• Orioles agree to deals with Davis, Wieters

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — First baseman Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles reached agreement Friday on a $12 million contract for next season and catcher Matt Wieters got a one-year deal for $8,275,000. Right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman and left-hander Brian Matusz also settled before...

  • Conger, Castro and Sipp agree to deals with Astros

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have agreed to one-year contracts with catchers Jason Castro and Hank Conger and left-handed reliever Tony Sipp, avoiding arbitration with the players. Castro was Houston's everyday catcher last season and hit .222 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs. He will make...

  • Strasburg, Nats avoid arbitration with $7.4 million deal

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $7.4 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration. Washington also agreed Friday to one-year deals with starter Doug Fister ($11.4 million) and reliever Drew Storen ($5.7 million)....

  • Royals relievers Coleman, Collins to avoid arbitration

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relief pitchers Louis Coleman and Tim Collins agreed to one-year contracts with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, allowing both of them to avoid arbitration. Collins agreed at $1,475,000 and Coleman at $725,000. The 25-year-old Collins, a left-hander, had a...

  • Seattle agrees to 5 deals that avoid arbitration

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson agreed to a $7.7 million contract for the 2015 season and avoided salary arbitration, receiving a nice boost going into his first full year with Seattle. Jackson, acquired before last year's trade deadline from Detroit, made $6...

  • Angels avoid arbitration with Ramos, 3 others

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels avoided salary arbitration Friday with outfielder Collin Cowgill, new catcher Drew Butera and relievers Cesar Ramos and Fernando Salas. The Angels hadn't reached agreements yet with third baseman David Freese, outfielder Matt Joyce and...

  • A's reach 1-year deals with 5 players, avoid arbitration

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Right fielder Josh Reddick and new third baseman Brett Lawrie were among the players to reach one-year contracts with the Oakland Athletics on Friday and avoid arbitration. Reddick is set to earn $4.1 million in 2015, up from $2.7 million last year, while Lawrie...

  • Red Sox agree with Rick Porcello and Junichi Tazawa

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Rick Porcello and a $2.25 million contract with reliever Junichi Tazawa as they swapped proposed arbitration figures with pitcher Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava. Porcello, a 26-year-old...

  • Mets avoid arbitration with Murphy, Gee, Tejada

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Second baseman Daniel Murphy and the New York Mets have agreed to an $8 million contract for next season. The team also announced deals with pitcher Dillon Gee ($5.3 million) and shortstop Ruben Tejada ($1.88 million). That leaves first baseman Lucas Duda and reliever...

  • Padres agree to deals with ace Ross and 6 other players

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star right-hander Tyson Ross is receiving a hefty raise for the 2015 season, agreeing Friday to a $5.25 million contract as one of seven players to avoid arbitration. The 6-foot-5 Ross made $1.98 million last season before winning a career-best 13 games with a...

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