A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Edwin Jackson.
The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Several outlets had previously reported the agreement.
The Cubs will be the eighth team in 11 years for the 29-year-old Jackson, who also pitched for the White Sox.
He is 70-71 lifetime with a 4.40 ERA. He was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA for Washington last season.
RANGERS: Free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to terms with Texas on a one-year deal, pending a physical, according to multiple reports.
• Right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama has agreed to a minor league contract to remain with Texas.
Tateyama made 53 appearances for the Rangers during the past two seasons after pitching professionally the previous 11 years in Japan.
MARLINS: Former All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract with Miami, plugging the final hole in the team’s projected lineup following a payroll purge.
The 37-year-old, who can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses, battled injuries last season and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 90 games with the Philadelphia Phillies. The 15-year veteran is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers.
Polanco was chosen to start in the All-Star Game for the second time in 2011, but went only 10 for 58 (.172) after June 30 this year.
PHILLIES: Reliever Mike Adams finalized a $12 million, two-year contract.
The 34-year-old right-hander is expected to fill the eighth-inning role for the Phillies. He was 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA last season for the Texas Rangers.
Overall, Adams is 18-15 with a 2.28 ERA in 358 appearances.
TWINS: Right-hander Mike Pelfrey and Minnesota have finalized a $4 million, one-year contract.
The 28-year-old made just three starts for the New York Mets last season and had elbow ligament-replacement surgery on May 1.
He went 50-54 with a 4.36 ERA in seven seasons with the Mets.