Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that former Pirates outfielder Jason Bay reached a one-year contract with the Mariners.
Bay, 34, is hoping to resurrect his career after three injury-plagued seasons with the Mets. Bay hit .165 with eight home runs and 20 RBI last season.
More former Pirates
Free-agent outfielder Nate McLouth, 31, rejoined the Orioles with a one-year contract worth $2 million. ... Left-hander Sean Burnett, 30, and the Angels agreed to a two-year contract.
Angels secure Blanton
A person familiar with the negotiations said the Angels agreed to a $15 million, two-year contract with right-hander Joe Blanton, who went 10-13 with a 4.71 ERA for the Phillies and Dodgers last season.
Chavez joins D'backs
A person with knowledge of the negotiations said the Diamondbacks and infielder Eric Chavez have agreed to terms on a $3 million, one-year contract. Chavez, 34, hit .281 with 16 homers in 278 at-bats for the Yankees last season.
ChiSox sign Keppinger
A person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press that versatile infielder Jeff Keppinger reached agreement with the White Sox on a $12 million, three-year contract. Keppinger hit .325 for Tampa Bay last season.
Choate, Cardinals agree
A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that left-handed reliever Randy Choate and the Cardinals agreed to a $7.5 million, three-year contract.
Braves manager's option
The Atlanta Braves exercised their 2014 option on the contract of manager Fredi Gonzalez.
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