MLB Update – Brian Roberts Agrees with Yankees
UNDATED (AP) — Second baseman Brian Roberts and the New York Yankees have completed their $2 million, one-year contract. The deal was agreed to last month and finalized three days after a spot on the 40-man roster opened with the suspension of Alex Rodriguez.
The 36-year old Roberts is a two-time All-Star and an option to replace the departed Robinson Cano.
Also in the majors:
— The Orioles and outfielder Delmon Young have agreed to a minor league contract. He split time last season with the Phillies and Rays, hitting a combined .260 with 11 home runs and 38 runs batted in in 103 games.
— The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a minor league deal with lefty Jeff Francis. The 33-year old split time as a starter and reliever with Colorado last season.
— Cy Young Award winners Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers hurler Max Scherzer head 146 players who filed for salary arbitration. Also filing today are Tampa Bay pitcher David Price, Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez, Cincinnati pitcher Aroldis Chapman, Arizona outfielder Mark Trumbo, Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters and Washington pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. Players are set to swap proposed salaries with their clubs Friday, and hearings will be scheduled for next month in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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