Jordan Zimmermann's arrival in Detroit is encouraging news for Tigers fans because of what he can bring to the starting rotation - and what his contract signals about the team's willingness to spend. Zimmermann was introduced Monday after finalizing a $110 million, five-year contract with the Tigers. Following four straight AL Central titles, the Tigers finished last this year.
MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with the discussions says Barry Bonds is talking with the Miami Marlins about working for them as a hitting coach.
MIAMI (AP) -- Another entertainer is joining Jay-Z in the sports agent business - singer Marc Anthony.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Free agent catcher Brayan Pena has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he will be the backup for All-Star Yadier Molina.
Johnny Cueto has rejected a six-year, $120 million offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday. Arizona wants a front-line starter and would have made the right-hander by far the highest-paid player in the organization. The Diamondbacks met with Cueto and his representative last week, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the offer had not been made public.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Right-hander Bud Norris can earn $2.75 million in bonuses based on starts in addition to his $2.5 million salary with the Atlanta Braves.