Report: Ellsbury reaches 7-year deal with Yankees
Free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury reached agreement on a seven-year contract with the Yankees pending a physical, a source told ESPN.com.
The source confirmed a CBSSports.com report that Ellsbury's deal exceeds Carl Crawford's seven-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox in December 2010.
Morneau to Rockies
The Rockies and free-agent first baseman Justin Morneau agreed to a two-year deal worth $13 million, CBSSports.com reported.
The Rockies need to replace Todd Helton, who retired at the end of last season.
Morneau, 32, is a former American League MVP who hit .259 with 17 home runs with 77 RBIs in 152 games for the Twins and Pirates last season.
Ex-player leads union
Tony Clark said he's “blown away” that he is the first former major leaguer to become head of the baseball players' union.
The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Clark to replace Michael Weiner, who died Nov. 22 of brain cancer.
The decision is pending a vote of the general membership.
Rays acquire Hanigan
The Rays acquired catcher Ryan Hanigan from the Reds and reliever Heath Bell from the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade.
The deal was announced after Hanigan agreed to a $10.75 million, three-year contract that runs through 2016 and includes a club option for 2017.
Tampa Bay sent minor league pitcher Justin Choate and a player to be named to the Diamondbacks. Arizona dealt left-hander David Holmberg to Cincinnati.
Athletics add more depth
The Athletics acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the Padres for outfielder Seth Smith.
The Athletics also acquired outfielder Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom from the Rangers for outfielder Michael Choice and minor league infielder Chris Bostick.
Around the league
The Astros acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Rockies for outfielder Brandon Barnes and right-hander Jordan Lyles. ... Free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski agreed to a one-year contract with the Red Sox, a source told the Associated Press. ... The Cubs hired 2002 AL Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske as their first-base coach. Hinske played 12 seasons in the majors, including 2009 with the Pirates. ... The Mariners hired former catcher Dan Wilson as the roving minor league catching coordinator.
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