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Phils, 1B Santana agree to 3 yrs., $60M

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carlos Santana is bringing his big bat and postseason experience to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 31-year-old first baseman became the first of the offseason's big-name free agents to find a new home, agreeing Friday to a $60 million, three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to two people familiar with the deal.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is contingent on Santana passing a physical.

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Angels land INF Cozart for 3 years, $38M

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) After spending his entire career at shortstop in Cincinnati, Zack Cozart was willing to switch positions for the chance to join the Los Angeles Angels' promising lineup.

Cozart was even willing to switch twice.

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Giants trade LHP Moore to Rangers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Left-hander Matt Moore was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Texas Rangers for minor league right-handers Israel Cruz and Sam Wolff.

Texas also received $750,000 in international signing bonus pool allotment from the Giants as part of the trade announced Friday.

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HOF Rose defamation lawsuit dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A defamation lawsuit filed by Pete Rose last year against the lawyer who got him kicked out of baseball was dismissed Friday, federal court documents show.

Rose said in the lawsuit that John Dowd damaged his reputation and endorsement deals during a July 2015 interview on an AM radio station in Pennsylvania where he accused Rose of "statutory rape." Rose's lawyers said he "never did any such thing."

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Reliever Rondon, Astros agree to deal

HOUSTON (AP) Reliever Hector Rondon has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the World Series champion Houston Astros.

The 29-year-old right-hander gets $4 million next year and $4.5 million in 2019.

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Mets give C Lobaton minor league deal

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets added catcher Jose Lobaton, who will try to earn a roster spot in spring training, and finalized their $14 million, two-year contract with reliever Anthony Swarzak on Friday.

Lobaton will report to big league spring training and compete with Kevin Plawecki for a backup job behind Travis d'Arnaud. Lobaton would get a $1.25 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster.

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Former Tigers All-Star P Lary dies at 87

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Frank Lary, the star Detroit Tigers pitcher who was called the Yankee Killer because of his success against New York's big-hitting lineup, has died at 87.

He died Wednesday night after being hospitalized in Tuscaloosa with pneumonia, nephew Joe Lary said.

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Rockies finalize deals with Shaw, McGee

DENVER (AP) Colorado finalized $27 million, three-year contracts with right-hander Bryan Shaw and lefty Jake McGee on Friday, moves the Rockies hope will fortify their bullpen.

The 30-year-old Shaw was 4-6 with three saves and a 3.52 ERA last season for Cleveland. His 475 appearances since his 2011 debut are the third-most among relief pitchers in that span.

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Piscotty dealt to Oakland, near sick mom

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For now, Gretchen Piscotty can still comfortably attend her son's big league baseball games seven months after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease, and it is suddenly going to be far easier for her to do so.

Her boy is back in the Bay Area on the Oakland Athletics.

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