MLB notebook: Red Sox land outfielder Victorino
By The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 9:39 p.m.
Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Red Sox agreed Tuesday to a $39 million, three-year contract, Boston's second big addition during the winter meetings.
Nicknamed The Flyin' Hawaiian, Victorino tweeted that he planned to spend the day in Maui on a snorkeling trip aboard the Alii Nui catamaran.
“Just agreed to join the Boston (at)RedSox in the middle of paradise,” he tweeted. “(hash)BLESSED!!! Can't wait to get to Boston!”
Victorino's deal is subject to a physical, as is the $39 million, three-year contract the Red Sox agreed to Monday with Mike Napoli.
Victorino hit a combined .255 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs last season for Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also stole a career-high 39 bases. The Dodgers obtained Victorino in a late July trade with the Phillies.
Soria joins Rangers
Injured closer Joakim Soria and the Texas Rangers reached an agreement on an $8 million, two-year contract.
The deal includes a team option for 2015.
Soria, a two-time All-Star with Kansas City, is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on April 3. The 28-year-old right-hander also had the ligament replaced in 2003.
Wright, Mets come to terms
David Wright and the New York Mets finalized a $138 million, eight-year contract, the largest deal in the team's history.
The contract was agreed to last week, subject to a physical, and the team said Wright planned to discuss it Wednesday at the winter meetings.
“I've grown up in this organization and made lifelong friendships with teammates, uniform personnel and front office staff. I'm grateful for the opportunity to finish what I've started,” Wright said.
Giants, Scutaro agree to deal
Second baseman Marco Scutaro is staying in San Francisco, agreeing to a $20 million, three-year contract with the Giants.
Vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said Tuesday night the sides had agreed to a deal, pending a physical.
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