ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves have added a veteran pitcher to their young rotation, agreeing to a one-year contract with right-hander Bud Norris.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Free agent catcher Alex Avila and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract.
Infielder Jed Lowrie is returning to Oakland after a one-year stay in Houston. The Athletics acquired Lowrie from the Astros on Wednesday for minor league right-hander Brendan McCurry less than a year after Lowrie left Oakland to sign a three-year deal with Houston. ''Jed is a very good player,'' A's general manager David Forst said.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is pleading not guilty to allegations of abusing his wife at a Hawaii resort. Maui police arrested Reyes after an argument Oct. 31 with his wife that allegedly turned physical at the Four Seasons Resort. Reyes didn't attend his arraignment Tuesday on Maui.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Free-agent catcher Geovany Soto and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $2.8 million, one-year contract.