|Red Sox make Napoli re-signing official|
|Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox formally announced they have brought back first baseman Mike Napoli on a two-year contract Thursday after the postseason hero passed a physical.|
|Report: Chamberlain headed to Detroit|
|(SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers and pitcher Joba Chamberlain have reportedly agreed to a contract.|
|Mariners say hello to Cano|
|Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners made it official on Thursday, announcing the signing of second baseman Robinson Cano.|
|Braves avoid arbitration with Walden|
|Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves and pitcher Jordan Walden have agreed to a one-year contract for 2014, avoiding salary arbitration.|
|Rangers pick Russell Wilson in Rule 5; sign four to minor deals|
|Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers signed four players to minor league contracts on Thursday and also selected NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.|
|Morse finds a home in San Francisco|
|Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants have signed outfielder Mike Morse to a one-year deal. According to reports the pact is worth $5 million plus incentives and is pending a physical.|
|Astros take Schuster first in Rule 5 Draft; ship him to San Diego|
|Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros selected left-handed pitcher Patrick Schuster of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization with the first pick in Major League Baseball's annual Rule 5 Draft on Thursday.|
|Marlins, Cubs swap outfielders|
|Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs traded outfielders on Thursday, as Justin Ruggiano was sent to the Cubs and Brian Bogusevic was dealt to South Beach.|
|MLB wants to eliminate home plate collisions|
|Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Home plate collisions may become a thing of the past.|
|Hairston announces retirement on Twitter|
|(SportsNetwork.com) - After playing for nine teams in 16 major league seasons, most recently for the Los Angeles Dodgers, longtime utility man Jerry Hairston Jr. said Wednesday he is retiring.|
|Thursday, April 12, 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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