By Mark Mix
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The Washington Nationals parted ways with left-hander Sean Burnett on Wednesday afternoon when Burnett agreed to a two-year deal with a club option with the Los Angeles Angels.
Previewing the National League.
A team-by-team look at the National League entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
The Nationals came into their second game of 2011 still searching for their first runs of the season and they came out of it with a roadmap for how they could put together a significant amount of their wins this year.
Capsules of National League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Left-hander George Sherrill, who saved 51 games in two seasons with Baltimore before struggling last season with the Dodgers, has finalized a $1.2 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.
A night after Carl Crawford enjoyed a steak dinner with the New York Yankees, he served up a meaty surprise: He's going to play for the rival Boston Red Sox.
A night after Carl Crawford enjoyed a steak dinner with the New York Yankees, he served up a meaty surprise: He's going to play for the rival Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox struck again at these winter meetings, reaching agreement late Wednesday with the star left fielder on a $142 million, seven-year contract.
A few hours apart, both Chicago teams filled their needs at first base _ Carlos Pena joined the Cubs, Paul Konerko returned to the White Sox.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have decided not to offer contracts for next season to a pair of former All-Stars: catcher Russell Martin and reliever George Sherrill.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, manager Joe Torre and bench coach Bob Schaefer were all suspended Wednesday as a result of incidents in the team's loss to the San Francisco Giants that caused debate about the rules.
The Baltimore Orioles have placed outfielder Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Josh Bell from Triple-A Norfolk.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Evan Longoria came up big again.
BALTIMORE (AP) - They have been thrown together to rescue a franchise staggering through an agonizing run of futility. There isn't an undeniable All-Star in the bunch, and the majority of them have never experienced the feeling of contributing to a winner.
"I think it's better. Everybody in here is great from top to bottom," Sherrill said. "There's a lot of guys in Seattle that weren't personable or anything. It could have been just the situation. You're a high payroll team that's kind of hovering in second and third, and you're trying to battle and battle. Here it just seems like everybody's pulling for each other."
Closer George Sherrill, one of five players acquired from the Seattle Mariners in the February trade for Erik Bedard, had every right to lament leaving a potential contender to a team in full rebuilding mode.