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The Boston Red Sox kept the cash freely flowing, this time revving their lineup with Shane Victorino, while the well-armed Washington Nationals neared a deal with Dan Haren at baseball's winter meetings Tuesday.
Dan Haren became a free agent Friday night after the Los Angeles Angels failed to work out a trade and then declined the pitcher's 2013 option.
As the first deadlines of baseball's offseason passed, the Los Angeles Angels allowed pitcher Dan Haren to become a free agent Friday night and David Ortiz agreed to a $26 million, two-year contract to remain with the Boston Red Sox.
A person familiar with the deal says the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to trade pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol.
The Chicago Cubs told closer Carlos Marmol the proposed trade to send him to the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Dan Haren has fallen apart, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Chicago Cubs have told closer Carlos Marmol that the proposed trade to send him to the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Dan Haren has fallen apart.
The Los Angeles Angels agreed to trade pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol on Friday, according to a person familiar with the deal.
Embattled Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano says he'd like to pitch again for Chicago and was simply frustrated when he told club personnel he wanted to retire after his most recent start.
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed first baseman Derrek Lee on the 15-day disabled list before their game with the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
Albert Pujols got the 2,000th hit of his career, doubling down the third-base line in the eighth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Former All-Star Joe Nathan took over the closer's job for the Minnesota Twins and promptly picked up his first save since April 8.
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts will have no problem spending on free agents, and said the jobs of general manager Jim Hendry and manager Mike Quade are safe.
Carlos Zambrano says he's sorry.
Carlos Marmol, once a catcher in the minors, has been rewarded for his expertise as a closer.
Closer Carlos Marmol agreed to a $20 million, three-year contract with the Chicago Cubs that avoided salary arbitration.
"Any negative stuff is gone for me," Marmol said.