Braves: Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. agreed to a $100 million, eight-year contract. It’s the largest deal for a player under club control with less than one year of major league service. The NL Rookie of the Year, Acuna agreed to a deal with two team options that if exercised would raise the value to $124 million over 10 years.
Trade: Outfielder Kevin Pillar was traded by veteran-shedding Toronto to San Francisco for infielder Alen Hanson, right-hander Derek Law and minor league pitcher Juan De Paula.
Cuba: The Cuban Baseball Federation is releasing its first group of players able to sign contracts with Major League franchises, meaning some players could be legally playing in the United States this fall as part of an historic deal between Cuba and the major leagues.
Indians: All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor will miss more time because of a sprained left ankle that has delayed his season debut. Lindor was recovering from a strained right calf when he injured his ankle running the bases during a minor league scrimmage last week in Arizona. Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw will make a rehab start Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday. Kershaw is on the Dodgers’ 10-day injured list – retroactive to March 25 – with left shoulder inflammation.
Rockies: First baseman Daniel Murphy (broken finger) probably will be sidelined for at least a month, according to Colorado manager Bud Black.