|Yankees introduce McCann|
|Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian McCann officially became a New York Yankee on Thursday and called it "one of the best days of my life."|
|Dodgers re-sign Brian Wilson|
|Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed three-time All-Star reliever Brian Wilson to a one-year deal, according to reports.|
|Twins land Hughes with $24 million deal|
|Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent right-hander Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24 million contract, saying the longtime New York Yankee will benefit from a change of scenery after a down season.|
|Rays re-sign Oviedo for $1.5 million|
|St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays said Thursday they have re-signed right-handed reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.|
|Phillies sign catcher Nieves|
|Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Phillies signed catcher Wil Nieves to a one-year contract on Thursday.|
|Mariners ink Bloomquist to two-year deal|
|Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners made it official Thursday and signed utilityman Willie Bloomquist to a two-year contract.|
|Royals acquire Aoki from Brewers|
|Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left- handed pitcher Will Smith on Thursday.|
|Report: BoSox to add Mujica|
|(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to terms with pitcher Edward Mujica.|
|Report: Cubs sign P Wright|
|Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs have reportedly signed left-handed relief pitcher Wesley Wright to a one-year contract.|
|Giants officially re-sign Vogelsong|
|San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants have finalized a one-year contract with Ryan Vogelsong that will keep the veteran pitcher with the team for a fourth consecutive season.|
|Wednesday, April 18, 2012|
|American League Standings|
|Tampa Bay||92||71||.564||5.5||51-30||41-41||43-33||Won 2|
|NY Yankees||85||77||.525||12.0||46-35||39-42||37-39||Won 3|
|Kansas City||86||76||.531||7.0||44-37||42-39||44-32||Won 1|
|Chicago WSox||63||99||.389||30.0||37-44||26-55||26-50||Lost 1|
|LA Angels||78||84||.481||18.0||39-42||39-42||32-44||Lost 4|
|Boston Red Sox|
Relief pitcher Alex Wilson (7/9, bruised right thumb) is on the 60-day disabled list.
Relief pitcher Andrew Miller (7/7, left footsurgery) is on the 60-day disabled list and is expected to miss the remainderof the season.
Relief pitcher Andrew Bailey (7/13, right shoulder surgery) ison the 60-day disabled list .
Relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan (5/7, rightelbow/forearm surgery) is on the 60-day disabled list and will miss theremainder of the season.
Outfielder Ryan Kalish (2/20, right shoulder/backsurgery) is on the 60-day disabled list and will miss the entire season.
No significant injuries.
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