December 3, 2010 in Sports

Mariners make moves

Lopez out; SP Bedard and SS Wilson to return
Associated Press
 
Redmond hired

Mike Redmond, the former Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University star, will make his managing debut with the Lansing (Mich.) Lugnuts of the Midwest League, a Single-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 39-year-old played last season with the Cleveland Indians, appearing in 22 games. The former catcher spent 13 seasons at the major league level, with three clubs – Florida, Minnesota and Cleveland – batting .287 with 13 home runs and 243 RBIs in 764 career games.

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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