The San Francisco Giants have agreed with Buster Posey on a nine-year, $167 million contract in a landmark deal, according to ESPN and multiple other media outlets.
New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana will proceed with surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder for a second time in 31 months, ending his 2013 season before it began.
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Diamondbacks have reached agreement on a five-year contract extension worth $32 million, sources told ESPN’s Jim Bowden.
When then-Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy suffered life-threatening brain injuries after he was struck in the head by a line drive last September, Major League Baseball said it accelerated its efforts to come up with acceptable protective headgear for pitchers.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed third baseman David Freese on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
Cincinnati Reds third base coach Mark Berry says he has been diagnosed with cancer on his tonsils and neck lymph nodes.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced his choice Thursday. It will be the third time Hudson has pitched the opener for Atlanta. He also made three Opening-Day starts with the Oakland Athletics.
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop John McDonald to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash, giving the Pirates some much-needed infield depth.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez suffered a thumb injury Tuesday while playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic championship game.