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Bob Melvin Got A Contract Extension

The Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin received a two-year contract extension Monday that last through the 2016 season. Melvin is staying put in the very place he wants to be well into the future.

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Erick Aybar

January 14, 1984 – Erick Johan Aybar is a Major League Baseball shortstop with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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MLB Testing For HGH

Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone.

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Baseball Hall of Fame Elects No Players

Baseball Hall of Fame elects no players for first time since 1996, among those rejected were Sammy Sosa, the slugger who sits eighth on the all-time home run list and who joined Clemens and Bonds on the ballot for the first time. Mark McGwire, who sits 10th on the all-time home run list, failed again, receiving his lowest percentage in seven years of eligibility.

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Jonathan Singleton Suspended

Jonathan Singleton an rising star for the Houston Astros organization and the team’s first baseman of the future, has been suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season for his second violaton of minor league baseball’s drug policy.

“I was informed today that I have tested positive for marijuana,” Singleton said in the statement. “As a result, I am being suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season. I accept the penalty and take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my parents, the Houston Astros and general manager Jeff Luhnow.

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LaRoche Stays A National

Adam LaRoche has accepted a two-year offer from the Washington Nationals to remain with the team. LaRoche’s contract is worth $24 million in guaranteed money, with $10 million coming in the first year, $12 million in the second and a $2 million mutual buyout option for 2015.

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Jon Lester

January 7, 1984 – Jonathan “Jon” Tyler Lester is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox. Less than two years after being diagnosed with lymphoma, Lester started and won the final game of the 2007 World Series, and in May 2008, pitched a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.

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Jose Lopez Is Headed To Japan

Jose Lopez has signed with the Yomiuri Giants of the Central League, the country’s most popular team and winner of the 2012 Japan Series. The former All-Star infielder agreed to a one-year deal worth $911,000.

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This Day In Baseball History:

January 5,1920 – The New York Yankees purchased “Babe” Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000.

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Rangers Agree With Lance Berkman

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with Lance Berkman. The deal also includes a vesting option for a second year if Berkman reaches 550 plate appearances in 2013 with a $1 million buyout on the option year.