February 27, 2012 in Sports



Agreed Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals have agreed to add $100 million over six years to his contract, with a full no-trade clause, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday. Zimmerman already was signed for 2012 and 2013, with $26 million remaining on the five-year, $45 million contract he got at the start of the 2009 big-league season. He’s now guaranteed $126 million over the next eight seasons through 2019. There is a club option for 2020.

Out Minnnesota Twins relief pitcher Joel Zumaya was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow, meaning his latest comeback bid has ended almost before it began. Zumaya had signed an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the Twins.

• Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is out at least one month and possibly six weeks with a strained muscle in his side. Perez strained his left oblique during his first bullpen session of spring training.

• Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun is set to have back surgery today to help alleviate pain caused by narrowing of his spinal column, a procedure that he hopes could lead to his return to the court this season.

• Miami Hurricanes basketball player Reggie Johnson has been declared ineligible by the university after an investigation revealed members of his family received benefits not allowed under NCAA rules. Johnson, a center, was told of the decision Sunday, hours before the Hurricanes, who are considered to be on the NCAA tournament bubble, upset No. 15 Florida State in Miami.

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