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PITTSBURGH — A person familiar with the talks says the Pirates and Red Sox are close to completing a trade that would send All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston for a handful of prospects.


Pittsburgh would ship Hanrahan and another player to the Red Sox in exchange for four players, including outfielder-first baseman Jerry Sands and minor league pitcher Stolmy Pimentel. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the trade had not been finalized.



ource: Ibanez, Mariners agree to $2.75M deal

NEW YORK — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Raul Ibanez and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract.


The deal allows Ibanez to earn an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses, the person said Saturday night, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced.


Cody Ross, Diamondbacks agree to 3-year deal

PHOENIX — Cody Ross and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a three-year contract with a club option for 2016.


The team announced the deal Saturday.


Ross, who turns 32 on Sunday and lives in nearby Scottsdale, adds to the abundance of outfielders on the Arizona roster, leading to speculation a trade might be coming. He batted .267 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs last season for the Boston Red Sox.

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