MLB notebook: Mariners finalize deal with ex-Yankee Cano
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 7:57 p.m.
All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have finalized their $240 million, 10-year contract that was agreed upon late last week.
The Mariners announced the contract Thursday after Cano's completion of a physical. The deal is tied for the fourth-largest contract in major league history.
Cano had spent his entire career with the Yankees. The five-time All-Star played in 160 games last season and hit .314 with 27 homers and 107 RBIs. Cano posted a .899 on-base plus slugging percentage and finished fifth in American League MVP voting.
• Outfielder Nate McLouth passed his physical and signed his two-year contract with the Nationals. McLouth will be the spare outfielder expected to fill in when Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth or Denard Span is injured or takes a day off. The 32-year-old McLouth was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner with the Pirates in 2008. He hit .258 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs last season with the Orioles.
• Joba Chamberlain and the Tigers agreed to terms on a one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The hard-throwing, right-handed reliever was 2-1 with one save in 45 games and a career-high 4.93 ERA last season for the Yankees.
• Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was selected by the Rangers from the Rockies in the Triple-A portion of baseball's Rule 5 draft. Wilson, who played minor league baseball for parts of two seasons before becoming an NFL star, will be placed on Texas' restricted list.
• A person familiar with the deal told the AP that right-hander Roberto Hernandez and the Phillies agreed to a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an agreement has not been completed and the player will take a physical.
• The Cubs acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Marlins for lefty swinging outfielder Brian Bogusevic. Ruggiano, who turns 32 in April, has played parts of five big league seasons with Tampa Bay (2007-08, 2011) and Miami (2012-13). Bogusevic, who turns 30 in February, hit .273 with six homers and 16 RBI in 47 games last season.
• The Red Sox finalized their two-year deal with first baseman Mike Napoli, bringing back one of the biggest hitters from the World Series team.
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