Ross, Nats agree to $1.5Mdeal
Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $1.5 million contract.
The 27-year-old right-hander, who had been eligible for salary arbitration, was 4-4 with a 5.48 ERA in nine starts and 18 relief appearances during the pandemicshortened season, striking out 57 and walking 33 in 64 innings. He had a $1.5 million salary, which became $555,556 in prorated pay.
♦ The Minnesota Twins agreed to a $2.2 million, one-year contract with reliever Tyler Duffey. Duffey had a careerbest 1.88 ERA in 24 innings this year with 13 hits allowed and 31 strikeouts.
♦ First baseman JesusAguilar agreed to terms on a $4.35 million, one-year deal to remain with the Miami Marlins. Aguilar rebounded from a poor 2019 season to bat .277 with eight homers and 34 RBIs this year.
♦ Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran shortstop José Iglesias from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade for minor league right-handers Garrett Stallings and Jean Pinto. Iglesias batted .373 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 39 games with the Orioles last season.
♦ Outfielder Alex Dickerson agreed to a $2.1 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to avoid salary arbitration. A left-handed hitter, Dickerson, 30, batted .298 with 10 home runs and 27 RBIs in 52 games for the Giants.
♦ The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms on a major league contract with catcher Luke Maile, a source familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Maile, who was with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, missed the entire abbreviated season because of a fractured right index finger.
♦ Reliever ScottAlexander and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a $1million, one-year deal.
♦ A 12th former NFL player has admitted to participating in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program. Former Washington Football Team and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Lexington, Ky., to one charge of conspiring to defraud a program set up to reimburse former players for out-of-pocket medical expenses, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.