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Edinson Volquez joins Pittsburgh Pirates

Right-hander signs a one-year deal with Pirates.

December 13, 2013|Staff and wire reports
  • Former Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.
Former Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez signed a one-year deal with… ( Dustin Bradford / Getty…)

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 30-year-old right-hander pitcher Edinson Volquez and 34-year-old infielder Clint Barmes to one-year deals. Volquez went 9-12 with a 5.71 earned-run average last season splitting time with the San Diego Padres and the Dodgers. Barmes hit .211 for Pittsburgh last season.

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The Colorado Rockies signed first baseman Justin Morneau to a two-year, $12.5-million deal.

He will step in for Todd Helton, who retired at the end of the season.

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The Miami Marlins finalized a trade that sent Logan Morrison to the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Carter Capps.

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A person close to the negotiations told the Associated Press that the Kansas City Royals and second baseman Omar Infante are nearing an agreement on a four-year contract.

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Injured pitcher Daniel Hudson signed a minor league contract that returns him to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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A federal judge said that the owner of a public relations firm won't have to testify for now at an arbitration proceeding for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Judge Edgardo Ramos in New York City ruled that Michael Sitrick will not have to comply with a September subpoena while he appeals an order last month that he do so.

GOLF: Two 59s in South Africa

Spain's Jorge Campillo and South Africa's Colin Nel each shot 59 in the second round of the rain-affected Nelson Mandela Championship, although their scores won't count as a European Tour record because players were allowed to use preferred lies on the soaked layout at Durban, South Africa. Par at the Mount Edgecombe course was reduced by one stroke to 70. Campillo had two eagles and seven birdies for a share of the clubhouse lead at 11-under 129 with England's Matthew Baldwin (62). Nel had an eagle and nine birdies to move into a share of 27th at four under. Daniel Brooks had the lead at 12 under with seven holes to play.

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Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair shot an eight-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play for a share of the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout at Naples, Fla. The teams of Matt Kuchar-Harris English and Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard also shot 64 on the Ritz-Carlton Resort's Tiburon course.

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Sergio Garcia had a hole in one on the 236-yard eighth hole and finished with a 65 for a share of the second-round lead with Justin Rose at 11-under 133 in a tournament at Chonburi, Thailand.

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Chris Epperson shot a nine-under 63 on PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course to take a four-stroke lead at 16-under 128 after the second round of the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament at La Quinta.

ETC.: Notre Dame, Maryland in soccer final

Patrick Hodan led Notre Dame to its first NCAA men's soccer final, scoring twice in a 2-0 semifinal victory over New Mexico at PPL Park at Chester, Pa. In the title game Sunday, Notre Dame (16-1-6) will play Maryland (17-3-5), which was a 2-1 winner over Virginia.

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In NCAA women's volleyball regionals, USC advanced with a 32-30, 25-13, 21-25, 26-16 victory over Brigham Young at the Galen Center. The Trojans will play Washington on Saturday. Nebraska defeated San Diego, 25-20, 25-23, 25-22, at Lincoln, Neb; and Stanford eliminated Minnesota, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22, at Lexington, Ky.

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After months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian is ending her four-year marriage to Lamar Odom. The reality TV star filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.

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Chris Gatling, a 46-year-old former NBA All-Star, accused of squatting at an Arizona home and then trying to list the house for rent online, has been sentenced to four years of probation. Gatling, a 6-foot-10 power forward, averaged 10.3 points in an 11-year NBA career that ended in 2002.

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Marquette Athletic Director Larry Williams said that he is resigning to pursue leadership opportunities outside of the university.

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The Seattle Sounders continue to overhaul their roster, trading midfielder Adam Moffat to FC Dallas for the rights to forward Kenny Cooper.

ights to forward Kenny Cooper.

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