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Report: Cuban slugger to D-backs for $68.5M
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas have agreed to a six-year contract worth $68.5 million, according to a report by

Cubs: Strop believed to be fine after accident
Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Thursday night, but initial reports indicate he's doing fine, according to a team spokesman.

Frasor, Royals reach one-year, $1.8M deal
Jason Frasor and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract with a 2016 mutual option that guarantees the reliever $1.8 million.

Red Sox officially unveil Sandoval, Ramirez
Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the past two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates, signing with the Boston Red Sox as free agents to try to boost Boston out of the AL East cellar.

Source: Lester, Giants will meet next week
The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval's departure.

Brewers' Braun: No pain in repaired thumb
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun said his right thumb is 100 percent for the first time in two years.

Rays snag Frieri for $800K, DFA Rodriguez
Reliever Ernesto Frieri and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract.

MLB minimum salary increases to $507,500
Major League Baseball's minimum salary is rising to $507,500 next year from $500,000.

Red Sox: Could exceed tax to reel in Lester
Boston Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry said Tuesday that the team remains "hopeful" of re-signing pitcher Jon Lester and indicated a willingness to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold as part of that pursuit.

Reds hire Towers as special assistant to GM
The Reds hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel on Tuesday.

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