Found November 27, 2012 on CLNS Radio:
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Tuesday was a day filled with a flurry of news and rumors around the league, as the Cubs added RHP Scott Feldman, the Angels solidified their bullpen by adding closer Ryan Madson, and the Yankees got close to deals that would bring Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera back to the Bronx. As always, the Red [...]
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