The Cincinnati Reds and former Phillies closer Ryan Madson have agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal, according to a source.
Veteran outfielder Josh Willingham passed his physical with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, completing his agreement of a three-year, $21 million deal with the club.
Josh Willingham has reached an agreement on a multiyear contract with the Minnesota Twins pending completion of a physical exam, according to a league source.
Free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has reached agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract with the Miami Marlins pending a physical exam, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
The Colorado Rockies are near a multiyear agreement with free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer, a source familiar with the negotiations confirmed Friday.
Sunday's deadline for offering arbitration is as much about psychology and politics as it is about baseball.