A's Designate Struggling Reliever Jim Johnson For AssignmentThe man who was supposed to close games for the A's this year won't even be on the team as the team makes its final playoff push.
Taylor Swift Brings Tegan And Sara On StageTaylor Swift brings Tegan And Sara on stage to perform their hit song "Closer" in front of a sold out crowd...
Former Giants Closer Brian Wilson Reaches Deal With DodgersCloser Brian "The Beard" Wilson, who played such an integral role in the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series win, has chosen to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Romo Blows Save, Takes Loss In WBC Opener For MexicoAnthony Rizzo hit a two-run double off San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo in the ninth inning and Jason Grilli escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half to help Italy rally to beat Mexico 6-5 in the opening game of Pool D in the World Baseball Classic on Thursday.
A's Closer Grant Balfour To Have Knee SurgeryOakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday afternoon.
Giants' Romo Won't Face Charges For Las Vegas Run-InProsecutors are not filing charges against San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo after he was detained at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on New Year’s Day, team spokeswoman Shana Daum said Monday.
Brian Wilson Works Out For MetsNew York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson confirmed to the New York Post that he took a look Saturday at Wilson, but the general manager was “not sure” if he would make an offer to the former Giants closer.
Tegan & Sara Fear Jolly ‘Old Saint Nick?'In a backstage interview at LIVE 105′s Not So Silent Night, Tegan & Sara revealed a secret Christmas phobia. The duo have “a natural distrust” of Santa Claus...
Once-Stable Giants Bullpen May Need Closer HelpGone are Brian Wilson, Ramon Ramirez and Guillermo Mota of seasons past. The Giants currently rank 15th in bullpen ERA, a sharp drop-off from the last three seasons, where they finished second in MLB every season.
Giants Closer Wilson Admits He's Likely To Miss SeasonSan Francisco’s bearded and boisterous closer said before Sunday’s series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates that he will probably have elbow-reconstruction surgery, ending his season after only 56 pitches.
A's Trade Bailey, Sweeney To Red SoxA person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Oakland Athletics have agreed to trade All-Star closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Josh Reddick and prospects Miles Head and Raul Alcantara.
Giants Reportedly Claim San Diego Closer Bell Off WaiversFour people with knowledge of the situation say the San Francisco Giants have claimed San Diego closer Heath Bell off waivers.

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