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Friday, January 26, 2007
- J.D. Drew has finalized his deal with Boston. He'll get a five year deal with three years guaranteed; there is also a club opt-out clause at the end of the third year if he has playing time problems associated with his shoulder in 2009.
- The Mets have signed former Angel and Dodger Aaron Sele to a minor league deal.
- Jack Lang, the Hall of Fame sportswriter who cut his teeth on the Jackie Robinson-era Dodgers, passed away Thursday, from "a variety of ailments". (Also at MLB.com.) His was the job of collecting the Hall of Fame ballots during his tenure with the BBWAA, as well as calling the players to let them know they'd made it in; he called 44 such players, from Red Ruffing to Steve Carlton.