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Matt Morris and his awesome beard have signed a three-year deal with the Giants, as expected. The deal has a club option for a fourth year. No word on money yet.

The Rangers are sending a player to be named to Philadelphia for Vicente Padilla. Padilla may be the ugliest man in baseball, and a season in the AL at Arlington should give him the opportunity to make some truly hideous faces. He had a couple pretty good years in 2002 and 2003, but has followed them up with nothing but mediocrity.

Jed Hoyer and Ben Cherington have been named co-GM of the Boston Red Sox. Hoyer is 32 and Cherington is 31. What I found most interesting about this was that Craig Shipley is a front office guy with the Red Sox.

Edit: Awesome Mike Awesome informs me that this is not the same Craig Shipley. I am truly disappointed yet still intrigued that there are two baseball Craig Shipleys.

Edit: Mike was WRONG.