LLWS: Petaluma Little Leaguers need your help

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LLWS: Petaluma Little Leaguers need your help

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area congratulates manager Eric Smith and his Petaluma Nationals as theyprepare for the 66th Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA!

The Petaluma Nationals began competition with over 4,000 teams to gain a place in the top 8 nationally and top 16 in the world to earn a their spot in the tournament at Williamsport.
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But before they play their first game onThursday, August 16 at 12 p.m. PT, the PetalumaNationals need your help in sending family members to PA so they can help support thesquad.
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Did you know it costs a minimum 2500 for each family member tomake the trip? Help these kids perform their best by getting their families tothe game. 100 of your donation will directly benefit the team and the players' families.
Heres how you can help:

Donate By Mail:Make checks payable to:
Petaluma National Little League
P.O. Box 672
Petaluma,Ca 94953

-or-

Donate Online HERE (PayPal)

Report: Ex-A's outfielder agrees to $13 million deal with Yankees

Report: Ex-A's outfielder agrees to $13 million deal with Yankees

XON HILL, Md. — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $13 million, one-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the agreement had not yet been announced.

Holliday, who turns 37 next month, fits into the Yankees strategy of signing veterans to short-term deals while pivoting toward a youth movement.

A seven-time All-Star, Holliday was drafted by Colorado in 1998, traded to Oakland after the 2008 season and then dealt to St. Louis the following July. He hit .246 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs in 110 games this year, missing substantial time after his left thumb was broken when he was hit by a pitch on Aug. 11.

Holliday became a free agent when St. Louis declined his $17 million option.

Mariners sign former A's lefty reliever to $11 million deal over two years

Mariners sign former A's lefty reliever to $11 million deal over two years

The Seattle Mariners have signed free agent lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a two-year contract.

Rzepczynski's deal is fo $11 million over two years. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN first reported details of the contract

The Mariners also signed right-handed reliever Casey Fien on Saturday. Left-hander Dean Kiekhefer and righty Zach Lee were designated for assignment.

The 31-year-old Rzepczynski was a combined 1-0 with a 2.64 ERA in 70 games for Oakland and Washington this season. He then pitched three times in the NL playoffs for the Nationals.

Rzepczynski has made at least 70 appearances in each of the last three years. He's also pitched for Toronto, St. Louis, Cleveland and San Diego in an eight-season career.

The 33-year-old Fien was 1-1 with a 5.49 ERA in 39 games for Minnesota and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 27-year-old Kiekhefer made his major league debut last season and pitched 26 times in relief for the Cardinals. Seattle claimed him off waivers from St. Louis last month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.