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Angels To Sign Doug Fister

May 19, 2017 7:20 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement to sign Doug Fister to a Major League contract.

Fister hasn't pitched this season and will likely be optioned to the Minor Leagues to prepare for a big league role.

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Mets Sign Neil Ramirez To Bolster Bullpen

May 16, 2017 3:25 PM

The New York Mets have signed reliever Neil Ramirez to bolster their bullpen.

Ramirez, who elected for free agency after being designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, has a 8.71 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 10⅓ innings this season for Toronto and the San Francisco Giants.

The Mets also placed Asdrubal Cabrera on the disabled list Tuesday.

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Orioles To Re-Sign Michael Bourn

Apr 11, 2017 3:18 PM

The Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement on a Minor League deal with Michael Bourn.

Bourn will report to extended spring training.

The 34-year-old was expected to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster, but he suffered a broken finger.

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Nationals Re-Sign Joe Nathan To Minor League Deal

Apr 10, 2017 8:14 AM

The Washington Nationals are re-signing Joe Nathan to a Minor League deal.

Nathan opted out of his previous Minor League deal with the Nationals on March 27, but he was unable to land a Major League deal elsewhere.

Nathan, 42, threw just 6 2/3 Major League innings over the previous two seasons, largely because he underwent his second Tommy John procedure while with the Detroit Tigers in April 2015.

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Braves Sign Ryan Howard To Minors Deal

Apr 6, 2017 1:10 PM

The Atlanta Braves have signed Ryan Howard to a Minor League contract.

Howard will report to extended spring training next week then will join Triple-A Gwinnett.

Howard, 37, is a career .258 hitter with 382 home runs and 1,194 RBIs.

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Mets Sign Desmond Jennings To Minors Deal

Apr 5, 2017 4:48 PM

The New York Mets have signed Desmond Jennings to a Minor League contract.

Jennings has been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

He spent spring training with the Cincinnati Reds but was released recently.

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Mike Pelfrey Agrees To Minors Deal With White Sox

Apr 5, 2017 4:44 PM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a Minor League deal with Mike Pelfrey.

The club will send Pelfrey, 33, to Triple-A Charlotte.

Pelfrey was released by the Detroit Tigers last week.

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Cardinals Sign Jose Adolis Garcia To Minor-League Deal

Feb 25, 2017 12:18 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a minor-league contract with Cuban outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia, the team announced Friday.

Garcia, who played in Japan last season, is the younger brother of Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia.

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Pedro Strop Agrees To New Deal With Cubs Through 2018

Feb 24, 2017 2:37 PM

Pedro Strop has agreed to a new contract with the Chicago Cubs that will run through the 2018 season.

"I love this team and feel really part of this and I love the fans and the city of Chicago," Strop said.

Strop is now signed through 2018 with a club option for 2019. He will make $5.85 million in 2018 while his club option is for $6.25 million in 2019 with a $500,000 buyout.

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Nationals Agree To Terms With Adam Lind

Feb 13, 2017 4:22 PM

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a deal with Adam Lind, according to a report.

Lind clubbed 20 home runs for the Seattle Mariners in 2016.

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Orioles Sign Chris Johnson To Minor League Deal
Chris Johnson, 32, spent last season with the Marlins.

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Rays, Nathan Eovaldi Agree To One-Year, $2M Deal
Free-agent Nathan Eovaldi is recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to pitch this season.

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Angels Sign Yusmeiro Petit To Minors Deal
The deal carries a $2.25 base salary if Petit makes the Major League roster with an additional $1.25 million that can be earned through incentives.

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Diamondbacks, Daniel Descalso Agree To $1.5M Contract
The deal also carries a $2 million option for 2018 with a $150,000 buyout.

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Yankees Sign Chris Carter To $3.5M Deal
Chris Carter will receive a $500,000 signing bonus on top of a $3 million base salary, according to reports.

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Royals, Jason Hammel Agree On Two-Year, $16M Deal
Free-agent pitcher Jason Hammel went 15-10 with a 3.83 ERA with the Cubs last season.

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Blue Jays Reportedly Add Joe Smith To Bullpen
The Blue Jays have signed reliever Joe Smith to a one-year deal, according to an MLB insider report.

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Twins Designate Byung Ho Park Fro Assignment
In another move, the Twins signed reliever Matt Beslisle to a one-year contract.

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Mark Reynolds Returns To Rockies On Minor League Deal
Mark Reynolds, 33, hit .282 with 14 homers and 53 RBIs in 118 games with the Rockies in 2016.

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Nationals Sign Joe Nathan, Matt Albers To Contracts
Both of the contracts are Minor League pacts.

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Wily Mo Pena Signs With Indians
Wily Mo Pena, who hasn't appeared in a Major League game since 2011, has signed a Minor League deal with the Indians, according to a report.

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Royals, Brandon Moss Agree On Two-Year, $12M Deal
Free agent first baseman Brandon Moss has agreed to sign with the Royals.

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Luis Valbuena, Angels Finalize Two-Year, $15M Deal
The Angels have finalized a two-year, $15 million deal for Luis Valbuena, who will play at both first and third base.

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Santiago Casilla Returns To A's On Two-Year Deal
The A's could use Casilla as a late-inning options, including a possible role in the ninth inning.

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Neftali Feliz Signs One-Year Deal With Brewers
Neftali Feliz is expected to close games for the Brewers in 2017.

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Red Sox Sign Kyle Kendrick To Minors Deal
The Red Sox have signed Kyle Kendrick to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

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Kole Calhoun Signs Three-Year Extension With Angels
The two sides reached an agreement on a one-year, $6.35 million deal to avoid arbitration last week, but came to terms on the longer deal to keep Kole Calhoun under contract through 2019.

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Josh Hamilton Signs Minors Deal With Rangers
Josh Hamilton was released in August, closing the books on a $125 million, five-year deal signed with the Angels after the 2012 season.

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Royals Sign Danny Duffy To Five-Year, $65M Contract
Danny Duffy was eligible for arbitration and would have become a free agent after the 2017 season.

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Phillies, Michael Saunders Agree Upon $9M Deal
The contract also reportedly features a club option worth $11 million that increases to as much as $14 million.

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