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that has them two wins away from the teams first Stanley Cup finals appearance
since 1993 with Wayne Gretzky. Arian Foster Elite Jersey . The Dartmouth,
N.S., native defeated Mexicos Oscar MolinaCasillas on Sunday by the score of
12-8. It was a close fight early, with the score 1-1 after theopening frame, but
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The 27-year-old goalie known as the Monster played in 42 games for the Leafs
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in a star-studded Boston lineup that includes three future Hall of Famers and
perhaps the best pure point guard in the game, Bass scored 18 of his 27 points
in the third quarter on Monday as the Celtics beat the Sixers, 101-85, to take
the pivotal Game 5 in their Eastern Conference semifinals series with the
underdog Sixers. GOODYEAR, Ariz. —Sean Marshall is well positioned to become
the Cincinnati Reds closer of the future. The left-hander agreed Monday to a new
contract that adds $16.5 million over three seasons through 2015. Cincinnatis
setup man already was guaranteed $3.1 million this season as part of a two-year
contract. The deal announced Monday adds salaries of $4.5 million in 2013, $5.5
million in 2014 and $6.5 million in 2015. Cincinnati traded left-hander
Travis Wood, outfielder Dave Sappelt and a minor leaguer to the Chicago Cubs in
December to obtain Marshall, who will be the setup man to new closer
Ryan Madson. “We made the trade for him with the idea to extend him,” general
manager Walt Jocketty said. “Hes a quality person. I think hell add a lot to our
franchise for three years—actually, we have him for four years now. If you
look at the quality of his work, hes one of the top setup guys in the game. And
we have the flexibility if we want to use him in a few years as the closer.”
That would be fine with Marshall, who is coming off his best season. The
29-year-old went 6-6 with a 2.26 ERA in 78 games with a career-high five saves.
He was a starter when he began his six-year career with the Cubs, who turned him
into a setup man. “As a reliever, the premier job is to be the closing pitcher,”
he said after a spring training workout Monday. “If the opportunity arises and
Im handed the ball in the ninth inning … I think Im more than capable of it.”
Marshall feels comfortable with the Reds and was hoping theyd offer a new deal
rather than allowing him to become a free agent after the season. His agreement
includes a limited no-trade provision. “We picked a few cities where we didnt
think wed want to live,” he said. “There are a couple teams on the list, but
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new deal, Marshall can earn an additional $1 million annually in performance
bonuses based on starts and $1 million a year based on games finished. The games
finished bonuses will be added to the starts bonuses already in his 2012 deal.
One of the Reds off-season priorities was to improve their late-inning pitching.
Closer Francisco Cordero left as a free agent after four seasons in Cincinnati,
and there was no one on the staff with significant closing experience in the
majors. Madson was Brad Lidges setup man for three years in Philadelphia before
moving into the closers role last season. He converted 32 of 34 save chances,
and the Phillies were negotiating a contract extension before they decided to
sign Jonathan Papelbon to a $50 million, four-year deal. Madson went looking for
a closers job and found one with Cincinnati, which offered a one-year contract
for $8.5 million. Theres a mutual option for 2013 at $11 million, with a $2.5
million buyout. The Reds won the NL Central in 2010 and were swept by the
Phillies in the opening round of the playoffs. They took a step back last
season, when pitching was a problem, and responded by overhauling the bullpen
and adding Mat Latos to the rotation. “I came here for the opportunity to close
on a team that is going to be in the playoffs, I believe,” Madson said on
Monday. “Its a great hitting team that is going to score a lot of runs. With the
addition of Marshall and a couple of other guys, its going to be a good team.”
Madson knew only a couple of the Reds when he joined them. Theyre getting see
firsthand every day what he can do. “Remember, hes new to closing,” manager
Dusty Baker said. “The guys were telling me how they hit him and how they
approached him—usually not with much success.” ’ ’ ’ 

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