed pitcher, who was acquired in July from Texas for catcher Geovany Soto.

11/20/2012 | Twins add eight players to 40-man roster
The Minnesota Twins completed their 40-man roster with eight new additions before Tuesday's 10:59 p.m. CT deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2012 | Kuroda re-signs with Yankees on one-year deal
Hiroki Kuroda will be back with the Yankees next season on a one-year contract. The Yankees did not release details, but the deal was reported to be worth $15 million, plus incentives of less than $1 million.

11/20/2012 | Tribe adds four Minor Leaguers to 40-man roster
Each offseason, teams must weigh the risk involved in exposing eligible players to the Rule 5 Draft process. For a club such as Cleveland, protecting players on the cusp of reaching the big leagues is an important part of the team's winter maneuvering.

11/20/2012 | Toronto not worried about Gibbons' past 'dustups'
After a forgettable 2012 season, Toronto followed its blockbuster trade with the Marlins and signing of Melky Cabrera by bringing back the fiery John Gibbons to manage the much-hyped '13 version of the Blue Jays.

11/20/2012 | Red Sox name Beyeler first-base coach
The Red Sox promoted former Minor League manager Arnie Beyeler to the position of first-base coach for the big league club.

11/20/2012 | Rox acquire infielder Wheeler in deal with D-backs
The Rockies acquired corner infielder Ryan Wheeler from the D-backs for left-handed pitcher Matt Reynolds on Tuesday, only hours before the deadline for submitting the 40-man protection roster.

11/20/2012 | Banuelos among six added to Yankees' roster
Rehabbing prospect Manny Banuelos is among six players the Yankees added to their 40-man roster on Tuesday, thus protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2012 | Astros add seven players to 40-man roster
The Astros' set their 40-man roster Tuesday, adding right-handed pitchers Jose Cisnero, Jarred Cosart, Chia-Jen Lo and Ross Seaton, outfielder Robbie Grossman, left-hander Brett Oberholtzer and infielder Jonathan Villar.

11/20/2012 | Managerial encores common in MLB history
John Gibbons' return to Toronto was the second managerial encore for the Blue Jays in the past four years, and the 18th skipper reunion during the expansion era.

11/20/2012 | Mets agree to Minors contracts with Rice, Torres
The Mets have agreed to Minor League contracts with left-hander Scott Rice and right-hander Carlos Torres and invited both to Spring Training, the team announced Tuesday. The team also signed outfielder Jamie Hoffman, according to a tweet from Paul DePodesta, vice president of amateur scouting.

11/20/2012 | It's official: Rays sign Peralta to two-year deal
Tampa Bay officially announced it has re-signed right-hander Joel Peralta to a two-year Major League contract.

11/20/2012 | Wilpon hopes Mets can lock up Wright, Dickey
Characterizing himself as "more optimistic" than he was two months ago regarding contract extensions for David Wright and R.A. Dickey, Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said Tuesday that trading either player would be a last resort for the team.

11/20/2012 | O's add prospects Schoop, Belfiore to 40-man roster
The Orioles selected the contracts of infielder Jonathan Schoop and left-hander Mike Belfiore from Double-A Bowie, thus protecting both from selection in the Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2012 | Anthopoulos has no qualms when it comes to Melky
Though Melky Cabrera's failed drug test may ultimately hang over his head for the rest of his career, general manager Alex Anthopoulos feels comfortable being the one to grant him another shot.


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