Diamondbacks Sign Nick Punto - RealGM Wiretap
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Nick Punto to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
If the Diamondbacks add Punto to their 40-man roster Stevan Jovetic Jersey , they will only have to pay him the major league minimum of $507,500 -- or a prorated share if he's added after Opening Day.
Punto is guaranteed $2.75 million from the Oakland Athletics, who released him in December.
Guardiola Hasnt Made Decision On Future - RealGM Wiretap
Pep Guardiola remains unsure on his future beyond the upcoming season with Bayern Munich.
Guardiola is entering the final season of his contract that was signed in 2013.
There is new speculation that Guardiola has already agreed upon terms with Manchester City for the 16-17 season.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's German Supercup clash with Wolfsburg, Guardiola said he has not made any decision about his next move.
"This will be the last time I talk about it," Guardiola told a news conference on Friday. "I have not yet decided what is best for this club -- and I want to do the best for this club. I have not made a decision yet.
"When I have made a decision, I will inform [former president] Uli Hoeness, [CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and [sporting executive] Matthias Sammer. That's the situation."
Rivera Will Reveal Plans For 2014 In Spring Training - RealGM Wiretap
Mariano Rivera has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Yankees for the 2013 season.
The future Hall of Famer hasn't revealed what he plans to do for the 2014 season, but he will do so during Spring Training.
"I’ll tell you in spring training," Rivera said. "Spring training is going to be the date."
If Rivera decides his retirement is approaching, he said he would be interested in a Chipper Jones-style farewell tour to allow him and the fans to say a proper goodbye.
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