• Moreland, Rangers agree at $2.95 million, avoid arbitration

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — First baseman-designated hitter Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $2.95 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, who avoided going to salary arbitration for the 15th year in a row. As part of Friday's deal, Moreland would earn a $25,000 bonus for 500 plate...

  • Ryan Vogelsong, Giants agree to $4 million, 1-year deal

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason. Each time, everything pointed him back to the Bay Area and the Giants. His...

  • Cubs, Fowler agree to $9.5 million, 1-year deal

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Chicago also claimed right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Friday, becoming the right-hander's fourth...

  • Infielder Marwin Gonzalez and Astros agree at $1,062,500.

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Infielder Marwin Gonzalez and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract for $1,062,500. The 25-year-old hit .277 with six homers and 23 RBIS in 285 at-bats last year, when he made $504,500. He had asked for $1.4 million in arbitration and had been offered...

  • Braves claim outfielder Eury Perez off waivers from Yankees

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have added another contender to their outfield competition by claiming Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees. The 24-year-old Perez hit .311 with 20 stolen bases with Triple-A Syracuse in the Nationals' organization last year. He was picked up off...

  • Braves agree to deal with outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes agreed Thursday to a $4 million, one-year contract with a vesting option, a deal subject to a successful physical before it can be finalized. Gomes, who played for Boston and Oakland in 2014, could be part of a left field...

  • Jordan Schafer, Twins reach $1.55 million, 1-year deal

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and outfielder Jordan Schafer have agreed on a $1.55 million, a one-year contract that avoided arbitration. The deal was reached Friday, giving the Twins contracts with five of their six arbitration-eligible players. Left-handed reliever Brian...

  • Nathan hoping for better start in 2nd season with Tigers

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — It would be an understatement to say Joe Nathan's first season with the Detroit Tigers was a rocky one. Nathan blew seven saves, allowed his most walks in over a decade and tested the patience of fans at Comerica Park throughout 2014. "It was a roller coaster," Nathan...

  • AP source: Marlins, Suzuki agree to $2 million deal

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Suzuki and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because...

  • Tigers Winter Caravan to make stop at Detroit nonprofit

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The Neighborhood Service Organization will unveil a commemorative logo and preview plans for its 60th anniversary celebration during a stop by the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan. The celebration kicks off Friday morning with a rally at the NSO Bell Building headquarters...

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