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  • AP source: Morse agrees to $16M, 2-year deal with Marlins

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' busy offseason reached first base Tuesday. Mike Morse agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract with the Marlins, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of...

  • Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that A-Rod's days as an everyday...

  • Morales finalizes deal with Royals

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Kendrys Morales missed out on a postseason appearance last season when his Seattle Mariners fell just short of a wild card. Now he's joining one of the teams that went to the playoffs at Seattle's expense. The Kansas City Royals finalized a $17 million, two-year deal with the veteran...

  • Shortstop Jed Lowrie returns to Houston

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — One of the Houston Astros' top priorities this offseason was to improve their infield, and the return of shortstop Jed Lowrie does just that. Lowrie played for the Astros in 2012 before he was traded to Oakland and spent two seasons with the Athletics. He rejoined the...

  • Gavin Floyd agrees to $4 million, 1-year deal with Indians

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander Gavin Floyd has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, giving him a chance to make a comeback from his latest elbow surgery. The deal, announced Tuesday, allows him to earn an additional $6 million in performance bonuses....

  • Callaspo, Braves finalize $3M, 1-year deal

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Infielder Alberto Callaspo and the Atlanta Braves have finalized a $3 million, one-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Monday. Callaspo can earn $1 million annually in performance bonuses based on plate appearances:...

  • Guilty plea in smuggling of Dodgers' Yasiel Puig

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder's multimillion-dollar salary. Gilberto Suarez, 40, entered the plea Tuesday before...

  • AP source: Cubs, Motte agree to 1-year deal

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Motte is moving to the other side of one of baseball's best rivalries. The veteran reliever is leaving St. Louis for a $4.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. Motte made his major league debut...

  • AP source: Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was subject to Rios passing a physical. Rios...

  • AP source: White Sox reach $42M deal with Cabrera

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox finalized a $42 million, three-year contract with free agent Melky Cabrera on Monday, bolstering their outfield with their latest big move in an impressive offseason. Cabrera will make $13 million in 2015, $14 million in 2016 and $15 million in the final...

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