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Tuesday December 18,2012This 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.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
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
Santiago CasillaRP29.286San Francisco GiantsSan Francisco Giants (MLB)Signed to 3-year contract for 2013-2015 ($15m) Club/vesting option for 2016 avoiding arbitration
Luis Rodriguez2B32.174Los Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Collin CowgillCF-LF26.210New York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)Traded from Athletics to Mets for Jefry Marte
Jefry Marte3B21.180Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Traded from Mets to Athletics for Collin Cowgill
Hiroyuki NakajimaSS30.140Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)Signed to 2-year contract for 2013-2014 ($5.5m) Option year for 2016 $5.5m
John LannanP28.082Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($2.55m)
Mike PelfreySP28.339Minnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($4m)
Russ Canzler1B-LF26.251Cleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)Designated for assignment
Ryan LangerhansLF-RF32.302Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Lance ZawadzkiIF27.206Toronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)Signed to minor league contract
Roberto HernandezSP32.110Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($3.25m)
Josh SpenceP24.331New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Outrighted to minors
Charlie ShirekP27.054Released by White Sox