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Given Roberts’ injury history, #Yankees would not necessarily be comfortable with potential Roberts/Kelly Johnson combination at 2B/3B.
Sources: Addition of 2B Brian Roberts would not preclude #Yankees from adding another IFer, perhaps free-agent 3B Mark Reynolds. MORE
#DBacks GM Towers also repeats that it will be difficult for team to trade for starter and that at moment he is more focused on FA pitching.
#DBacks GM Towers says on conference call that he is in contact with E. Chavez and his agent and that all sides want resolution by holiday.
#Astros, after giving Qualls $6M over 2 years and Albers $2.45M over 1, still could sign free-agent reliever Jose Veras, sources say.
Albers’ contract breakdown with #Astros: $2.25 in 2014, $3M option or $200K buyout in ’15. Houston native.
Sources: #Astros agree with free-agent RHP Matt Albers on one-year, $2.45M contract with club option, pending physical.
Sources: Axford one-year deal with #Indians is worth $4.5M plus incentives.