Erik Bedard and Josh Wilson are coming back to Seattle. Jose Lopez is on his way to Colorado.
The Mariners brought back Bedard, their oft-injured left-hander, with a one-year deal Thursday night. They also agreed to a 2011 contract with Wilson, a utility infielder, avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms were not disclosed.
But the bigger move was the departure of Lopez, Seattle’s starting third baseman. Lopez was traded to Colorado for right-hander Chaz Roe. Seattle had turned down a $4.5 million option on Lopez, who signed as a free agent in 2000.
White Sox acquire Dunn, keep Ramirez, drop Jenks
Slugging first baseman Adam Dunn agreed to join the Chicago White Sox for a four-year, $56 million contract.
Even after adding Dunn, the White Sox are still hoping to re-sign Paul Konerko, who is a free agent after turning down Chicago’s arbitration offer.
The team also declined to offer a contract to closer Bobby Jenks (Spirit Lake) but exercised a $2.75 million option on shortstop Alexei Ramirez for 2011.
Giants finalize Tejada deal, bring back Burrell
The World Series champion San Francisco Giants formally announced their $6.5 million, one-year deal with free agent Miguel Tejada. Tejada passed his physical, making the deal official.
The team also agreed to terms on a one-year contract with 34-year-old outfielder Pat Burrell. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Vazquez, Marlins complete one-year deal
Pitcher Javier Vazquez said he turned down a couple of multiyear offers to sign a one-year deal with the Florida Marlins.
He liked the fit with Florida that much, and he and the Marlins finalized a $7 million deal for 2011. The Marlins are counting on the 34-year-old Vazquez to fill out an otherwise-young starting rotation.
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