The reigning Double-A Southern League batting champion is the latest non-roster invitee to Marlins’ Spring Training. Jonathan Rodriguez, a power-hitting first baseman and outfielder, has signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
The Brewers added potential bullpen depth Thursday, inking veteran reliever Ernesto Frieri to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the report.
The Blue Jays shifted their attention to the outfield Monday night by reaching an agreement with veteran Curtis Granderson on a one-year deal worth $5 million. Toronto has yet to officially announce the signing, but it was first reported by MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal and has since been confirmed by MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.
The Twins agreed to terms with reliever Addison Reed on a two-year deal worth slightly less than $17 million, a source confirmed to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi on Saturday.
Christian Bergman, who made eight fill-in starts for an injury-plagued Mariners rotation last year, has re-signed with Seattle on a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to Major League camp next month.
Right-hander Anthony Bass, a former fifth-round pick who has spent parts of six seasons in the Majors, announced in a tweet that he joined the Cubs on a Minor League deal. The club has not confirmed the signing.
Seeking to add to their bullpen depth, the Mets on Monday signed former Red Sox late-inning reliever Daniel Bard to a Minor League contract. Bard will report to the Mets’ Minor League facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., rather than to a specific affiliate.
The Royals have agreed to a two-year deal with left-handed-hitting infielder/outfielder Brandon Moss, a source confirmed to MLB.com. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported the deal, pending a physical this week, would be for two years at $12 million. Club officials have not confirmed the agreement, and likely won’t, per policy, until after the physical. […]
The Braves are finalizing a deal with free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki, according to multiple reports on Saturday. According to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal, the contract will be a one-year, Major League deal worth $1.5 million with $2.5 million in incentives. The team hasn’t confirmed the reports.
The Dodgers on Tuesday confirmed the signing of free-agent closer Kenley Jansen, who received a five-year, $80 million deal to remain with the club. Jansen also has an opt-out after three years.
The Dodgers have officially re-signed third baseman Justin Turner to a four-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth $64 million.
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is sticking with Under Armour for the foreseeable future. The company announced Tuesday it has signed Harper, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player Award winner, to a multiyear endorsement extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but ESPN reported the extension was believed to be for 10 years and […]