Roundup of Major League Baseball
Dec 13 (The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox signed first baseman Mike Napoli to a new two-year contract worth $32 million.
Napoli. 32, receives a significant raise over a one-year, $5 million deal that he signed when he joined the Red Sox.
After originally agreeing to a three-year, $39 million deal with the Red Sox during the offseason last year, the contract was amended when a degenerative hip condition was found during a physical.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox designated outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment.
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The Colorado Rockies agreed to a three-year, $16.5 million deal with left-handed relief pitcher Boone Logan, multiple media outlets reported.
Logan, 29, was 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA over 39 innings with the New York Yankees this past season. Over his eight-year career, he is 24-12 with a 4.39 ERA with the Chicago White Sox (2006-08), Atlanta Braves (2009) and Yankees (2010-13).
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The Arizona Diamondbacks reached a minor-league deal with right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson, ESPN.com reported. Continued...