Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Monday approved the big trade last week that sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle,Josh Johnson, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio from Miami to Toronto in exchange for Adeiny Hechavarria, Yunel Escobar,Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Nicolino, Jake Marisnick, and Anthony Desclafani. There had been some speculation Selig might reject the deal because the Marlins were giving away so many proven players. In his statement announcing his approval, Selig noted, among other things, that he enlisted the aid of veteran baseball officials to determine whether the trade was plausible. He added, "It is, of course, up to the clubs involved to make the case to their respective fans that this transaction makes sense and enhances the competitive position of each, now or in the future." --The Chicago Cubs re-signed right-handed relief pitcher Shawn Camp to one-year deal worth $1.35 million, MLB.com reported Monday. Camp, 37, could also earn up to $200,000 in incentives. Camp had a 3.59 ERA over 78 innings with 54 strikeouts and 21 walks. In the past five years, Camp has a 3.62 ERA in 335 innings. ---Pete Rose's copy of the document that banned him from baseball did not sell at an auction by Saturday's deadline because it did not meet the minimum bid requirement. The document, signed by Rose, then-commissioner A. Bart Giamatti and deputy commissioner Fay Vincent, received bids up to $255,377, including a 10 percent buyer's premium. Bidding began on Oct. 16. Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions told ESPN.com that the item did not meet the reserve price, which was not revealed. ---The Cleveland Indians signed free agent outfielders Matt Carson and Cedric Hunter to minor league contracts. Both deals include invitations to major league spring training camp. ---Mike Hargrove, who has managed the Indians, Orioles and Mariners, is one of the people the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in as a possible manager, CBSSports.com reported. The Blue Jays earlier reached out to Bobby Cox, but he told them he wasn't interested, according to the report.
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