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Twins, Dillon Gee Agree To Minors Deal

Jun 21, 2017 7:56 AM

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a Minor League deal with Dillon Gee.

Gee, 31, opted for free agency when he was outrighted by the Texas Rangers over the weekend. He had a 4.15 ERA in 13 Major League innings for Texas this season, while pitching to a 3.88 ERA in 51 innings at Triple-A Round Rock.

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Twins Sign First Overall Draft Pick

Jun 18, 2017 12:49 AM

The Minnesota Twins have signed shortstop Royce Lewis, giving the first overall pick in the amateur draft this week a $6,725,000 bonus, the most for a high school player since the new compensation system began five years ago.

Lewis put his signature on the contract Saturday during a news conference at Target Field held between games of a doubleheader. He will start his professional career with Minnesota's rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Braves Agree To $7M Signing Bonus With Kyle Wright

Jun 17, 2017 1:21 AM

Pitcher Kyle Wright and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a minor league contract with a $7 million signing bonus, the highest in baseball since 2011.

A 21-year-old right-hander who pitched for Vanderbilt, Wright grew up a Braves fan in Huntsville, Alabama. As a freshman, he played alongside current Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

"He's big brother to me," Wright said Friday. "To see him was really cool. It brings back fun memories. I'm excited about it."

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Angels Sign First-Round Pick Jordon Adell

Jun 16, 2017 7:01 AM

The Los Angeles Angels signed first-round pick Jordon Adell after he passed a physical on Thursday.

According to Baseball America, the outfielder received a $4,376,800 signing bonus.

"To me it was a no-brainer," Adell said. "I'm in a situation where I felt like I was the guy. This organization believes in me."

The Angels selected Adell out of Ballard High School in Louisville with the 10th overall pick in Monday's Draft.

"I just want to soak up all the information I can, and get the at-bats that I need and the reps that I need," he said. "When I'm ready, that time will come."

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Astros, Elian Rodriguez Agree To Minor-League Deal, $1.9M Bonus

Jun 16, 2017 1:42 AM

The Astros have agreed to a minor league contract with 20-year-old Cuban right-hander Elian Rodriguez that includes a $1.9 million signing bonus.

The deal was announced Thursday, the last day of the 2016-17 signing period. The deal raises Houston's international signing bonus total to $10,757,500, well above its $2,197,000 signing bonus pool, and the Astros will incur a tax of $8,560,500.

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Reds To Sign Cuban Shortstop Jose Israel Garcia

Jun 7, 2017 8:02 AM

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to sign Cuban shortstop Jose Israel Garcia.

Garcia, who is subject to international bonus pools due to both his age and lack of professional experience, will receive a bonus of roughly $5 million on his Minor League deal.

Cincinnati has already exceeded their league-allotted international signing pool, they'll pay a 100 percent luxury tax on the signing.

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Mariners, Jean Segura Agree To $70M Extension

Jun 7, 2017 7:52 AM

The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract extension with Jean Segura, according to multiple reports.

The deal is also believed to include a $17 million option for 2023.

The Mariners acquired Segura from the Arizona Diamondbacks in November. He currently leads the American League with a .341 batting average from the leadoff spot.

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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
Joe 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.

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Braves Sign Ryan Howard To Minors Deal
Ryan Howard will report to extended spring training next week then will join Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Mets Sign Desmond Jennings To Minors Deal
He spent spring training with the Reds but was released recently.

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Mike Pelfrey Agrees To Minors Deal With White Sox
The club will send Mike Pelfrey, 33, to Triple-A Charlotte.

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Cardinals Sign Jose Adolis Garcia To Minor-League Deal
Outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia played in Japan last season.

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Pedro Strop Agrees To New Deal With Cubs Through 2018
Pedro Strop is now signed through 2018 with a club option for 2019.

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Nationals Agree To Terms With Adam Lind
Adam Lind clubbed 20 home runs for the 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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