Found January 03, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
The Texas Rangers have acquired former first-round pick Brandon Snyder, who was been with the Baltimore organization since being selected in the 2005 draft. The Rangers are sending cash considerations to Baltimore for Snyder, who will be added to the 40-man roster. Texas now has 38 players on its 40-man roster. Snyder, who is primarily a first baseman, hit .261 with 14 home runs and 71 RBIs last year in Triple A. He's had brief stints with the Orioles in each of the last two seasons, hitting .273 in 33 at-bats. Texas also added some minor-league depth by re-signing first baseman Brad Nelson to a minor-league deal. Nelson hit .281 with 24 home runs and 83 RBIs for Round Rock last season.

Yu Darvish meets with Rangers in Texas

Japanese star pitcher Yu Darvish had a meeting with the Texas Rangers this week. Texas won the bidding war in December just for the chance to negotiate with him. Their winning bid was $52 million.Darvish most likely wanted to get a chance to meet the personnel and see the team’s facilitites. He also wanted to give his two agents, Arn Tellem and Don Nomura, his opinion of the area...

Japanese pitcher Darvish visits Metroplex

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The BP First Take: Tuesday, January 3 by Daniel Rathman

The Orioles have had little trouble stockpiling top pitching prospects in recent years. Turning them into big leaguers, however, has been another matter entirely. Brandon Erbe and Pedro Beato in 2007. Chorye Spoone and Radhames Liz in 2008. Chris Tillman, Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta, and Erbe in 2009. Matusz, Arrieta, and Zach Britton in 2010. That’s eight four- or five-star pitching...

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Mets sign IF Quintanilla

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Pirates sign Jo-Jo Reyes to Minor League deal

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Orioles Notes: Jones, Hardy, Fielder, Saunders

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Orioles Acquire Jai Miller

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