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10:20 PM ET, January 25, 2013

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Bkallet / CBS New York:
Yankees GM: There's A ‘Chance’ A-Rod Could Miss 2013 Season  —  NEW YORK (WFAN) - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had surgery on his left hip on January 16, and he is expected to be out until after the All-Star break.  —  But there's a chance that you might not see the 14 …
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Andrew Marchand / ESPN:
Yanks' GM: Possible, not likely, A-Rod out year  —  New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said there is “a chance” that Alex Rodriguez's hip surgery could keep him out for the entire season.  —  “It is possible,” Cashman said on ESPN New York 98.7 FM's Michael Kay Show.
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Rob Bradford / Full Count:
Red Sox agree to minor league deal with OF Ryan Sweeney  —  According to a major league source, the Red Sox have reached an agreement on a minor league deal with outfielder Ryan Sweeney.  Sweeney, who turns 28 next month, spent 2012 with the Red Sox after being acquired from the A's …
Ben Badler / Baseball America:
MLB Investigating Age Questions On Aledmys Diaz  —  Major League Baseball is investigating the age of Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz, according to multiple sources.  —  Diaz is presenting himself as a 23-year-old born Jan. 8, 1990.  However, that date conflicts with previous accounts of when he was born, according to multiple sources.
Scott Lauber / Boston Herald:
Jonny Gomes: I'm no one-trick pony … Throughout his 10-year career, Jonny Gomes has had success against left-handed pitchers, batting .284 with an .894 on-base plus slugging percentage, while struggling against righties (.223, .782).  —  Nevertheless, he's preparing to be more than just a platoon left fielder for the Red Sox.
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Ian Browne / MLB.com:
Pedro joins Red Sox as special assistant
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Tom Timmermann / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Musial put Donora on the map, but town is fading away  —  DONORA, Pa.  • Exactly where home plate was at American Legion Field, which sits behind what used to be Donora High, alma mater of Stan Musial, is impossible to say.  Back then, the field had no grass, a byproduct …
Fox Sports:
Mets-Bourn match looks unlikely  —  First off, I'll believe the Mets are signing Michael Bourn when I see them introduce him at a news conference and present him with a ceremonial cap and jersey.  So, the debate over the type of draft pick they should forfeit for him probably is a pointless exercise.
Jayson Stark / ESPN.com:
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Bob Brookover / Philly.com:
Inside the Phillies: A third-place finish in offseason moves  —  BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Phillies have not won the offseason.  —  They have, in fact, finished third in the National League East, the same position they were stuck in when time expired on the 2012 season.
Chris Cwik / CBSSports.com Sports News …:
Cardinals interested in shortstop Ronny Cedeno  —  The Cardinals are among the teams interested in shortstop Ronny Cedeno, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.  —  The Cardinals are entering the season with some question marks at short.  Rafael Furcal is penciled in as the team's starter …
Eduardo A. Encina / Baltimore Sun:
Report: Orioles and right-handed starter Jair Jurrjens agree to one-year deal  —  Former Atlanta Braves starter, previously mentioned in trade talk last season, is coming off a rocky 2012 season … The Orioles have agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Jair Jurrjens on a one-year deal, according to a report from CBSSports.com.
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Matt Eddy / Baseball America:
Minor League Transactions: Jan. 15-20  —  Official minor league transactions, conveyed to us by Major League Baseball, for the period Jan. 15-20  —  Atlanta Braves  —  Signed: LHP Eric Pfisterer (NDFA—Duke), SS Mattia Mercuri  —  International baseball sites indicate that Mattia Mercuri …
Matthew Cerrone / Metsblog:
DePodesta talks about Matt Harvey and the Year-After-Effect  —  Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com:  —  Mets RHP Matt Harvey is among 11 pitchers at risk of injury this season based on the Year-After-Effect, according to Tom Verducci's report for SI.com.  —  To read more about Verducci's list …
Fox Sports:
Carl Pavano suffers ruptured spleen  —  Free-agent right-hander Carl Pavano doesn't figure to be signing with a new team anytime soon.  —  Pavano, 37, recently suffered a ruptured spleen that will sideline him for 6 to 8 weeks, according to major-league sources.
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D.J. Short / HardballTalk:   Report: Carl Pavano suffered ruptured spleen after falling while shoveling snow
 
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