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December 4th

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2007 The Royals sign heavy-hitting Jose Guillen (.290, 23, 99) to a three-year, $36 million deal. The 31-year-old outfielder, who played with the Mariners last season, which chose to decline its $9 million option for him, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, allegedly purchased nearly $20,000 worth of banned substances from 2003-05.
2007 Jack Zduriencik, the Brewers' Special Assistant to the General Manager/Director of Amateur Scouting, becomes the first non-general manager to be named Baseball America Executive of the Year, an award inaugurated by the national periodical in 1998. The Mariners' future general manager has been with the Milwaukee front office for eight seasons.
2014 At a Safeco Field news conference, the Mariners announce that the team has signed free agent Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $58 million deal. Seattle acquired the right-handed slugging outfielder, who led the big leagues with 40 home runs last season while playing for the Orioles, to bat behind Robinson Cano, giving the switch-hitting second baseman more protection in the lineup.
2020 The Rangers name former big-league pitcher Chris Young, who broke in with the organization in 2004, as the team's general manager. The 41-year-old right-hander posted a 79-67 record with a 3.95 ERA during 13 seasons in the majors, including stops with the Padres, Mets, Mariners, and Royals.

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