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Jul 25, 2014

Kings News: Sacramento signs Omri Casspi

The Sacramento Kings are expected to sign Omri Casspi to a one-year deal per NBA insider Marc Stein of ESPN:

Flames News: Joni Ortio re-signs

According to the, Joni Ortio has been re-signed by the Calgary Flames for another two years.

Nuggets News: Denver to sign first-round pick Jusuf Nurkic

The Denver Nuggets have signed Jusuf Nurkic according to a no-nonsense tweet from Mark Deeks of

Cardinals News: St. Louis signs A.J. Pierzynski

UPDATE (11:01 E.T.): The Cardinals and Pierzynski have agreed to a deal, according to Jon Heyman of

Earlier today, I wrote for Sports Rumor Alert that the St. Louis Cardinals, who are in need of a catcher, were interested in trading for Minnesota Twins' Kurt Suzuki. The Cardinals appear to be moving in a different direction, however.

The Cardinals are working on a deal with recently released catcher A.J. Pierzynski, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Rangers News: Derick Brassard "excited to come back"

Derick Brassard, a 26-year-old restricted free agent, has spoken to Pat Leonard of the Daily News at Dominic Moore's Smashfest charity benefit about his plans for next season:

Hurricanes News: Brett Bellemore re-signs

The Carolina Hurricanes have an announcement to make,

Giants Rumors: San Francisco desperately wants starting pitcher

The San Francisco Giants have a need for a starting pitcher now that Matt Cain is on the disabled list. Even before that, they were on the lookout for another starting pitcher, and have expressed interest in Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

In a chat earlier today on, Jayson Stark said that the Giants "really want" to add another starting pitcher.

Red Sox Rumors: Cardinals deal for Jake Peavy very much alive

After a report that a deal was unlikely, a trade involving Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy and the St. Louis Cardinals appears to be a real possibility according to Jayson Stark of ESPN:

Maple Leafs News: The Return of Optimus Reim

James Reimer has returned!

Lions Rumors: Detroit not optimistic about re-signing Ndamukong Suh

The Detroit Lions seem less than excited with their defensive superstar, Ndamukong Suh, this off-season. The Lions defensive tackle has been milking his success during his four professional seasons to try to negotiate a new contract. However, with Suh's franchise tag in 2015 already weighing in well above $20 million, the Lions' cap space is looking fairly cramped. ESPN journalist Chris Mortensen has claimed that the team seems less than optimistic about signing Suh to a larger contract moving forward.