|Twins agree to terms with Suzuki|
|Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins have reportedly signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a one-year contract.|
|Rounding Third: Banning home plate collisions? It's a no-brainer|
|Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - While the final wording has yet to be drawn up, it appears as if home plate collisions are going to be a thing of the past in Major League Baseball.|
|Reds ink Wang, nine others to minor league deals|
|Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds announced on Friday that they have signed 10 players to minor league contracts, including veteran pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, catcher Corky Miller and outfielder Jason Bourgeois.|
|Beltran excited about return to New York|
|Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Beltran is back in New York, this time as a New York Yankee.|
|Yankees officially ink Beltran to 3-year deal|
|Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees officially signed eight- time All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran to a three-year contract Thursday.|
|Indians finalize deal with closer Axford|
|Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract with right-handed reliever John Axford.|
|ChiSox add reliever Belisario|
|Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox signed right- handed reliever Ronald Belisario to a one-year contract worth $3 million on Thursday.|
|A's acquire OF Brown from Nationals|
|Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Athletics acquired outfielder Corey Brown from the Washington Nationals on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations.|
|Mariners bring back Gutierrez|
|Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners re-signed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to a reported one-year contract Wednesday, less than two months after declining a team option on the oft-injured former Gold Glove winner.|
|Rockies re-acquire Morales from Red Sox for Herrera|
|Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Franklin Morales will be going back to the organization where he began his professional career, with the Colorado Rockies obtaining the oft-injured hurler from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for utility infielder Jonathan Herrera.|
|Thursday, April 19, 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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