1) According to the Palm Beach Post, free agent P Armando Benitez’s agent says he’s not that interested in the Marlins 1 year, $5 million offer.
2) According to the Boston Globe, the Redsox will re-sign free agent C Doug Mirabelli next week.
3) The Mets named Rick Down hitting coach.
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