A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not yet been completed. The person said several additional steps were necessary but the agreement was likely to be finalized in the next few days.
MLB.com reported Wednesday a deal had been agreed to. Tomas, 24, hit .375 (6 for 16) for Cuba with two homers and five RBIs in last year's
He would join an outfield hampered last season by injuries to
Arizona went a major league-worst 64-98 last season, fired manager
In Stewart's first major move, Arizona acquired pitcher
In total dollars among Cuban players, Tomas' deal would fall just short of the $72.5 million, seven-year contract agreed to in August between outfielder Rusney Castillo and the
An array of delays has forced the
The Cubs, already under a tight schedule, have been hindered by an aging pipe system under Sheffield Avenue that has prevented construction crews from starting deep foundation work. The work was scheduled to be completed in early October, as city water crews continue to work on installing a new water main.
Meanwhile, construction crews continue to perform work on the bleachers, but the speed of the work is dependent on the progress of the installation of the new water main.
The Orioles have acquired left-handed reliever
Barnes, 27, didn't pitch in the major leagues this past season, spending the entire year with the Indians' Triple-A team in Columbus, Ohio. He went 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 25 appearances, all but one in coming in relief.
Barnes held opposing hitters to a .193 batting average in 2014, getting both left-handed (.191 average) and right-handed (.194) batters out with success. He also averaged 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings, posting 35 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings pitched.