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Pineiro, 33, spent the past two years with the Los Angeles Angels, going 17-14. He was 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA last season and missed time because of a shoulder injury. Pineiro is 104-93 with a 4.41 ERA in 12 seasons for Seattle, Boston, St. Louis and the Angels.
• All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan agreed to a one-year, $4.1 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and right-hander Charlie Morton struck a one-year deal worth $2,445,000. Hanrahan went 1-4 with a 1.83 ERA and 40 saves in 2011. Morton was 10-10 with a 3.83 ERA.
• Oft-injured relief pitcher Joel Zumaya and the Minnesota Twins agreed on a one-year contract. Zumaya, 27, was a dominant, hard-throwing right-hander for the Detroit Tigers as a rookie in 2006, but he hasn’t pitched an entire season since then because of a series of arm problems.
No progress report on Burke’s condition
SALT LAKE CITY — Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke’s agent and her publicist were teary-eyed at a hospital Monday as they tried to explain the lack of any prognosis report for the Olympic favorite.
Burke, 29, was injured Jan. 10 in a training accident at the superpipe in Park City, Utah, and six days later remained sedated on a breathing tube as doctors tested her brain functions.
Crosby to see specialist for concussion symptoms
PITTSBURGH — Penguins star Sidney Crosby will meet with a specialist this week because of lingering concussion-like symptoms. Crosby hasn’t played since Dec. 5 following a recurrence of the symptoms that sidelined him for more than 10 months last year.
Crosby, 24, skated with his teammates for the first time in more than a month last Friday, a first step in what could be another long comeback.
• The Minnesota Wild will likely be without captain Mikko Koivu for at least two weeks, if not more. Koivu appeared to hurt his left shoulder in Saturday’s game at St. Louis. He recently was picked to play in his first All-Star Game.
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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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