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Indians agree to deal with ex-Brave Michael Bourn

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Free agent outfielder Michael Bourn agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with the Cleveland Indians.

Bourn, an All-Star with Atlanta last season, must pass a physical later this week in Goodyear, Ariz., before the deal can be completed. Bourn batted .274 with nine homers, 57 RBI and 42 steals last season for the Braves.

Fox Sports first reported Bourn’s deal.

YANKEES: Derek Jeter ran Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle in October, another step toward being in the lineup on Opening Day.

The 38-year-old shortstop jogged on a treadmill at the Yankees’ minor league complex a day before pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

“I’ve gotten the OK to do everything,” Jeter said. “It’s a progression. I haven’t used my legs, so I’ve got to get back to using them.”

When asked how the running workout felt, Jeter replied “great.”

RED SOX: Principal owner John Henry reiterated his intentions that he has no plans on selling the franchise, despite reports to the contrary.

“You just don’t get an opportunity to own something like the Boston Red Sox. As long as we can do it, the three of us are committed to being here,” Henry told reporters, while acknowledging team president Larry Lucchino and chairman Tom Werner. “These thoughts that we’re somehow selling, those are just not true.”

OBITUARY: Edith Houghton, one of the first female scouts in Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 100.

After a playing career that included a stint with the Philadelphia Bobbies, Houghton worked for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946-52, and also had a decorated career in the military..

Houghton died Feb. 2, in Sarasota, Fla.

REDS: Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo agreed to a one-year contract for $7,375,000.

ATHLETICS: Free agent left-hander Hideki Okajima has reached agreement on a minor league contract.


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