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Larson powers Tigers to win over Indians

Brandon Larson blasted 3 homers, lifting the Tigers to a 11-1 win over Cleveland. | Box

Rios blasts off, leads Pirates to win

Alex Rios blasted 2 homers, lifting the Pirates to a 6-5 win over St. Louis. | Box

Butler unloads, Blue Jays still lose

Brent Butler blasted 2 homers, but it wasn't enough to lift the Blue Jays over the Yankees. New York won by a score of 11-8. Ryan Braun hit 2 homers in the game for the Yankees. | Box

Huge night for Tracy carries Diamondbacks to victory

Chad Tracy was on his game, knocking in 3 runs in Arizona's 9-5 victory over the Rockies. Tracy also had 3 hits in the game. | Box

Guerrero sparks 9-3 win for Twins

Vladimir Guerrero's hot bat helped the Twins to a 9-3 win over the Angels. Guerrero collected 4 hits in the game. | Box


WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

B. Larson, Tigers .4505 HR10 RBI
C. Headley, Cubs .3184 HR9 RBI
R. Braun, Yankees .4383 HR8 RBI
B. McCarthy, Giants .5002 HR7 RBI
A. Jones, Braves .4123 HR7 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

G. Anderson, Giants 0 for 19 (.000)
E. Hinske, Dodgers 2 for 20 (.100)
H. Kendrick, Phillies 2 for 20 (.100)
T. Clark, Giants 2 for 20 (.100)
M. Garciaparra, Cardinals 2 for 21 (.095)

Leaders: OPS

A. Jones, Braves 1.126
R. Braun, Yankees 1.106
C. Crisp, Indians 1.099
V. Guerrero, Twins 1.087
J. D'Antona, Devil Rays 1.087

Leaders: SO/9

Y. Gallardo, Braves 11.3
C. Buchholz, Devil Rays 10.3
R. Hill, Reds 10.2
K. Davies, Giants 9.7
T. Lincecum, Rockies 9.6

Free Agency

2008

Accepted offers:
2B Jerry Hairston - MIN 1 year/$1
3B Troy Glaus - FLA 2 years/$5
2B Luis Castillo - PIT 2 years/$5
SP Adam Eaton - NYM 2 years/$7
1B Mike Sweeney - KC 3 years/$11
2B Alfonso Soriano - LA 6 years/$9
SP Josh Beckett - CLE 7 years/$21
C Josh Phelps - TOR 1 year/$20
RP Jose Arredondo - FLA 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
SP John Danks - TB 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
C Steve Holm - SD 2 years/$1
SP C.C. Sabathia - ANA 2 years/$15
3B Joe Crede - CHW 2 years/$10
RP Francisco Rodriguez - SF 10 years/$12
SP Brian Bannister - MIN 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
RP Grant Balfour - PIT 4 years/$3
SP Ted Lilly - NYM 3 years/$11
3B Eric Hinske - LA 3 years/$7
RP Taylor Buchholz - SD 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
SP Edinson Volquez - TB 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
RP Mariano Rivera - BOS 5 years/$15
3B Rich Aurilia - TOR 2 years/$4
2B Brandon Phillips - CLE 3 years/$5
3B Wilson Betemit - SD 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
2B Jeff Kent - NYM 1 year/$9
LF Carl Crawford - CHW 1 year/$8
SP Armando Galarraga - DET 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
SS Edgar Renteria - SF 3 years/$10
LF Carlos Lee - TOR 1 year/$12
CF Marlon Byrd - KC 4 years/$5
RF Jay Gibbons - MIL 1 year/$2
C Jorge Posada - MIN 1 year/$1
CF Brad Wilkerson - CIN 1 year/$18
RP Jesse Carlson - CHW 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
SP Erik Bedard - NYY 4 years/$25
SP Shawn Hill - TOR 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
RP Jim Johnson - KC 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
1B Jim Thome - CLE 2 years/$14
SP Horacio Ramirez - ATL 6 years/$10
SS Alex Rodriguez - ANA 2 years/$28
2B Luis Rivas - MIN 1 year/$1
RP Brian Tallet - SD 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
RF Gary Sheffield - ATL 2 years/$10
SP Jesse Litsch - TB 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
3B Placido Polanco - MIL 2 years/$4
C Jason Kendall - TOR 1 year/$4
SP Ryan Dempster - ANA 2 years/$8
SP Vicente Padilla - NYY 2 years/$10
C Donny Lucy - LA 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
RP J.C. Romero - ANA 3 years/$3
3B Mark Saccomanno - NYM 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
SP Roy Oswalt - CIN 3 years/$15
RP Frank Francisco - TOR 2 years/$5
RP Octavio Dotel - NYM 2 years/$7
RP Aaron Heilman - KC 5 years/$7
LF Luis Gonzalez - ANA 1 year/$2
2B Luis Valbuena - MIN 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
2B Scott Hairston - SD 3 years/$1 (arbitration contract)
SP Jason Schmidt - FLA 2 years/$15
RP Arthur Rhodes - ANA 1 year/$2
RP Brad Ziegler - MIN 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
2B Orlando Hudson - CIN 5 years/$3
LF Matt Holliday - PIT 1 year/$9
SP Joel Piniero - MIL 1 year/$9
SP Greg Smith - KC 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
RP Lincoln Holdzkom - ANA 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
2B Eugenio Velez - CIN 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
LF Robb Quinlan - MIL 3 years/$10
2B Mark Grudzielanek - CLE 1 year/$2
1B Sean Casey - BOS 1 year/$2
3B Mike Hessmam - PHI 3 years/$1
RP Brett Myers - NYY 3 years/$10
RP Luis Vizcaino - FLA 2 years/$4
1B Mark Teixeira - PHI 3 years/$20
RP Joe Nathan - MIL 1 year/$7
RP Russ Springer - PHI 1 year/$2
RP Ryan Bukvich - PHI 1 year/$7
RP Scott Eyre - KC 1 year/$2
RP Troy Percival - FLA 2 years/$3
SP Yorman Bazardo - CIN 6 years/$0 (rookie contract)
SP Colby Lewis - SD 3 years/$2
RP Alan Embree - NYY 1 year/$3
SP Time Wakefield - SF 1 year/$5
2B Mark Ellis - CHC 3 years/$5
RP Joaquin Benoit - CHC 4 years/$4
RP Damaso Marte - CHC 3 years/$4
CF Torii Hunter - CHC 5 years/$12

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Non-Tendered Players

2008 Non-Tenders:
DET RP Fernando Rodney
KC RP Jeremy Affeldt
KC C A.J. Hinch
KC RP Gabe Molina
LA SP Kevin Beirne
LA C Paul LoDuca
LA CF Dave Roberts
LA LF Mike Kinkade
MIL 2B Mark DeRosa
MIL RP Kazuhito Tadano
NYM 1B Mark Johnson
NYM SP Aaron Heilman
NYM CF McKay Christenson
PIT SP Luis de los Santos
SD SP Mike Maroth
SD 2B D. Jiminez
SD SS Bobby Crosby
SD OF Matt Holliday
SF 1B Damon Minor
SF 2B Scott Hairston
SF RP Joe Nathan
SF RP Scott Eyre
SF RP Troy Brohawn
SF RP Aaron Fultz
SF RP Chad Zerbe
SF SP Joaquin Benoit
TB SP Dewon Brazelton
TB 3B Jared Sandberg
TOR SP Justin Miller

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Contract Extensions

Accepted contract extensions going into the 2008 season:

TB CF Rocco Baldelli - 3 years/$10 extension
ARI SP Randy Johnson - 3 years/$12 extension
ARI RP Mike Koplove - 3 years/$8 extension
FLA SS Omar Infante - 4 years/$7 extension
ARI SP Oscar Villareal - 1 year/$9 extension
ATL CF Andruw Jones - 3 years/$12 extension

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Position Changes

2008

LA RF Bobby Abreu to LF
NYM 1B Javier Brito to LF

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Approved Trades

2008
- TB trades SP Gaudin to SD for SP Ryu, 3B Encarnacion, 2B Spears, and SS Guzman
- MIN trades RF Cuddyer to SD for SP Cook
- TB trades RP Wheeler and RF McCarthy to SF for SP Garcia and RP Ingram
- PHI trades 1B Klesko and RP McClellan to SD for SP Blackley, SP Guthrie, and CF Hart
- DET trades 1B Pena to PHI for RP Kuo
- PHI trades 3B Cabrera to SD for 2B Kendrick, 3B Reynolds, and SP Segovia
- TOR trades SP Perez to PHI for SP Floyd, CF Paul, and C Clement
- MIN trades LF Thomas and 1B Morneau to FLA for SP Johnson, RP Matos, and SS Klosterman
- PHI trades 2B Utley, RP Coggin, and SP Braden to TB for 1B Cox
- STL trades CF Edmonds to NYM for LF Buck, SP Strange, and SP Matthews
- ARI trades RF Ordonez, 1B Abreu, SS Pinckney, and C Moeller to STL for RF Quentin, C McCann, and CF McCutchen
- STL trades C Ianetta to MIL for 1B Garko, RP Johnson, and RP Thompson

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