Major League Baseball roundup

Thu Dec 4, 2014 7:27pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Veteran outfielder and designated hitter Nelson Cruz has signed a four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, the team announced Thursday.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but ESPN reported that it is a $57 million deal.

Cruz, 34, led the majors with 40 home runs last season and finished third in the American League with 108 RBIs.

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Right-hander Colby Lewis reached agreement to remain with the Texas Rangers on a one-year, $4 million contract.

Lewis came back from injuries that sidelined him in 2013 to start 29 games and pitch 170 innings for the Rangers in 2014. He posted a 10-14 record with a 5.18 ERA.

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The final bidding on ace left-hander Jon Lester involves more than just the previously reported Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants, according to an ESPN report on Wednesday.

The identity of the fourth team reportedly isn't known to the other clubs involved.   Continued...