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Tigers agree to 1-year deal with right-hander Iván Nova

Jan. 14, 2020 6:12 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms Monday on a $1.5 million, one-year deal with Iván Nova, keeping the right-hander in the AL Central after he spent last season with the Chicago White Sox. Nova, who turned 33 on Sunday, went 11-12 with a 4.72 ERA last season, making a career-high 34...

Agrazal clears waivers, sent to Triple-A Toledo

Jan. 11, 2020 7:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers announced Saturday right-hander Dario Agrazal has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash in a November trade. They designated the 25-year-old Agrazal for assignment earlier this month, when...

All-Star Bell gets raise to $4.8 million from Pirates

Jan. 10, 2020 5:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell's breakout season earned him a hefty pay bump going into 2020. Bell will make $4.8 million this season after agreeing to a deal ahead of Friday's arbitration deadline. The 27-year-old hit .277 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs while making the...

Guillermo Heredia agrees to $1 million deal with Pirates

Jan. 10, 2020 9:39 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Outfielder Guillermo Heredia agreed Thursday to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Heredia, who turns 29 on Jan. 31, hit .225 with five homers and 20 RBIs in 231 plate appearances last season for the Tampa Bay Rays, who declined to offer him a contract by the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 30, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli (29) looks to third in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Catcher Francisco Cervelli has finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins to provide depth behind Jorge Alfaro. Cervelli played in 48 games last year for the Pirates and Braves, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Cervelli finalizes $2 million, 1-year contract with Marlins

Jan. 9, 2020 4:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Catcher Francisco Cervelli finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins on Thursday to provide depth behind Jorge Alfaro. Cervelli played in 48 games last year for the Pirates and Braves. He is a career .269 hitter in 12 seasons. To make room on the roster, the Marlins...

Tigers trade for Haase, designate Agrazal for assignment

Jan. 8, 2020 4:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers acquired catcher Eric Haase from the Cleveland Indians for cash on Wednesday and designated right-hander Dario Agrazal for assignment. Haase, who turned 27 last month, played in 19 games for Cleveland over the past two seasons, going 3 for 32 at the plate. He hit .226 with...

AP source: Dickerson, Marlins agree to $17.5M, 2-year deal

Dec. 28, 2019 5:35 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Left fielder Corey Dickerson agreed to terms Saturday on a $17.5 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Dickerson...

Cervelli agrees to $2 million, 1-year deal with Marlins

Dec. 23, 2019 6:54 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Catcher Francisco Cervelli has agreed to terms on a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, where he’ll be reunited with his former New York Yankees teammate, Derek Jeter. The deal won’t be final until Cervelli completes a physical. He and Jeter played together in...

Luke Maile gets $900,000 salary in majors from Pirates

Dec. 17, 2019 12:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Catcher Luke Maile and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a one-year contract that includes salaries of $900,000 while in the major leagues and $325,000 while in the minors. The Pirates made the announcement on Monday. They are in need of help at catcher after declining the option on Elias...

Pirates name Oscar Marin pitching coach

Dec. 17, 2019 11:10 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oscar Marin is the new pitching coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team announced the move on Tuesday. Marin replaces Ray Searage, who was fired in October as part of a massive overhaul of the club's leadership following a last-place finish in the NL Central. The 37-year-old Marin...