Out Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season after developing a blood clot in his lower right lung. Varejao, who underwent surgery on a torn leg muscle on Jan. 10, remains hospitalized at The Cleveland Clinic. The Cavs said he was admitted last Thursday and will likely remain there for several more days as he receives treatment. Varejao is expected to make a full recovery but he will remain on blood thinning medication for at least three months, the team said Monday. Varejao was leading the NBA in rebounding and having an All-Star season before he injured his leg on Dec. 18 against Toronto.
Revised Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta has agreed to a revised contract that will give him a 10 percent increase to more than $3.2 million annually and includes academic bonuses and more stringent wording about NCAA violations.
Agreed Outfielder David Murphy has agreed to a $5.78 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The deal came three days after Murphy and the team exchanged salary arbitration figures. They agreed in the middle after Murphy sought $6.5 million and the team offered $5.05 million. Murphy hit .304 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs in 147 games last year. He was sixth in the A.L. with a .380 on-base percentage.
Signed The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. The 33-year-old Bedard went 7-14 with a 5.01 ERA in 24 starts for Pittsburgh last season. The Pirates released him on Aug. 28 while he was tied for the most losses in the majors.
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