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  • Padres decline Josh Johnson's $4 million option

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have declined right-hander Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015. Johnson didn't throw a pitch for the Padres in 2014 while making $8 million. He suffered an elbow injury during spring training and underwent reconstructive surgery. Johnson...

  • Cubs decline option on Fujikawa

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have declined their option for next season on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, making him eligible for free agency. The option was for $5.5 million with a $500,000 buyout. A longtime closer in Japan, the right-hander signed with the Cubs before the 2013 season...

  • Orioles exercise options on Chen and O'Day

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and a $4.25 million option on right-hander Darren O'Day. Chen, 29, was 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 31 starts, setting a career best for wins. He had 54 starts in the past two seasons, two shy of...

  • Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano options

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Center fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano. Span, Washington's leadoff hitter, batted...

  • Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for 2 years

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston's third...

  • Dodgers' Dan Haren exercises $10 million option

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren on Thursday exercised his $10 million player option for next season. The right-hander was 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA in his first season with the Dodgers. Last month, Haren activated the option guaranteeing the big payday by going seven innings...

  • Seattle picks up 2015 option on Hisashi Iwakuma

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance. Iwakuma missed the first month of the 2014 season but went 15-9...

  • Angels pick up closer Street's option for 2015

    Yesterday

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have exercised their $7 million contract option on closer Huston Street. The Angels announced perhaps their easiest offseason decision Thursday. Street was an immediate hit after the Angels acquired the veteran right-hander from San Diego...

  • Rodriguez suspension ends, back on Yanks' roster

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended. The New York Yankees reinstated the third baseman from the restricted list. Rodriguez was suspended by Major League Baseball for violations of the sport's drug...

  • Phillies decline $6M 2015 option for pitcher Adams

    Yesterday

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have declined a $6 million club option on pitcher Mike Adams. Philadelphia made the move Thursday, allowing the relief pitcher to become a free agent. Adams had a 2.89 ERA in 22 games with the Phillies last season, with 21 strikeouts over 18 2-3...

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