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  1. Seattle Mariners Sign Home Run King 

    They’ve filled the gap. One of MLB’s worst offenses made a monumental pickup yesterday by closing a four-year, $57-million deal with Dominican outfielder Nelson Cruz. The former Oriole, who whacked 40 homers last season, is the second major offseason triumph for the Mariners — the first being third baseman Kyle Seager. Three-time All-Star Cruz holds the record for home runs and RBIs in a postseason series, but Seattle’s record suggests it might be a while before he gets another chance to save the day.

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