AP source: RH Jeffress agrees to 1-year contract with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are taking another low-risk chance on an oft-injured reliever, agreeing to an $850,000, one-year contract with Jeremy Jeffress. The 32-year-old Jeffress can earn an additional $200,000 in incentives. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the deal Tuesday on condition

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Reds' Castellanos returns to ballpark where he's comfortable

Nick Castellanos has 17 career at-bats in Great American Ball Park. It's a small sample size, but it makes the Cincinnati Reds' new outfielder eager to find out how that translates over an entire season. Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Reds, matching the biggest in

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AP source: Astros, Dusty Baker working on manager deal

Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Baker's hiring is a sign the AL champions want to bring an old-school mentality and stern presence to a franchise reeling from

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Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals finalize $2M, 1-year contract

Ryan Zimmerman and the World Series champion Washington Nationals finalized a $2 million, one-year contract on Wednesday. The 35-year-old first baseman, who has spent his entire 15-year big league career with the Nationals, can earn $3 million in performance bonuses. Injuries limited Zimmerman to 52

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Brewers re-sign RHP Shelby Miller to minor league deal

Oft-injured pitcher Shelby Miller re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training camp. Miller, an All-Star in 2015 with Atlanta, was released by Texas last July and signed by the Brewers to a minor league deal. The

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