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Ozzie Guillen to manage in native Venezuela next winter
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Ozzie Guillen, who led the Chicago White Sox to the 2005 World Series title, has been hired to manage the La Guaira Sharks of the Venezuelan Winter League next offseason....

Belt, Giants agree at $6.2 million just before hearing
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PHOENIX (AP) -- First baseman Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6.2 million, one-year contract....

Donaldson, Blue Jays complete $28.65 million, 2-year deal
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TORONTO (AP) -- AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays have completed their agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract....

JD Martinez, Tigers finalize $18.5 million, 2-year deal
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DETROIT (AP) -- J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract Wednesday, a deal that avoided salary arbitration....

Moreland's $5.7M deal with Rangers avoids arbitration
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PHOENIX (AP) -- First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for Wednesday....

Clippard says D-backs' potential drew him to Arizona
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Reliever Tyler Clippard says that Arizona's potential to contend for a title was a big reason he signed with the Diamondbacks....

Darvish feeling strong in rehab, eager to rejoin Rangers
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish says he feels stronger than he did before elbow surgery last spring and plans to be back on the mound for the Texas Rangers by mid-May or early June....

RHP Mat Latos agrees to $3M, 1-year deal with White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mat Latos agreed Tuesday to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Robin Ventura another option for the back end of his rotation....

Skip Schumaker and Padres agree to minor league contract
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Skip Schumaker has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres and will be invited to big league spring training....

Astros beat Castro in arbitration, catcher gets $5 million
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro became the first player to lose in salary arbitration this year....



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