• Phillies sign RHP Billingsley to $1.5 million, 1-year deal

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-hander Chad Billingsley to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Billingsley spent all of last season on the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers while he recovered from both Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. His...

  • Red Sox avoid arbitration with OF Nava, agree on 1-year deal

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Daniel Nava on a one-year contract that will pay him $1.85 million. The deal means the sides avoid arbitration. Nava batted .270 with 21 doubles, four homers and 37 RBIs in 113 games last season. He also played 24...

  • Seattle signs C John Baker to minor-league deal

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Baker to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. The Mariners announced the signing Thursday after Baker passed a physical. He is expected to compete with Jesus Sucre for the backup job with the Mariners...

  • David Freese and Los Angeles Angels agree at $6,425,000

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year contract for $6,425,000. The deal Wednesday was the midpoint between the $7.6 million Freese had asked for and the $5.25 million the Angels had offered....

  • Suzuki says new sense of enthusiasm behind Marlins deal

    Yesterday

    TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki says a renewed sense of enthusiasm was behind his decision to sign a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. "When I met (Miami) team executives yesterday, I felt incredible enthusiasm," Suzuki said at a press conference on Thursday. "So I...

  • White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox were looking to add versatility to their lineup, so they decided to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham after trading him last season. Beckham agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with Chicago, which cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder...

  • Reliever Jenrry Mejia, Mets get 1-year deal, no arbitration

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reliever Jenrry Mejia and the New York Mets reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year contract worth $2,595,000 and avoided salary arbitration. Mejia made $509,675 last year. He asked for $3 million this season and the team offered $2.1 million. The right-hander went...

  • Phillies elevate Montgomery to chairman

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have elevated David Montgomery from president to chairman and named Hall of Famer Pat Gillick team president. The move was announced Wednesday, several months after Montgomery took a leave to continue his recovery from jaw cancer....

  • Bagwell to help out Astros at spring training

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell will join the team at spring training as a guest instructor. The Astros aren't sure when he'll travel to Kissimmee, Florida to help out. They say he'll be there for several days. It will be the first time Bagwell has worked with...

  • D-Backs hire Joe Carter as assistant to GM Stewart

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Joe Carter as special assistant to general manager Dave Stewart. Carter and Stewart played together for two seasons with Toronto, including the Blue Jays' 1993 World Series championship team. Carter's walk-off three-run home run off...

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