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.
The Oakland Athletics fortified their starting rotation Monday when they reached a two-year, $22 million agreement with free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir, sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden and Buster Olney.
Free agent starter Brandon McCarthy has reached agreement on a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Hisashi Iwakuma, one of the top starting pitchers in Japan, has hired a new agent as a prelude to coming to Major League Baseball as a free agent in 2012.
Sunday's deadline for offering arbitration is as much about psychology and politics as it is about baseball.