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Monday December 17,2012This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Standings at end of 2012 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
114Baltimore Orioles1629468.580--712705749-3245-36L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards0-11
258New York Yankees1628874.5436.080466813649-3239-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II07-7
3813Tampa Bay Rays1628577.5259.069757712046-3539-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field05-5
41023Toronto Blue Jays1627488.45720.0716784-6841-4033-48W3T S R Log Off Def SP D John GibbonsAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre0-11
51326Boston Red Sox1627092.43224.0734806-7235-4635-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellBen CheringtonFenway Park0-11
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
126Detroit Tigers1629171.562--7266705654-2737-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park0-33
269Chicago White Sox1628775.5374.07486767250-3137-44W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaRick HahnU.S. Cellular Field0-22
3915Kansas City Royals1628181.50010.0676746-7045-3636-45L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium0-99
41225Cleveland Indians1627290.44419.0667845-17839-4233-48L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry FranconaChris AntonettiProgressive Field0-44
51430Minnesota Twins1626399.38928.0701832-13130-5133-48L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field03-3
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Oakland Athletics1629171.562--7136149947-3444-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum-30-27-3
247Los Angeles Angels1629072.5561.07676996844-3746-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim0-11
3712Texas Rangers1628577.5256.080870710146-3539-42W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington08-8
41124Seattle Mariners1627290.44419.0619651-3241-4031-50W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field03-3
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133Washington Nationals1629567.586--73159413748-3347-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park03-3
2410Atlanta Braves1628676.5319.070060010045-3641-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field08-8
3716Philadelphia Phillies1628181.50014.0684680442-3939-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park000
4918New York Mets1628082.49415.0650709-5940-4140-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field0-66
51221Miami Marlins1627587.46320.0609724-11542-3933-48L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike RedmondMarlins Park0-66
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Cincinnati Reds1629666.593--6695888149-3247-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark01-1
2614Milwaukee Brewers1628379.51213.07767334347-3436-45L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park000
3817Pittsburgh Pirates1628082.49416.0651674-2342-3938-43L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park0-11
41019St. Louis Cardinals1627983.48817.076564811745-3634-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III09-9
51528Chicago Cubs1626597.40131.0613759-14637-4428-53W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field0-44
61629Houston Astros1626498.39532.0583794-21139-4225-56L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bo PorterJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park0-99
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111San Francisco Giants1629666.593--7186496949-3247-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park0-22
2511Los Angeles Dodgers1628676.53110.06375974043-3843-38W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium000
31120San Diego Padres1627785.47519.0651710-5941-4036-45W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park0-11
41322Arizona Diamondbacks1627488.45722.07346884638-4336-45L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field07-7
51427Colorado Rockies1627092.43226.0758890-13241-4029-52W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Walt WeissDaniel O'DowdCoors Field0-66

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Niuman RomeroSS27.327Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Clete ThomasCF29.033Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Buddy CarlyleP34.361Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Greg SmithP28.361Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Jensen LewisP28.215Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Jonathan AlbaladejoP30.048Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Steve GarrisonP26.096Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Josh WilsonSS31.266Arizona DiamondbacksArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Donnie Murphy2B-3B29.282Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Anibal SanchezSP28.294Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Signed to 5-year contract for 2013-2017 ($80m) Club option for 2018
Wladimir BalentienOF28.168-Signed with Yakult (Japan) 3-yrs
Lastings MilledgeOF27.256-Signed with Yakult (Japan) 3-yrs
Tony BarnetteP29.038-Signed with Yakult (Japan) 2-yrs
Robinson LopezP21.290Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Logan MahonP24.093Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Kevin DultzC24.153Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Jonathan Diaz2B27.251Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Ruben SierraOF21.282Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Ricky MartinezP24.241Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Traded from Cardinals to Astros for cash considerations
Mitch CanhamC28.083Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Jose BrazobanP19.203-Released by Royals
Amaury RivasP26.362Miami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Bryan AugensteinP26.159Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Virgil VasquezP30.193Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Mike O'ConnorP32.122Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Reynaldo Rodriguez1B26.313Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Ray OlmedoSS-3B31.200Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Brandon BoggsRF29.342Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Ricky BowenP25.133-Released by Twins
Steven HirschfeldP27.100-Released by Twins
Clint DempsterP23.110-Released by Twins
Corey KimesP22.229-Released by Twins
Wang-Wei LinRF-CF24.172-Released by Twins
Jacob YounisRF-2B19.160-Released by Twins
Yeiper CastilloP24.100Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Drew BenesP24.043-Released by Cardinals
Wilson ValdezSS-2B34.211San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Javier HerreraOF27.252San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Tim BoyceP25.314-Released by Mariners
Zach SterlingP22.309-Released by Mariners
Joucer Martinezp26.317Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Chorye SpooneP27.092Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Re-signed to minor league contract
Tyler HerronP26.134Washington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
R.A. DickeyP38.049Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Traded from Mets with Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole to Blue Jays for Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra
Mike NickeasC29.307Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Traded from Mets with R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole to Blue Jays for Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra
Josh TholeC26.050Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Traded from Mets with R.A. Dickey and Mike Nickeas to Blue Jays for Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra
John Buckc32.163New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Traded from Blue Jays with Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard and Wuilmer Becerra to Mets for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas
Travis D'ArnaudC23.310New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Traded from Blue Jays with John Buck, Noah Syndergaard and Wuilmer Becerra to Mets for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas
Noah SyndergaardP20.110New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Traded from Blue Jays with John Buck, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra to Mets for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas
Wuilmer BecerraLF-RF18.077New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Traded from Blue Jays with John Buck, John Buck and John Buck to Mets for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas
R.A. DickeySP38.049Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2014-2015($25m) Extension with club option for 2016
Mickey StoreyP26.276Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Designated for assignment
Carlos Pena1b34.214Houston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($2.9m)
Dana EvelandP29.049Signed with Hanwha (Korea)
Cody RogersRF24.095Tampa Bay RaysCharlotte (A+)Suspended 50 games for refusing to take drug test