Miguel Olivo and the Seattle Mariners have completed their $7 million, two-year contract, bringing the catcher back to the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle announced the deal Monday, which includes a club option for 2013. The deal was first agreed upon during the winter meetings in Florida last month, but was subject to Olivo passing his physical.
Seattle also has agreed to a $2.75 million, two-year contract with shortstop Brendan Ryan, acquired last month in a trade with St. Louis. In a deal that avoids arbitration, Ryan gets $1 million this season and $1.75 million in 2012.
RANGERS ADD WEBB, RHODES TO STAFF
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The Rangers will have a former Cy Young Award winner wearing No. 33 after all next season – Brandon Webb instead of Cliff Lee.
The AL champions finalized a $3 million, one-year deal with the 2006 NL Cy Young winner, who hasn’t pitched since the 2009 season opener after shoulder surgery. Texas also completed a $3.9 million, one-year contract with 41-year-old reliever Arthur Rhodes.
Webb can earn $5 million in bonuses.
SIMON SURRENDERS TO DOMINICAN POLICE
Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon surrendered to police in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to face an involuntary manslaughter charge in a fatal shooting New Year’s Eve. His lawyer said he was firing celebratory shots in the air.
The Dominican pitcher is suspected of killing 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounding his 17-year-old brother in the northeast coastal town of Luperon. The dead man is Simon’s cousin, according to the player’s lawyer.
Police said a murder charge would be filed against Simon, but Public Prosecutor Victor Mueses said witness accounts and evidence support an involuntary manslaughter charge instead.
Left-hander Pedro Feliciano and the New York Yankees have finalized an $8 million, two-year contract. The agreement includes a $4.5 million club option for 2013. ... The San Diego Padres finalized a $3 million, one-year deal with Brad Hawpe. Hawpe, who will switch from outfield to first base to replace Adrian Gonzalez, will make $2 million in 2011.