Major League Baseball roundup

Wed Dec 3, 2014 8:21pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Free-agent outfielder Nick Markakis agreed to a four-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

The 31-year-old former Baltimore Orioles outfielder hit .276 with 14 home runs and 50 RBIs in 642 at-bats last year.

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The Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ, according to an ESPN report.

The 28-year-old Saunders hit .273 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs with a .791 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in just 78 games last season. Happ, 32, went 11-11, with a 4.22 ERA, in 28 starts for the Blue Jays.

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The New York Yankees agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Esmil Rogers, thus avoiding arbitration.

The two sides agreed to a deal Tuesday, reportedly worth $1.48 million with $750,000 guaranteed. Rogers posted a 4.68 ERA in 25 innings after being claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays by the Yankees late in the season.

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Oct 3, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis (21) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning of game two of the 2014 ALDS playoff baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports