Originally created 01/04/06

Free Agent Signings



NEW YORK - The 95 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

BALTIMORE (1) - Signed Ramon J. Hernandez, c, San Diego, to a $27.5 million, four-year contract.

BOSTON (3) - Announced Tony Graffanino, 2b, accepted salary arbitration; signed Rudy Seanez, rhp, San Diego, to a $2.1 million, one-year contract; signed John Flaherty, c, New York Yankees, to a $650,000, one-year contract.

CHICAGO (1) - Re-signed Paul Konerko, 1b, to a $60 million, five-year contract.

CLEVELAND (7) - Signed Paul Byrd, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $14.25 million, two-year contract; re-signed Bob Wickman, rhp, to a $5 million, one-year contract; signed Lou Merloni, 3b, Los Angeles Angels, to a minor league contract ($500,000); signed Steve Karsay, rhp, Texas, to a minor league contract ($600,000); signed Danny Graves, rhp, New York Mets, to a minor league contract ($600,000); signed Einar Diaz, c, St. Louis, to a minor league contract ($625,000); signed Jason Johnson, rhp, Detroit, to a $4 million, one-year contract.

DETROIT (2) - Signed Todd Jones, rhp, Florida, to an $11 million, two-year contract; signed Kenny Rogers, lhp, Texas, to a $16 million, two-year contract.

KANSAS CITY (8) - Re-signed Joe McEwing, 3b, to a minor league contract ($650,000); signed Elmer Dessens, rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $3.4 million, two-year contract; signed Scott Elarton, rhp, Cleveland, to a two-year contract; signed Mark Grudzielanek, 2b, St. Louis, to a $4 million, one-year contract; signed Doug Mientkiewicz, 1b, New York Mets, to a $1.85 million, one-year contract; signed Paul Bako, c, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $700,000, one-year contract; signed Reggie Sanders, of, St. Louis, to a $10 million, two-year contract; signed Joe Mays, rhp, Minnesota, to a $1 million, one-year contract.

LOS ANGELES (2) - Signed Hector Carrasco, rhp, Washington, to a $6.1 million, two-year contract; re-signed Tim Salmon, dh, to a minor league contract ($400,000).

MINNESOTA (1) - Signed Rondell White, of, Detroit, to a $3.25 million, one-year contract.

NEW YORK (5) - Signed Kyle Farnsworth, rhp, Atlanta, to a $17 million, three-year contract; signed Mike Myers, lhp, Boston, to a $2.4 million, two-year contract; re-signed Bernie Williams, of, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; signed Johnny Damon, of, Boston, to a $52 million, four-year contract; signed Octavio Dotel, rhp, Oakland, to a $2 million, one-year contract.

OAKLAND (1) - Signed Esteban Loaiza, rhp, Washington, to a $21,375,000, three-year contract.

SEATTLE (4) - Re-signed Jamie Moyer, lhp, to a $5.5 million, one-year contract; signed Carl Everett, dh, Chicago White Sox, to a $4 million, one-year contract; signed Jarrod Washburn, lhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $37 million, four-year contract; signed Matt Lawton, of, New York Yankees, to a $400,000, one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY (1) - Announced Travis Lee, 1b, accepted salary arbitration.

TEXAS (3) - Re-signed John Wasdin, rhp, to a $600,000, one-year contract; signed Kevin Millwood, rhp, Cleveland, to a $60 million, five-year contract; signed Brian Anderson, lhp, Kansas City, to a minor league contract.

TORONTO (2) - Signed B.J. Ryan, lhp, Baltimore, to a $47 million, five-year contract; signed A.J. Burnett, rhp, Florida, to a $55 million, five-year contract.




NATIONAL LEAGUE

ARIZONA (2) - Signed Damion Easley, 2b, Florida, to a $700,000, one-year contract; signed Jason Grimsley, rhp, Baltimore, to an $825,000, one-year contract.

ATLANTA (1) - Signed Todd Pratt, c, Philadelphia, to an $850,000 one-year contract.

CHICAGO (4) - Signed Scott Eyre, lhp, San Francisco, to an $11 million, three-year contract; signed Bobby Howry, rhp, Cleveland, to a $12 million, three-year contract; signed John Mabry, of, St. Louis, to a $1,075,000, one-year contract; signed Jacque Jones, of, Minnesota, to a $16 million, three-year contract.

CINCINNATI (2) - Re-signed Jacob Cruz, of, to a minor league contract ($625,000); signed Chris Hammond, lhp, San Diego, to an $800,000, one-year contract.

COLORADO (1) - Signed Jose Mesa, rhp, Pittsburgh, to a $2,515,000, one-year contract.

FLORIDA (4) - Re-signed Brian Moehler, rhp, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed Lenny Harris, dh, to a minor league contract ($450,000); signed Pokey Reese, ss, Seattle, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Wes Helms, 3b, Milwaukee, to an $800,000, one-year contract.

HOUSTON (4) - Re-signed Russ Springer, rhp, to a $750,000, one-year contract; re-signed Orlando Palmeiro, of, to a $1.9 million, two-year contract; re-signed Brad Ausmus, c, to a $7.5 million, two-year contract; signed Preston Wilson, of, Washington, to a $4.5 million, one-year contract.

LOS ANGELES (7) - Signed Rafael Furcal, ss, Atlanta, to a $39 million, three-year contract; re-signed Olmedo Saenz, 1b, to a $2 million, two-year contract; signed Sandy Alomar Jr., c, Los Angeles, to a $650,000 one-year contract; signed Bill Mueller, 3b, Boston, to a $9.5 million, two-year contract; signed Nomar Garciaparra, ss, Chicago Cubs, to a $6 million, one-year contract; signed Kenny Lofton, of, Philadelphia, to a $3.85 million, one-year contract; signed Brett Tomko, rhp, San Francisco, to an $8.7 million, two-year contract.

MILWAUKEE (2) - Re-signed Rick Helling, rhp, to an $850,000, one-year contract; re-signed Jeff Cirillo, 3b, to an $850,000, one-year contract.

NEW YORK (3) - Signed Billy Wagner, lhp, Philadelphia, to a $43 million, four-year contract; signed Jose Valentin, 3b, Los Angeles, to a $912,500, one-year contract; signed Julio Franco, 1b, Atlanta, to a $2.2 million, two-year contract.

PHILADELPHIA (2) - Signed Abraham Nunez, 3b, St. Louis, to a $3.35 million, two-year contract; signed Tom Gordon, rhp, New York Yankees, to an $18 million, three-year contract.

PITTSBURGH (3) - Signed Terry Adams, rhp, Philadelphia, to a minor league contract ($500,000); signed Roberto Hernandez, rhp, New York Mets, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract; signed Joe Randa, 3b, San Diego, to a $4 million, one-year contract.

ST. LOUIS (5) - Signed Gary Bennett, c, Washington, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Deivi Cruz, 2b, Washington, to an $800,000, one-year contract; signed Ricardo Rincon, lhp, to a $2.9 million, two-year contract; signed Braden Looper, rhp, New York Mets, to a $13.5 million, three-year contract; signed Juan Encarnacion, of, to a $15 million, three-year contract.

SAN DIEGO (6) - Signed Geoff Blum, 3b, Chicago White Sox, to a $650,000, one-year contract; re-signed Eric Young, of, to a $700,000, one-year contract; re-signed Brian Giles, of, to a $30 million, three-year contract; re-signed Trevor Hoffman, rhp, to a $13.5 million, two-year contract; signed Doug Brocail, rhp, Texas, to a $1 million, one-year contract; signed Todd Greene, c, Colorado, to a minor league contract ($700,000).

SAN FRANCISCO (4) - Signed Tim Worrell, rhp, Arizona, to a $4 million, two-year contract; signed Mark Sweeney, 1b, San Diego, to a $1.8 million, two-year contract; signed Matt Morris, rhp, St. Louis, to a $27 million, three-year contract; signed Jose Vizcaino, 2b, Houston, to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.

WASHINGTON (4) - Signed Marlon Anderson, inf, New York Mets, to a $1.85 million, two-year contract; re-signed Joey Eischen, rhp, to a $1.1 million, one-year contract; signed Robert Fick, c, San Diego, to an $850,000, one-year contract; re-signed Tony Armas Jr., rhp, to a $2.1 million, one-year contract.