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Rockies Sign Ryan Howard To Minor League Deal

Aug 12, 2017 5:52 PM

The Colorado Rockies have signed Ryan Howard to a minor league contract.

Howard signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves in April and was released after one month.

Howard had an OPS of .710 with 25 home runs in 2016 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Pablo Sandoval Returns To Giants, Plays For Single-A San Jose

Jul 23, 2017 1:01 AM

Pablo Sandoval is back with the Giants, the team he broke into the major leagues with, after signing a minor league deal Saturday.

The 2012 World Series MVP walked into the Giants' clubhouse as if he'd never left, shaking hands with players and grabbing bullpen catcher and former teammate Eli Whiteside in a bear hug from behind.

Sandoval, 30, served as the designated hitter for Single-A San Jose later Saturday night, going 1-for-4 with an RBI single and walk. He will join Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday where he will split time between third base and DH.

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Pablo Sandoval Agrees To Sign With Giants

Jul 19, 2017 8:17 PM

Pablo Sandoval has agreed to sign with the San Francisco Giants.

The Boston Red Sox designated Sandoval for assignment last week.

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Bartolo Colon Agrees To Minor League Deal With Twins

Jul 8, 2017 11:03 AM

The Mets say they wanted a reunion with Bartolo Colon, but he has opted for a new home.

The 44-year-old Colon agreed to terms Friday on a minor league deal with the Twins, who would be his 10th major league team over a 20-year career.

"You know he's been around a long time if I've faced him," Twins manager Paul Molitor joked, adding he vaguely remembers getting a hit off Colon in his final game in 1998.

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Nationals Sign Francisco Rodriguez To Minors Deal

Jun 27, 2017 7:28 AM

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a Minor League deal with Francisco Rodriguez, according to multiple reports.

The Detroit Tigers released Rodriguez last week.

Rodriguez saved 44 games for the Tigers last season, but struggled with a 7.82 ERA in 25 1/3 innings this year.

The Nationals' bullpen has the third-west ERA (4.88) in the National League.

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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
Jose Israel 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.

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

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Angels To Sign Doug Fister
Doug 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
Neil Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Sunday.

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Orioles To Re-Sign Michael Bourn
Michael Bourn will report to extended spring training.

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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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