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Thu., Dec. 1, 2011

Agreed The Chicago Cubs may have found a starting right fielder after David DeJesus agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract on Wednesday. A .284 hitter during nine years with Kansas City and Oakland, DeJesus batted just .240 in his lone season with the Athletics. He gives the Cubs versatility in the outfield and a reliable glove. DeJesus brought a 241-game errorless streak into the 2011 season, the longest active streak among big league outfielders at the time. He made four errors in 250 chances with Oakland, a .984 fielding percentage.

Traded The Los Angeles Angels acquired catcher Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies in a trade for right-hander Tyler Chatwood. The Angels dealt a top pitching prospect to acquire Iannetta, the latest candidate in an attempt to solve the club’s catching woes. Iannetta batted .238 last season with 14 homers, 55 RBIs and a .370 on-base percentage, second among N.L. catchers.

Announced Former Duke star Kyle Singler plans to stay in Spain rather than join the Detroit Pistons. Singler was taken by the Pistons with the No. 33 pick in the draft. He’s been playing with Spanish team Lucentum Alicante during the NBA lockout. Alicante says it has agreed to sell Singler’s rights to Real Madrid.

Notified Former Notre Dame assistant coach Corwin Brown officially notified a judge that he plans to defend himself against charges of striking his wife and holding her hostage by claiming he has a mental defect caused by brain injuries he sustained while playing in the NFL and college. Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller set a Jan. 11 hearing date for Brown’s attorney and prosecutors to identify possible doctors to evaluate Brown’s mental status.

Extended Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone gave organizers of next year’s U.S. Grand Prix another week to save the Texas race by proving they have the finances in place. Ecclestone had wanted organizers to sign a contract by Wednesday, but extended his deadline when the World Motor Sport Council will ratify the 2012 calendar. Financial backers of the race in Austin, Texas, include billionaire businessman Red McCombs.

Died Four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Chester McGlockton, who emerged as a talented assistant coach and mentor at Stanford, died Wednesday. He was 42. McGlockton also spent time helping the San Francisco 49ers and former Cardinal coach Jim Harbaugh – his former racquetball partner – during training camp this summer as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship. The cause of the death was not announced.


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