Hospitalized Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore remains in critical condition after a crash at the Winter X Games in Aspenm Colo., and is being closely monitored. The 25-year-old was performing a flip Thursday when he clipped the top of a jump and went over the handlebars. The snowmobile rolled over him, but he walked off the course with help and went to a hospital with a concussion. While there, he developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to Grand Junction for surgery Friday. His family said Sunday that Moore then had a secondary complication involving his brain.
• Carl Pavano’s spleen was removed last week after the pitcher was injured when he fell in the snow. The 37-year-old right-hander was hurt in mid-January at his home in Vermont and has been in a Connecticut hospital for nearly two weeks. His agent said Pavano didn’t think he was seriously injured after the fall, then didn’t feel well following a workout a few days later.
Signed The Phillies and infielder Yuniesky Betancourt have agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. The 30-year-old Betancourt hit .228 with 14 doubles, seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 57 games with Kansas City last season. He played 46 games at second base, eight at third base and one at shortstop. Betancourt has a .266 average with 203 doubles, 28 triples, 67 homers and 411s RBI in eight seasons with Seattle, Kansas City and Milwaukee.
Agreed Infielder Ronny Cedeno has agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, giving them insurance in case shortstop Rafael Furcal has problems returning from an elbow injury that sidelined him late last season. Cedeno can earn an additional $850,000 in performance bonuses under Monday’s deal: $170,000 each for 200, 250, 300, 250 and 400 plate appearances.
• Luke Gregerson’s agent says the pitcher has agreed to a $3.2 million, one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. Gregerson was 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA in 77 relief appearances last season, striking out 72 in 71 1/3 innings. He made $1.55 million. The 28-year-old right-hander had asked for $3.75 million and was offered $2,875,000.