LEAD­ING OFF

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

The 32 free agents who have signed, with po­si­tion, for­mer club if dif­fer­ent, and con­tract. The con­tract in­for­ma­tion was ob­tained by The As­so­ci­ated Press from player and man­age­ment sources. For play­ers with mi­nor league con­tracts, let­ter agree­ments for ma­jor league con­tracts are in paren­the­ses: BOS­TON (1) — Signed A.J. Pierzyn­ski, c, to an $8.25 mil­lion, oneyear con­tract. CHICAGO (1) — Re-signed Paul Kon­erko, 1b, to a $2.5 mil­lion, oneyear con­tract. CLEVE­LAND (2) — Re-signed Ja­son Gi­ambi, 1b, to a mi­nor league con­tract; signed David Mur­phy, of, Texas, to a $12 mil­lion, two-year con­tract. DETROIT (1) — Signed Joe Nathan, rhp, Texas, to a $10 mil­lion, two-year con­tract. KANSAS CITY (1) — Signed Ja­son Var­gas, lhp, Los An­ge­les An­gels, to a $32 mil­lion, four-year con­tract. LOS AN­GE­LES (1) — Signed Joe Smith, rhp, Cleve­land, to a $15.75 mil­lion, three-year con­tract. MIN­NESOTA (2) — Signed Ricky No­lasco, rhp, Los An­ge­les Dodgers, to a $49 mil­lion, four-year con­tract; signed Phil Hughes, rhp, New York Yan­kees, to a $24 mil­lion, three-year con­tract. NEW YORK (2) — Re-signed Bren­dan Ryan, ss, to a $5 mil­lion, twoyear con­tract; signed Brian McCann, c, At­lanta, to an $85 mil­lion, five-year con­tract. OAKLAND (2) — Signed Nick Punto, inf, Los An­ge­les Dodgers, to a $3 mil­lion, one-year con­tract; signed Scott Kazmir, lhp, Cleve­land, to a $22 mil­lion, two-year con­tract. SEAT­TLE (1) — Signed Wil­lie Bloomquist, 2b, Ari­zona, to a $5.8 mil­lion, one-year con­tract. TAMPA BAY (1) — Re-signed Jose Molina, c, to a $4.5 mil­lion, twoyear con­tract. TEXAS (3) — Re-signed Geo­vany Soto, c, to a $ 3.05 mil­lion, one-year con­tract; re-signed Ja­son Fra­sor, rhp, to a $1.75 mil­lion, one-year con­tract; re-signed Colby Lewis, rhp, to a mi­nor league con­tract. TORONTO (1) — Signed Dioner Navarro, c, Chicago Cubs, to an $8 mil­lion, two-year con­tract. CINCIN­NATI (2) — Signed Brayan Pena, c, Detroit, to a $2,275,000, one-year con­tract; signed Skip Schu­maker, 2b, Los An­ge­les Dodgers, to a $5 mil­lion, two-year con­tract. COLORADO (1) — Signed LaTroy Hawkins, rhp, New York Mets, to a $2.5 mil­lion, one-year con­tract. LOS AN­GE­LES (1) — Signed Dan Haren, rhp, Wash­ing­ton, to a $10 mil­lion, one-year con­tract. NEW YORK (1) — Signed Chris Young, of, Oakland, to a $7.25 mil­lion, one-year con­tract. PHILADEL­PHIA (3) — Signed Mar­lon Byrd, of, Pitts­burgh, to a $16 mil­lion, two-year con­tract; re-signed Car­los Ruiz, c, to a $26 mil­lion, three-year con­tract; signed Wil Nieves, c, Ari­zona, to a $1,125,000 one-year con­tract. ST. LOUIS (1) — Signed Jhonny Per­alta, ss, Detroit, to a $53 mil­lion, four-year con­tract. SAN DIEGO (1) — Signed Josh John­son, rhp, Toronto, to an $8 mil­lion, one-year con­tract. SAN FRAN­CISCO (3) — Signed Tim Hud­son, rhp, At­lanta, to a $23 mil­lion, two-year con­tract; re-signed Javier Lopez, lhp, to a $13 mil­lion, three-year con­tract; re-signed Ryan Vo­gel­song, rhp, to a $5 mil­lion, one-year con­tract.

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